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Are YouTubers Sam and Nia still together after Ashley Madison scandal?

Are YouTubers Sam and Nia still together after Ashley Madison scandal?

Sam's name was among those exposed in the Ashley Madison hack.

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal dropped on Netflix on 15 May and we're intrigued.

For the uninitiated, Ashley Madison was a "married dating site" launched by Canadian businessman Darren Morgenstern in 2001. With the tagline “Life is short. Have an affair”, the site was essentially a dating and relationship service for married people looking to cheat.

In July 2015, however, the website was hacked and a list of Ashley Madison users was ultimately released to the world, breaking up countless marriages and relationships along the way.

The breach exposed the personal information of approximately 37 million users, with information leaked including email addresses, photos, credit card details and even sexual preferences.

Among the names on the Ashely Madison list was Sam Rader, a YouTuber who the new Netflix docuseries features.

The site is still around today with over 70 million users, but are YouTubers Sam and Nia still together? Here's everything we know about where the couple are today.

Are YouTubers Sam and Nia still together after Ashley Madison scandal?

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Who are Sam and Nia?

The new three-part Netflix series features YouTube couple Sam and Nia Rader.

Childhood sweethearts, the pair got married when they were just 24 and 20, with them going on to have four children together.

The pair blew up on YouTube after a video of them lip-syncing to Frozen went viral in 2014, with this inspiring them to set up a parenting vlog centred on their home life.

However, after Sam's details were exposed in the Ashely Madison hack, the pair's relationship was brought into question.

What was the Ashley Madison hack?

Hackers who identified themselves as The Impact Team confirmed an attack on Ashley Madison in July 2015, threatening to expose the identities of site users unless its parent company ALM shut down the website.

In response, Ashley Madison released a statement saying that it had secured the site, though two days later the details of two Ashley Madison users were leaked.

Come August, the 30-day deadline The Impact Team had set was through and in a post titled “TIME’S UP” the first data dump was released, with roughly 10GB of personal data being released.

This was accompanied by a message from The Impact Team reading “Time's up! We have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see their data.”

The hackers added “Chances are your man signed up on the world’s biggest affair site, but never had one. He just tried to. If that distinction matters.”

While Ashley Madison promised “complete discretion”, The Impact Team said "Too bad for ALM, you promised secrecy but didn't deliver."

Ultimately, the Ashley Madison hack resulted in the data of roughly 37 million customers being exposed and led to ALM settling several lawsuits for $11.2 million in 2017.

Are Sam and Nia still together?

As above, the couple found themselves caught up in the Ashley Madison scandal when Sam's name was found in the data breach.

In Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal, Sam says he became “disillusioned” with married life, and after seeing and Ashley Madison advert on a break from his night shift at the hospital he decided to sign up.

Using all of his real information and pictures of himself, Sam says “When I signed up for Ashley Madison I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life.”

He later admitted to his wife that he had also visited strip clubs and massage parlours, with Nia explaining “Every single aspect of my life up to this point felt like a lie.”

Nia is very open about how the leak impacted their relationship, speaking candidly about it on the series. But are Sam and Nia still together today?

Well, from their social media it certainly seems so.

Are YouTubers Sam and Nia still together after Ashley Madison scandal?

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The two regularly share posts on their joint Instagram page and YouTube channel with one another, as well as videos of their children and throwback posts.

The pair's Instagram and YouTube profile pictures are also both of them with their children and the two even have a book together with their wedding photos as the front cover, so it's safe to say the couple are still very much together today.

Speaking to Tudum, Nia said “It was very shocking,”

“I was surprised that Sam would have been drawn to a website like that in the first place because it was outside of his usual morals and character.”

However, the pair are still together now, with Sam saying on the Netflix series “I have sought forgiveness from God and He has forgiven me, so I have been completely cleansed of this sin."

Taking to Instagram Reels, Nia said “The number question I’m being presented with: how did we tell our kids about the documentary without giving them details of their dad’s past!”

Though she didn't reveal specific details, she said “feel free to ask questions and I’ll share what I feel comfortable in the comments”.

Nia also made a video summing up her three main thoughts after watching the Netflix series, which you can watch below:

Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal is available to watch on Netflix now.