Josh Richards and Nessa Barrett reveal reason behind emotional breakup - Dexerto

Josh Richards and Nessa Barrett reveal reason behind emotional breakup

Published: 19/Jun/2020 13:57 Updated: 2/Aug/2020 12:50

by Alice Hearing


TikTok stars Nessa Barrett and Josh Richards have officially broken the news that they are no longer a couple and explained why in an emotional video.

Josh Richards is a former member of the Sway House, leaving the collective alongside Jaden Hossler in early June after Jaden and Bryce Hall were arrested for drug offenses in Texas in May. The 18-year-old started dating fellow TikTok star Nessa Barrett back in October 2019, with the pair boasting a combined 27 million followers on the app.


Nine months later though, the pair have confirmed that they are no longer together, releasing an emotional video that provides fans with an in-depth look at why they chose to end their relationship.

Josh Richards and Nessa Barrett cuddle up
Instagram: Josh Richards
Richards and Barrett started dating in October 2019

The pair maintained that there is no bad blood between them. Josh said: “There comes a point in a relationship where you realize that maybe it isn’t the best for you guys to be together.”


Nessa also said “We’re drifting apart so we can focus on ourselves” and that “neither of us ever mistreated each other.”

Josh and Nessa explained that they still needed to grow as people, but not with each other and that Nessa needed some time to focus on her music career now she had moved to Los Angeles. They are, however, still staying friends.

Nessa also explained that she had struggled with social media since they had been in a relationship, saying that she had “encountered a lot of hate” and that her mental health was “destroyed.”


Josh, who recently left the Sway House with Jaden Hossler, said that they felt they had to make a video to talk about it themselves because otherwise, they feared that rumors would spread and that their fans would get the wrong idea.

In the past few days, fans had already been speculating about the status of their relationship, especially after Nessa teased a video with ‘sad news’ on her Instagram story earlier in the week.

In a live video on Thursday, June 18 a fan asked Nessa if she broke up with Josh she said “I did…not”, but with hesitation that many fans took as confirmation there was more to be said.


Fans were devastated about the news. On Josh and Nessa’s video, one comment with more than 1000 likes said “They were the only TikTok couple I liked.” Other commenters lamented the number of TikTok couple break-ups in the last few months which include Chase Hudson and Charli D’Amelio, Cody Orlove and Zoe Laverne, and Isaak Presley and Kenzie Ziegler.


Dixie D’Amelio claims she “doesn’t care” about Griffin Johnson drama

Published: 18/Oct/2020 7:13 Updated: 18/Oct/2020 7:28

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dixie D’Amelio has been caught up in a long and bitter feud with Griffin Johnson in recent months. But in a recent video that went viral on Instagram, she said she “doesn’t care” and looked more interested in enjoying her night.

Dixie D’Amelio and Griffin Johnson were the sweethearts of the TikTok world once upon a time. But what started with break-up rumors and accusations of him cheating on her quickly became something more when she confirmed them herself.


Since then, we’ve seen a whole cavalcade of events unfold. Griffin Johnson made what many believed to be a “fake” apology, and from there, it went on to escalate into a full-blown feud.

Dixie D'Amelio and Griffin Johnson
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Dixie D’Amelio and Griffin Johnson were once a power couple in TikTok, but their split has been less than amicable.

Dixie D’Amelio even went as far as taking a swipe at his self-confessed foot fetish by posting pictures of her feet


That was the straw that broke the camels back, apparently. Because not long after, Griffin Johnson released a diss track aimed at her and Noah Beck after the two of them shared a kiss in a music video.

It didn’t take him long to realize that was a mistake, and he’s since removed it from all the streaming platforms. The drama has more or less faded since then.

However, it’s still left a bitter taste in their mouths. Well, it has for Griffin Johnson at least. Last week, he made a tongue-in-cheek post that seemed to call her a “dog.”


But whenever there’s a drama between two people, someone has to be the bigger person. In this case, Dixie D’Amelio has stepped up to the plate after refusing to add more fuel to the fire.

In a post that went viral on Instagram, a photographer asked Dixie D’Amelio whether she had a chance to “chat it out” with Griffin Johnson.


“No,” she said, emphatically. Even though she was wearing a face mask, you could tell the question wasn’t something she was comfortable with. But that didn’t stop the people recording her from pushing the matter a little further.

“Did you say hi to him?” asked another person standing nearby. 


“No,” she said, averting her eyes elsewhere. “I did not have a chance to.” By that point, it was pretty clear that it was still a sensitive topic, and it’s not something she was willing to talk about at that very moment. 

Still, they wanted to give it one last crack. “Do you want to, though, right?”

“I don’t care,” she said, rolling her eyes as she started walking away. “I’m just trying to…”

Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio and her sister Charli are two of the biggest TikTok stars in the world.

From that point onwards, they reeled her back in for a quick pose and a couple of photos, which she was more than happy to do.

It wasn’t the right time or place for those kinds of questions. Still, Dixie D’Amelio handled it like a champ, even though it came across as a sensitive topic. It looks like she’s moved on and is one step closer to burying the hatchet.