Zoella And Alfie Deyes: The Story Of Their Relationship
5 October 2018, 09:56 | Updated: 5 October 2018, 10:01
There's is one of the most high-profile relationships on YouTube... but how did Zalfie happen?
Alfie Deyes and Zoë Sugg are YouTube's original power couple, with a whopping 30 million subscribers between them (across their five individual channels), multiple successful businesses and legions of ardent stans following their every move. But how did Alfie and Zoella first meet, and how has their relationship developed over the years? Find out the answers to these and more as we take a deep dive into the history of Alfie and Zoella's relationship...
When did Zoella and Alfie first meet?
Quite fittingly, the start of Zoella and Alfie's love story was virtual. It all began in summer 2012, when Zoella was 22 and Alfie was 18. Zoella smashed that like button on one of Alfie's vlogs, and it changed the course of internet history forever. Zoella also played a stellar power move, by sending her fans to comment on Alfie's video saying "Zoe sent me." This caught Alfie's attention, and they began talking online until their first IRL meet up at Summer In The City 2012.
When did they become official?
Unofficially it's understood that Alfie and Zoella were seeing each other from early 2013, but it wasn't until that August (a full year after they first met) that they actually went public with their relationship - and that was only because Jim Chapman accidentally revealed a picture of Alfie and Zoe kissing on Zoella's laptop during one of his vlogs.
Jim Chapman, Zoe and Alfie sure have some explaining to do for this picture. pic.twitter.com/DtzWaNdWsm— kingy (@apeachhyun) August 7, 2013
How did Zalfie announce their relationship?
After Jim's accidental reveal, Zoella published a statement to her blog. Explaining that they'd been friends "for some time," Zoella revealed how fans' constant shipping prior to them going public put stress on the young couple. "Going through the stages of an early relationship is actually very daunting for me, now imagine if I was doing that in front of hundreds and thousands, if not millions of people," she wrote.
When did Zoe and Alfie move in together?
After publicly dating for just over a year, in October 2014 Zoe and Alfie moved into a flat in Brighton together. Alfie had initially moved to Brighton shortly after Zoella did 10 months ago so they could be closer together, but apparenlty it asn't quite close enough. They kept the move a secret until they were all settled in, revealing all in a vlog:
Expanding the family
In November 2014, shortly after Zoella and Alfie moved in together, their family grew by one. No, not a baby - a dog! Little Nala, the pair's black pug, has been with Zoe and Alfie ever since.
After spending around two and a half years in their first Brighton home, Zoe and Alfie were forced to move due to fans and media constantly invading their privacy. They move itself was kept firmly under wraps until they had begun to settle in, in June 2017.
The future of Alfie and Zoe - will they get married and have children?
Five years into their relationship, fans are desperate to know what's next for Zalfie. As their relationship continues, both have become more open about the ups and downs of their relationship, and are more comfortable sharing their lives with fans than ever. Both Alfie and Zoella have said that they would like to have children, but so far any talk of marriage and babies is firmly hypothetical.