YouTube Makeup Guru NikkieTutorials Opened up About Armed Robbery; ‘Maybe One Day, I’ll Be Able To Tell You Everything’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nikkie de Jager at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 11, 2019 in New York City.

YouTube make-up guru, NikkieTutorials, is among the hottest YouTubers, specializing in empowering make-up seems and optimistic movies for her followers. But not too long ago she and her fiancé had been robbed of their residence. And Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) spoke out about it for the primary time on her channel. 

Nikkie de Jager at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 11, 2019 in New York City.
Nikkie de Jager on the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 Runway Show at Park Avenue Armory on Sept. 11, 2019 in New York City | Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs

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NikkieTutorials and her fiancé had been robbed at gunpoint at residence

On Aug. 8, de Jager posted an Instagram with textual content that said “one of [her] biggest nightmares became reality.” She and her fiancé Dylan Drossaers had been robbed at gunpoint of their residence. At the time, she wrote that “physically,” they had been alright. But, in fact, mentally they weren’t. 

She requested that followers be understanding as they kind issues out, and on Aug. 16, she posted her first video because the assault titled, “Letting you know I’m okay… Makeup Therapy.”

De Jager began off like a seemingly common video however broke down a bit to start with. Drossaers will be heard off-camera telling the wonder guru in Dutch, “Whatever happens, happens. Let those emotions free, and start again when you feel ready. Just take it easy.”

She then touched on the incident.

“A couple of days ago, Dylan and I were part of one of my worst nightmares — we were robbed at gunpoint at our own home,” de Jager stated. “Even though I can’t tell you too much, because there’s still a very ongoing investigation, I do wanna let you know that I’m OK.”

De Jager talked about how the tragedy put extra issues into perspective

The majority of her video consisted of “Makeup Therapy,” which was to assist de Jager get by way of this robust time. She defined how make-up is her outlet and makes her completely satisfied even when issues aren’t nice. She ended up making a enjoyable, vibrant look to match a kind of well-liked Barbie Color Reveal Dolls. 

But earlier than she did, de Jager stated that it was “one of those worst nightmares come true” which made all of it extra “surreal.”

“It also puts a lot of things in perspective,” de Jager stated. “Now, more than ever, you realize that family is everything. And being in good health is even more important.”

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She stated that she will be able to’t talk about every little thing proper now, for her sake but in addition for authorized causes. De Jager stated she and her fiancé try to comply with all the principles in order that this may be resolved. 

“I’m not gonna lie, it is so hard,” de Jager stated. “It is gonna take a lot of time for Dylan and myself and our family and friends to grow from this and to keep going with life, even though life does not hold back.”

NikkieTutorials has had a troublesome 12 months; she got here out as trans because of a blackmail try

NikkieTutorials began off 2020 in a tough spot, prior to lots of people. On Jan. 13, de Jager posted a YouTube video popping out as transgender, which wasn’t one thing she had ever shared with followers in her decade-long relationship with YouTube. 

Coming out is usually a second of celebration, nonetheless the circumstances below which de Jager got here out weren’t. She revealed in that YouTube video that somebody tried to blackmail her secret. So she revealed the key on YouTube — her being trans — to “take back her power.” 

After that, and the armed theft in her residence, she additionally revealed in her newest video that one in every of her greatest mates, Linda Hakeboom, was recognized with breast most cancers. De Jager acquired emotional once more, questioning “When is it enough?” But she did go away it on a optimistic notice. 

“Life is really unfair, but it is up to us to keep fighting every single second of the day.”

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