- Full Name Jessica Blevins
- Occupation Live Streamer, Ninja, YouTuber
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Wisconsin, USA
- Birth Date Jun 23, 1992
- Age 30 Years, 3 Months
Jessica Blevins | BiographyJessica has described herself as "Streamer for The Ghosties," in her Twitter bio
After living together with "Ninja" Tyler for roughly six months, Jessica realized that he needed her help to advance his snowballing career. Jessica then started taking charge of Team Ninja, which consists of 15 full-time and part-time employees. As a manager of Team Ninja, she responds to the calls and emails that Tyler receives each day from fans, journalists, and representatives from Team Ninja's sponsor companies.
Jessica Blevins is a streamer better known as the wife and manager of the famous streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins.
Who is Jessica Blevins?
Jessica Blevins is a steamer who began streaming on the live platform for gamers, Twitch in 2014. Later, she worked as a manager for her husband and renowned streamer, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. Tyler rose to prominence when he smashed the Twitch record in 2018 after playing the game Fortnite. He is now a millionaire gamer.
Early Life and Education
Jessica Blevins, originally, Jessica Goch was born on 23 June 1992 in Wisconsin, USA. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Getting Into Gaming
Jessica shared in an Instagram post that her older brother, Joshua Goch, introduced her to gaming. She started playing Mortal Kombat on Sega Genesis with her brother at a very young age. The sibling duo played Halo 3 on Xbox 360 in high school, and Jessica continued playing even after Jessica went to do college. During her college years, she attended dozens of gaming events.
While still attending college, Jessica was involved in a part-time job, managing booths at gaming events and competitions. After graduation, she briefly worked as a recruiter for a staffing agency.
Jessica then started streaming on Twitch in October 2014. According to a CNBC article, Jessica started playing online games like Minecraft using the internet alias "JGhosty." She then participated in what the Twitch community calls "IRL," also known as "in real life" streaming. She live-streams herself in everyday activities like exercising, cooking and playing a popular game like Dead by Daylight. On her Twitter bio, she has also described herself as "Streamer for The Ghosties."
As a popular digital personality, Jessica has worked with various brands, including Crest, NordicTrack, Sour Patch, and Trident.
Jessica supports climate change advocacy. She also worked with 4ocean, a non-profit organization that sells bracelets made from recycled materials and funds for cleaning the ocean and coastlines. She has also been vocal about animal advocacy.
Jessica has amassed a legion of fans on various social media platforms. She has one million followers on Instagram, 588.1k followers on Twitter, 455k followers on Twitch, and 207k subscribers on her self-titled YouTube channel, as of September 2021.
Signing a Deal with CAA
In March 2021, Jessica signed a deal with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for representation. Sharing her excitement on Twitter, she tweeted, "I'm so excited for this next chapter in my life! I've always focused 100% on Tyler's brand, and now I'll be focusing on mine as well. CAA is truly amazing, and I can't wait to do big things with them!"
Relationship with Tyler Blevins
Jessica first met her future husband, Tyler Blevins, at a Halo tournament in December 2010. At that time, Jessica had just broken up with her then-boyfriend, and Tyler had a girlfriend. According to Jessica, Tyler had just started earning as a professional gamer when they first met. A few years later, she messaged him through Twitter. Jessica said that she didn't expect a reply from him as he had more than 1,000 followers then, and he would never see her message. But, Tyler tweeted her back within a minute and also followed her, Jessica shared, in an interview with CNBC.
They eventually exchanged phone numbers, started talking every day and began dating within a month, during 2013. She graduated from college in 2014 and then moved to Illinois to live with Tyler. The couple finally got married in August 2017 in a private ceremony in northern Illinois.
Following their marriage, the couple went on a six-day honeymoon in the Caribbean. Tyler left a message for his viewers explaining that "he'd be gone and queued up videos so they'd have fresh content during his absence. It was his only vacation in eight years," according to a lengthy profile on Tyler that ran on ESPN in 2018.
Husband Tyler Blevins
Tyler Blevins competed in his first gaming (Halo) tournament when he was 17 years old. After going pro in Halo, he started calling himself "Ninja." He then started live-streaming on Twitch in his sophomore year of college, in 2011. At that time, he also worked at Noodles & Company. But when he started making, in his words, a "comfortable living" from streaming, he quit his job and also dropped out of college. He told ESPN that he was earning $80,000 to $90,000 a year at the time.
Tyler continued achieving astronomical success as a streamer over the years. He rose to prominence when he accumulated an immense number of viewers, breaking the Twitch record in March 2018 on the Fortnite live stream with rapper Drake. The Fortnite live stream attracted more than 600,000 viewers.
Tyler is known as Ninja on various social media platforms. He has 24.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, 16.9 million followers on his Twitch account, 13.7 million followers on Instagram, 6.7 million followers on Twitter, and 784k followers on his Facebook page, as of September 2021.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tyler has a net worth of $25 million.
Former Abusive Relationship
In her Twitter post dated 17 August 2021, Jessica revealed that she was in an abusive relationship around the early 2010s. She shared that her abusive relationship caused her to have a severe injury to her nose. She also noted that she was undergoing corrective treatment for her nose.
Managing "Team Ninja"
After living together with Tyler for roughly six months, Jessica realized that Tyler needed her help to advance his snowballing career. In 2015, Tyler was increasingly receiving interest from gaming companies that were looking to sponsor players. But he was often too focused on streaming to seek out his business opportunities.
Jessica then started taking charge of Team Ninja, which consists of 15 full-time and part-time employees. As a manager of Team Ninja, she responds to the calls and emails that Tyler receives each day from fans, journalists, and representatives from Team Ninja's sponsor companies.
