Irish-British YouTube star Jonathan Saccone-Joly is known as the patriarch of the immensely popular family vlog YouTube channel SACCONEJOLYs. The surname Saccone-Joly actually consists of both his and his wife Anna’s surnames, which they mutually decided to adopt as their surname after marriage. The channel features life vlogs featuring them and their 3 kids. In mid-2022, Jonathan abruptly deleted thousands of videos from his channel, saying he wanted his kids to make their own content.
Jonathan Saccone-Joly was born Jonathan Joly and is from Dublin, Ireland. He has also stayed in Cork and later moved with his family to Surrey, England.
On December 29, 2009, long before he shot to fame on social media, Jonathan stepped into the world of YouTube. Most of his early videos were comedy clips.
Social Media Career
Jonathan Saccone-Joly is best known for his family YouTube channel, SACCONEJOLYs, where he has been posting entertaining family vlogs and other content since 2009. The channel has, over the years, garnered more than 1.6 million subscribers.
The channel was Initially named LeFloofTV. Apart from showcasing Jonathan, Anna, and their kids, it has also featured their kids’ nanny, Zoe Sugg. The Irish family documents daily events from their lives.
In July 2010, Jonathan uploaded a video titled Selena Gomez Copied My Fiancee! - Day 33. It became one of the most popular videos on his channel.
Jonathan also owns a personal YouTube channel, Jonathan Joly, which he launched in June 2007. However, he is not too active on it.
He is equally popular on Instagram, where his account, jonathanjoly, has gained over a million followers. He also has over 3.5 million followers on TikTok.
He is represented by the talent agency Viral Nation and has also penned a memoir, All My Friends Are Invisible.
In April 2022, he suddenly deleted thousands of videos from his YouTube channel, claiming his mental health was in jeopardy due to the scrutiny he gets online. He also stated he wanted his kids to create their own content. However, he did not delete any content featuring his family from TikTok and Instagram.
Jonathan grew up with his 3 siblings, Ruth, Leah, and Simon. When he married Baltimore-born Anna Saccone, the couple decided to take up each other’s surnames and added it to their own surnames, creating the surname Saccone-Joly.
They have 4 kids: their daughters Emilia, Edie, Alessia, and Andrea. They also own 6 Maltese dogs: Albi, Sina, and 4 puppies: Bianca, Theo, Nuvola, and Nivea. They had another puppy, Minnie, who died soon after birth.
Interestingly, Jonathan’s second-eldest child, Edie, was born male and was named Eduardo, but was later revealed to be transgender. Jonathan got the child transitioned from male to female when he was 7. Jonathan also documented the transition. Jonathan himself is apparently non-binary.
He apparently sports a tattoo of a squid on his left hand in memory of his unborn child that was miscarried by Anna long back. The child was affectionately called Squid. He also has 3 stars inked on his arm.