Instagram is truly the place for people to get noticed. This is certainly true for Jay Alvarrez. This guy was relatively unknown until he started a relationship with model Alexis Ren and the whole thing played out on social media while we all watched and lapped it up. But what happens when perfect relationships end? Is all hope lost? We’ll start by taking a look at the couple.
Summary: 5 Minutes read, Level: Entertainment
Alexis Ren is a model, social media influencer and o0nline celebrity. She is truly the living dream of most millennials. The California girl was discovered at the age of 13 by Brandy Melville and her career just snowballed from that point onwards.
Jay Alvarrez is from Hawaii and rose to fame with a series of travel videos and extreme sport videos. He became even more famous when he began dating Alexis Ren and they became the darling couple of social media.
Jay Alvarrez met Alexis Ren for the first time at a photo shoot. Being that they were both already Instagram famous – Alexis Ren more so than Alvarrez – it wasn’t unusual that their paths should cross in this way. It also wasn’t unusual, given that they were both young and attractive, that they would be attracted to each other.
In the modern world, lives are played out on social media and this couple’s were no different. Alvarrez actually publicly asked Alexis Ren out on his Instagram account. Was it romance or opportunism though? The more cynical person would argue that he did this for self-promotion, but in truth Alvarrez’s stock was already rising, even though you may not have heard of him before that. Alexis Ren was certainly charmed by the move and the pair began a whirlwind two-year romance.
It was the love story that fans of celebrity enjoyed more than any other. Because Alexis Ren and Jay6 Alvarrez were social media influencers and stars of Instagram, the whole relationship played out in fans’ social media feeds. They holidayed together and became known as the top Instagram travel couple. They saw the world together and we saw it with them.
Were we jealous or living through them? Maybe a combination of both. Guys wanted to be Jay Alvarrez and girls wanted to be Alexis Ren. They were both so perfect. They looked amazing and were so very obviously in love. They got to travel the world together, sharing exotic locations with us. It was the absolute dream of many people. But often, dreams turn into nightmares and the couple split up in 2017 after cracks started to show. The break up was far from amicable and this also played out on social media. It did not make pleasant viewing.
They might not have each other anymore, but they both still have a whole lot going for themselves. Both stars’ careers have never looked better. This was one of the reasons for the break up, according to gossip magazines and websites. Alexis Ren claimed that Alvarrez was using her to become more famous. This can often be a problem when one half of a couple is much more famous than the other.
Alexis Ren still has multi-million dollar modelling work and a very lucrative influencer career. She really probably has more money than she knows what to do with by now, but she is business-savvy and knows that the gravy train won’t roll on forever.
Jay Alvarrez is also aware that his good looks won’t last forever and is capitalizing while he can. As well as travel, extreme sports and influencing, he is also taking his first steps into acting.
Both influencers have done incredibly well for themselves and have signed exclusive deals with many top brands to endorse and promote their products.
It was great to watch Alexis Ren and Jay Alvarrez together. They seemed like the perfect couple and we loved seeing their new posts from all over the world every single day. The break up hit fans quite hard. They suspected it might be on the cards, but were in denial. Celeb break ups often hit us harder than our own break ups and they can be difficult to get over.
In real life, people often race into a so-called ‘rebound relationship’. This can work for getting over your favourite celebs’ break up too. How can you do that? It’s really simple. Move on to the next hot celebrity Instagram travel couple.
Many couples will have seen how Alvarrez and Alexis Ren’s relationship made them both uber-famous and will be keen to follow in their footsteps. Instagram is full of wannabes, but it’s also full of those who are the real deal. You don’t necessarily have to spend hours trawling the site looking for the next hot couple. There is always a buzz about the hottest Instagram travel couples and the next Alexis Ren and Jay Alvarrez will be found by someone else and you’ll hear about them soon enough.
Maybe you don’t have to wait to find the next Alexis Ren and Jay Alvarrez? Maybe you can be them?
Imagine that! Being paid to stand on some of the world’s nicest beaches with a perfect partner. It’s not necessarily as far-fetched as you might think. Looks certainly play a part in becoming internet famous, particularly on Instagram, but there is no substitute for hard work and determination either.
You can become an influencer and a very successful one at that with some tenacity. You can also make travel your niche, meaning that you can get free holidays when you reach a certain level. You don’t necessarily have to allow personal relationships to play out in such a public way either. Have a look at what travel bloggers and influencers are doing and how they got started and you could possibly be on your way to becoming the next Jay Alvarrez or Alexis Ren.