Khoa Nguyen is an American YouTube star and social media influencer. He is known for the popular family vlogging channel KKandbabyJ, which he runs with his fiancé, Keren Swanson. A native of Mississippi, Nguyen has spent the majority of his life in Florida. He and Swanson met while they were both in high school. They dated on and off through their late teens and early twenties before moving in together. During that time, they both held several off-the-wall jobs to support themselves. Their joint channel, KKandbabyJ, was set up in November 2012 and about two and a half years later, in April 2015, the first video was uploaded. It did not take them long to find success with the channel. They presently have over a million subscribers on it and about 300 million views. Nguyen also has a personal channel under the username Khoa that has 75 thousand subscribers and more than 600 thousand views.
Rise to Fame
Initially, Swanson ran the YouTube channel before Nguyen became an active part of it. With time, KKandbabyJ has grown exponentially. These days, they receive thousands of views on each of their videos. The most popular video on their channel is ‘Baby Boy's Birth Vlog! | Landon Has Landed’, with around 7 million views.
He is active on other social media platforms as well. He has decent numbers of followers on both Twitter and Instagram. He is also active on Twitch and YouNow.
Since 2007, he has been one of the owners of his family’s restaurant, New Orleans Cajun Seafood. He became the CEO of Another Media Group in August 2015. That year, in September, he joined the La Rosa Realty as a real estate agent.
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Family & Personal Life
Khoa Nguyen was born on November 20, 1991, in Gulfport, Mississippi, to Vietnamese immigrants. He has a sister. His parents parted ways at some point after he was born and he was raised primarily by his mother. He grew up in Florida and attended school there. During his freshman year, he became acquainted with Swanson. They fell for each other almost instantaneously and it was not long after that they professed their love for each other. However, over the course of the next few years, they broke up several times only to get back together each time. According to Swanson, Nguyen’s female friends did not particularly like her in the beginning. They were older than her as Nguyen himself is a year older than her. While she now has better relationships with all of Khoa’s friends, it was quite rough for her at the time.
After graduating from high school, Nguyen and Swanson moved in together. They rented an apartment right next to their campus. They both attended the University of Central Florida. He enrolled in 2010 to pursue an associate’s degree in business administration and management. He graduated in 2012. From 2010 to 2013, he also attended Valencia College in Orlando, Florida and earned an associate’s degree from there in business, management, marketing, and related support services.
During this period, Swanson became pregnant for the first time. They had not planned for the child and she suffered a miscarriage eight or nine weeks later. It absolutely devastated the couple. However, they decided that they should try again, but this time, with proper planning. Their oldest son, Jackson, was born on September 26, 2015.
While Swanson was pregnant with Jackson an incident occurred that soured the relationship between Nguyen’s mother and the couple. They were staying with his mother and her boyfriend at the time. On one morning, Nguyen’s mother began knocking on his and Swanson’s door loudly. He was already out of the house and she was asking Swanson if she had the keys to his car. He had apparently left it on the driveway and it needed to be moved. Swanson subsequently called Nguyen, asking him to speak to his mother. The situation escalated from there and Nguyen and his pregnant girlfriend ended up being thrown out of his mother’s house. She later refused to give him more responsibilities at her restaurant, which would have enabled him to earn more money, saying that he was irresponsible. When Swanson protested against this treatment of her boyfriend, Nguyen’s mother fired her. Their relationship has not improved since.
Besides Jackson, Nguyen and Swanson have two more children. Landon was born on January 31, 2017, whereas Sutton was born on August 16, 2018. At present, the family resides in Orlando, Florida.
Nguyen and Swanson have been together for over a decade. On December 6, 2014, he proposed to her with a ring he had bought from Craigslist.com. In December 2017, he proposed a second time, but on this occasion, he gave her an actual ring.