Damien Prince is an Indiana boy who gained popularity on YouTube, alongside his now-wife.
The couple has added four kids to their family since they hit our screens, and are now one of the most popular families on the video streaming platform.
Like most YouTube families, the videos are mostly pranks and cheesy family-friendly content (although Damien’s landed in hot water for inappropriate language on a family channel before).
Damien runs several other channels separate from the family one—in total, he’s part of a channel network with more than 16.8 million shared subscribers and a video view count in the billions.
Here’s what else we know.
The Origin Story
Damien Antwon Prince Junior was born on February 18, 1992, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He comes from a big Christian family.
Damien’s parents are Damion Cryer, a blue-collar Indiana local, and Sybrena Cooper, who is a stay-at-home mom.
Damien is somewhere in the middle of his four siblings—Sypairra, Margaret, Deonte Antone, and Darion.
Damien’s elder brother Deonte Antone was born on February 5, 1989, in their hometown. On May 25, 2017, he passed away after drowning in a lake.
Damien and his siblings attended South Side High School in Fort Wayne. The school has produced notable alumni like designer Bill Blass, Cheers’ actress Shelley Long, and Allen Steere, the physician who discovered Lyme Disease.
Despite coming from a good family, Damien struggled to stay on track.
He dropped out of school and didn’t have the aptitude to go to college.
He found himself in trouble countless times, and was arrested nearly a dozen times before finding a career on YouTube.
Love & Marriage
Prince met Biannca Ryann Raines in the summer of 2012, when he was 20 years old.
She was only 15, and they were both working at a little pizza place in their hometown.
Bianca was born in Fort Wayne on March 6, 1997.
She attended a different school to Damien—R. Nelson Snider High School—and enjoyed singing and dance.
Prince had played the field before settling down with Biannca—he admitted in a video that he had probably dated more than 20 girls before he met her. He stated that after he met her, he didn’t need anyone else.
Because of her age, the pair were supposed to wait to start dating.
They welcomed their first son—Daimon Antwon Prince Jr., also known as DJ—on February 9, 2015. Biannca was almost 18.
Because Damien had dropped out of school and was never able to hold down a real job, and Biannca was so young and had a baby to take care of, the couple hit financial trouble early.
They had to move into a cheap motel after losing their apartment, and Biannca’s mom often bought them food.
After that, Damien’s car was repossessed and they were stuck using public transport to get around.
On November 21, 2016, Damien proposed to his baby mama in a prank video.
After faking a gunshot wound for a YouTube video, he got down on one knee to pop the question—and Biannca said yes.
The couple was married in March of 2017, and they have four children together—DJ, another son named Kyrie, and two daughters named Nova Grace and Ayla Faith.
The couple also has another YouTube channel—the original D&B Nation, where they post their music and official music videos, and prank each other by pretending to cheat, get beaten up, or do drugs.
In 2019, following the birth of their baby daughter, Nova Grace, Damien and his wife found themselves under fire from their fans. The situation arose after they posted a video of Nova’s birth.
Several hours after they welcomed her into the world, Biannca can be heard saying on camera, “I thought you were going to have pretty eyes.”
This was in response to realizing her baby would have brown eyes, not green or blue ones.
Damien is quick to defend his newborn, saying “she do have pretty eyes.”
Biannca then continues, “Do you think she’ll be DJ’s color or a little bit darker?” referring to the color of her children’s skin. Damien replies that she’ll be darker, and a nurse has to interject to remind them their baby is beautiful.
Eventually, the parents responded to fans’ irritation at them—in a monetized video with 12 ads.
Damien says in the video, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” which confused fans. Essentially, judging their newborn was exactly what the couple was doing in the first place.
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Prince launched his first YouTube channel in March of 2016, not long before he proposed to Biannca—and after the birth of their first baby.
He rose to prominence alongside his girlfriend with the couple’s D&B Nation channel. Most popular for its reaction videos, vlogs, and pranks, it quickly gained a following.
So much so, that by 2021, it had 4 million subscribers.
That count was quickly overshadowed when the couple launched their The Prince Family channel. The Prince Family would amass more than 8 million subscribers by 2021.
Most of Damien’s content is prank videos and challenges, although he does feature some music videos, reactions, and entertaining vlogs with his family.
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Damien Prince – Net Worth
Prince earned most of his wealth from ads on his YouTube channels and sponsors.
Therefore, YouTuber Damien Prince has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Want to get to know Damien Prince? Here’s one of his music videos—with 9 million views and counting!
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