Brittney Smith is an American YouTuber, born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 16 February 1991, in Ohio, USA. She’s best known as Brittney Atwood, and through appearing in her husband Roman Atwood’s YouTube videos.
Brittney has a sister named Veronica, but further information about her family, early education and childhood hasn’t been disclosed, nor is it known if Brittney she attended university, though she’s revealed that she worked as a dental assistant for various years.
YouTube & Roman Atwood
Brittney Atwood is mainly known for appearing in her husband Roman’s videos, thus it’s impossible to talk about her without mentioning her partner.
Born on 28 May 1983, in Millersport, Ohio, Roman Atwood started creating videos during his teens, though it wasn’t until 2006 that he officially started his independent film director career by creating “The Nerd Herd”, a series of comedy DVD’s.
While he spent years working with other projects, finally in 2010 he created his own YouTube channel named “Sketch Empire”, and tried to grow his personal brand by launching his self-titled YouTube channel, on which he posted his first video – “Epic Cooler Prank!!” – setting his path not only as a content creator but as a prankster. To date, his first video has attracted more than six million views.
Atwood’s videos slowly became viral ,and with it, he started gaining a solid following, not only on his channel but also on other social media platforms. The quality of his content improved as well, and he became widely known for his comedy style which involved pranking random people on the streets, his friends and family. Brittney also became known by the media for her constant appearances in his videos, sometimes as an accomplice to his stunts, including at times being on the receiving end of them.
One of Atwood’s most famous videos was the “Plastic Ball Prank”, for which Roman turned his house into a giant ball pit. The video has over 80 million views to date, and at the time gained him a contract with Nissan.
Not leaving his partner out of the fun, Roman posted the video “Anniversary Prank Backfires” in November 2013. In it he pretended to be confessing an infidelity to Brittney, however, she was aware of the prank and ruined his plans by confessing a fake infidelity of her own.
Although most Atwood’s pranks turn out well, in March 2014 he was arrested and accused of inducing public panic after faking the robbery of a bank; he was taken to court but won the case.
Dead Child Pranks
Atwood’s is often known for being the man who has killed his son twice. This reputation is caused by his own doing, as he has made two videos of faking his own child’s death, for the purpose of shocking Brittney.
The first of these videos was uploaded in November 2014 and entitled “Killing My Own Kid Prank!!”. In it Atwood pretends his son Kane is dressed in a Spider-Man costume, throwing what is actually a mannequin downstairs and causing distress and tears to a worried Brittney, who is led to believe her son is dead.
The second video of this series was uploaded in October 2015, though this time the prank involved a fire explosión, with once again Brittney as the victim. These videos have put Atwood in the spotlight and brought him vast fame, though he has also been heavily criticized for his callousness.
— Brittney Atwood (@_little_britt_) August 18, 2020
Caitlin Dewey from The Washington Post, wasn’t very kind at describing the YouTuber: ‘There are a disheartening number of Internet buffoons competing for the honor of most offensive YouTube ‘prank.’ But Roman Atwood, the 32-year-old who has twice pretended to kill his own toddler, may definitively take the cake.’
In 2016 Roman Atwood completely changed his content, finally marking the end of his YouTube career as a comedian, by focusing on uploading more content onto his own Vlog channel.
Documenting details about his pranks and life was not something new for him though, as his first vlog on his secondary YouTube channel dates back to 2013. However, in this new take of said channel, he uploaded more about his family and his journey as a dad.
Mother’s Death & Hiatus
In May 2019 Roman’s mother Susan Atwood unexpectedly died in a domestic accident when she fell from a scooter. The family shared the tragic news on their social media, including Roman who announced he was taking a break from his platforms: ‘I will be by my family’s side, especially my father’s. We are rushing back home to Ohio to figure everything out. Please pray for my family and especially for my father’.
For her part, Brittney posted an Instagram story thanking people for their support during the difficult moment: ‘We are home now. Just want to thank everyone for all the love and prayers.’
In December 2019 The Atwoods posted a New Year’s video. However, months passed without new content, worrying the family’s fans. During this prolonged absence, rumors about a possible divorce appeared on social media. However, the couple shut down said speculations when they announced they were expecting another child.
In August 2020, Roman and Brittney posted a new video, though the issue of their prolonged absence was not disclosed by them.
Relationship With Roman Atwood
Brittney met Roman Atwood in 2009, when she was attending her sister’s wedding with Chase Gilroy, who is one of Atwood’s close friends.
The pair started dating right away and in 2011 they welcomed their first child together, a baby son named Kane. In 2017 they announced the birth of their second child, a girl whom they named Cora. In 2020 the couple announced another child is on the way and is expected to be born in December 2020.
In April 2018 Roman proposed to Brittney after over nine years of relationship. On 27 July that year the pair finally married in Hawaii in a private ceremony documented in a video posted on their channel. She became the step mother of Roman’s first son Noah, born in 2004 and the product of Roman’s first marriage with Shanna Riley. Brittney said in 2018 that she didn’t want to have more children, so her most recent pregnancy was somewaht unexpected. The family still live in Ohio.
Brittney Atwood has an estimated net worth of close to $100,000, which is the result of her appearances in her husband’s videos, and their shared patrimony.
Brittney Atwood is 5feet 4ins (1.62m) tall and weighs approximately 130lbs (58kgs). She has a slender build, dark hair, blue eyes and gorgeous facial features.
In August 2018 Brittney had a breast augmentation, and documented the journey on YouTube.
In 2020 Brittney Atwood deleted her Instagram account.