Age:26 years old
Date of Birth:August 18, 1993
Birth Place:Michigan, United States
Full Name:Nathan Schwandt
Occupation:Model, DJ, Guitarist, and Online Entrepreneur
Height:5 feet 9 inches
Marital Status:In a relationship (Jeffree Star)
The partners of celebrities usually get as much attention as the celebrities themselves. Some of them enjoy the limelight while others try as much as possible to avoid the cameras. Nathan Schwandt, Jeffree Star’s boyfriend, has chosen to enjoy the attention that comes with his partner’s fame.
Nathan Schwandt is the envy of many, having managed to capture the heart of internet sensation, Jeffree Star. Keep reading to find out more about the handsome hunk from Michigan.
He flew out to California to meet Jeffree after contacting him via Instagram
Nathan was born on 18th August 1993 in Michigan. He grew up alongside his younger brother Zach. From a young age, Nathan showed an interest in music and skateboarding. He also had a love for pets, and for a while, he worked as a pet-shop employee in Michigan.
It was at around that time that Nathan met Jeffree. Nathan sent Jeffree a private message via Instagram, and they hit it off. The couple eventually graduated to text messages and Facetime. After a while, Jeffree and Nathan decided that it was time to meet in person.
Jeffree asked Nathan to meet him in California, and he agreed. However, when Nathan got to the airport, he thought that he was being catfished. Jeffree didn’t pick Nathan at the airport, and he began to doubt whether Jeffree was real. Jeffree revealed in a YouTube Q & A;
“We felt like we’ve known each other for years. It was crazy… I just felt really comfortable, and I just felt like myself.”
Jeffree and Nathan had their first date at the Santa Monica Pier in March 2015. The relationship progressed quickly, and Nathan agreed to move in with Jeffree in California. Nathan hails from a Mid-Western family, and he wasn’t sure whether they would accept Jeffree.
Nevertheless, he flew Jeffree out to Michigan to meet his family, and he received a warm welcome. Jeffree and Nathan’s family have a great relationship, and you can tell by his social media posts. The couple and the family hang out a lot. Jeffree and Nathan even acquired a home in Michigan to get closer to Nathan’s family.
Nathan encouraged Jeffree to start his YouTube venture
For a long time, Jeffree worked as a makeup artist, and he was pretty good at it. Nathan recognized Jeffree’s potential, and he encouraged him to start a YouTube channel focusing on make-up tutorials.
Jeffree turned out to be a star in front of the camera, and he is now recognized among the top make-up gurus in the world. Following the success of his YouTube channel, Jeffree started a clothing and cosmetics line.
Jeffree put Nathan in charge of running warehouse logistics for his businesses. Nathan worked as the logistics manager for a while before leaving to start the couple’s marijuana business. Jeffree doesn’t drink alcohol, but he is known to enjoy marijuana.
Jeffree and Nathan’s lives revolve around the businesses that they own. The couple works together to ensure that their numerous businesses are running smoothly. Nathan is also heavily involved in Jeffree’s cosmetics and clothing business. He is involved in the creation and modeling of some of the products.
Together, the couple created a cosmetic line under Jeffree Star cosmetics known as the Family Collection. The line contains a highlighter, two lip scrubs, and six velvet liquid lips. Nathan had little prior experience with make-up before meeting Jeffree, but his skills have improved immensely. He is a valuable part of Jeffree’s business empire.
Nathan has been accused of using Jeffree for his money
There is a section of fans that accuse Nathan of being a gold-digger. These accusations began when it was discovered that prior to meeting Jeffree, Nathan exclusively dated women. Fans, therefore, thought that Nathan was faking his sexual orientation to get a share of Jeffree’s fortune.
The couple came out strongly to deny these allegations. Nathan stated that his previous dating history was occasioned by the fact that he came from a Mid-Western background that didn’t welcome gay relations. He claimed that he was always attracted to men who wore women’s clothing, but he couldn’t openly pursue a relationship with a man.
Jeffree also defended his partner during a Q &A session on his YouTube channel;
“What’s really cool about Nathan is that he doesn’t need a label. I know everyone wants to label him. He’s only been with women his entire life until meeting me, and I think that doesn’t make someone bisexual, that doesn’t make someone anything. I think it just makes Nathan, Nathan. Gender is irrelevant, and if you love somebody, you love somebody.”
Jeffree made it clear that Nathan’s past relationships didn’t matter to him. The only thing that matters is the love that the couple shares. Jeffree also reminded fans that Nathan came into his life before he was rich and famous. The couple built Jeffree’s empire together, and it disqualifies Nathan from being a gold-digger.
Nathan and Jeffree are in no rush to get married
Before Jeffree met Nathan, he wasn’t active on the dating scene. In fact, Jeffree was single for seven years before Nathan came into his life. He stated that it was stressful for him to commit to a serious relationship. He would have the odd fling, but nothing looked serious. Also, most men wanted a private relationship, and Jeffree wasn’t comfortable with such an arrangement.
Jeffree’s perspective changed when he met Nathan. Nathan came with the stability that Jeffree craved for in a relationship. The couple is very close, and their relationship prompted fans to question whether marriage was in their plans. Jeffree stated in one of his videos;
“The marriage question is kind of like sexuality… there’s no point to label anything. I’m not opposed to marriage later in life but right now a piece of paper is not going to change my love for this cool man.”
Jeffree also posted the following tweet on Valentine’s Day 2017;
“And no I’m not getting married, just expressing some thoughts haha ‘love’ is something I never thought I’d find until I met Nate.”
Jeffree and Nathan consider themselves a family alongside their five Pomeranian pooches. Jeffree had Diamond and Diva before meeting Nathan. The couple bought Delicious, Drama, and Daddy later on in their relationship.
Nathan is a fan of the outdoors
Nathan is a big fan of being out and about. When he is not helping out with the businesses, Nathan is usually up to something like skateboarding. His followers on Instagram know that he is quite good at skating.
Nathan has been in love with skateboarding for most of his life, and he is currently trying out wave surfing. He stated that he wants wave surfing to be his new hobby. Nathan’s ideal date would also be something outdoorsy like camping.