Things About Tik Tok Star Addison Rae You Don't Know

Are there things about TikTok star Addison Rae that you don't know? Whether you're an active member of the TikTok community, or you're sitting back to let Gen Z take the reins, you've probably heard the dancer's name. As one of the biggest stars on the platform, her high-energy videos go viral each time she posts — she's quite the sensation!

Rae's sunshiney smile captured fans' hearts instantly when she first joined TikTok in July 2019. Per Tubefilter, as of August of 2020, Rae was the second most-followed celebrity on the app with a whopping 54 million followers — and her presence is only growing with each passing day. In fact, Rae has already the become highest-paid person on the app, according to Forbes

While Rae's videos show us a lot about her life, family, and friends, even her most adoring fans may not know some of the less-publicized details. So when it comes to who Addison Rae is outside of the TikTok app, here are a few things you probably didn't know.

TikTok star Addison Rae is a professionally trained dancer

If you've been wondering where TikTok star Addison Rae gets her flawless moves from, her professional dance training probably didn't hurt. From the age of six, she began dancing competitively, as noted by Business Insider, and has trained in numerous studios. Rae was also a member of the Shreveport Dance Academy, as per her TikTok bio, so she's clearly had experience dancing long before TikTok took off.

It's no wonder that while many TikTok stars are known for their lip-syncing skills or comedy videos, Rae's dancing takes center stage. Additionally, while many of the dances that folks perform on TikTok are recycled content, Rae is at the forefront of TikTok trends. 

However, Rae was accused of copying content on one occasion: another popular creator, Hunter Lasater, accused the superstar of borrowing a little too much from one of his videos in February 2020. But as Insider reported, he later backpedaled from the accusation. Clearly, Rae has more than enough moves of her own.

TikTok star Addison Rae initially wanted to be a broadcast journalist

As one of TikTok's biggest superstars, Addison Rae probably won't be needing a college education to stay afloat. Nevertheless, she did attend school for a short time, and it's an experience she looks back on fondly. "I did go to college for about three months," she told Forbes. "That was a really fun and exciting time." Little did she know then that she would wind up being a social media celebrity.

During Rae's short-lived college endeavor, she had her sights set on a completely different career. "My focus for college was broadcasting and TV commercial work," she continued. As luck would have it, though, Rae says her TikTok career has given her the opportunity to achieve some of the goals she set while in school. "Because of TikTok and moving to Los Angeles, I have been able to do the things I have always dreamed of such as being on ESPN and working with brands," she added.

It may not be her first priority right now, but eventually, Rae would like to finish what she started with her college education.

TikTok star Addison Rae became a millionaire as a teenager

Not only is TikTok star Addison Rae serving up epic content on social media, she's also making quite the living off of it. Rae now has a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and her wealth is only growing seeing. As she explained on the podcast VIEWS with David Doric and Jason Nash, big-time TikTok stars like her can make an average of $90,000 per video they post, so it's no wonder Rae became a millionaire as a teenager.

In addition to making money on TikTok, Rae has also landed numerous sponsorships and brand deals that only fattened up her wallet. As Forbes reported, she's worked with companies like sneaker juggernaut Reebok and watch company Daniel Wellington. These brand deals, as well as her own personal merchandise sales, now account for two thirds of Rae's estimated earnings. Oh, and by the way, the social media starlet earned an estimated $5 million between June 2019 to 2020, so her net worth is surely increasing as you read this. Maybe she'll catch up to the true net worth of these celebs?

TikTok star Addison Rae inked a deal with talent agency WME

According to their website, the WME Agency is one of the oldest and biggest talent representation firms in the world. So it only made sense that the company reached out to TikTok star Addison Rae, thanks to her fledgling fame. The partnership became official in January of 2020, when the agency announced they'd be representing her moving forward, and The Hollywood Reporter spilled all the exclusive details.

According to the publication, WME now represents Rae across a variety of sectors, including modeling, fashion, music, dance, TV, film, podcasting, touring, books, licensing, and endorsements. Clearly, Rae isn't boxing herself into the TikTok app forever. Oh, and the social media star's parents will also be represented by the agency, as they're quite famous now too, thanks to Rae. 

That being said, Rae isn't the only TikTok mega-star to sign with WME. Chase Hudson, a fellow member of the Hype House, also signed with the agency just days before Rae joined the team.

