Aphmau is a YouTube personality who posts Minecraft role play videos on her channel, and has millions subscribers there. Let’s find out more about her personal life, age, husband and three kids.
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Early life, family
Jessica “Aphmau” “Bravura” was born under the sun sign of Libra on 16 October 1989, in Houston, Texas USA, and so holds American nationality. When Aphmau was born, her parents already had a kid, Aphmau’s half-brother from her mother’s first marriage. When Aphmau was around two years old, her parents separated, which was a hurtful experience for both parents and kids, but Aphmau thinks that her parents’ splitting was probably for the best since they decided not to fight in front of their kids. Aphmau then lived in one house with her grandparents and her aunt’s family, since her mother had to move to her parents’ house. Aphmau was surrounded by a bunch of her cousins, and a lot of caring and loving older relatives. Aphmau parents had joint custody of her, so she spent weekends at her father’s house, and enjoyed it since she could escape from the hectic house with a lot of noisy kids. Aphmau is 13 years younger than her elder brother, and they didn’t play a lot together, except for sharing his Nintendo, and Aphmau later shared that it was the coolest thing for her to see him playing various video games. Aphmau then got her own console when her parents decided to live together for some period of time, saying that this was the best buy of her life.
During her years in elementary school, Aphmau made a lot of friends, even sharing her money for lunch if someone didn’t have it or forgot it. She thinks that maybe these things made other kids jealous of her popularity and good name, so they started bullying her, and Aphmau became introverted. After the terrorist attack on 11 September 2001, Aphmau’s father was so scared for her that he decided to take her out of her middle school for homeschooling. Generally, Aphmau liked his decision, but felt lonely from time to time, and returned to public school in a year. She matriculated in 2007, then moved to Philadelphia where her boyfriend lived to start attending college. She never mentioned the name of it, but once said that she studied business management.
YouTube career and Internet popularity
Aphmau shared in one of her videos that when she started playing the Final Fantasy XI Online in 2004, her life changed – she not only spent hours on the game, she also met her future husband there, who was also playing the game. When they married and started living together, they watched a lot of YouTubers, and thought it would be a great solution for them: Aphmau was going to become a full-time mother since she was pregnant with their first baby. They decided that she would generate ideas of content, and Jason would take care of the technical side of the YouTube channel. Several friends helped them in the first stages of their YouTube channel creation, but personal disagreements meant that all of their friends left the project, so Aphmau and Jason worked on their channel on their own. Their work started after Aphmau gave birth to her first and then second kid – she often recorded the videos feeling strong pain since she was recovering after C-sections.
They called their channel “Challenge Accepted Inc.” and started by recording videos on various games, but mostly Minecraft. As for the moment, there are several series on their YouTube channel: “MyStreet: When Angels Fall” – which has six seasons launched already – “Human Fall Flat” and “Gacha Life (Parodies)”. The series’ are mostly role play videos with various characters from the Minecraft game. Aphmau creates story lines and records videos with the technical help of Jason, and the audience enjoys her videos, impatiently waiting for the next episodes of their shows.
Aphmau and Jason have another business they run together – it’s their BluJay Studios, which a couple of their friends helped them with.
Personal life, husband Jason “Bravura”, three children
Aphmau and her boyfriend, Jason “Bravura”, virtually met each other while they were playing the game called “Final Fantasy XI Online”. They started dating in real life, though it was quite hard to manage as he lived in New Jersey, and she visited him whenever she could. When she finally turned 18, she moved to Jason and started living with him. Aphmau soon discovered that she was pregnant, plus she soon found out that Jason was going to propose to her, but it all happened a bit earlier than they both expected, however, they married in middle of her first pregnancy, celebrating their wedding in Disney World in March 2012. In July 2012 she gave birth to their first son, Joseph, via C-section due to a medical issue though she wanted to give birth naturally without any meds, but had no choice. In 2014 she gave birth to a daughter named Julia, and again via C-section. In May 2019 Aphmau and Jason welcomed their third child, a daughter named Jennifer.
Aphmau says it is hard to be a mom of three, so uses various devices and tricks to make her housework faster, and have spare time to spend relaxing or playing with her kids.
Aphmau and Jason stated that their last name is not really “Bravura” – they keep their real last name secret for their safety, while “Bravura” is just a part of their nicknames.
Hobbies and interests
Aphmau and Jason are big dog-lovers – they have four dogs: two Corgis, Lilly and Jet, a Manchester Terrier named Dobby and a Shiba named Ahri.
Aphmau loves drawing and is very good at it, though she admits that she hasn’t got enough time to add as much detail to her drawings as she would like, since she is too busy with her work and kids. However, she enjoys drawing her characters when she has a spare minute and shares her drawings with her fans on her Instagram account. Recently she thanked Jason for giving her an opportunity to draw on Mother’s Day, when he took the kids for a walk, and Aphmau could enjoy her favorite hobby in peace and silence.
Aphmau is a passionate plush toys collector, having a huge variety around her house, and at least 15 toys on her working desk, as they inspire her and make her feel comfortable.
As true fans of the Final Fantasy series, Aphmau and Jason went to the concert called “Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy. Returning Home”, conducted by Arnie Roth and featuring the legendary music written by such composers as Masashi Hamauzu and Nobuo Uematsu.
Aphmau plays a huge number of games – one of her favorites is Animal Crossing which she plays religiously and keeps checking her animal there every day and every time she gets the phone in her hand.
Social media presence
Aphmau made her career on YouTube, though other social media platforms helped her a lot to spread the word about her channel, so she is pretty active on multiple sites and sources. Her main source of popularity and income, her YouTube channel called “Aphmau”, has 4.6 million subscribers as for May 2019. She also has two other channels called “Aphmau Fantasy” (with more than 500,000 followers) and “Aphmau Vlogging” (subscribed by more than 420,000 people) though she doesn’t post there frequently. Her Facebook profile is followed by more than 37,000 people, while her Instagram account has more than 920,000. Her Twitter account is also very popular and is read by more than 400,000 fans. Her husband Jason also has an Instagram account with more than 220,000 subscribers, on which he shares multiple family photos.
— Aphmau (@_Aphmau_) May 13, 2019
Aphmau has middle length black hair and she wears bangs; her eyes are dark-brown, and she has tanned skin. She is very short. being 4ft 10ins (1.47m) tall; she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs). Her vital statistics are not available at the moment, but one can see she works hard to keep fit after three pregnancies. As for her clothing style, she prefers casual looks and chooses various accessories which relate to anime culture: headbands and headphones with cat ears, fantasy stocking, etc.
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Aphmau has managed to accumulate an impressive net worth due to her consistent and hard work on her YouTube channel. Her overall net worth is estimated by sources to be more than $6.3 million, while her secondary channels gave her less income ($27,000 from “Aphmau Fantasy” channel and only $4,000 from “Aphmau Vlogging” channel) since she doesn’t support any activities there. She is very active on her Instagram account, and is sure to get stable income from it. Aphmau and Jason also have a site with merchandise which is often sold out since a lot of fans buy clothes and accessories from their site. Aphmau is likely to slow down these days since she gave birth to her third child, and will need some time to recover, but she keeps posting new videos even now with a newborn baby, so her net worth is only going to grow in future.