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Lil Huddy opens up about “tragic” past in emotional live stream

Published: 18/May/2020 20:03

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Chase ‘Lil Huddy’ Hudson is one of the platform’s most popular content creators, boasting over 19 million followers on the site due to his viral videos — but life before social media fame wasn’t always sunshine and roses for the teen.

While Hudson may be a hugely famous online entertainer, the star has received his fair share of backlash online — not only for his unique fashion sense, but also due to his recent split with fellow TikTokker Charli D’Amelio.

However, this wouldn’t be the first time he’s gone through hard times, with the star opening up about his “tragic” childhood in a tearful Instagram Live broadcast on May 16.

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Chase “LilHuddy” Hudson opened up to his fans in a tearful Instagram Live broadcast where he detailed some hardships he’d faced as a child.

Hudson began his “birthday inspiration” message by thanking his fans for being there to support him, claiming that his teenage years had been difficult for him while he was growing up.

He went on to explain that he’d suffered a debilitating incident when he was 14 years old, and had felt “hopeless and miserable” before he began his foray on social media, claiming that he’d finally found a community of people who legitimately cared about him in stark contrast to his real-life situation.

“When I was 14, I think, I was going through some really hard times,” he began. “That was like, the start of me losing feeling and emotion, and a lot of heartbreak, since I went through like, something really tragic as a child… and it re-occurred when I was 14.”

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Hudson’s emotional live stream saw the TikTok star shed a few tears as he thanked his fans for supporting him and giving him an outlet on social media.

“I felt hopeless and miserable, and that’s when I started social media,” Hudson continued. “When I started social media, I started getting people who cared about me. As a high schooler and as a middle schooler… I had no one. No one really cared about me.”

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The star went on to admit that his fans have “helped me through so much,” as well as using social media as an outlet, claiming that if he had no support, “I wouldn’t be here.”

Considering the recent drama surrounding himself and Charli D’Amelio, Hudson made sure to preface his emotional story by clarifying that his comments weren’t about “anyone or anything” — and thus far, fans are showing support for Huddy on all sides in wake of his tearful live stream.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.