TikTok star Addison Rae is practically BFFs with the Kardashians

Fans who have been keeping up with TikTok star Addison Rae are well aware she's become close friends with Kourtney Kardashian. Despite their 22-year age difference, the two ladies have been having a ball recording videos together. Rae opened up about their unexpected friendship in an interview with E! News. "I've had such an amazing time spending time with Kourtney and meeting the family," she gushed. "They're all just such loving people that genuinely care about each other." 

Rae may not be a Kardashian herself, but she says the famous family inspires her in a multitude of ways. "They all have such an amazing bond that I always valued in my family, so it really just makes me love them even more as people," she continued. "It just really shows you how genuine they are."

Rae and Kardashian even teamed up to recreate Kourt's famous "ABCDEFG" video, and the video went viral. Of course it did!

TikTok star Addison Rae was one of the earliest members of the Hype House

The Hype House, a collective of social media content creators, was founded in December of 2019, as noted by Insider. And while many members of the collective have come and gone, TikTok star Addison Rae remains a familiar face. 

In addition to Rae, The Hype House boasts some of the biggest TikTok stars from around the globe as members, but there's no denying that Rae is one of, if not the most popular. Given that she's the top earner on the app, when The Hype House was created by Chase Hudson and Thomas Petrou, Rae was one of the earliest and most notable recruits.

After joining The Hype House, Rae talked to Hollywire about what the group's goals are. "It's just really about content, like bringing each other up," she explained. "It really doesn't even matter about the followers in the house, it's more just like, making content together, doing what we love to do." Clearly they're inspiring each other at The Hype House!

Does TikTok star Addison Rae have an on-again, off-again romance with Bryce Hall?

TikTok star Addison Rae is a bona fide member of The Hype House, but her most public romance to date is allegedly with a member of a different social media collective: the Sway House. The TikTok star reportedly has had a relationship with fellow social media influencer Bryce Hall. The duo quickly received the nickname "Braddison" by fans, and although they've never publicly confirmed their romance, it was evident from their videos that they were an item.

As Bustle reported, Rae and Hall shared their first joint TikTok in October 2019, fueling rumors they were a couple. They only appeared to get closer over time, posting together more and frequently. But their silence about their relationship left fans scratching their heads as to whether they were actually boyfriend and girlfriend. Apparently, even Rae and Hall weren't quite sure when asked. "We're not dating yet," Hall told Logan Paul on an episode of Paul's Impaulsive podcast. "We're not boyfriend and girlfriend. I guess you could say we went on dates," he added.

However, whatever romantic relationship they may have had came to an end by September 2020, according to Dextero.

TikTok star Addison Rae's parents are now TikTok famous too

To say TikTok star Addison Rae's family is supportive of her entertainment career would be an understatement. Not only are they behind her all the way, but they've joined her on the ride. Rae's parents both have TikTok pages of their own, and Rae actually credits them for helping to launch her career.

Rae's breakthrough came when she did a TikTok with her mom, Sheri Nicole, after she got familiar using the app in 2019. "I actually downloaded the app in July, made a post with a friend, and literally out of nowhere, I think it like, got 93,000 likes," she told Hollywire in an interview. "I was like woah. I like this!" she recalled of being suddenly thrust into the spotlight.

From there, Rae and her mom kept up the momentum. "I kept going, made videos with my mom, and then that was kind of the main thing that blew up," she continued. Today, Rae's mom boasts more than 9 million followers on her popular TIkTok page. Impressive!

TikTok star Addison Rae launched a podcast with her mom

There's an old saying that claims, "mother knows best," and it's a phrase that TikTok star Addison Rae knows all too well. In fact, Rae is so close with her mom, Sheri Nicole, that she launched a podcast named after that saying. Mama Knows Best hit Spotify in July of 2020, and releases new episodes weekly on Mondays. According to Entertainment Tonight, Mama Knows Best will give fans "an intimate and authentic look into Addison and Sheri's mother-daughter relationship." 

Both Rae and her mom were thrilled to announce their podcast, and the social media starlet gave fans a taste of what they can expect in the official trailer for the show. "Every week, we're going to talk about my life, the big and the small, and pretty much everything you want to know," she revealed. Most importantly, there will be plenty of words of wisdom, as the title of the show indicates. "We'll have some pretty fun advice from my mom as well," Rae added. That's one celeb who won't be parent-shamed.

