Blake Gray (Born: January 9, 2001) is a TikTok superstar and social media icon. He is well known for his hilarious skits and fun lip-synchs. However, his relationship with Baby Ariel and other social media influencers is what really took Blake to the next level. Currently, Blake Gray has almost 300 million TikTok followers and is now a member of the Sway House.
Blake Gray Early Beginnings
Blake Gray was born in Houston, Texas. His parents are Ronnie and Courtney Gray. He also has a little brother named Austin.
Although they have the same last name and similar facial features, Blake Gray is NOT related to Loren Gray. However, she has joked about being his little sister.
Growing up, Blake Gray was always trying hard to make his family laugh. His mom, Courtney, was always his biggest fan. To this day, Blake credits her supportiveness for his success. He even calls her one of his best friends and heroes.
Blake Gray Bullied in High School
While Blake was close to his family, he had a more challenging time making friends. The future star was a bit shy when it came to his peers.
His fears were a bit strange. After all, Blake was very active in extracurricular activities.
He was a natural athlete, participating in:
Blake played team sports for 11 years. Yet, he still felt like an outsider to his fellow student body. As a result, the kids felt his fear. They ended up bullying Blake Gray. It got so bad that Blake would dread going to school. So, he turned to the internet for support.
Blake Gray Joins YouNow
Without many friends during school hours, Blake had to find his own batch of peers somewhere. So, he turned to the internet.
In one past video about his childhood, Blake Gray recounted,
“That’s why I started doing this because it’s like, I can express myself. I can show who I am. I can be myself.”
In 2015, Blake Gray signed up for YouNow. This streaming service allowed Blake to show his talents off and be himself.
His personality and antics resonated with the people, and he had millions of followers seemingly overnight. Shortly after, Blake Gray launched his YouTube page. It was only uphill from there!
Blake Gray Goes on Tour
For once in his life, Blake Gray knew what it was like to be accepted, and he didn’t want that feeling to go away. So, he decided to take his act on the road with the Impact MeetandGreet.Me tour in 2015. Other acts on this successful tour included Corbyn Besson, Brandon Rowland, and Hunter Rowland.
Almost right after returning from this event, he jumped on board with the DigiTour Slaybells 2015 events. All of the success of these tours caused even more opportunities for streamers to interact with fans and make money.
Blake felt this was the ultimate opportunity to build his brand and see the world. So, he signed up to be apart of Magcon 2016, as well. His last tour was in 2018. He became one of the top supporting acts for the Satorian Summer Send-Off Tour. These festivities were hosted and in honor of Jaco Satorius.
Blake Gray and Baby Ariel
2016 and 2017 was a very tumultuous year for Blake Gray. Some of the highs included getting his ear pierced and going on tour. His lows including makeups and breakups with Baby Ariel.
Baby Ariel would go on to become a huge pop star. The initial breakup seemed to deeply bother Blake.
He sent a tweet stating,
“Ariel and I decided to take a break from each other for right now. We’re still gonna be really close. Gonna miss you.”
With that said, Baby Ariel cemented Blake Gray’s fate as a superstar. The video of their first on-screen kiss has over 2 million views. In fact, it recently resurfaced during an updated YouTube algorithm.
Now, many are reliving the relationship between these two megastars all over again. However, they both have moved on and have no plans on getting back together.
Blake Gray and Elle Danjean Relationship
The world of content creators is always turning. So, these stars seem to rebound pretty easily. After his breakup with Baby Ariel, Blake Gray turned his attention to Elle Danjean.
In January 2018, Elle Danjean started dating. By the middle of the year, they broke up. As a rebound, Blake Gray started dating model Olivia Occhigrossi.
By mid-2019 Elle Danjean started dating Blake Gray’s BFF, Bryce Hall. However, they fizzled out around the same time that Blake Gray and Olivia Occhigrossi would.
In 2020, Blake Gray maintained he was still single. However, he had a Tinder account activated in July 2020. With that said, there are many rumors swirling that Blake Gray and Elle Danjean are back together. With that said, he was linked to Amelie Zilber in November 2020, even meeting her dad in a YouTube video!
Blake Gray Dates Olivia Occhigrossi
In late 2018, Blake Gray started dating Olivia Occhigrossi. They had a really intense relationship right off the bat.
During this whirlwind romance, Blake found himself at Milan Fashion Week. This event got Blake on the radar of many casting agents. It wasn’t before long that he was signed to New Models.
In May 2019, Blake Gray had the biggest health scare of his life. He was diagnosed with pneumomediastinum. That’s when the air begins leaking in the chest.
Symptoms of a pneumomediastinum include:
- Sharp Chest Pains
- Shortness of Breath
- Distorted Voice
As a content creator who uses his voice a lot, this had to be fixed. So, he had emergency surgery to prevent any damage. He credits Olivia for having back during this time.
In an Instagram post, Blake Gray said,
“I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each of you that have been sending messages and prayers. Also to my amazing girlfriend who has been there every step of the way, I love you so much and I am so grateful to have you by my side. I would not have been able to get through this without you guys.”
Not long after, the duo would call it quits. It wasn’t long before people started speculating that Elle Danjean and Blake Gray were dating again. These rumors went rampant after Blake Gray joined the Sway House in 2020.
Blake Gray Joins Sway House
Blake Gray has become a valued content creator for the TikTok community. It was only natural that he would be invited into a content creator House.
In June 2020, Blake Gray created a video with Sway House leader Bryce Hall. They announced that Blake would be joining the house.
As part of this new partnership, the duo actually invited Elle Danjean to create a video. Blake Gray hosted a “who knows me better?” contest between the two. It’s one of the top three videos on Blake Gray’s YouTube page.
Joining the Sway House hasn’t stopped Blake Gray from controversy. He and Bryce Hall were in trouble for hosting parties during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.