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Pokimane reveals why she keeps dating life private from Twitch fans

Published: 19/Aug/2020 3:18 Updated: 19/Aug/2020 12:26

by Andrew Amos

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has opened up on why he tries to keep her dating life private from her Twitch audience, saying that it helps create a divide between her work and personal life.

Pokimane’s dating life, or lack thereof, has been the spur of a lot of speculation in the Twitch community.

There’s a legion of people who claim she has an “army of simps” behind her at every turn. There’s a portion who believe she’s potentially keeping her dating life behind closed doors to rake in more donations.

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Pokimane may live in the public eye, but she’s always kept her dating life private.

However, there’s never really been a lot of clarity from Anys herself over her dating life. She’s kept very private for the most part. It’s going to remain that way too, after she addressed the question yet again in an August 18 apology video.

While she spent the majority of the video apologizing for her conduct in the past, she added some pointers towards her future content near the end. One thing people won’t be seeing though is info about her dating life.

“I personally made the decision seven years ago when I got into streaming that I don’t want my personal life to be part of my content,” she told fans. “That’s what I’m going to stick by until I, or whoever I’m dating, at whatever time, decides otherwise.”

She also shared a clip from an old video dating back to February 2019. Then, Pokimane explained how if she made her dating life public, people would swarm over her ⁠— either feeding her advice if she was single, or criticizing her partner if she was in a relationship.

“In general, relationship stuff is stuff that I don’t like to talk about outright. Even when I’m single, imagine how many people would care. Then, if I got into a relationship, even more people would be invested in what is going on in my relationship. If I had a relationship, I’d want it to just be between me and that person, and not a million people giving their opinion.”

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She added that keeping her personal life private from fans, it helps her divide it from her work life. While she lives in the public eye, there’s some facets to her life she isn’t comfortable sharing with fans.

“For me, this also creates a healthier divide between my work life and my personal life ⁠— which is an area where the lines are already pretty blurred.

“I understand some people want to relate this to donations, but you could also argue one could make a lot of money by publicizing a relationship or making content out of it.

“Neither of these are wrong… I just personally feel that everyone has a right to privacy. I personally want to experience my relationships without the scrutiny of an online audience.”

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TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
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Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”

 

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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.