Brent Rivera (b. January 9, 1998) is an American internet personality and actor. He got his start as a creator on Vine and later moved to posting on social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. He is the co-founder and CEO of Amp Studios, a content creation company formed in 2018. He also founded the Amp Squad, a YouTube creation collective, that same year.
Rivera is known for starring as Isaac Salcedo in the television series “Light As A Feather” from 2018. He is also known for writing, producing, directing, and starring in his self-titled TV series MrBrent98 between 2016 and 2018.
He starred in the film Alexander IRL in 2017 and in the shorts Brent Rivera: Doubt Your Doubts in 2014, Come On, #MakeItHappy in 2015, Brent Rivera: Skipping Christmas in 2017, and Brent Rivera: Doin' It Wrong in 2019.
He has also appeared in episodes of the TV series My Royal Summer with Brent Rivera, and frequently collaborates with creators Ben Azelart, Alexis Joy and Stokes Twins. He has also appeared in the series VIP Access, How to Survive a Break-Up, and Camp Nick. Most of his revenue comes from YouTube and TikTok. He also earns through sponsored content and advertisements.
Brent and Pierson met on the set of a dating show called ‘Date Takeover’. Pierson was a contestant on one of the episodes. The show’s premise was that Lexi, Brent’s younger sister, would choose who would date Brent, and ultimately Pierson won. She was later introduced to Brent’s friend circle. Brent Rivera was dating Eva Gutowski at that time. Eventually, they became very close friends, appearing in each other's videos and social media posts. After his break-up with Eva, Brent reportedly started dating Pierson in 2020.
They have played practical pranks on each other for Brent’s YouTube videos, like the time he was arrested by cops while he was meeting her father, making Pierson fight with Eva on supposed grounds of enmity, and even faking a severe, near-death nut allergy reaction in front of her. Although Brent Rivera is allergic to nuts, he did not have nuts for that prank video, so his reaction was exaggerated.
They were recently spotted at Coachella in 2022, and since the start of their relationship, they have been going strong ever since. Although Pierson, in a recent interview, revealed to her fans they weren’t dating anymore, they persistently appear in each other's content, typically in a romantic and flirtatious manner. Some fans believe that Pierson and Brent have been dating throughout and use the exposition that they aren’t together to gain attention.
Brent Rivera and social media influencer Morgan Justus dated between June 2017 and October 2017. Not much is known about their relationship, as it was not publicized as much during its short run. They did post pictures of each other on Instagram and other social media. As of 2022, she and Brent are not on talking terms and do not follow each other on social media.
Brent Rivera and Eva Gutowski officially dated in 2019, though they had been rumored to be dating since 2017. It all started when Eva and Brent collaborated on making YouTube videos in 2016, and Eva became quite interested in Brent. Brent too, knowing her interest in him, led her on by giving her signs and words of affirmation. This went on for over a year.
In February 2018, Eva eventually got tired of Brent only leading her on, but not wanting a relationship, and both of them acknowledged that it was ruining their friendship. Both of them eventually decided to go their separate ways, filming a YouTube video about the same. After a while, Brent Rivera made a YouTube video in late 2018 saying that he wanted Eva back and that he was willing to give their relationship another chance, and then the two got back together in 2019.
In 2019, Brent and Eva reportedly dated briefly, filming YouTube videos together where they did challenges. In their videos, they dated each other for a day and even got married as a prank in November 2019, to trick people into thinking that they were back together. In 2020, after their break-up, Eva went on to say publicly that her relationship with Brent was complicated. However, they remain friends and still follow each other on social media.
In some of Brent’s videos, he has called Pierson his “crush” while in other videos he calls her his “best friend”.