Tell Dr. Yolanda your ailments, and we will attempt to prescribe the correct medication. We have now received requests from two different readers (at least we think they are two different readers?), both of whom effusively begged for further details about the fancy new home of Jenna Mourey, better-known as Jenna Marbles. Both readers, apparently, are in danger of entering a state of anaphylactic shock if they do not get to read about Ms. Marbles’ fancy new pad.
Obviously Yolanda cannot have folks going into shock. What if they are, like, flying a helicopter? Or operating a tractor? Someone could be grievously injured! So today we present Ms. Mourey’s new house.
For those of us non-millenials wondering who the hell this woman is, let Yolanda tell you. The 31-year-old Ms. Marbles Is a very rich young lady who made her fortune through the YouTube doohickey. In fact, she has long been one of the most popular YouTube “celebrities” of them all. She has more than 18 million subscribers on the platform — more than Logan Paul, Jake Paul, Rosanna Pansino, Bethany Mota, or any other YouTube celeb Yolanda has ever profiled on our blog. Her YouTube channel also sports a cumulative total of more than 2.6 billion views. Just for reference, that number is more than 1/3 of Earth’s total population. One of Ms. Marbles’ videos — titled How to trick people into thinking you’re good looking — has more than 67 million views alone.
By most estimates, Ms. Marbles is now pulling in several hundred thousand dollars per year. At least. Some folks believe it may actually be more than that with sponsorships — into the seven figures, perhaps.
Ms. Marbles is one of the OG YouTubers — she’s been doing this since 2010, since before it was actually known to be a viable career — and she sort of fell into it accidentally. Born and raised in western New York, the well-educated lass has a Master’s degree from Boston University in Sport Psychology and Counseling, of all subjects.
After completing her studies, Ms. Marbles worked a variety of odd jobs to make ends meet: bartending, go-go dancing, as a receptionist at a tanning salon. Then she began releasing videos on the ‘Tube, attracted attention from mainstream publications — such as The New York Times and ABC News — and the rest is, well, history.
Yolanda watched a few of the potty-mouthed Ms. Marbles’ videos to prep for our story, and it is our opinion that she is blessed with natural comedic timing, wit, and is also — though she downplays it — extremely smart. She also, apparently, has never met a curse word that she did not fall madly in love with and attempt to marry in international waters (Yolanda is the same way, so that is assuredly not an insult).
On the personal front, Ms. Marbles and her live-in boyfriend Julien Solomita (who frequently appears in her videos) have been dating for nearly five years. The couple have three doggies.
Anyway, it is already widely known that Ms. Marbles recently purchased a fancy new “starter” house. How is it known? Because she posted a video tour on the YouTube! Naturally. That video has already racked up 3.2 million views in just two weeks. Apparently folks like looking at houses, huh? (We already knew that).
Though Ms. Marbles does not name her specific neighborhood, one of our readers noted that the house looks very much like the sort of spec-build that has become ubiquitous in the San Fernando Valley, particularly in the neighborhoods of Encino, Sherman Oaks, and Studio City.
Yolanda’s investigation reveals that the house in question is indeed located in Sherman Oaks, in a leafy neighborhood pocket populated with large mansions and a handful of tennis court estates. Records reveal that Ms. Marbles used a blind trust to pay $2,850,000 for the property earlier this month (May 2018). This is her very first house purchase — congrats, gurl!
Privately situated at the very end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the 5,093-square-foot structure was spec-built in 2016 and sold for $2.6 million that same year. That buyer then proceeded to flip the property to Ms. Marbles after just 1.5 years of ownership.
Though described as a “Cape Cod stunner” in the listing, the house resembles no true Cape Cod-style abode Yolanda has ever seen. By definition, ain’t a Cape Cod building low and broad? Hmmm! We would describe the house as more of a Traditional than anything, although that entryway with the two-story columns verges on the bizarre and gives the entire front facade some very wonky proportions.
Anyway, the whole property is already walled, gated, and high-hedged for celeb-style security, and the house is additionally equipped with a high-tech security system (cameras, alarms, the works). The stone-and-gravel front driveway has off-street parking for at least two vehicles, in addition to the attached two-car garage.
One more quick quibble about this place: that front fountain does not go with the house (at all) and is a massive obstacle for cars attempting to park or back up in the driveway. Yolanda would advise Ms. Marbles to toss that hokey thing out with the garbage.
Outdoor complaints aside, the rest of the home is quite lovely. The front door swings open to a grand two-story entryway and a center hallway with wide-plank hardwood floors. To the right of the front door is a living room with a coffered ceiling and some rather fetching cobalt blue velour chairs. To the left is a formal dining room with a big bay window and a rectangular crystal chandelier.
Tucked underneath the home’s staircase is an all-glass and temperature-controlled wine room/celler thing. Past that is the family room and the open kitchen, which sports a large island with bar-style seating, stone countertops, and the typical variety of high-end stainless appliances.
If that massive kitchen ain’t big enough for Ms. Marbles, she also has lots of additional storage space (and a second sink) in the adjoining hallway. Lots of cabinets and a pantry out there. Also downstairs (not pictured) are a powder room and a guest/maid’s bedroom suite.
Upstairs are the home’s additional four bedrooms, all of which include their own en-suite bathrooms. The second floor hallway features a wee writing desk and a few built-in bookshelves.
Ms. Marbles and Mr. Solomita will enjoy the sumptuous master suite, which includes a fireplace, a small balcony overlooking the backyard, massive walk-in closet, and a bathroom with a glassy shower, claw-footed soaking tub, and dual vanities.
Back downstairs, the living room opens (via a magically disappearing glass wall) to the backyard, which is smaller than Yolanda would have anticipated (for a house this size). The saltwater pool includes a raised shelf for sunbathing and an inset spa. There is also a bar area with a BBQ, an outdoor dining spot, and a couple tiny patches of grass for Ms. Marbles’ dogs to do their private business.
And as noted by the listing, the house is minutes from a variety of shopping and dining options along the always-bustling Ventura Boulevard.
Mazel tov on the luxurious new house, Ms. Marbles. And if you are a fan of our gurl, don’t lose your mind over Yolanda’s few problems with the property. Compliments and criticism are both a-okay with the thick-skinned Ms. Marbles.
“Hope you like it,” Ms. Marbles said in her house tour video. “And if you hate it, that’s fine too.”