YouTube’s Worst-Kept Secret Romance has Finally Been Exposed

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It’s been almost a year since Joey Graceffa released his epic coming-out music video “Don’t Wait,” and it’s basically been just as long since people started to question his relationship with the vid’s male lead, Daniel Preda. And now, after months and months of speculation, we can finally tell you the news you’ve been waiting for — Janiel is real, people; and they’ve been dating for longer than you thought!

Like most of his big announcements, the 24-year-old YouTube star announced the he and Daniel are “boyfriends” in a YT video. But while basically no one was shocked by the news of the relationship, people may be taken aback by how long the pair has been together.

“Daniel and I have been dating for a year and a half, almost two years. It’ll be two years in July,” Joey said.

So, if they didn’t meet on the “Don’t Wait” set, how did Janiel come to be? It was because the YouTuber was “thirsty AF!”

“So, I was on Instagram…you know the Popular Page? Somehow a picture of Daniel showed up and I was like, ‘Oh my god he’s cute!’ So I followed him and I realized there was no way to communicate on Instagram, so I followed him on Twitter and he DM’d me and was like, ‘Oh hi! I’m new to LA…we should meet up for coffee.'”

Even though Daniel thought Joey was spam at first, the pair decided to meet up.

“I thought you were the most handsome boy I have EVER seen,” the creative producer said.

And the rest, you could say, is history. LE SIGH!!!! Joey and Daniel went on to give more (adorable) details about their romance, and even sealed the announcement with a kiss.

Are you a fan of Janiel?! Tell us your thoughts on the newly announced couple below!

Watch the full video of Joey & Daniel’s “Love Story” below:

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