Heidi O’Ferrall, the wife of YouTube gamer ProJared aka Jared Knabenbauer, accused her husband of cheating on her with mistress Holly Conrad. O’Ferrall, a gamer and cosplay star in her own-right made the allegations in a series of tweets in the early hours of May 9. They came after ProJared had tweeted that the couple was filing for divorce despite his efforts to make their marriage work.
O’Ferrall started off by saying, “I’ve recently learned that my husband @ProJared has been f***ing @HollyConrad behind my back for months. I have no idea what announcement he just made because he blocked me.” O’Ferrall goes on to say that she has proof of ProJared and Conrad’s relationship in the form of “explicit conversations and photographs.” She adds that ProJared had been promising her that he was committed to their relationship while also telling Holly Conrad that he was in the process of ending his marriage.
O’Ferrall and ProJared have been married since June 2014.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. ProJared Said in a Statement That the Divorce Decision Came After ‘Extensive Therapy’
That all came just after ProJared posted a statement that read:
“I know this may come as surprising and upsetting for many of you, but know what we do this so that we may both seek happiness for ourselves. During this time you may see a lot of rumors, speculation and gossip going around. I ask that you make your own observations and come to your own conclusions.
“I will add that this decision was reached after extensive therapy on my part and couples therapy on my part and couples therapy together. With that said, this is all I plan on stating publically regarding this matter. Heidi’s privacy, mental wellbeing and discretion has always been and will remain my highest priority through all of this. It is my hope that we can both exit this marriage with style and grace. I plan on continuing to do everything I can on my part to make this happen.”
2. Holly Conrad Said O’Ferrall’s Statements are ‘Hyperbole’
For her part, Holly Conrad only released a short statement regarding the scandal. Conrad wrote that she understood “some s*** it going down on the internet.” Conrad referred to O’Ferrall’s allegations as an “hyperbolic statement.” A statement that Conrad said was being used to “demonize strangers.” Conrad added, “This isn’t anyone’s business but theirs.” The statement ends with Conrad saying that she only wants “the best happiness for those around me” and that she would “never hurt anyone.” Conrad signs off by saying that she will be leaving Twitter for a time.
O’Ferrall says of the nude photos that Conrad allegedly sent to ProJared, “Honestly @HollyConrad you look very ashamed and insecure in all the nudes you sent my husband. I think it would help your chronic self-esteem issues if you started f***ing men that weren’t already married.” O’Ferrall’s last remark about Conrad says that she and ProJared “known the truth.” O’Ferrall says, “After losing the “love of my life” in such a brutal betrayal, I don’t feel vulnerable to the opinions of strangers in the same way anymore.”
3. O’Ferrall Also Says That ProJared Portrayed Her to Their Friends as ‘Aggressive & Unreasonable’
Aside from the alleged cheating, O’Ferrall also accused ProJared of making her “feel responsible” for the various issues in their relationship. O’Ferrall says ProJared would tell their friends stories that would portray her as an “aggressive and unreasonable person.” O’Ferrall adds, “As though I’m randomly angry and upset all the time, for no reason at all. It’s because he’s abusing me.”
Another accusation is that ProJared maintained a private Snapchat account in which he solicited raunchy photos from his followers. O’Ferrall says that ProJared maintained the account past 2017 when she confronted him over it.
4. Despite Her Abilities With Costume Design, O’Ferrall Said that She Did Not ‘Wear Anything Special’ at Her Wedding
According to O’Ferrall’s Twitter bio, she is a “professional artist & elf girl.” In that bio, O’Ferrall says that she is the owner of Forest Girl Clothing. O’Ferrall jokes on her business website that she runs the company with the help of her cat, Aries. Specifically, O’Ferrall says that Aries “models for photos and provides moral support.” The business is based in Bothell, Washington. In one tweet regarding the ProJared cheating scandal, O’Ferrall wrote that Conrad had moved close to where she lived with her husband.
In response to a fan question on her Tumblr page regarding her wedding, O’Ferrall said, “I did not make a dress or wear anything special when I got married!”
5. O’Ferrall Is a Graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington
O’Ferrall is a 2015 graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, O’Ferrall is a native of the state. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Technology and Design. Prior to graduation, O’Ferrall interned at God Save the Queen Fashions. On the website for Atelier Heidi, O’Ferrall said that she is an “award-winning cosplayer, designer and artist based in Los Angeles.”
In May 2013, the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper covered O’Ferrall’s class project in which she “made a space-warrior princess armor. And I wore it. It was made entirely out of plastic bags, duct tape, cardboard and flattened aluminum cans.”