Jessica Skube is an American vlogger and the creator of the family ‘YouTube’ channel ‘JesssFam.’ She began vlogging during her first pregnancy. Initially, she posted exclusively about motherhood, her pregnancies, and her daily struggle in raising her children. Later, Jessica introduced content other than pregnancy and motherhood, such as makeup tutorials, storytime videos, and room tours. Her husband and their seven children regularly feature on her vlogs, and together, they make a big happy ‘YouTuber’ family. Four of her kids are from her previous relationships, while two are from her present husband’s previous relationship. Jessica and her current husband have one kid together. Jessica has now created another channel to vlog exclusively about her kids. All of Jessica’s kids have a middle name with the initial ‘J.’
Childhood & Early Life
Jessica was born Jessica Schafer, on March 7, 1992, in Fresno, California. Her father worked for long hours and would mostly be away from home. Jessica’s mother did not want her daughter to grow up in daycare. Thus, she decided to be a stay-at-home mother to take care of her daughter. Two years later, her mother gave birth to Jessica’s brother.
When Jessica turned 5, her mother found out that her husband was having an affair with another woman. Jessica’s mother decided to leave her husband. She moved to Modesto, the largest city in Stanislaus County, California. There, she married again. Jessica’s stepfather was very supportive and caring.
Jessica started learning ballet at the age of 7. In seventh grade, she met a boy named Gabe Esquilin. She found him cute and his amazing dance skills made her fall for him. The following year, Gabe asked her out, and they started dating.
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Relationship with Gabe & Teen Pregnancy
After three months of courtship, Gabe and Jessica moved to different high schools. This made it impossible for them to meet regularly. However, they decided to make their relationship work. While in high school, they were in a long-distance relationship. Toward the end of Jessica’s freshman year, she met a man named Drake Roque. Since Jessica was already in a relationship with Gabe then, Drake did not ask her out despite having feelings for her.
By the end of her freshman year, Jessica switched her school to move to Gabe’s school. They started spending more time together. They were adorably known as the “cookie couple” as they shared cookies at lunchtime. Meanwhile, Jessica started working as a dance teacher at a local dance studio and participated in a few beauty pageants too. In October 2009, Jessica realized she was pregnant. She found out that she was carrying a baby girl. She decided to name her child “Lily” but Gabe suggested “Lilia.” Jessica graduated two weeks before her due date. On June 18, 2010, Jessica gave birth to her daughter, Lilia Jean.
Relationship with Drake & Being a Single Mother
A few months after Lilia was born, Jessica and Gabe broke up. Jessica began raising Lilia by herself. She underwent anxiety and depression. While she went through a traumatic phase, she met Drake again. They began talking to each other. and Jessica, being emotionally broken, fell in love with Drake. They got married, and a few months later, Jessica conceived twins. Unfortunately, her marriage with Drake did not last long.
She found out that Drake had been cheating on her when she was five months pregnant. They separated soon, and a few months later, on March 30, 2012, she gave birth to her twin boys, Kyson James and Kaden John Roque.
Drake and Jessica got back together later and started living together too. Jessica got pregnant again, and on March 3, 2014, her third son from Drake, Landen Joseph, was born. However, by then, Drake and Jessica’s relationship had turned sour again, and they geared up for a divorce. They are not in touch with each other at present, but Jessica still shares a good relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Gabe.
Jessica found love again in Chris Skube, whom she married on August 8, 2015. She became the stepmother to Chris’s two sons, Caden Joseph and Tommy Rae. On November 14, 2016, Jessica gave birth to Chris’s daughter, Addelyn Jade Skube.
Jessica started vlogging during her first pregnancy. Her ‘YouTube’ channel, ‘JesssFam,’ majorly contains pregnancy and motherhood-related content. She kept her followers updated about her pregnancies and documented each of her deliveries. Jessica has vlogged about her experience of teenage pregnancy, about motherhood, about her struggles of being a single mother, and about her troubled relationships. She has posted a vlog on her drug-free labor and the vaginal delivery of her twins. She later included content apart from pregnancies and motherhood, such as tags, makeup tutorials, travel diaries, storytimes, and room tours. The channel also contains videos of her wedding with Chris. Jessica did a vlog with Gabe’s present wife, Amber, and even brought Chris and Gabe together for a vlog. The channel has now earned over 650,000 subscribers. Vlogging is now Jessica’s full-time job, through which she supports her family.
In 2017, Jessica created another channel, exclusively for her children and named it ‘JesssKids.’ She is also active on ‘Instagram,’ ‘Twitter,’ and ‘Snapchat.’