By Arshia Franklin
Youtube beauty guru Jeffree Star and Nate Schwandt were dating since 2015 and brokeup recently, in January 2020. The couple met on instagram after Nathan slid in Jeffrees’ DMs.
Then after a few months of texting,calling and video calls they finally decided to meet and eventually started dating. Jeffree had never felt shy to show off his boyfriend Nathan in videos. As we all know that the couple were together for 5 years they’ve enjoyed every bit of it from owning dogs together, going for countless holidays, facing many ups and downs to buying a new house as their next step was to grow a family together.
At the beginning of 2020 they moved into their ‘dream house’ together and also uploaded a video treating the fans to a tour of the stunning mansion.
Rumors that the two had broken up started circulating late last year after Star canceled events and removed "wifey of Nathan" from his Instagram bio.
Star confirmed the breakup rumours through an emotional youtube video that he posted on January 11th titled “We Broke Up”. Sitting in a giant pink bed surrounded by his Pomeranians, he began by saying "Hey guys, I don’t even know how to start this intro, I never thought this day would come where I’d be sitting here talking about this.”
He also admitted that it took him atleast 10 times to get through the opening without crying. And that he is a ‘few weeks’ into the split. He said “I’ve used a lot of this time of silence to just try to heal, we’re both in a state of shock. I’m devastated. I’m so sad.” All of this was the reason for him(Star) to step back from recent professional engagements.
According to CNN, he said Schwandt was “the only man that was ever confident enough to love me publicly, to love me for me fully, all my flaws, no makeup waking up in bed to full-on, he never cared about any of it, he just loved me for me.”
Star added he has no ill-will toward Schwandt. “Me and Nathan will be friends forever, I will always have love for him. Are we in love with each other? No, but we love each other and he will always be in my life.”
Although he didn’t reveal the reason for their breakup, in the video he explains both he and Nathan had been dealing with difficulties in their personal lives, including the death of their dog and Schwandt's brother's seizure.
Jeffree told his viewers that he thinks he acted out after his breakup but that was because he is kinda going through it.
According to Seventeen, ‘It's been three months since Jeffree Star confirmed that he and longtime boyfriend Nathan Schwandt had split for good. Since then, Jeffree has been pretty quiet on the drama, mostly keeping his personal life to himself. But in his latest upload, the YouTuber spilled the tea on "being single and quarantined," sharing that there's actually been some "dark, ugly stuff" happening.’
According to Showbizz Cheatsheet, Star explained Schwandt was hurt by rumors his relationship with Star was phony. “I have really thick skin, I can take a lot, but I think it really wears you down when you’re in love with someone and all you hear is he’s with you for the money, he’s this, he’s that. He met me when I had nothing and he never changed and that’s what I loved the most is he stayed true to who he was.”
According to People, Star is still feeling hopeful. “I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love and creating and Jeffree Star Cosmetics has so many amazing things to look forward to this year — I’m just so excited. Even though I’m so sad I’m ready to get back to work.”