Colleen Ballinger Confirms She’s Dating Haters Back Off Co-Star Erik Stocklin

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After legit MONTHS of speculation and not-so-subtle hints, YouTube star Colleen Ballinger has confirmed she’s dating actor Erik Stocklin. The pair met on the set of her Netflix Original Series, Haters Back Off, which was canceled after two seasons back in December.

The 35-year-old played Patrick, Miranda Sings’ neighbor/best friend who was secretly in love with her, on the show, and quickly became besties with the 31-year-old who created the iconic character.

“It really was just a friendship story that turned into more,” Colleen says of the relationship. “And we’re very much in love and very much the happiest people ever.”

The celebs are no longer trying to hide their relationship, posting multiple adorable pictures on Instagram and Twitter, and even kissing in a YouTube video.

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If it was so obvious that Colleen and Erik have been dating for the past several months, why didn’t they just come out and admit it?

She explains in her latest YT video, “He is not an Internet person. He’s not a YouTuber. He’s not a social media star. And he’s really terrified of the Internet. […] But I can’t hide it anymore.”

CB was previously married to fellow YouTuber Joshua Evans, but divorced him in September 2016. The 34-year-old has also moved on since the heartbreaking split and is now engaged to girlfriend Pamela Rose Rodriguez.