The truth about Charli D’Amelio’s parents
Charli D’Amelio is the fastest rising star on TikTok. She started her career on the dance and lip-syncing app in June 2019, and she now has 73.2 million followers. Charli’s first viral video was a duet she did alongside a user named @move_with_joy. In the next few months, Charli gained more than 5 million followers.
Her next viral video was the Renegade dance, and it further increased her popularity. Charli became so popular that Jimmy Fallon invited her on his Late Night Show. Charli comes from a talented family with her older sister Dixie having 30.4 million followers on TikTok.
Charli’s parents, Marc and Heidi, have always been supportive of their daughters’ online careers. This piece will look at Marc and Heidi’s fame and their careers.
Marc and Heidi helped grow Charli and Dixie’s social media careers
Marc and Heidi were always supportive of their daughters even before social media. When Charli and Dixie started their social media careers, they sought their parents’ advice on what they could post, and what they couldn’t. In a way, the sisters and their parents started their social media careers together. Heidi told The Daily Campus:
“They would ask us, even as high schoolers, ‘Is this okay to post? What do you think about this?’ They would always come to us and we always respected that they would do that, so we work together. We let them have their time and freedom to figure it out but we are not far away.”
Marc and Heidi’s approach worked, and their daughters’ social media careers blew up. They helped manage their daughter’s careers, and in November 2019, March and Heidi organized a meet and greet for Charli. The meet and greet raised $7,000, and they donated it to charity after paying security costs. Marc told NBC News that he knew that Charli would achieve greatness, but he didn’t know that she would do it as quickly as she has.
Charli has become a huge global star, and it has attracted adoration and hate. Marc and Heidi have helped Charli deal with the negative side of fame. He told The Daily Campus:
“It took us a while to block out the negativity. We’ve talked a lot of people who have had not only long-term notoriety but also instant fame who have been trained to know it’s a part of the job. We turn the other cheek on [hate] now. We take the [threatening and creepy comments] more seriously and we have had to go down the road of getting the authorities involved.”
Marc and Heidi might soon star in a D’amelio family reality show
During a recent family interview with Entertainment Tonight, Charli announced that a family reality show is in the works. She described the prospect of a show as ‘super fun’ and added that she would like to people to see what goes on in the family’s life other than TikTok. She said:
“For people to kind of see what goes on when we’re not just posting TikToks. I feel like no one really gets to see, but, people are always talking about how they think our family dynamic is pretty cool.”
Marc is also excited that people will get to know more about how the family works. “This has all kinda happened all really quickly,” he said. “But we think if we’re gonna do it, we’ll go all in with it. And like Charli said, let everyone get to know us a little bit more closely.”
Marc and Heidi are famous on social media
Marc and Heidi launched their careers on TikTok after their daughters became superstars on the app. Heidi has 3.4 million followers while Marc has 4.3 million followers. Charli’s parents also have sizable followings on Instagram. The entire D’Amelio family signed with the United Talent Agency on January 15th 2020.
Marc might be famous than most TikTok users, but he isn’t interested in sharing the spotlight with his daughters. He told The Daily Campus:
“It’s a lot of fun. It’s a balance because you don’t want to be a dad on there who is doing exactly the same thing as a bunch of kids are doing, but I originally got on it because Charli stated to get popular and I was watching it and noticing positive and negative comments. It started to take for me, Heidi and Dixie. It’s definitely a younger app, but we have a lot of fun with it and I don’t take it too seriously.”
Charli’s dad ran for election to the Connecticut State Senate in 2018
Marc runs an apparel store known as Level Four in New York. He talked about his business in an interview with The Daily Campus:
“We [Level Four] are what is called a manufacturer’s repping agency – we are a sales arm for different clothing companies but we work independently. So different companies hire my company to bring them to retail, so we are not really a distributor, we’re more of a middle man.”
Marc runs a successful business, but in late 2018, he was locked in a race against Bob Duff for the Connecticut Senate Seat for District 25. Unfortunately for him, Bob emerged victorious.
Heidi is a professional photographer and fitness enthusiast
Heidi D’Amelio is a professional photographer, and you can find some of her albums on her website. She also has an Instagram and a Facebook page in which she uploads her best snaps. Heidi is also a fitness enthusiast, and some of her workout photos are on her Instagram page.
Heidi’s dedication to fitness is admirable, and she even trains when injured. On 1st August 2019, she posted a workout photo and added the caption:
“Partially torn tendon in my arm. I’m just gonna workout all my other parts till it’s better.”