I, For One, Am Stunned That This Couple That Famously Pranks Each Other On YouTube Is Calling It Quits
Metro- YouTube’s ‘biggest couple’, who have almost 9 million subscribers following their pranks and stories of daily life, have announced they are splitting up.
In a tearful video, Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith – better known as BFvsGF – say they have decided to take a break from their relationship and from daily vlogging.
‘This is like telling a bunch of kids that their parents are getting divorced,’ Jesse said.
The couple, both 33, were famous for their ‘prank war’ which saw both of them try to upstage each other with gradually more elaborate scams, such as when Jesse faked that that his girlfriend’s cat had died.
Their prank when Jeana drew a penis on Jesse’s forehead on a flight as he slept, leaving him to carry on through the airport without realising, was viewed more than 23 million times.
Their latest and possibly last video together seems deadly serious.
Visibly upset, Jeana adds: ‘Everybody thinks we have a perfect life and it’s really not at all. Everybody has problems and issues. We choose not to put that in the videos usually.’
Huh. So pranking your significant other on the internet for all to see is - in fact - not the best way to maintain a healthy relationship? Who knew? I personally thought that getting tricked on a daily basis and being forced to laugh into a camera about it would be just about the easiest way possible to deal with hardships of sharing a life with someone. Being on your toes every single moment of every day out of fear of being made sport of is the perfect way to keep that shared heart beating as one. I can't believe this didn't work out. Everyone knows that disguising your true emotions and pretending you are always in a good mood is the most efficient way to achieve an adequate level of happiness. I thought constantly being judged by the wholesome, good natured members of the YouTube comment section would really help these two hone in the aspects of themselves that need work. There's only so many times you can be told to "eat a dick" before you realize that maybe you - and your significant other - could benefit from some changes that enhance the quality of your viral product and inevitably enhance the quality of your life. It's sad that they were too selfish to prioritize the temporary satisfaction of their viewers over their own life long well being, because I really thought they had what it took to last if they kept broadcasting each other's weakest moments to millions upon millions of people.