Mother of Philly YouTube Prank Star Jesse Wellens Is Missing
[UPDATE] Police have confirmed the sad news that Jeana Smith posted to Twitter yesterday, that Stella Wellens has died.
— Jeana (@PhillyChic5) December 21, 2015
[ORIGINAL] PrankvsPrank, the YouTube channel that features Philadelphia-based boyfriend/girlfriend team Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith devising clever “gotcha” pranks on each other, has almost 9.4 million subscribers on YouTube. Their companion channel BFvGF has 8.2 million subscribers.
So far, not one of them has been able to help them figure out the whereabouts of Wellens’ mother, Stella Wellens.
Wellens first disclosed his mother’s disappearance in a Tweet to his followers December 16th:
In a followup Tweet, Wellens posted that his mother suffers from severe depression and that he is worried that she may have attempted to take her own life.
Smith followed up with a video that went into the situation in more detail:
As of this writing, neither Smith nor Wellens has received any real leads from any of their online followers. Smith, however, did vent her anger and frustration over fake leads followers have apparently sent in:
Wellens’ mother was driving a light gold Lexus RS with New Jersey license plate NPY 89T when last seen. Lieutenant Jim Troxel of the Upper Moreland Township Police Department said that the department has received no leads in response to the online calls for help. Anyone who might have seen Wellens’ mother or may have information about her whereabouts should call the Upper Moreland Police at 215-657-4700. In the meantime, this recommendation from Wellens might also be of some use:
Please close your Twitter app and hug someone you love.
— Jesse Wellens (@Jessewelle) December 21, 2015
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