Holly Conrad had an affair with ProJared, according to Heidi O’Ferrell, Jared’s wife. Conrad is a gamer too who goes by the moniker Commander Holly.
O’Ferrell began making a series of allegations against ProJared and Conrad in a series of tweets on the morning of May 9. Those allegations came just after ProJared announced in a statement that he was divorcing O’Ferrell. ProJared wrote in part that the couple’s decision “was reached after extensive therapy on my part and couples therapy on my part and couples therapy together.”
O’Ferrell retorted ProJared’s statement 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.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Conrad Responded to ProJared’s Statement by Saying She Was ‘There for Him’
Conrad responded to ProJared’s statement regarding his impending divorce saying, “I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I’m here for you if you need me.”
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 a “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.”
2. Conrad’s Grandfather Was a Legendary Disney Animator Dorse Lanpher
Conrad’s grandfather was legendary Disney animator Dorse Lanpher. During his more than 40-year career in Hollywood, Conrad worked on classics such as “101 Dalmatians,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” according to his IMDb page. Conrad passed away in 2011 at the age of 76.
Animation Magazine published a statement from Conrad upon her grandfather’s death. The statement read:
Dorse Lanpher was my hero. He made my artistic career possible with his encouragement and talent, he was like a father to me and his only complaint was that I couldn’t get more famous than him (that would never happen, Grandpa).
His animation will live on and so will all that he taught me, even how to play the ukulele. He was proud of me enough to write about me on his blog and in his book and I’m never going to forget to live my life as art, as he always wanted and encouraged me to. And neither should any of us.
He lives on in his art and in his words. He liked like Cherry Pie from Marie Callender’s and Greyhounds. I recommend we all have one in his name, and in the name of those amazing effects that were animated by hand by so many talented artists, my grandpa included, and may they inspire generations of creative people with their magic. They inspired me.
Conrad writes on her official website that she was one of the subjects of Morgan Spurlock’s documentary, “Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.” In that same bio, Conrad says that she has worked in effects and costumes for Dreamworks, Adult Swim and Disney.
In a May 2011 blog post, Lanpher referred to his granddaughter as a “self reliant, self taught artist.”
3. O’Ferrell Called Conrad ‘a Great Friend’ in 2017
Conrad and O’Ferrell regularly conversed together on Twitter over the years. On July 10, 2017, O’Ferrell wrote of Conrad, “Call-out post: @HollyConrad is an excellent friend and human being. I could never have made the squid head without her.”
In January 2018, Conrad wrote on Twitter, “Feeling so s****y and “not good enough” tonight. IT HAPPENS. IT’s FINE. But it still sucks.” O’Ferrell responded by saying, “Uhhhh you’re the best.” Amid the fallout from O’Ferrell’s May 2019 allegations, O’Ferrel said that Conrad had been “manipulating” ProJared and had been “aggressively senting him sexual messages, and insisting to him that I’m the one hurting him.”
4. Conrad Runs a Clothing Store in Seattle
According to Conrad’s Etsy page, she runs a clothing store, Trash Witch Coven, out of Seattle, Washington. Conrad says her store is “A clothing store for the trash witch in all of us.” The store has an overall five-star rating on Etsy.
In one tweet regarding the ProJared cheating scandal, O’Ferrall wrote that Conrad had moved close to where she lived with her husband. O’Ferrall’s clothing business, Forest Girl Clothing, is based in Bothell, Washington.
On her Facebook page, Conrad refers to herself as a “special effects artist, prop maker, cosplayer, Illustrator, Youtuber, and bird-lover!” On her official website, Conrad says he has a degree from the University of Santa Barbara in Medieval History, and studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland specializing in folk magic and Medieval literature. Conrad’s grandfather wrote in a 2011 blog post that his granddaughter’s love of the “Harry Potter” series of books had inspired her to study medieval history.
5. Until 2018, Conrad Was Married to Fellow Gamer Ross O’Donovan
Until 2018, Conrad was married to fellow gamer, Ross O’Donovan aka Rubber Ninja. According to Conrad’s IMDb page, the couple was married in September 2012.