Updated June 17th, 20201
Tati Westbrook has made her first appearance since going dark in June of last year.
The beauty YouTuber was spotted when she took a photo with two fans just days ago which was uploaded to Instagram. Drama channel Here For The Tea captured the shot from @shilpaverma and @glambyrayna and reshared it to her followers.
Some speculate the photo was taken in Bellevue, Washington, where Tati and her husband James Westbrook now allegedly reside. The couple sold their L.A. home in November 2020 and relocated back to their native Seattle area.
Regarded as one of the most successful YouTube creators on the platform, Tati retreated from the internet in June 2020 after releasing a follow-up video to her bombshell ‘BYE SISTER…‘ which famously led to the mass cancellation of James Charles in 2019. Her sequel video accused YouTube personalities Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson of being the puppet-masters behind attempting to take down James Charles’ career— claiming she was manipulated and gaslit into believing lies about the then 19-year-old James and coerced into making her initial video.
More recently, Tati and her husband have found themselves entangled in legal drama. The couple is reportedly being sued for fraud by their Halo Beauty partner Clark Swanson. The Westbrooks have also attempted to sue drama channel Without A Crystal Ball for harrassment and spreading fake news about them, however, that case was dismissed in March 2021 for lack of jurisdiction.
Tati returns to her YouTube channel one month after being spotted
One month after snapping photos with her fans, Tati Westbrook has finally returned to her YouTube channel with a 19-minute video explaining where she’s been this year and why she left.
Throughout the video, Tati reveals she planned to return sooner, however she faced intense harassment and threats which forced her to retreat. She shares that her Halo Beauty business partner is suing her for $30 million— a lawsuit she plans to fight— and has thus downsized her life in order to afford the legal battle. She also opens up about her marriage, claiming she and her husband James Westbrook nearly got divorced from the stress of this year.
Despite rumours, Tati also clarifies that she is not pregnant, nor did she have a baby this year. See a full recap of her comeback video here.