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Who is Bobbi Althoff? Meet the 25-year-old TikToker who interviewed Drake in bed

Althoff rose to fame as a mom influencer before pivoting to celebrity interviews on her podcast.

Who is Bobbi Althoff, and what is she doing interviewing Drake ... in a bed?

If you're on TikTok, it's a question that's surely on your mind. Head to her YouTube bio, and you’ll see Althoff described as a “master interviewer with weeks of experience interviewing celebrities.” On TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on Aug. 7, the 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.”

So here’s everything you need to know about the buzzy celebrity interviewer and social media personality.

Althoff started “The Really Good Podcast” in 2023

Althoff’s deadpan sense of humor won her a loyal fanbase on TikTok — including, it seems, several celebrities. She started "The Really Good Podcast" this year 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.”

Althoff is a mom of 2 — and posts on TikTok about parenthood

Before she went viral by sitting in bed with Drake, Althoff's content reflected a very different part of her life.

Althoff's 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.

Her first posts on that account show Althoff 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, 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, 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 Althoff interviewed Drake

The setting was unusual for a celebrity interview: 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?” Althoff asked.

“It's a nightcap,” Drake shot back.

“It's sad,” Althoff said.

Needless to say, 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 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.