"I have a lot of people who don't think I do much, or don't really care because they'll always just see me as a successful man's wife. I get a lot of bad comments that way," she said in an interview in 2018 about how people think about her. But, she doesn't let these comments block her way.
ESPN, in 2018, came up with the daily schedule of Jessica and Tyler. The couple spends half an hour together in the morning before becoming engrossed in streaming and business. Tyler usually streams for about six hours, and Jessica takes business calls as a manager of Team Ninja. They take a break in the afternoon before Tyler gets back on the stream at night for another six hours. The couple set aside one day a week for Tyler to stay offline, which they call a "date day," but they also have skipped it because of Tyler's business demands.
Jessica also took a break from streaming for some time due to her busy schedule as a manager of Team Ninja. "I am going to take a break from streaming for awhile. I am so busy with managing @Ninja and want to focus on doing that 100% right now. When I'm free, I'll pop on! Just can't commit to a frequent & consistent stream schedule at this time," Jessica tweeted in March 2018.
Playing Pokemon Go
Jessica and Tyler played Pokémon Go Fest in July 2020. Following the Pokemon box breaks, New York Giants linebacker Blake Marinez participated in streams alongside Jessica and Tyler, comicbook.com reported in August 2021.
Their scenes were cut from 'Jumanji'
Jessica shared on Twitter that she and Tyler filmed a scene for the 2019 fantasy adventure comedy film Jumanji: Next Level. Tyler was a douche DJ in college, and Jessica was at the party as a girlfriend of Bruno Rose Petals. However, their scenes were cut from the film.
Purchasing a Home
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tyler and Jessica purchased a 6,700 square foot mansion in the Chicago suburbs in 2018. The mansion included a game room and a theater. The couple bought the mansion shortly after their marriage.
According to Business Insider, Jessica, Tyler, and several other people on Team Ninja left Twitch on 1 August 2019 to start streaming on Microsoft's rival gaming platform, Mixer.
Describing the reason behind leaving Twitch, Jessica told Business Insider in October 2019 that she and Tyler spent several months discussing their next big step, initially at home and then with Twitch. However, after many phone calls with Twitch, Team Ninja's agency, and the legal team, the couple felt that the platform did not listen to them.
As per Jessica, their expectations were not met. Additionally, Twitch's newly proposed contract that limited the licensing deals would affect Tyler's brand to grow outside of gaming. Jessica also shared that Twitch's toxic chatroom affected Tyler's peace. Tyler's enthusiasm and motivation for streaming were also lost in the last few months. As negotiations with Twitch dragged on, the couple ultimately signed a deal to leave Twitch.
Tyler's Interview Controversy
Tyler sparked controversy several times because of his statements. In August 2018, he told Polygon that he did not want to play with female gamers, saying "the only way to avoid [the rumors] is to not play with them at all." His statement about women received huge criticism.
Two years later, when was asked about the same controversy during an interview with New York Times, the news of which was published on 24 January 2021, Tyler still stood by "not having a lot of alone time with a woman, in general, if you are a married man."
He added, "I mean, they could be your best friend, that's totally cool. But if I randomly start playing with a woman no one knows, people are going to start talking. So if I am going to play with female gamers, I do it with a big group so it's not that one-on-one interaction."
His statement about gaming with an underaged audience also sparked outrage online. According to him, he expects kids to listen to him, but they don't do it. He also feared that kids' discussions about controversial issues like racism on his stream could affect his reputation and streaming account.
After Gamespot aggregated Tyler's interview, Twitter got flooded with critical opinions of Tyler. Insider reported on 27 January 2021 that more than 60,000 tweets went out about Tyler in just three days. Other streamers and YouTubers also shared their opinions on the subject. Some believed that content creators should teach their audience, while others opined that the responsibility lies with the kid's parents.
Following the controversy, Jessica quickly defended Tyler against the critics via a Twitter post. She wrote that "he does his part" when it comes to speaking about issues of racism in his games or channel, concluding that "he just isn't holding a seminar on the topic."
Tyler also sparked controversy when he talked about players who mock him for choosing the now-defunct streaming platform, Mixer. However, during the interview with the New York Times, he said his move to Mixer was smart, and he didn't regret it.
Accusing Tfue of creating drama for money
In April 2020, Jessica accused Turner "Tfue" Tenney of creating leaks and drama at YouTuber Mr. Beast's Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament for financial gain. The tournament was organized to focus on supporting the COVID-19 aid charity and featured some of the top influencers in the gaming community.
One of the players, Tenney, streamed live on Twitch to show his perspectives of the event and keep the focus on the tournament and encourage donations. Unfortunately, he leaked his own perspective. Tenney immediately realized that he made a mistake and apologized on Twitter, but the damage had already been done.
After the stream being hacked, Mr. Beast restarted the YouTube tournament. At the same time, Tyler took to Twitter to criticize Tenney for streaming his perspective of the tournament when he was not supposed to. When Tenney went on a heated rant directed at Tyler and other people also started taking sides, Jessica stepped in to defend Tyler.
She wrote on Twitter that she spoke about the matter because people were blaming Tyler for the leak. In a series of Twitter posts, she also reminded the public that Tenney's act was a mistake and that he should not have been streaming the event. When Tenney's brother, Jack, tried to defend how Tenney was being addressed for his mistake, Jessica accused Tenney of being "desperate for money." Referring to Tenney, Jessica wrote, "He wants money, and he's only making it on Twitch and YT right now. Sorry Im not." Jessica also claimed that Tenney streamed his perspective to collect donations to support his legal battle with FaZe.