Just a week shy of his 49th birthday, Boogie2988 has confirmed that he is in a relationship with a 20-year-old woman, who is young enough to be his daughter.
Popular YouTuber Steven Jay Williams, better known as Boogie2988, recently confirmed that he is dating a 20-year-old woman, sparking a wave of reactions from fans and critics alike. The news comes as Williams is set to celebrate his 49th birthday next week, highlighting a significant age difference between the couple.
In a tweet, Boogie2988 addressed the age gap, stating, “She’s an adult. She’s 20. I am older… When an adult woman I get along with wants to give it a shot I am gonna do the smart thing and give it a shot.”
This isn’t the first time Boogie2988 has been involved with a younger woman. In an old tweet, he revealed that he dated a 20-year-old when he was 44, joking that she was the “cradle snatcher” due to his child-like mentality. The current girlfriend, who bears a striking resemblance to his ex-wife Desire Williams, has reportedly known Boogie2988 for almost five years.
The announcement has elicited a mixed response from the public. Some fans are happy for Boogie2988, while others express concern that the young woman may be after his money. Critics, on the other hand, have voiced their disapproval of the age difference.
One Twitter user questioned the appropriateness of Boogie2988 discussing his girlfriend’s virginity, stating, “Because a guy your age talkin about his girlfriends virginity sounds very creepy. Or is it lies?” Another user defended the relationship, arguing that a 20-year-old adult should be free to date who she wants.
In the past, Boogie2988 has faced accusations of inappropriate behavior, including claims of “liking children” by ex-YouTuber Frank Hassle. However, these allegations were baseless and resulted in Hassle’s ban from YouTube.
In response to the controversy surrounding his relationships, Boogie2988 has maintained that two consenting adults should be allowed to do whatever they want as long as it’s legal. He tweete0*****d, “You can judge them for it all you want to, of course. Call it creepy or weird. That’s fine. But absolutely they shouldn’t stop because you’ve clutched your pearls.”
The age of consent in Boogie2988’s state, Virginia, is 18-years-old. Therefore, his relationship with a 20-year-old woman is legal (that if the relationship didn’t start sooner). However, the debate continues, reflecting the complexities of age, consent, and power dynamics in relationships, particularly when they involve public figures.