Christian Vloggers Sam & Nia Listed In Hacked Ashley Madison Files

Sam Rader, who makes up half of the Christian vlogging couple Sam & Nia, has been identified as a paying user of Ashley Madison.

Earlier this week hackers leaked the personal information of all 32 million users of the dating website, which is used primarily by spouses who want to cheat on their partners.

29-year-old Sam, who is a father of two and has been married to Nia since 2009, allegedly made two payments of $189 to the infidelity service in September 2013. The same month he and his wife Nia welcomed their second child into the world and celebrated their fourth anniversary, according to the Daily Mail.

An additional four $14 payments were also listed under his username in the database, as well as Rader’s full name, town, and zip code; all matching his home address. The Mail also confirmed Rader’s username (becausethatswhy) matches a domain ( he registered in 2011.

Hackers known as The Impact Group posted the user information on Tuesday; about one month after they allegedly breached Ashley Madison’s servers and tried to extort its owners into shutting down the website entirely.

A shocking 15,000 U.S. government emails were found in the leaked Ashley Madison documents, including high-ranking White House officials, a counter-terrorism lead at the Department of Homeland Security, and (at least) two assistant U.S. Attorneys.

19 Kids And Counting star Josh Duggar, who claimed that marriage equality for homosexual couples would violate the sanctity of marriage, was also exposed as one of the millions of people actively seeking out affairs on Ashley Madison. The reality show was cancelled earlier this year when Duggar was accused of molesting five young girls, including four of his sisters.

Sam & Nia, based in Terrell, TX, have been notorious ever since a video showing Sam secretly ‘acquiring’ some of his wife’s urine, performing a pregnancy test, and surprising Nia with the news that she’s pregnant went viral. A husband telling the wife she’s pregnant was so novel; and it seemed destined for viral success.

But three days later the couple announced in another viral video titled “Our Baby Had A Heartbeat” that Nia had miscarried.

A few days later, Buzzfeed debunked the video after doctors confirmed that a positive result from their pregnancy test is near impossible from diluted urine. The Raders also later admitted that the pregnancy was never confirmed by a doctor.

The saga took another unbelievable turn when the couple responded to Buzzfeed’s report by claiming their deception was staged by God.

Yes, seriously! I couldn’t make this up if I wanted to.

The couple claimed they were being persecuted for being Christians; when, in fact, they were being persecuted for being fame-hungry phonies that couldn’t handle it when found themselves caught in their own web of lies. Their faith, and by extension their fidelity, has always been a cornerstone of their online personas. And now, the Ashley Madison hack has proven that to be a lie as well.


Sam Rader has confirmed he was an Ashley Madison user.

Stephen Doble

From his London office, Stephen leads our new media industry coverage at Videoter.

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