Evelien Smolders is a popular YouTuber and twitch streamer. She came into the limelight after she started dating the famous YouTuber Sean ‘Jack’ William McLoughlin.
Her boyfriend Sean, better known as Jacksepticeye, is an Irish Youtuber. He is best known for his vlogs and comedic Let’s Play series. As of 2022, his channel has over 28.5 million subscribers and 15 billion views.
Evelien Smolders is a successful and popular social media influencer now. But has fame changed her? What are the reasons behind her tattoos? Why are some of her fans not happy with her relationship with Jacksepticeye? To answer these questions along with interesting facts about Evelien’s childhood, career, past relationships, and net worth keep on reading.
Who Is Evelien Smolders? Her Early Life And Age
Smolders was born on September 11, 1988, in the Netherlands. As of 2022, she is 33 years of age. Smolder’s parents brought her up in the Quaint Town of the Netherland.
Her father used to work in construction, while her mother was an after-school educator. It was her parents who instilled in her and her siblings the value of being responsible.
Talking about her siblings, she is the smallest of three. Her oldest sister is 39, her brother is 37, and finally, her youngest older sister is 35. As of 2022, Evelien’s older sister has three kids the youngest of which is named Leo after their grandfather.
Evelien Smolders shared a story about her younger life on her Youtube channel. When she was seventeen, she got hit by a car while she was cycling. She got lucky and only broke her right collarbone, which to this day has a little bump.
Evelien Smolders Education
We don’t know which school Smolders attended as a child. But, we do know she was a very sporty kid. Evelien started playing handball when she was in elementary school. But after eight years as the school’s goalie, she graduated high school and stopped playing handball.
Evelien also took up badminton and did a lot of jogging and cycling during her younger days.
She Has A Master Degree
After completing high school, Evelien Smolders went to Leiden University in the Netherlands to further pursue her education. After six long years, she received her Master’s in Japanese. Out of the six years, she spent two, living in Japan, where she did her field research.
Evelien did her field research into family succession in small Japanese businesses. She would step into a shop or business and ask them a couple of questions she had prepared. Smolders favorite interview was with a lady who owned a butcher shop, which is quite uncommon in Japan. She mentioned it was a very interesting and a very insightful year in her life, and it helped her learn how to approach people for research or business reasons.
Evelien Smolder’s Career And Past Jobs
After graduating with a master’s degree, Evelien got a job in Amsterdam. She started working as a project manager at a translation company in 2012. Her boyfriend at the time got a job in Japan, so she went with him and did her job online and joined meetings through skype, which Evelien says worked out pretty well.
Smolders was in charge of talking to clients and outsourcing translations to translators, and also did the quality assurance checks for Japanese, Chinese, Mandarin, and Korean languages.
She started her Youtube channel in 2014, and by 2017 it reached a point where her channel was doing well enough that she didn’t need any other source of income. She quit her job at the translation agency on good terms and focused solely on making youtube videos and streaming on Twitch.
Smolders Was Also A Model?
Yes, you read that right Evelien Smolders, also has some modeling experience. During her 5 year stay in Japan, she took up some modeling gigs. She did a bridal suite, catwalk, and a couple of photo shoots for makeup artists, for their portfolio.
In a youtube video, Jack’s girlfriend mentioned, that the weirdest modeling gig she did was for a wellness center. There Evelien was a news reporter, and she would go through the building and complement the features of the wellness center. She said it was very strange, but she got paid $200 for the day so she has no complaints.
The main problem her modeling career didn’t last long as her stature. Evelien Smolders was too tall, and no clothes would fit her. She said in the same video,
“It was a fun but stressful experience, which was way out of my comfort zone.”
So, she wasn’t too sad when she left modeling and focused solely on creating content for her Youtube channel.
Gab Smolders Has A Youtube And Twitch Channel
Gab, launched her Twitch channel on December 1, 2014, alongside her youtube channel which she opened on the 24th of September the same year. She first started as GirlGamerGab, but later on, changed her username to Gab Smolders.
