Jeffree Star started his prolific career by first becoming a well-known glam rock music artist on MySpace in the 2000s; he even collaborated with rap sensation Nicki Minaj on the song “Lollipop Luxury”. From music, he made the risky gamble into beauty entrepreneurship and has now made a name for himself as one of the top beauty influencers on YouTube.
His androgynous style, brightly-coloured hair and many tattoos have given him a distinctive figure in the world of fashion and entertainment but his larger-than-life personality also adds some spice that makes him a force to be reckoned with. He has a goal to change how makeup is perceived, people view makeup as something to enhance one’s appearance or cover up flaws but the successful entrepreneur sees his favourite beauty tool as an extension of one’s artistic side – a powerful means of self-expression that goes far beyond trying to make one look good.
Date of Birth: November 15, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
He was born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger but as though he had peeked into his future, the make-up mogul changed his name to Jeffree Star and he has truly transformed himself to an iconic star. Keep reading to meet Star’s family and his unconventional love interest.
Jeffree Star parents
Jeffrey Steininger Sr. (father)
Date of Birth: 1954
Date of Death: 1991 (age 37)
He died from suicide when his son was just about six years old leaving Jeffree and his mother all alone.
Name Unknown (mother)
As perfect as his life seems to be now, Star says he comes from a troubled childhood. He grew up in a family where alcoholism and all forms of abuse were the norm but his mother was always on his side so much that she fought his junior high school once for not approving of her 10th grader’s love for make-up. His mom raised her gender-bending son to be open-minded so even when he went public with his attraction for dudes, it was not a big deal to neither mother nor son.
His mother had to work really hard in her modelling career but still made sure she spent time with son. Still they had troubled relations and didn’t she each other till Christmas of 2017. They are working on their relationship now.
Philip Brian Steininger (paternal uncle)
Date of Birth: November 19, 1957
Date of Death: August 16, 2010 (age 52)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Jeff’s brother Philip subsequently became a father to Jeffree. He was an owner of Philip B. Steininger Welding & Fab.
Laurie Steininger (paternal aunt)
Laurie was married to Philip till his death. Jeffree made her his mother because she always accepted and loved him as he is.
Jeffree Star siblings
Jeffree seems to be the only child as he never talks about any sibling on any of his internet platforms.
Jeffree Star partners
Nathan Schwandt (partner)
Duration of Relationship: March 2015 till present
Date of Birth: August 18, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Nathan is an Instagram star but is best known as being the gay lover to the renowned makeup connoisseur. Both partners met on Instagram and started dating in March 2015, they are together till date but Jeffree does not see the need to make any sweeping generalizations about his sexuality. To him, being in a relationship with a guy doesn’t make one gay as he says he is attracted to both genders and has even been with transgender people. He would rather just be his happy self without any label.
Jeffree Star dogs: 6 Pomeranians
Star and his boyfriend Schwandt have six Pomeranians: Diva, Diamond, Daddy, Delicious, Drama and Da Vinci in their huge Californian residence; Nate who once worked in a pet shop gladly tends to the pets after all, Star needs his beauty sleep.
Jeffree Star children
Jeffree Star doesn’t have kids.