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Joey Graceffa & Daniel Preda explain breakup after six years together

Published: 13/Jul/2020 13:02

by Alice Hearing


YouTube stars Joey Graceffa and Daniel Preda have revealed why they broke up after six years together in an emotional video.

Joey Graceffa is a popular YouTuber who began vlogging in 2007. He is known for his parody music videos including a song about the Hunger Games called “I wanna go” in 2012. Joey has 9.37 million subscribers on YouTube and 5.5 million Instagram followers.

In 2015, YouTuber Daniel Preda appeared in Joey’s music video for “Don’t Wait,” where he played the part of Joey’s lover. Just two days later, Joey came out as gay, and he confirmed his relationship with Daniel in 2016.

Joey Graceffa and Daniel Preda kiss on Instagram
Instagram: Joey Graceffa
Joey and Daniel confirmed their relationship in 2016

While they’ve been going steady since then, it appears that the relationship has now run its course, as evidenced in Joey’s July 12 YouTube upload.

After six years together, Joey and Daniel announced that they are no longer together and that they have been separated, but living together, since April. Daniel is now moving out of their apartment, hence why they have finally decided to make the announcement.

In the 14-minute video, Joey explained: “It’s obviously easier to stay. We’re doing what’s best for us, and we both know that this is what needs to be done, and what we both need to do to be happy… I don’t think either of us has been happy for a while.”

Joey added: “We didn’t have any distractions to keep us from what has been building up over the past couple of years. And finally, with the time given to us, we were able to look at it closer and make the decision.”

Daniel said: “This has been coming for a bit, and the world just slowed down and said, ‘Wake up, B**ch. You need to focus on yourself.'”

Fans have been left devastated and shocked by the news. One comment on YouTube read: “I truly believed they were going to say ‘just kidding! We are getting married!!!’”

On Twitter, Beauty guru Manny MUA expressed support for the pair, writing: “I love you both so much. Together or apart I will always be there for both of you.”

YouTuber Ricky Dillon also responded saying “I love you two so much!!”

Joey and Daniel also revealed they’d have to split up their dogs, but that they’d ensure the animals still have playdates together.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.