Jake Paul confirms split with Erika Costell

8 November 2018, 00:07 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 12:09

Jake Paul and Erika Costell
Jake Paul and Erika Costell. Picture: Getty

By Woodrow Whyte

"After many discussions and some serious soul searching, it became apparent to us weeks ago, that we could no longer be boyfriend & girlfriend"

Jake Paul has confirmed that he has split with his girlfriend Erika Costell (Nov 7).

In a statement released on his Twitter, Jake wrote that "Sadly, Erika and I broke up a while ago and since then, we have been doing our best to work it out and find a solution."

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"After many discussions and some serious soul searching, it became apparent to us weeks ago, that we could no longer be boyfriend & girlfriend. While is was a truly heartbreaking decision, it is the healthiest decision, it is the healthiest thing for both of us."

The news first broke via YouTube gossip channel Keemstar, who asked for a statement from Erika on the rumours of a split. According to Keemstar, she replied saying: ‘I’ve been through so much the past month with this… I don’t care what the internet thinks about me, I just want to move on and get through this shit privately.’

In Jake's statement, he speaks positively about his relationship with Erika.

"Erika is such a beautiful soul and she truly changed by life. She is a powerful, smart and independent woman, who has such a bright future ahead of her and has helped me become a better person on multiple levels. The times we had together are irreplaceable and I will be forever grateful that she was part of my life."

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Jake and Erika's relationship was featured heavily in Shane Dawson's documentary on Jake Paul. Shane made several comments in his epic 8-part documentary which referred to the positive influence that Erika had in Jake's life. In fact, "Jerika" became a popular ship.

Sadly, it looks like this ship has sunk for good.