For the second time inside per week, Kelly Osbourne was seen out and about with Griffin Johnson. Right here’s the inside track on this TikTok sensation.
If Kelly Osbourne turns into the following huge star to take over TikTok (perhaps she’ll submit a video skateboarding to Ozzy Osbourne’s “Loopy Prepare?” a la Nathan “Doggface” Apodaca), then she most likely could have Griffin Johnson to thank. Kelly, 35, and the 21-year-old social media sensation had been seen collectively out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday (Oct. 17), three days after they had been noticed having dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood. Whereas the precise nature of those outings or their relationship is unknown, the refreshingly frank Kelly will probably let everybody know in the event that they’re simply BFFs or extra ahead of later. Within the meantime, for individuals who don’t know Griffin, listed below are a number of particulars:
1. Griffin is a TikTok star with over 7 million followers. Griffin hails from Illinois, however most know him for his TikTok movies and vlogs. He’s recognized for posting comedy movies and never a lot for dance crazes. “my dad at all times instructed me to attempt to be the most effective at no matter you do.. that’s why i made a decision to be the most effective at being the worst dancer on TikTok,” he tweeted in Might 2020.
2. He’s additionally a nursing pupil. Earlier than shifting to LA, Griffin was learning to be a nurse at Indiana State College. “Social media has modified my life not solely with the chums I’ve made, however the skill to have an effect on and alter my followers’ days and lives,” he instructed The Indiana Statemen in Feb. 2019. “I like social media for the alternatives and other people I’ve been in a position to meet. I’m presently about to begin my tour this weekend in Orlando, Florida. I’m additionally shifting to LA for the summer season.”
3, Griffin was a member of Sway Home … Griffin is a founding member of Sway Home (aka Sway LA), a collective of influencers/social media creatives/TikTok stars who shared a house in Los Angeles. The group shortly developed a fame for residing in a “frat home,” and multiple outlets reported that Los Angeles mayor Eric Carcetti had Sway Home’s utilities minimize after member Bryce Corridor hosted a number of massive gatherings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, when this all went down in August, Griffin was residing elsewhere.
4. …however he moved out in July. “LA itself is a battle,” Griffin instructed Insider in July, after deciding to go away Sway LA. “I discover myself entering into immature conditions typically. And I’m like, ‘Why did I try this?’ It’s very simple, particularly for these youthful youngsters that by no means needed to develop into adults in any means, form, or kind.”
As an alternative of staying with the Sway LA home, Griffith left to tackle a management position at SwayGaming, which Insider studies is a “gaming home” shaped by a “partnership between Sway’s mum or dad firm, TalentX Leisure, and the esports group ReKTGlobal.” Griffin mentioned that the choice was made along with his profession in thoughts. “I’m going extra into the entrepreneur-acting route,” he instructed Insider. “So it’s important to have a very clear picture for that. You may’t be doing loopy issues on the web.
He had a high-profile breakup with a fellow TikTok star. “On TikTok, the influencers — not all of them, however numerous influencers — those that create probably the most drama are those which can be probably the most related,” Griffin instructed Insider in July, proper earlier than he obtained ensnared in a few of that drama. That month, Charli D’Amelio accused her ex, Chase Hudson, of dishonest on her. In return, Chase seemingly aired your complete TikTok group’s soiled laundry and accused Griffin of dishonest on Dixie D’Aemlio with two different ladies, per Seventeen.
Although Dixie seemingly dismissed the allegation, she stopped following Griffin on-line a number of weeks later. Dixie confirmed that she and Griffin “broke up” in a YouTube vlog, and Griffin launched a tune, “Handy,” which was seemingly about their break up. “She mentioned I cheated/That’s simply f-cked up,” he sings. Dixie, per Seventeen, went on-line afterward and shared Snapchats, Instagram /DMs, and extra screenshots of Griffin allegedly asking for pics and saying he’s single. She additionally included a screenshot of what seems to be an apology textual content from her now ex-boyfriend. Griffin went on Twitter to “admit to f-cking up” in late September. “I’m not good. God is aware of I’m not even shut, however time for others to confess the identical.”