Bobbi Althoff’s husband, Cory Althoff, has filed for divorce after four years of marriage.
The couple, who share two children, have been separated since July 4, 2023, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.
Althoff, 26, is a podcaster known for her dry demeanor in interviews with celebrities like Drake. She became popular in 2021 when she began sharing updates on TikTok about her pregnancy.
Her estranged husband — an author and programmer— cited irreconcilable differences as his reason for seeking the dissolution of their marriage in the paperwork electronically filed to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, on Feb. 7.
According to the documents, Cory Althoff, 34, is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their two children, Luca, 3, and Isla, 1.
Representatives for Bobbi Althoff did not immediately respond to TODAY.com’s request for comment. Cory Althoff’s legal team also didn’t immediately respond to TODAY.com.
Read on for everything you need to know about the buzzy celebrity interviewer and social media personality.
Who is Bobbi Althoff?
If you’re on TikTok, it’s a question that’s surely on your mind. Head to her YouTube bio, and you’ll see Bobbi Althoff described as a “master interviewer with weeks of experience interviewing celebrities.” On TODAY with Hoda & Jenna in Aug. 2034, the then 25-year-old had a lot more to dish about herself.
“I got the idea in April to start a podcast,” she told Jenna Bush Hager and guest co-host Justin Sylvester. “I’ve always done this character, which is dry humor. And I was like, I’m just going to bring her along for a podcast.”
Bobbi Althoff started “The Really Good Podcast” in 2023.
Her deadpan sense of humor won her a loyal fanbase on TikTok — including, it seems, several celebrities. She started “The Really Good Podcast” and has interviewed comedian and actor Rick Glassman, YouTuber Funny Marco, rapper Armani White, and most notably, singer and rapper Drake.
Clips of her hysterically awkward interview with Drake have gone viral on TikTok, with one video getting over 22 million views. As for how that interview came together, it’s actually a funny story.
“He saw my video with Funny Marco. And he liked it. And he followed me,” Althoff said on TODAY. “When I saw he followed me, I was like, I’m going to ask.”
“So you just DM’ed him and said, ‘Do you want to be on my podcast?’” Jenna asked.
“Yeah, that’s exactly what I said.”
Bobbi Althoff is a mom of two — and posts on TikTok about parenthood
Before she went viral by sitting in bed with Drake, Bobbi Althoff’s content reflected a very different part of her life.
Her old TikTok account, which she has since made private, still has 1.2 million followers. She shifted to posting comedy videos on her current account, which has 5.3 million followers at present.
Bobbi Althoff’s first posts on that account show her posting and making jokes about pregnancy and becoming a mom. Though the subject of her content has shifted, her deadpan humor is visible from the start. In one of her first few videos, Bobbi Althoff joked that she was 40 years old but still had the skin of a 23-year-old (her real age at the time) due to never smiling.
Along with more typical TikTok fare such as dancing and lip sync videos, Bobbi Althoff has chronicled her second pregnancy and life with her two daughters. She nicknamed her young daughters “Richard” and “Concrete” to protect their privacy, and doesn’t show their faces on camera.
She also once went viral for a side effect of breastfeeding: Lopsided breasts.
While she still posts original TikTok content, Althoff seems to have shifted her focus to her podcast.
How Bobbi Althoff interviewed Drake
The setting was unusual for a celebrity interview: Bobbi Althoff and Drake reclined under the covers of a bed as the rapper sipped on a drink.
Their rapport falls somewhere between an awkward first date, childhood friends, and two “SNL” cast members trying to make each other break character.
“Can you not drink during my interview please?” she asked.
“It’s a nightcap,” Drake shot back.
“It’s sad,” she replied.
Needless to say, Bobbi Althoff has an unorthodox interviewing style. She’s expressionless throughout nearly the entire hourlong conversation with Drake, occasionally darting her eyes to the side as if to signal boredom.
The interview took place backstage at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, she told Jenna and Justin on TODAY. “The idea behind it was that I want to do (the interview) so bad that (I) bothered him while he was going to bed to do it. … So now we do all my podcasts in a random location.”
Several of their hilarious interactions from her Drake interview have made headlines, especially Bobbi Althoff’s jabs about his legal first name, Aubrey.
CORRECTION (Aug. 7 at 12:05 p.m. ET): A previous version of this story said “The Really Good Podcast” began in 2021. It began in 2023.