Bobbi Althoff went from having a decent following to being one of the most talked about people in pop culture seemingly overnight. The 26-year-old launched The Really Good Podcast in April 2023 and she became an instant hit after her rare interview with Drake in July. Due to the rapper’s major following, the episode got millions of views.
Since the release of the Drake interview, Althoff has gained traction from some of the biggest stars in entertainment. Her deadpan persona attracted Drake’s bestie, Lil Yachty, to her show, along with Tyga and businessman Mark Cuban. Althoff is known for her unorthodox interview style as she makes big stars uncomfortable with her dry-wit, making each episode an awkward yet hilarious watch.
After her mega success, the podcaster has been plagued by “industry plant” allegations with many wondering how she managed to secure such high profile interviews. Even more questions were raised after Althoff deleted all her content containing the Her Loss rapper and both parties unfollowed each other on Instagram shortly after the interview went viral. Neither has commented on the matter, but you know how sticky it gets.
Questions remain: Who is Bobbi? Where did she come from? Here is everything we know about the podcast host, her past, and her relationship with Drake.
She started out as a parody of a TikTok parent influencer
Before she was being called an industry plant, Althoff started her career on TikTok. She shares two daughters with her husband, Cory. She gave birth to her oldest daughter in December 2019 and had another child in June 2022. Her TikTok videos were about all things motherhood: raising her children, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
Althoff became TikTok famous during her second pregnancy after creating several viral hits. One video, “Sucking in My Belly at Six Months Pregnant,” obtained 5.8M views. She continued to post parent content with her awkward mannerisms and weird dancing style. She currently has over 6M followers and 190M+ likes on TikTok, a good portion of which she gained even before she started The Really Good Podcast.
In an interview on the Women On Top podcast, she explained why she embodies a satirical alter ego on social media, saying, “[being] myself doesn’t get views, I had to do where the money was.”
She went on to say the first video she posted on TikTok of her engagement went viral because she was awkward. She went viral again for being awkward at her wedding. “So I was like you know what let me lean into this weird self that I am,” she recalled.
Since her rise to fame, the mother of two has wiped all information about her daughters from her social media accounts. In a conversation with Cosmopolitan, she noted that she made the decision early in her second pregnancy.
“I was getting really overwhelmed—people can just be so mean on the internet—and one night, I was like, I’m done,” she said. “This is my daughter. It’s my job as her mom to protect her, and I no longer felt like it was the right decision. So one night, I scrubbed everything.”
Her MomTok content turned into videos of herself being a mother and less of her showing her children.
“There was a drop in followers, but I actually gained a lot of respect from that decision,” she said. “I was a parody of a mommy vlogger, it wasn’t a very difficult decision to make. She was never the focal point of my videos. Nothing really changed for me besides the fact that I deleted stuff.”
After three years of posting parent content on the platform, she rebranded herself as a podcaster.
She is married