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Jeffree Star reveals why he took back Aston Martin he gave to ex Nathan

Published: 25/Mar/2020 18:14

by Virginia Glaze


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.”

Jeffree Star, YouTube / TeaSpill, YouTube
Jeffree Star updated his video’s description to explain the fate of the Aston Martin he’d gifted ex-boyfriend Nathan Schwandt – although this update has since been removed.

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.

Jeffree Star, YouTube / TeaSpill, YouTube
Jeffree Star similarly updated the title of the video, although it has since been changed to its original form.

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.”

Jeffree Star, Instagram
YouTuber Jeffree Star finally came clean about his breakup with Schwandt in January 2020, explaining that the two had made a mutual decision to part ways.

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.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!