Most of the videos she posts on her Youtube are related to horror games and vlogging. People watch Gab for her fun personality and hilarious reactions. Through this Evelien has amassed over 839,000 subscribers on her channel.
Similarly, Gab also runs a Twitch account where she streams frequently under the Just Chatting section. She streams games such as The Quarry, I’m on observation Duty, Nancy Drew, and other horror games. She usually has around three thousand concurrent viewers on her twitch and has over 290,000 followers.
Besides, Evelien also has a Twitter and Instagram account. She is quite active on Instagram with more than 500 posts and nearly 340,000 followers. Gab frequently tweets on Twitter as well, where she has an audience of more than 292,000 followers.
Evelien Smolders Boyfriend And Relationships
Evelien is currently dating Youtube superstar Sean William McLoughlin commonly known as Jacksepticeye. On March 15, 2019, the couple announced that they are dating through their respective Instagram accounts. The lovebirds were often seen in each other’s videos from that point on.
Previously, Evelien was married to a man named Pyke, who runs a youtube channel called Taiyou Inc. The exact date they married is unknown but the couple filed for divorce in September 2018.
Evelien’s boyfriend says she is the best thing that happened to him
Their relationship is going pretty smoothly. Not only does the pair share great things about one another on social media, Evelien’s partner Jack even mentions her as ‘the best thing that happened to him.’
Just want to say that @GirlGamerGab is the best thing that’s happened to me in a while! She’s filled me with so much confidence and love for myself. If you’ve seen me smile a lot more lately, it’s because of her!
— Jacksepticeye (@Jacksepticeye) April 7, 2019
This is not only the time he has shared such beautiful thoughts about his girlfriend. Back in May 2019, he added a picture with his girlfriend with the caption Happy, depicting how elated he is with her.
Happy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sbz5TSqBFV
— Jacksepticeye (@Jacksepticeye) March 16, 2019
Well, here’s hoping Evelien and Jack’s relationship goes all the way to the aisle.
Evelien’s Tattoo And Their Meanings
Gab is a tattooed maniac, and a lot of people ask about her tattoos. Her first tattoo was a shadow of the colossus tattoo on her right underarm, which she got when she was 28. Mostly, all of her tattoos are about video games. Smolder’s hands represent her Japanese phase and Brighton phase.
Evelien Smolders got her right sleeve tattoed in Japan when she was just starting on Youtube. Her right arm consists of tattoos from popular video games Legend of Zelda, Fatal Frame, Overwatch, and Resident Evil. All the tattoos on Jack’s girlfriend’s right hand were done by a single tattoo artist. Her entire right-hand sleeve tattoo is a form of a relic from her time in Japan.
Smolder’s left sleeve on the other hand was all done in Brighton. Similar to her right hand, the tattoos on her left hand are inspired by games like Silent Hill and Bloodborne. She used to have a Hunting Ground-inspired tattoo on her left bicep, which she later replaced with a bunch of dancing skeletons.
She also has a little music note tattoo behind her ear.
Fun Facts About Jacksepticeye’s Girlfriend Evelien Smolders
Evelien has a birthmark on her face that extends from the corner of her mouth to the bottom of her jaw.
Smolder is fluent in Dutch, English, and Japanese. She also speaks some French and German and did a minor in Korean. Gab also has a course certificate in basic Mandarin.
Evelien Smolders suffers from Dermatographia, which is a condition where lightly scratching your skin causes raised, red lines where you’ve scratched.
She has heterochromia, one of her eyes is light brown and another one is dark brown.
Gab knows how to play the piano.
She frequently posts pictures of her cat named BB, on her socials.
Gab Smolder’s Net Worth
Through her venture as a Youtuber and Twitch streamer, Evelien has amassed a pretty good sum of money. She has a net worth of around $1-2 million.
Evelien’s boyfriend Jacksepticeye on the other hand has a net worth of nearly $16 million.