YouTube star and makeup mogul Jeffree Star admitted to his highly-speculated split with ex-boyfriend Nathan Schwandt in early 2020 — but it seems that there’s more to their breakup than he initially let on.
While Star has been decidedly silent on the subject after uploading a video explaining their parting in January, he shocked fans across the net after updating the title and description of an older upload from 2019.
The video’s original title, “Surprising my boyfriend with his dream car,” was changed to, “Pretending to surprise my ex-boyfriend with his dream car,” with Star explaining in the description that he’d taken the vehicle back due to the title being in his name.
Although he quickly changed the video’s title and description after fans caught on the change, he later reverted his edits, explaining why he’d made the unexpected revisions in a house tour on March 28.
During a walkthrough of his expansive garage, Star revealed that there is more going on behind the scenes of his breakup with Schwandt than he’s willing to tell fans, claiming that he’s been emotionally damaged due to the fallout.
“I think I acted out because I am kind of going through it,” he admitted. “There’s a lot of stuff — really dark, ugly stuff — happening behind the scenes since the breakup. I’ve been devastated, honestly.”
The YouTuber went on to explain that he hasn’t opened up about this drama due to fear that fans might misconstrue his explanation, and even voiced concerns of potential legal trouble, should he speak up on the subject.
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“I don’t want to say that, because I’m afraid of being degraded online,” he continued. “I’m afraid of people misconstruing what I’m saying and going with it somewhere else. I’ve been going through it. I really have. ...even legally, for my protection, I don’t want to say anything.”
He ended his talk by asking that fans respect his privacy in regards to the breakup — but despite going through such a hard time, Star continues to thrive, supporting both his employees and fans during current global turmoil.