Meet James Charles Brother; Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey is an American model, actor, and social media figure, most recognized as the younger brother to makeup artist, model, and YouTuber James Charles.

He is presently a model affiliated with Creative Talent New York.

An image of Ian Jeffrey on the runway.
Ian Jeffrey Modeling during a event.
Photo: Ian Jeffrey Instagram

Ian has showcased for labels like Gucci, Levi, Bottega, and Balmain.

He’s been on the cover of Visual Tales Magazine and walked the runway for fashion brands like Victor Li and Dirty Pineapple.

Born on December 17, 2001, in Bethlehem, New York, United States.

He is the son of Christine and Skip Dickinson.

Early Childhood

Ian is the youngest in a family of four.

His older brother James Charles is just 2 years older.

Their parents, supportive of their careers, have a dad who works in construction, and their mom, Christine, is a stay-at-home mom and a cancer survivor.

She battled breast cancer in 2013 and shared a tattoo photo on Instagram in 2018.

Christine often posts family pictures on Instagram.

In an interview with Visual Tales Magazine, Ian said he had a regular childhood in New York, doing things like sleepovers at friends’ houses, being in the Cub Scouts, playing sports, and spending lots of time outdoors.


The model graduated from Bethlehem High School, his brother’s school.

He was active in sports, being part of the school team and playing basketball with jersey number 3.

From a young age, he was really into sports.

He enjoyed skating and playing basketball, baseball, and football.

Additionally, he was into scootering, BMX riding, and rollerblading.

Jeffrey mentioned that he enjoyed the excitement of being skilled at things that not everyone could do.


Ian Jeffrey was first introduced to the public by his well-known brother, James, in one of James’s YouTube videos.

During a visit to James’s new home in California, Ian and his mother joined in the video titled “Little Brother Does My Makeup!”

An image of Ian Modeling in Miami, Florida
Ian Jeffrey modelling in an Event in Miami Florida
Photo: Jeffrey Instagram

While primarily working as a model, he has recently delved into honing his acting skills, mentioning his ongoing work on monologues in an interview with Visual Tales Magazine.

In his modeling career, Jeffrey has collaborated with various brands including Gucci, Levi, Bottega, and Balmain.

Currently signed with Creative Talent, a New York-based modeling agency, he is also associated with IMG Models.

Ian Jeffrey Love life

Jeffrey and singer YouTuber Loren Gray were boyfriend and girlfriend around late 2018.


He let everyone know about their relationship by posting a picture of them on his Instagram after Christmas.

However, the relationship didn’t last for too long.

In March 2019, Loren shared on Twitter that she and Ian were now just friends.

The James Charles scandal

Tati released a 40-minute video called “Bye Sister,” where she decided to end all connections with her once-friend, now-turned-enemy.

This decision came after he promoted Sugarbear Sleep Vitamins on Instagram, a product competing directly with Tati’s brand, Halo Beauty.

While the YouTube star apologized for his actions in an eight-minute video, many fans of the beauty guru placed a “canceled” stamp on James’ career.

James lost more than three million followers, including A-list celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian.

Not only did his subscriber total decrease, but former fans took to social media to post pictures of themselves destroying his makeup palette.

So, it was no surprise that some people were worried about the state of his mental health and the toll internet bullying could have on a teenager in the spotlight.

What began as a conflict between two YouTubers has now transformed into a widespread and chaotic dispute involving various internet personalities, some of whom you may or may not be familiar with.

People were expressing their opinions publicly and subtly, indicating whose side they were on, sparking a new wave of drama.

James brother, Ian Jeffrey Dickinson, was swift to take a stance.

Shortly after the Tati/James controversy unfolded, Ian tweeted, “Why does everyone act so tough over the internet?”

While he didn’t explicitly state it, the tweet seemed like a defense of his brother, James.

Jeffree Star noticed the tweet and responded, asking, “Why is your brother a predator? Why’d you really move back to NYC? Exactly. Shut the f*ck up.”

Ian didn’t respond and deleted his tweet, but his name remained entangled in the controversy.

What was Jeffrey Referring to?

By now, we have clarity that Ian Jeffrey’s tweet wasn’t directed at his brother, as per James Charles’ latest explanatory video titled “No More Lies.”

In this 41-minute YouTube video, James essentially provided his perspective on all the accusations made by Tati.

It’s quite detailed, but for those keeping up with the drama, it’s a worthwhile watch.

James clarified that Ian Jeffrey’s tweet was actually about a hometown bully, and Jeffree Star incorrectly assumed it was in defense of James.

It seems that Ian Jeffrey deleted his tweet after Jeffree Star attacked him, as there is no trace of this conversation on Twitter anymore.

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