Nia Rader Biography

Nia Rader is a popular American vlogger who co-owns the family ‘YouTube’ channel, ‘Sam and Nia.’ Despite facing criticism for a suspected fake pregnancy and miscarriage, Nia and her husband continue to vlog and have become one of the most famous “YouTuber” couples. Nia also manages her own ‘YouTube’ channel and contributes to her blog page and business venture.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 35 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Sam
    • Children: Abram, Juliet
  • U.S. State: Texas

The Rise to Fame

Sam and Nia, an average couple from Texas, never expected to become overnight stars. However, in March 2014, their vlog of them singing ‘Love is an Open Door’ from the movie ‘Frozen’ went viral. Titled ‘Good Looking Parents Sing Disney’s Frozen (Love Is an Open Door),’ the video gained millions of views within days of its release. It even won the ‘Artists Music Guild’ award for ‘Video of the Year’ in 2014. This viral success prompted Sam and Nia to enter the world of vlogging. They created a YouTube channel to share videos about their lives, and their channel quickly gained over two million subscribers.

Nia’s YouTube Channel

Nia also has her own YouTube channel where she primarily shares vlogs. On this channel, Nia talks about her life, aspirations, and struggles. She also answers fan queries and shares DIY projects, makeup tutorials, and storytime videos. Although her personal channel doesn’t have as many subscribers as her family channel, Nia has gained over 113 thousand followers on Instagram.

Other Ventures

In addition to vlogging, Nia runs a small business called ‘Wreaths by Nia’ from her home. She creates wreaths and hair accessories and sells them on the shopping site Before becoming a mother, Nia was already involved in an art-and-craft business, but it wasn’t successful. After her first child was born, she had limited time to pursue her passion. When she needed a wreath for her home and found online options to be expensive, she decided to make her own, which eventually led to the establishment of her business. Nia also works as a Sunday-school coordinator.


Nia’s family channel faced a significant setback early on. In 2015, a vlog post announced that Nia was pregnant with their third child. However, it was later revealed that Sam had tested the pregnancy himself using Nia’s urine sample from the toilet bowl. This led to accusations of faking the pregnancy and miscarriage, as a urine sample from a toilet bowl is not a reliable method. The couple faced backlash and criticism from haters.

Another controversy arose when it was discovered that Sam had been a member of the discreet dating site ‘Ashley Madison’ for married individuals. This scandal caused turmoil in Sam and Nia’s marriage. During this time, they attended the ‘Vlogger Fair’ in Seattle, where they faced tough questions from the media and engaged in a heated argument. As a result, Sam and Nia announced a break from vlogging, but resumed after a month.

Relationship & Marriage

Sam and Nia met in high school at ‘Wills Point High School’ in Texas and attended ‘Trinity Valley Community College’ together, where they both received associate degrees. They got married on September 12, 2009, in Wills Point. At the time, Nia worked as a manager at a women’s clothing store called ‘Maurices.’ They have three children together: Symphony Pearl Rader, born on July 18, 2010, Abram, born on September 18, 2013, and Juliet, born on June 1, 2016.

Personal Life

Nia Rader was born on September 2, 1988, in Terrell, Texas. In February 2017, she and Sam were ranked sixth on a list of ‘YouTube’s most shocking scandals’ by the UK-based entertainment website ‘Digital Spy.’ Nia enjoys adventure sports and wants to try skydiving, despite having motion sickness. Before starting her YouTube career, Nia aspired to become a teacher.

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