PopularMMOs, also known as Pat, is a YouTube star who rose to fame for his Minecraft-themed videos.
He used to collaborate with his ex-wife Jen, who also had her own channel called GamingWithJen. However, in 2019, the couple announced their divorce and went their separate ways.
Since then, Pat has been involved in several controversies that have tarnished his reputation and put his channel in jeopardy. Is he planning to make a comeback to the internet? Here is what we know so far.
The Announcement of Pat and Jen’s Divorce
Pat and Jen married in 2015 and appeared in hundreds of films on both channels. The Pat and Jen channel and many children’s fiction books based on their Minecraft experiences were also developed. Their chemistry and comedy won many fans.
They startled fans by announcing their divorce in Pat’s channel video in May 2019. The “We are breaking up” video has over 8 million views. They disclosed in the video that they had split before making the news but waited until they felt more comfortable sharing it publicly.
They separated over their child-bearing beliefs and intentions. Pat refused the kids, but Jen did. They also said that they were “much different people” with “different things we each want to do in life”. Both assured followers that they still loved each other and would be friends. They also promised to develop stuff together for a bit but then cease.
Controversies Surrounding PopularMMOs
Pat took over PopularMMOs and presented his new girlfriend Liz in his movies after the divorce. But Jen canceled her Instagram and YouTube accounts in 2021, perhaps to live more privately with her new spouse.
Jen seemed to have moved on, but Pat was embroiled in problems that hurt his career. He was arrested in November 2022 for trying to rush onto the field with two other males at a Jacksonville Jaguars game. His two-day prison sentence was for disturbance of peace by three or more people and criminal conspiracy.
He was arrested again for domestic assault against Liz in May 2021. He and Liz presented inconsistent accounts and refused to assist with the authorities, according to the report. He disputed the charges on Twitter after posting his bond. He said his ex-girlfriend Eleni leaked his address and harassed him and Liz.
His admirers and former fans vented on social media about these instances. Some also questioned his connection with Jen and if he mistreated her. Jen subsequently explained on Twitter that Pat never harmed her and that she unintentionally liked a message that implied differently.
Is PopularMMOs Returning to the Internet?
Since his last arrest, Pat has been inactive on his social media accounts and YouTube channel. His last Instagram post was in January 2022, where he praised Liz for being supportive of him. His last YouTube video was in March 2021, where he played Minecraft with Liz.
There have been rumors about him making a comeback to the internet, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Some fans have speculated that he might be working on a new project or waiting for the legal issues to be resolved before returning. Others have suggested that he might have quit YouTube for good or that he might be facing more serious charges.
As of now, the status of PopularMMOs is uncertain. His channel has lost millions of subscribers and views over the past year, and his reputation has been severely damaged by the controversies. Whether he will be able to recover from this downfall or not remains to be seen.