Marzia Bisgonin Quits YouTube on 7th Anniversary of Her Channel

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We’ve seen it time and time again — YouTube stars will announce that they’ve decided to stop making videos and are quitting YT completely, but end up returning in a short period of time. Occasionally, however, YouTubers will make the decision to walk away from the video-sharing site and stick to it, which seems to be what’s going to happen in the case of Marzia Bisgonin.

Despite having over 7.4 MILLION subscribers, PewDiePie‘s fiancée officially said goodbye to YouTube earlier today. The 26-year-old started the emotional video by taking viewers through how she got her start on the platform exactly seven years ago today and how she ended up where she is now with its help. But while she has nothing but good memories of her time making vids, she knows it’s time to step away.

“I don’t want to force myself to keep going when I feel like I’m ready to do something different,” she explains.

Marzia says she “struggled to find a reason to keep going” over the past year and, while the choice is difficult, knows it’s for the best.

“All I have is this feeling that is it time for me to try something new in my life,” she continues. “This may seem so sudden to most of you probably, but it is something that I knew for a long time.”

Marzia Bisgonin quits youtube

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The Italian beauty started a YouTube channel because of her fiancé, which ultimately made her feel like she was “following someone else’s [path]” for a long time.

Marzia closes the video by saying, “I completely understand if you guys are upset with me right now, but I had to be honest with you and talk to you about it… I wanted to come here and say goodbye. I will be forever grateful for what you have given me and hopefully you will carry on some good memories of the times we’ve had together on this channel.

The former YouTuber decided to delete most of her old vids, which understandably upset a lot of fans, so she explained the decision in the comments section of the upload.

“In order to move on, I need a clear head,” she writes. “Having videos up, after making this decision, would have seemed like taking a step back. I’ve selected a few that I really liked, which I’m going to leave for a bit — for the ‘adjustment’ period — but taking my videos down, in my mind, needed to be done. I hope this makes sense, and thanks once again, for everything!”