If you’re tuned into social media, you may have seen all the controversy surrounding influencer Taylor Paul. She is an influential mother who is part of the Mormon community. Mormons are based in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are based in Utah, and many of them live in Utah as well. Taylor Paul is probably one of the most famous mom bloggers who are also Mormon, as she has over 3 million followers on TikTok. Although she is well known for many positive things, she also has a lot of drama surrounding her brand. She has what is known as a MomTok page where much of the drama is created and found. Read on to find out why influencer mom Taylor Paul is so controversial.
Taylor’s TikTok is full of videos and posts about her family and life. She really gives her fans a front row seat to all the craziness that happens in her bubble. As some may know, she is going through a divorce from her ex-husband, Tate Paul. This shouldn’t be too surprising, as research shows that marriages have a 39 percent chance of ending in the United States. But what got a lot of attention on her page was a post she made about someone other than her ex-husband. It was a video of her singing a love song to another guy. Apparently, this is how many of her followers found out that she and her ex-husband were breaking up.
What makes things even more tense with her fans is the big reveal of what led to their split. Paul recently took to Instagram Live and revealed all the juicy details about the nature of the couple’s relationship. She ended up telling the world that she and her husband were what are called “soft swingers.” This is when you have an arrangement to be intimate with other people outside of the relationship, but you have a boundary where you “don’t go all the way.” She said she broke that arrangement. “We had an agreement, all of us, and I withdrew from that agreement,” she said.
Taylor Paul mentioned that while this is causing problems in the relationship, there are other things that are causing problems in their marriage. She never shared these challenges with her fans on TikTok, but she said some things came up that ended up being a deal breaker for their relationship. She manages the swinger situation as the “tip of the iceberg” in their relationship problems.
Now many people are speculating who is the additional party involved with Taylor Paul. Some even joked that MomTok’s other mom influencers might be involved, calling them all sister wives. She didn’t reveal any names, but shared that there are others in the MomTok realm who are also having relationship issues. “There are three divorces in our friend group right now,” she shared. Apparently another one of these divorces is also related to the soft swinger scandal.
Paul said her friends were there for her during that time. “MomTok supports us,” she said. It was a difficult period for her and this scandal made her make some changes. Looks like she’s no longer a member of the Mormon swinger club. She seems to be happy and devoted to the boy in her TikTok love song video who is Dakota Mortensen. Many wondered how the Mormon Church would respond to the controversy surrounding Taylor at this time. She personally doesn’t expect much of a backlash. “The LDS Church received the most clicks it has ever received this summer. So I don’t think they’re going to kick out one of their biggest traders,” she said.