Jesse, the face of the PrankvsPrank channel, appeared on FullScreen.com‘s show, Shane and Friends, and opened up about the whole tragic situation for the first time in months.
Jesse revealed that, after six years of vlogging their lives – and therefore intimate moments of their relationship – every day, there came a point where they lost their way. The videos they were making were great for YouTube, but left the couple questioning what they were doing off-screen, until eventually the relationship broke down.
Jesse said, “I was putting daily blogs on YouTube for like six years. It was great in the beginning, but then slowly it polluted our relationship. It made it toxic.”
He continues to confess that “everyone hams it up for the camera. It doesn’t start like that, they’re just trying to be themselves… but then they learn that they should ham it up or whatever… I felt we were doing stuff for the vlog and not our relationship.”
— Nick Rodea (@nrodea) June 30, 2016
In the breakup video Jesse and Jeana released in May, entitles “A New Chapter”, the couple reveal to their fans that they’ll be parting ways. They were – and still are – completely unified in their decision, reiterating that they still love and care for each other deeply. They split because they needed to rediscover who they were as separate people, not just as the vlogging couple fans had come to know and love.
Jeana is staying put in their hometown of Philadelphia. Meanwhile Jesse, who learned recently that he had a daughter who had been adopted by a family living in New York City, resolved to look for the daughter he has never met.
On the subject of his long lost daughter, Jesse said, “we never met and its killing me. It’s a long and crazy story. I need to get it off my chest and find her. I feel like if I send this energy out onto the Internet about my daughter I might actually be able to find her. She was adopted.”