Last night the sad news was confirmed that one of YouTube’s most loved couples were no more. Having been together since before their YouTube careers began, Marcus Butler and Niomi Smart have called time on their relationship.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Marcus announced the break-up in a video
“This is probably the hardest video I’ve ever had to make” states Marcus in the opening. He goes on to explain that fans have been questioning the lack of photos on social media featuring himself and Niomi and that he felt it was finally time to address the situation. He explained the split was amicable and that both himself and Niomi have found somewhere new to live (they previously shared a flat).
The pair have begged for privacy and respect
And rightly so, of course. In Marcus’ video, he addressed the fact that his role as a YouTuber means he’ll experience a hefty amount of questions on social media and comments in his videos but he emphasised how this was a difficult time for himself and Niomi and asked his fans to be aware of the impact these comments can have.
Niomi has responded
Around the same time Marcus’ video went up, Niomi tweeted this.
Time to explain pic.twitter.com/vg25Tk5VVb
— Niomi Smart (@niomismart) December 22, 2015
What about their business? If you didn’t know, Marcus and Niomi founded SourcedBox- a healthy snacks business which recently launched. Marcus stressed the fact that himself and Niomi will continue to work as business partners and are both incredible passionate about the brand. Which is good news! And fellow YouTubers have shown their support
@niomismart sending lots of love ? take all the time you need beautiful one!
— Carly Musleh (@CarlyMusleh) December 22, 2015
— Zoë (@ZozeeBo) December 23, 2015
@MarcusButler You’re allowed to take all the time you need, your audience will still be there when you’re ready! 🙂
— Cherry Wallis (@CherryWallis) December 23, 2015
We wish them all the best.
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