Meet the Sidemen & YouTube All-stars’ WAGs – from ‘Merch Queen’ to Mr Beast’s girlfriend who had a tricky first date | The Sun

IT’S the hotly anticipated charity football match that will see some of the biggest streaming stars on the planet battle it out.

Tickets for the Sidemen VS YouTube All-Stars at London Stadium sold out within hours back in June and tens of millions more are likely to be watching online. 

The annual football match will see famous British stars including KSI, Miniminter and Zerkaa take on the likes of Mr Beast, IShowSpeed and Chunkz.

Last year, they raised more than £1million for charity in a thrilling 8-7 win to the Sidemen before 35,000 spectators at Charlton Athletic’s Valley Stadium. 

This year will be even bigger, with 62,000 cheering from the stands of the West Ham ground – including the streamers’ glamorous girlfriends, fiancées and wives. 

From the ‘Merch Queen’ to the novelist and a popular singer with 1.9million monthly listeners, we reveal the love interests of the online-obsessed stars.


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Miniminter, whose real name is Simon Mintor, has been engaged to beautiful British singer Talia Mar, 26, since last summer.

The 31-year-old Sidemen star met his glamorous beau at Wireless Festival back in 2017 and they confirmed their relationship a year later, according to The Tab.

Talia, who is best known for her 2022 song Stay The Night, has a whopping 1.9million monthly listeners on spotify and a considerable online following.

She has more than a million fans following her content on both YouTube and Instagram as well as 757,000 on Twitch, where she plays video games and sings.

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Away from music, Talia had her own fashion line with PrettyLittleThing and was an ambassador for clothing range The Martian Club. 

The songstress, who released new hit Forget About Your Ex last month, also posts make-up, hair and beauty tip videos online. 


Joshua Bradley, known as Zerkaa, is among the Sidemen XI and has been dating Freya Nightingale since 2010. 

The 29-year-old influencer is often dubbed the “Merch Queen” due to regularly sporting Sidemen’s clothing range online. 

Freya has her own YouTube channel, which has 268,000 subscribers, where she posts video gaming content and gives fans an insight into her relationship. 

On Instagram, where she has 436,000 followers, she shares holiday snaps from stunning locations around the world and is often pictured in the fashionable outfits.

Freya also has 104,000 TikTok subscribers and nearly 1million likes as well as more than 282,000 followers on Twitch.


Ethan Payne, known as Behzinga, became a dad to daughter Olive Ottilie Payne just hours after his win alongside his Sidemen teammates at last year’s charity football match. 

It’s not known when he started dating girlfriend, Faith Kelly, 23, but she started to appear on his social media channels in June 2021. 

She’s also an online star with an impressive 1.6million followers on TikTok, where she posts beauty tips along with sharing insights into her life with Behzinga.

Faye, who has 804,000 Instagram followers, often shares photos of herself with baby Olive and her partner as well as snaps of her horses Cali and Lorenzo.

Last month, she and Ethan spoke out about the “hate” she received online for dating Behzinga and he described her regularly “getting smoked” by trolls. 


Sidemen star Vickram Barn, who is known as Vikkstar123, proposed to girlfriend Ellie Harlow in front of Dubai’s iconic seven-star hotel the Burj Al Arab back in 2021.

Unlike the Sidemen stars’ other halves, the Brit is very private and is said to be “not really interested in having a lot of followers”.

That came as a relief to her partner Vikkstar123, who admitted: “I quite like it as well because I like that there's some part of me that isn't on YouTube.”

It’s not known what Ellie, who is believed to be 25, does for work but she is regularly seen in her fiancé’s YouTube videos and at red carpet events. 

Mr Beast

YouTube All-Star player Jimmy Donaldson, from Greenville, North Carolina, is known as Mr Beast online and has been dating Thea Booysen since late last year. 

In a podcast, the gaming streamer revealed he “tested” his future beau, 24, on their first date with a list of pre-made questions to test their compatibility.

And it seemed they had plenty of chemistry because they couple are still together today and regularly feature on each other’s streaming channels. 

Thea, from Cape Town, South Africa, has 163,000 followers on Instagram and regularly shares gaming videos on Twitch and YouTube, where she collectively has 54,000 subscribers.

Away from gaming, she has a degree in psychology and law and is believed to be studying For a Master’s degree in neuropsychology.

She’s also self-published a book last year titled The Marked Children, which she claimed to have started writing for seven years. 


IShowSpeed, real name Darren Jason Watkins Jr, hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and will be joining Mr Beast on the All-Star team.

He met glamorous Ermony Renee at ice cream shop United Dairy Farmers and the pair revealed they were dating back in 2021.

Unlike her YouTube star partner, she keeps her private life to herself and has a private social media account with 10,600 followers.

Not a lot is know about Ermony, who was nicknamed ‘Dream’ by IShowSpeed, apart from her having studied at Walnut Hills High School and the University of Cincinatti. 

Chandler Hallow

Chandler Hallow, who is one of Mr Beast’s closest friends, has more than four million fans on Instagram alone. 

The 24-year-old, from North Carolina, revealed he was in a relationship with Cara David back in 2020.

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