Jake Paul and Erika Costell are a thing of the past.
The YouTubers had become a fan-favourite online couple but all good things must come to an end.
“After many discussions and some serious soul-searching, it became apparent to us weeks ago, that we could no longer be boyfriend and girlfriend,” Paul said in a lengthy statement Wednesday on Twitter. “While it was a truly heartbreaking decision, it is the healthiest thing for both of us.”
The two actually broke up several weeks ago but kept fans in the dark so they could try to “work it out and find a solution.” It seems the only solution was to split.
“We’re both at different points in our lives and having a relationship in the public eye is so hard,” he wrote, “but this is our decision and I ask that you please support both to us through this tough time.”
The 21-year-old internet star — younger brother of Logan Paul — insisted he is “forever grateful that [Costell] was part of my life.”