YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star confirmed rumors that he’d split with longtime boyfriend Nathan Schwandt in January — but their breakup is still making waves months later, thanks to an update on an old video.
Star surprised Nathan by selling his Bentley for a brand-new Aston Martin, which he recorded and uploaded in a video in summer 2019 — a vehicle he claimed was his “dream car.”
While Schwandt seemed fairly nonplussed by the goings-on, it stood as a testament to their relationship that Star would make such a huge purchase for his boyfriend.
However, it turns out that the entire surprise was staged, as Star revealed nearly a year later after updating the video’s description following their parting in January.
According to the beauty guru, they’d completely faked the entire stunt, with Star claiming that he’d received “hundreds” of questions from fans asking about the fate of the luxury car.
“The car was always mine and in my name,” he explained. “I paid for it and always dreamed of owning an Aston Martin from watching James Bond 007 movies as a kid! We did this video to create content and do something fun, but sadly, this was us acting and was not a real, genuine surprise.”
That’s not all; Star even updated the video’s title from “Surprising my boyfriend with his dream car!” to “Pretending to surprise my ex-boyfriend with his dream car” — but both the new title and video description have been removed by the time of writing.
Despite the tone surrounding Star’s explanation, his emotional video about his breakup with Schwandt claimed that their split was mutual, with Star stating that they still have love for each other in spite of deciding to end their five-year relationship.
“A few years ago, Nathan lost his grandfather in a very tragic way,” Star explained. “We lost two dogs last year… We still haven’t even fully processed that. He hasn’t fully processed his grandfather. We haven’t even fully processed our dogs fully because this lifestyle is so crazy.”
Fans’ questions regarding the matter are finally sated, with Star providing some tongue-in-cheek humor in spite of their painful split.
Now, it seems that the star is tying up any loose ends in the fallout — including his pricey Aston Martin.