Breaking up is hard to do — especially when you do it in front of millions of people. But for popular YouTube couples, breakup videos have become the new norm. YouTubers in relationships tend to make their partners (many of whom are YouTubers themselves) an integral part of their vlogs. And of course, it's weird not to explain the sudden absence of their partner when a relationship goes south, so publicizing the split to followers has basically become an expectation. Some vloggers share the news solo, but IMO, the worst breakup videos on YouTube are on ones where ex-partners deliver the bad news together.
While the couples don't tend to actual break up on camera, they'll often come together days, weeks, or even months after splitting to explain their decision to their millions of faithful subscribers. A few popular YouTube duos have gone strong for years (like Zoella and Alfie Deyes), but others (like David Dobrik and Liza Koshy) shocked fans when they revealed their ship-worthy union was a thing of the past. (Dobrik and Koshy's video currently has well over 60 million views. Just saying.) Here are nine couples whose viral splits have left followers devastated over the years.