Saffron Barker Biography

Saffron Barker, a singer, YouTuber, and prominent social media celebrity from Britain, has gained a massive following across various platforms. With over 880K subscribers on her main YouTube channel and more than half a million subscribers on her vlogging channel, Barker creates content focused on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, music, Q&As, and challenges, often featuring her friends and family. She is also highly popular on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouNow, with a combined following of millions. As a singer, Barker was a member of the all-girl group ‘Born2Blush’ and has released original songs, including a charity Christmas single. Currently, she is hosting a TalkTalk TV series called ‘In My Day’, where she and her family discuss various topics from different generational perspectives.

Quick Facts

  • British Celebrities Born In July Age: 23 Years, 23 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Father: Darren Barker
    • Mother: Wendy Barker
    • Siblings: Casey (brother), Jed (brother), Jordan (adopted brother)
  • Height: 5’3″ (160 cm), 5’3″ Females
  • City: Brighton, England

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Saffron Barker has known fellow ‘Born2Blush’ members, Libby Whitehouse, Jazmine Tiley, and Georgia McNamara since she was three years old. In the early 2010s, they started singing together. They have appeared in multiple national level singing competitions in England. In May 2014, the group started a YouTube Channel where they uploaded their cover of Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’. Sometimes in 2015, the group broke up. Barker set up her main channel in July of the same year. A few months later she launched the vloging channel. On her first video, posted in August 2015, she documented her visit to Florida. Since then she has accumulated 134 million views in total with her most popular video, ‘Types of Boyfriend’ which also starred her then-boyfriend Jake Mitchell, having 4 million views. Some of her other popular videos are ‘Her Room Tour’, ‘The Chapstick Kissing Challenge’, and ‘Boyfriend Does My Makeup’. In just a few years she has risen from obscurity to global fame!

Controversies & Scandals

As Peter Hewlett, Barker’s maternal grandfather, said in the very first episode of ‘In My Day’, the cost of fame is privacy, and Barker seems to be paying it. She started dating Jake Mitchell in early 2015. He is a famous YouTuber himself with more than a million subscribers on his main channel. In late 2016, Mitchell uploaded a picture on Snapchat of himself sleeping in someone’s bed. The internet exploded with speculations. Their fans quickly concluded that it was neither his nor Barker’s bed. It was later found out that he had cheated on Barker with Claudia Naya, a girl from their secondary school. Mitchell vehemently denied it, and his sister, Eloise, came to his defence. Things took a turn for the worse when their father, Rob, was accused of bullying Barker through a fake Twitter account. She and Mitchell broke up soon after.

What Makes Saffron Barker So Special

Saffron Barker is the perfect representative of the 21st century millennials whose world is fast, fleeting, and centred around their digital devices. This vivacious teenager is confident and smart. But perhaps, her greatest quality is her relatability. To her audience, she is a long distance best friend; they laugh with her, sharing her happiness, and they cry with her, being there in her moments of sorrow. Barker is involved with several charities. She has raised funds for the ‘Cancer Research UK’. She is also a part of the ‘Being Me’ Campaign.

Personal Life

Saffron Barker was born in Brighton, a seaside resort in East Sussex, England on July 24, 2000 to Darren and Wendy Barker. She is the middle child between two brothers, Casey, whose own YouTube channel has 173K subscribers, and Jed. She also has an adoptive brother, Jordan Comolli, who is an electronic musician. Since her public break-up with Mitchell, rumours have linked her to fellow YouTuber Joe Weller. It has also been reported that she is dating London-based musician Harvey but neither has made any statements on the matter as of yet, except for a few cryptic Twitter exchanges.

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