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Ruby Franke Biography – Ruby Franke Wiki
Ruby Franke is a former family vlogger known for her “8 Passengers” YouTube channel. She and her husband Kevin Franke launched their family YouTube channel, 8 Passengers, in early 2015. The channel chronicled the lives of the parents and their six children: Shari, Chad, Abby, Julie, Russell and Eve. The channel had nearly 2.3 million subscribers.
The defunct family YouTube channel focused on Ruby and Kevin’s parenting style, the children’s upbringing and discipline as the kids grew up in Utah. The parents also shared their children’s home schooling.
According to NBC News, Ruby was arrested on two counts of aggravated child abuse Wednesday after police found a malnourished child with open wounds and duct tape on their extremities. She was arrested alongside her business partner and collaborator, Jodi Hildebrandt, who is the founder of the controversial life counseling organization ConneXions. The two women create advice videos that critics say promote a harsh style of parenting.
Ruby has come under fire in the past for her now-deleted parenting vlogs. Viewers have accused Ruby and her husband, Kevin, of being abusive for years.
Local child protective services were reportedly called in June 2020 after a Change.org petition called on the family to be investigated. The petition cited an example from a now-deleted video that showed then-15-year-old Chad sharing that he’d slept on a bean bag for seven months as a punishment for behavioral issues.
Insider reported at the time that Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services visited the Franke household but closed the case due to unsupported claims.
Ruby Franke Age
Ruby Franke was born on January 18, 1982 in Utah. She is 41 years old as of 2023.
Ruby Franke Husband
Former family vlogger Ruby Franke is married to Kevin Franke. They have become the subject of harsh criticism in recent years, including allegations of child abuse. The Franke’s eldest daughter, Shari, has been somewhat vocal on social media about contact with her family in 2022, a fact that led to further rumors and theories to crop up online, Page Six reported.
Ruby Franke Children
Ruby and her husband, Kevin Franke, have six children: Shari, Chad, Abby, Julie, Russell, and Eve.
After the arrest, Ruby’s estranged daughter, Shari, posted a photo to her Instagram Story of police outside of her mother’s home, writing, “Finally.” She later claimed that she and her family members were “glad” that her mom had been taken away.
“Today has been a big day. Me and my family are so glad justice is being served,” Shari wrote. “We’ve been trying to tell the police and CPS for years about this and [are] so glad they finally decided to step up.”
While Shari noted that the “kids are safe,” the 20-year-old acknowledged that there is a “long road ahead.”
Ruby Franke Siblings
She has four siblings: Ellie Mecham, Bonnie Hoellein, Julie Deru and Beau Griffiths.
Ruby Franke’s sisters have spoken out in the wake of Ruby’s arrest, admitting they’ve “kept quiet” about her for three years “for the sake of her children.” Taking to social media Thursday, Ellie Mecham, Bonnie Hoellein and Julie Deru wrote:
“For the last 3 years we have kept quiet on the subject of our sister Ruby Franke for the sake of her children. Behind the public scene we have done everything we could to try and make sure the kids were safe.
“We wouldn’t feel right about moving forward with regular content without addressing the most recent events. Once we do, we will not be commenting on it further.
“Ruby was arrested which needed to happen. Jodi was arrested which needed to happen. The kids are now safe, which is the number one priority.”
Ruby Franke Religion
YouTuber Ruby Franke is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).
Ruby Franke Net Worth
Ruby Franke’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Ruby’s Instagram handle is @moms_of_truth.