YouTube star RiceGum and Instagram model Abby Rao notably parted ways in November 2019 — but it doesn’t look like the drama around their breakup is over, as evidenced by a statement made in Ricegum’s Twitch stream months later.
During an interview with Hollywood Life after their split, Rao admitted that she and RiceGum shared different life goals, which ultimately caused the couple to “clash.”
Despite admitting that she still loved him and remaining diplomatic on the issue, RiceGum hit out at the model months later during an April 2020 live stream via Twitch where he opened up on their split (a broadcast that also got him banned from the platform).
In his stream, the YouTuber accused Rao of being too clingy, claiming that he was trying to focus on his own life and career without receiving support from her.
“The main thing is like, she didn’t support me,” he claimed. “I was just trying to do me, and I felt like she was just too on my nuts type of s**t, so… I could do a ten-minute video to explain it, but to dumb it down, she was on my nuts too much. Like, no cap.”
Rao hit back at his accusations in a series of emotional videos via her Instagram stories hours later, arguing that she’d never spoken ill of her ex-boyfriend and hadn’t even been public with other men in wake of their breakup.
“I’ve never once said anything f**ked up he’s done to me, or any of the f**ked up ways he treated me, and beat me down mentally, and constantly made me feel like he made me,” she explained. “…he’s just mad that I don’t want to be with him any more!”
Rao went on to admit that she was hurt by his words, and even alleged that he’d accused her of getting too comfortable with other men in wake of her move to TikTokker Daisy Keech’s ‘Club House.’
“After everything we’ve been through together, that’s what you have to say?” she continued. “I’m so hurt. I’ve never even been seen online with another guy. Meanwhile, he’s on his private Instagram with a stripper on his lap.”
The model has since decided to shelve the issue and wishes her ex-boyfriend well — a decision that comes in wake of an avalanche of “heartless” hate she received after their 2019 breakup.