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Jeffree Star reveals “dark” drama behind breakup with ex-boyfriend Nathan

Published: 28/Mar/2020 18:20

by Virginia Glaze


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.

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Jeffree Star temporarily changed the description of an older video, where he “surprised” ex-boyfriend Nathan with a luxury car.

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.

Jeffree Star, Instagram
Jeffree Star and ex-boyfriend Nathan Schwandt parted ways in a mutual decision, with Star explaining that they still had love for each other in spite of their breakup.

“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.


YouTubers & influencers congratulate Halsey on pregnancy announcement

Published: 28/Jan/2021 0:45

by Theo Salaun


Singer-songwriter Halsey is pregnant – and social media, from influencers and YouTubers to countless fans, has lit up with congratulations for the beloved cultural sensation.

Ashley ‘Halsey’ Nicolette Frangipane is an American singer-songwriter with Grammy nominations, Billboard accolades and, above all else, a feverish social media following. Known for her activism and eclecticism, the musician has become a cultural icon with fans across the world.

That variety of fans is not restrained to just social media stans, either, as the singer has apparently amassed a ton of appreciation from fellow influencers. Some of the biggest names from YouTube and social media have popped up congratulating her, nestled between messages from the 36.9 million followers Halsey boasts throughout Instagram and Twitter. 

Posting a “surprise” Instagram carousel of baby bump pictures, the 26-year-old’s comment section is filled with verified check marks sending their love and joy. From established models (and fellow activists) like Emily Ratajkowski to YouTube superstars like James Charles, the support has been nothing short of overflowing.

In the replies to Halsey’s viral IG post, influencer Gabbie Hanna was joined by TikTok legend Addison Rae by sending an ecstatic “congratulations” message. Singer Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” track has gone viral on TikTok, joined in too, but wasn’t satisfied with just one message.

In all caps (the pinnacle of excitement), Rodrigo sent a “YESSSS” before following up with a “SENDING U SO MUCH LOVE.”

Similarly uppercased, Charles chimed in with a reply that seems to concisely echo the sentiments shared by all of Halsey’s fans and friends: “CONGRATULATIONS AHHH.”

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Aside from being happy about the idea of a mini version of Halsey entering the world, close fans are likely well-aware of how meaningful the moment is for her. The singer has been candid about her past with infertility and her desire for a child, as a 2015 miscarriage prompted the song “More” on her Manic album.

In the wake of such a harrowing history with the desire to bear a child, the news of Halsey’s pregnancy is certainly cause for celebration. Caps-locked congratulations are most certainly in order and few, influencers and fans alike, have held back in rejoicing with the singer and her boyfriend, screenwriter Alev Aydin.

“More,” too, can now be played with added joy. Some of its more expressive lyrics take on a new dimension, as a foreseeing welcome to her baby: “And when you decide it’s your time to arrive, I’ve loved you for all of my life.”