TikTok star Addison Rae's parents divorced when she was a kid

Addison Rae's parents are happily married, but there was actually a large chunk of time when they were separated. Yep, the star's parents once divorced, but eventually found their way back to each other, according to the Mama Knows Best podcast.

Rae told the emotional story on the very first episode of the show with the help of her mom. Rae explained that her parents split up when she was a young child, and shared a rocky relationship for most of her childhood. Fortunately, the pair still managed to make her feel secure. "It was never a problem for me to think, 'where is my dad,'" she recalled. "I didn't even think about that stuff."

Rae also revealed that due to her patents' split, her family moved around a lot, and even lived out of a camper at one point. "Luckily we could afford to get an RV," she continued. "We were struggling really bad." Finally, in 2017, Rae's parents found their happy ending and got remarried.

TikTok star Addison Rae launched her own beauty company

Move over Kylie Jenner, there's a new beauty mogul in town! TikTok star Addison Rae announced the launch of her makeup line in August of 2020, as Elle reports, and it made a mega-splash among TikTok fans with a passion for cosmetics. The star dubbed her line ITEM Beauty, and assumed the role of "chief innovation officer." At 19 years old, Rae became not only the boss of her own brand, but she made something that fans can feel good about buying: all of her products, including eye shadow, mascara, brow definer, brightening powder, lip oil, and a contour kit were made with cruelty-free ingredients. That sounds like a makeup brand that's actually worth your money!

Ahead of the brand's launch, Rae discussed why getting into the beauty business actually made so much sense for her. "I've always been around makeup since I was a little girl," she explained. "My mom was a makeup artist and I was a competitive dancer." So whenever Rae had a dance performance, her mom was there to help her do her makeup beforehand.

TikTok star Addison Rae is a mega-fan of Billie Eilish

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who isn't a fan of Billie Eilish these days, but TikTok star Addison Rae has been a stan of the musician since the beginning of her career. She spoke with Entertainment Tonight about how much music by the "Ocean Eyes" singer means to her. "I love her because 'Ocean Eyes' was so good to me, and I would literally listen to it and like, cry," she said, speaking about Eilish's breakout track. "And then, as she got more popular...I was like, 'Oh, I love her music but...she's mainstream now.'" And that made it less "cool" to be an Eilish fan, says Rae.

Don't worry though, because Rae still adores Billie Eilish after her stunning transformation, even though she's now a certified A-lister. "You know when you find that artist and then they blow up and you're like, 'Dang it, I wanted them to be mine,'" she continued. But Rae still supports Eilish 100 percent.

TikTok star Addison Rae would love to shift her TikTok career over to the big screen

As much as TikTok star Addison Rae slays in every video she makes, the social media star hopes to one day break out of the app and onto the big screen. "I really am pushing into getting into acting really hard right now," she shared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

Apparently, Rae is already hitting the ground running when it comes to her movie star dreams, as she's already going to auditions. "Hopefully in the next year I'll be cast in a movie or TV show," she continued.

While Rae has enjoyed massive success on TikTok, she says that becoming an actress would be even more "insane" for her. "That's kind of always always been my dream, to be on the big screen," she added. Something tells us that Rae's always theatrical TikTok videos are going to come in handy here.

TikTok star Addison Rae is a big believer in a positive mindset

If you need your daily dose of inspo, look no further than TikTok star Addison Rae. She's always smiling in her TikTok videos, and is the ultimate believer in the power of positivity. When speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she revealed how she maintains her mega-watt smile at all times. "I'm a very positive person naturally," she shared. "Some people think like, I smile too much or I'm too happy." And that's led to people speculating that something might be wrong, but she insists that's not the case — she's just a natural optimist.

Rae also alluded to the fact that her tumultuous past might have played a part in her creating radiant demeanor. "I've been through a lot," she continued. "I think you know, you live and you learn that no matter what, if you are smiling and positive about situations, it does make you feel better about it." Maybe that's why we find smiling so attractive?

Because of that, Rae is making it her MO to stay on the sunny side of life. "That's a big thing for me, spreading positivity and love and happiness," she added.