Taylor Nicole Dean is an American YouTuber popularly known as PetTube Queen. She rose to fame following her All My Pets viral video on her eponymous YouTube channel. Her videos are mostly centered on pet care and advice on how to care for pets, including snakes, alligators, geckos, hedgehogs, etc.
So far, she has garnered over 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube alone and more than 308 thousand followers on Instagram.
Surprisingly to those that follow her work, Taylor has been suffering from heroin addiction. She revealed this in one of her videos, prompting fans to always try to check up on her and how her journey to sobriety is coming along. Taylor came close to losing everything she had built since she became a vlogger but has been able to conquer her addiction problems.
The 26 Years Old YouTuber Was Born In San Antonio, Texas and She’s College-Educated
Taylor Nicole Dean, according to various reports, was born on the 25th of May 1997 and her place of birth was in San Antonio, Texas where she was equally raised. Many facts are yet to be learned about her family background and upbringing: information about what her parents do, who her siblings are, and things of that sort are not readily available.
However, we can tell that her parents’ names are Jennifer and Matt Dean. Taylor isn’t their only child, she was raised alongside two brothers. Growing up in Texas, she attended O’Connor High School. Taylor is college-educated; after she graduated from high school, she decided to further her education at the University of Florida, a top-ranked public research university in Gainesville, Florida.
At the university, the YouTuber reportedly double majored in Geography and in Biology, and Psychology. It is said that her plan was to become a surgeon and build a career in medicine. This became history when she discovered YouTube as vlogging became her lifelong career.
YouTube Is The Source of Taylor Nicole Dean’s $200,000 Net Worth
Unlike many others who began their YouTube channels a long time ago, Taylor Nicole Dean only started hers in 2017 and it quickly became a success thanks to the viral video titled All my Pets in One Video. The video, which she uploaded to the website in May that year, shows viewers all her pets as the title suggests and has since accumulated over 18.6 million views as of October 2021.
Clearly an animal enthusiast, Taylor creates content about her many pets and teaches how to take care of the different animals. Her unique and uncommon content contributed to her quick rise to fame as her channel now has over 1.97 million subscribers.
According to various reports, the average YouTuber with one million subscribers makes around $60,000 a year. With almost 2 million subscribers and over 216 million views, there is no reason to doubt that Taylor is worth at least $200,000.
How Taylor’s Relationship With Jonathan Craig Got Her Addicted to Heroin
In 2019, Taylor Nicole Dean was the subject of several controversial accusations concerning her treatment of her animals, alleged drug use, and inconsistencies in her personality in the previous months. After taking a 3-month-break, the YouTuber took to her channel to reveal ‘The Truth About Everything’ in a 75-minute-long video.
In the video, she detailed her journey from before she started her channel to her first encounter with drugs and how she became sober. Taylor first tried cocaine when she was 18 years old, and a few times after that but was able to stop. She then met her boyfriend – now ex – whose name she initially withheld but later revealed in another video as singer-songwriter Jonathan Craig.
She admitted that Craig told her he’d been a heroin addict for 10 years when they met but her “addictive personality” made her stay despite the red flag. They started living together and although he convinced her to take cocaine a few times so he could take opiates, she was convinced he would never go near a needle again because he promised her so.
One day, during a conversation about Craig checking into rehab after he relapsed and used one of the needles she brought home to treat her pets, Craig persuaded her to use heroin with him as a couple. He convinced her it would be the first and last time, then they would get clean. In a bid to do whatever it took to get him off the drug, Taylor Nicole Dean caved in but unfortunately got hooked.
Taylor experimented until she found the right ‘high’ and in no time, became fully addicted. Though it made her sick, she still couldn’t put it down. She managed to keep up appearances in her videos and on social media as nothing seemed to be able to stop her, not even a skin breakout.
Here Is How She Finally Got Sober
Taylor Nicole Dean later got clean for a bit by using Suboxone, a prescribed narcotic that helped with the pain of withdrawal. She, however, relapsed three days into her recovery. She also came close to dying a few times either by near overdose or mistakenly shooting an artery instead of a vein.
Taylor Nicole Dean finally got the help she needed after a friend got her estranged mother involved. The first thing the duo was able to do to help Taylor was to get rid of all the needles in the house. Her mother further got Craig (who had the contact of their drug supplier) out of the house for a week and started checking on her daughter regularly.
In the days and weeks that followed, Taylor ran out of her heroin supply and went through a painful withdrawal. When her mother came visiting on one of her worst days, she drove her to a rehab facility where the young girl checked herself in.
Taylor was able to receive the much-needed help she required, as she went on to end things with Craig. She subsequently moved back in with her parents and started attending therapy. Thankfully, she’s healthy now and is getting on well with her recovery.
Taylor Nicole Dean Is Currently Single
Apart from an unnamed guy Taylor Nicole Dean implied to have been in an on-again, off-again relationship with, in her addiction-admission video, she has only been known to have dated one other guy who is her ex, Jonathan Craig.
Born in 1986, Craig is 11 years older than the YouTube star and is said to have had a child from a previous relationship. Beyond the drug issues, Taylor also alleged in her videos that Craig, who has a history of domestic violence, physically abused her on several occasions during their relationship.
Taylor appears to now be single as she is still recovering from her allegedly abusive relationship with Craig which also led her to start using drugs. She has seemingly chosen to use this time to focus on her well-being and rekindle her relationship with her family.