Marzia Bisognin, fiance to YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, announced on October 22nd that she is leaving the platform after seven years of content creation.
She broke the news in a video simply titled, ‘Goodbye YouTube,’ where she admitted that she felt like ‘a fraud,’ and is now seeking her own path in life.
“It’s about needing to find my path, because for a long time I felt like I was following someone else’s,” she said, in reference to her connection to PewDiePie. “I think it’s about time that I give myself a chance with something else.”
In addition, Marzia deleted nearly all of her videos on her channel, save for six vlogs - including her most recent announcement.
The video came as a shock to her wide fanbase, which currently sits at over seven million subscribers on YouTube alone. She had been chronicling her wedding plans with Felix on a fairly regular basis, marking the announcement an altogether unexpected development.
However, Marzia made sure to thank her fans for their continued support, and explained that she wasn’t ‘tired’ of creating content, but instead felt that YouTube had ‘taken over’ her life.
“You gave me the best years of my life,” she said.
So proud of Marzia for taking a big step today and following her heart. https://t.co/HBTyzyOXjg— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) October 22, 2018
Felix spoke out in support of Marzia in a Tweet, where he congratulated her on her decision. “So proud of Marzia for taking a big step today and following her heart,” he wrote over a link to her video.
While Marzia may be best known for her YouTube career, she is also a fashion designer and published novelist.