Famed for co-founding the sketch comedy YouTube channel; Smosh, Anthony Padilla, alongside his partner Ian Hecox, remains one of America’s most successful YouTubers. With a subscriber base of over 22 million, Smosh is considered one of the most popular channels on YouTube today. More so, the channel garners over 6.2 billion views on their hilarious video content.
Noticing the success, the duo have gone on to launch yet another YouTube channel which, as of this writing, has over 5 million subscribers already. On a personal level, Anthony left Smosh in 2017 and began running his own YouTube channel which has since gained over 1.2 million subscribers. And he has over 2.7 million and 2.4 million followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively. With his rising popularity have come questions such as Is Anthony Padilla Married? This piece answers just that.
Anthony Padilla was born Daniel Anthony Padilla in Sacramento, California, on September 16, 1987. He and his two brothers were raised in Sacramento where Padilla spent the most of his childhood. However, the young boy met troubled times after the divorce of his parents back in 1989. He was two years old at the time. As he recounts, he was an unplanned birth and he didn’t get to enjoy so much parental comfort and care like other kids. Besides, his mother was severely agoraphobic. That meant she remained indoors for most of the time. At twelve, young Padilla was responsible for taking care of his aged grandmother and running errands. Some of which was not befitting a boy his age.
Anthony Padilla attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California; the same school with his lifelong friend Ian Hecox. After graduating high school, the two friends proceeded to American River College in Sacramento, California but dropped out just two years into their study. According to sources, the decision to dropout came at the height of their success with the sketchy comedy Youtube Channel, Smosh.
Smosh began as a website when Anthony Padilla was 15. It was a year after his grandma’s death and he had been diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), a condition that kept him away from school and rendered him bed-bound. It was within that time that he began learning to code. Soon later, the youngster figured out a way to keep in touch with his friends without necessarily being present physically. He dubbed it Smosh. The website got so popular it began to draw folks outside his circle of friends. Now receiving over 30k visits, it didn’t take long before the site crashed. This happened after they uploaded a video on ‘Smosh.com’ featuring him and his best friend lip-syncing to the Power Rangers song. The video spread real quick and got people posting its link on their MySpace accounts. After that, they began uploading their content on their newly opened YouTube channel Smosh.
When YouTube offered Padilla and Hecox a slot on their first wave of Ad Program, the two began earning money through their videos and after six months, they left college to face their YouTube enterprise. After so much success on Smosh, Anthony Padilla announced his exit from the enterprise on June 14, 2017. According to Padilla, the acquisition of Smosh by the Alloy Digital (now Defy Media), makes it difficult to execute all of his creative decisions. On April fool’s day of 2018, he uploaded the video “The Real Reason Why I Left Smosh”.
Following Padilla’s departure, the channel continued to thrive but wasn’t immune to some shocks either. Within nine months of his departure, Smosh dropped fourteen places from the eighth most subscribed Youtube channel. Views also dropped as well. However, recent records show a gradual comeback; with increasing subscribers and views. Nevertheless, several fans still miss his unique touch and want Padilla back on Smosh.
Is Anthony Padilla Married to A Wife? Or Dating A Girlfriend Now?
As far as specifics go, Anthony Padilla was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Kalel Cullen from October 2010 to November 2014. The two officially revealed their mutual decision to split in December 2014.
The YouTuber has since moved on to begin dating Miel Bredouw. The two began dating in May 2015. This time, Padilla is keeping things really low key than he did with Kalel. However, he made his relationship with Miel official on YouTube in September 2017. Though not married yet, they do a lot together like post some vlogs together online from time to time.