Justin Roberts is an American social media star who is best known for his eponymous YouTube channel and his Instagram profile, both of which boast of over a million fans. He is also a member of Jake Paul's social media squad 'Team 10'. He is primarily known for posting vlogs and viral videos with other Team 10 members like Amanda Cerny, the Martinez twins, Jake Paul, Katja Glieson and King Bach. According to a video posted by Jake, Justin grew up surrounded by celebrities, especially from sports, thanks to his father's high profile link-ups. Jake shared a few pictures of him as a child in the arms of stars such as basketball player, Shaquille O'Neal, and American football player Santonio Holmes. Justin is friends with NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, who was one of the stars to attend his 15th birthday ceremony, apart from Canadian rapper and singer Drake.
Rise to Stardom
Justin Roberts had been interested in technology since an early age. As he grew up, he realized that he could become a YouTuber by utilizing his filming and editing skills. He joined YouTube on April 7th, 2016 and published his first video on August 12 that year, following which he continued to vlog about his life and travels. Soon after, two of his friends took him to a shoot for one of Jake Paul's vlogs which became very popular. He was later invited by Jake to be a member of Team 10, which he officially joined in October 2017.
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Controversies & Scandals
Interestingly, Justin Roberts told fans in a video posted on December 26, 2017 that his family was not involved with Team 10, while Jake himself had mentioned in another video posted about a month ago that Justin's father, Marc Roberts, was an investor in Team 10. Considering how quickly he rose to fame and the controversies he has courted within that time, many think that his social media career was engineered by his father. For instance, in October 2017, his father had rented a $292,000 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider from Elite Lux Life, a Los Angeles based travel company, in order to help him film a viral video. In November 2017, he posted a picture on Instagram with the car and captioned it "I am 15 years old and I bought a Ferrari #DreamsDoComeTrue" and also posted a video showing his new car.
Later, on December 14, 2017, he posted a video titled 'Jake Paul smashed my Ferrari’s windshield', in which Jake can be seen smashing the windshield of the car with bolt cutters after Justin lost to him in a rock-paper-scissors game. While he claims not to have realized that Jake would go to such extents, Justin can be heard saying in the video that it is a good thing as it would give him a click-bait video to entice one million subscribers. However, despite knowing that the video was to be posted online, his father stated to Elite that the damage was caused after a tree branch fell over the car. After the video was published, the company confronted his father, who shifted all the blame to Jake. After Marc refused to compensate Elite for the damage and daily rental loss, the company threatened to report to the police for the "premeditated act of vandalism". This prompted Marc to agree to pay, but after paying about half of the bill amount, he stopped communication with the company, which is reportedly considering filing a lawsuit for the remaining $35k.
Justin Roberts was born on August 17, 2002 in Miami, Florida and lived in Jupiter, Florida with his parents and his older brother. His father, Marc Roberts, is a former sports agent who is now working as a real estate developer. He is the president, CEO and chairman of Marc Roberts Company, as well as the president and co-chairman of Miami Worldcenter Group. He has represented a number of high profile sportsmen, was a consultant for the Tom Cruise movie 'Jerry Maguire' and is also an author. Justin used to play basketball in school. After living in the Team 10 house for some time, he built a temporary small house for himself in their backyard, and is planning to build a four-bedroom house on the property.
Justin was briefly involved with fashion model, Rai Lollie, in late 2017. On October 29, 2017, he posted a video in which he can be seen asking her to be his girlfriend with the help of Jake Paul by flying a banner over the Team 10 house in an aircraft. However, within a couple months fans started questioning if they are still dating, following which he mentioned in a video that she was away from Los Angeles and it was difficult to continue the relationship.