The “Toxic” Reason Why One of YouTube’s Most Popular Couples Broke Up
When Jeana Smith and Jesse Wellens announced their split just over a month ago, the whole world was blindsided; the YouTube couple just seemed so perfect together, you know? But now, after many tears and even a scandal or two, the male half of PrankvsPrank is finally ready to reveal why he and his longtime love decided to call it quits.
Jesse appeared on Shane Dawson’s video podcast, Shane & Friends, and told the host that daily vlogging for years was ultimately the catalyst in the demise of their decade-long relationship.
“It was great in the beginning but then it slowly…it kinda like polluted our relationship and made it toxic,” he said.
The brunette admitted that he and Jeana realized they “were doing stuff for the vlog and not for [their] relationship anymore,” and that’s what made then sit down and reevaluate their lives.
But even though the mega-popular YT pranking duo is no longer dating or daily vlogging, they still love and care for each other greatly.
“We still love each other greatly and we still have lots of respect for each other.”
A little less than three weeks ago, the 33-year-old made her first post-split update video where she basically confirmed Jesse’s sentiments.
“We still love and care about each other,” she said. “I’m always there for him. We’ve experienced so much together in life and I guess now we are going to try and experience things individually and see what it’s like.”
We’re still not over the fact that BFvsGF is no more, but it makes us happy that the pair is trying to remain close through the whirlwind.
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Kian Lawley & Andrea Russett
Breaking up is never easy, but when you do it in the public eye it's MUCH more difficult. Both Kian and Andrea faced scrutiny when they ended their almost-two-year relationship back in June 2014, and even shaded each other on social media immediately following the split. But while they may not have been on good terms at first, by the time December 2015 rolled around they wanted to show everyone that they were still friends — by recording some of the most awkward videos EVER!
The YouTube stars each uploaded their own uncomfortable vid to their channel, with Andrea CUDDLING Kian in her bed on hers and Kian KISSING Andrea on his. Yes, even they admitted that they felt super weird filming, but wanted to assure people that they had moved past any drama.