Trisha Paytas, a well-known YouTuber and online personality, announced the birth of her first child, a baby girl named Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon, on September 14, 2022. Paytas, along with her husband, Moses Hacmon, shared the joyous news and adorable photos on social media, where they collectively have millions of followers.
Following the birth of Malibu Barbie, Trisha faced criticism for her ‘unusual’ name choice. Some fans described it as a ‘horrible name,’ saying Malibu is ‘not a baby doll.’ Another said that’s ‘not a cute name but a cruel and selfish one, played by the poor baby’s parents.’ However, some found it a fitting choice for Trisha, who is known for being eccentric.
Paytas, who has built a substantial online career by courting controversy, took a more personal and tender route when she shared images of her newborn from her hospital bed. She had initially let her followers in on her pregnancy journey back in February, sharing images of sonograms and positive pregnancy tests, titling the moment ‘love at first beat.’
Paytas’ journey to motherhood was a challenging one, peppered with health issues. She had previously spoken about being diagnosed with PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), an infection of the reproductive organs that can lead to infertility. However, despite these obstacles, the YouTube star described feeling ‘the most peace that [she’s] ever felt’ after receiving positive pregnancy results.
When it comes to gender identity, Paytas have often been at the heart of online discussions and debates. Identifying as non-binary, she uses both she/her and they/them pronouns. In the past, she stirred up online reactions after claiming to be ‘Trans (male to female)’ but also identifying ‘1000 percent’ with her birth gender.
Aside from her personal life, Paytas’ career trajectory has been equally eventful. She has appeared on over 30 reality TV shows, tried her hand at speed-talking records, written self-help books, and recorded albums. Through it all, Paytas has nurtured a substantial following across multiple social media platforms, despite – or perhaps due to – the controversies that have swirled around her online personas.
Paytas’ personal struggles extend beyond gender identity and include mental health issues. At the age of 31, she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder following two previous diagnoses of paranoid schizophrenia. However, Paytas has managed to find financial stability, particularly through her content on the platform OnlyFans, where she is among the top 0.01% of creators.
With the birth of Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon, Paytas, and Hacmon, who married in 2021, have embarked on a new chapter in their lives. As the couple navigates the joys and challenges of parenthood, the world will have a chance to keep a keen eye on their journey – and on the adventures of little Malibu Barbie, thanks to Trisha’s frequent social media use.