Social media star Jake Paul has confirmed the breakup rumors surrounding himself and popular YouTuber Erika Costell.
As posted in a Tweet on November 7, Paul admitted that the two had actually broken up ‘a while ago,’ and had been attempting to work on a solution for weeks before finally realizing that their best option was to part ways.
However, there appears to be no hard feelings between them, as Paul wrote that he will be ‘forever grateful’ for his time with Erika.
While Paul has made no statement as to what actually drove them to break up, Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem theorized that the couple's split was due to events surrounding the release of Shane Dawson’s documentary series.
According to DMs from Instagram model Nikki Banner (and KEEMSTAR’s own speculations), Paul has been hooking up with multiple girls ever since he and Erika parted ways.
“...he did do it to her, but he also did the same thing to me,” Banner said of the situation. “He lied to both of us.”
While Erika told KEEMSTAR that she wants time to heal privately, her recent Twitter posts show a cheerful side of the YouTuber - although she does feel as though her life is an episode of ‘Gossip Girl.’
It is unknown if Erika will remain a part of Team 10 after her breakup with Paul; with the organization’s upcoming rebranding, there is no telling who will leave the squad and who will remain in its ranks.