Zach Clayton, better know as Bruhitszach on musical.ly, is one of the most recent Musers who made the jump from social media to the music industry, taking his combined nine MILLION followers along for the ride. While his first three singles were total JAMS, his newest song, “Odd Petals,” (which dropped YESTERDAY) just might be his best (and for sure his most romantic) one yet. Hmmm…we wonder why…
A couple of weeks ago, fans started to piece together evidence that seemingly proved there was a romance brewing between the 16-year-old and fellow musical.ly star, Daniella Perkins. Instead of continuing to question the teens’ relationship status, we decided to go straight to the source.
“Nothing’s really official and out there yet. But I mean, we’re really close,” Zach exclusively told us.
Key words here: “official,” “out there,” and “yet.” WINK WINK WINK!
This isn’t the first time the teen’s dating life has been at the center of conversation. Fans were obsessed with his relationship with Baby Ariel until they publicly announced their breakup last July. Soon thereafter, the two headed off to go on tour together! While some might think that’s any former couple’s nightmare, Zach let us know that was really not the case.
“Nothing was awkward between us because what happened wasn’t like, something bad; it was just a mutual kind of thing. It just wasn’t working out. But we still were really, really close friends afterwards so [going on tour] wasn’t awkward or anything like that.”
That’s really nice to hear!
Zach obv isn’t a total newbie to love, which is why his first ballad doesn’t disappoint.
“I’ve done one song before that was similar to a love song, but it wasn’t as slow as this one, or as deep,” he told us. “This one has a really deep meaning behind it and it’s real vibey. It’s a little slower. So I’m really excited for this one.”
Well, we frickin’ love it! In addition to “Odd Petals,” the Internet star mentioned that he’ll have an EP coming out later this year… so stay tuned!
If Zach & Daniella ever decide to make their ~thing~ offish, they won’t be the only cute couple who met because of musical.ly:
Baby Ariel & Blake Gray
Blarial is basically the 'it couple' of the musical.ly world right now. After Ariel tweeted, "You make me so happy" back in December '16 and Blake responded with a heart Emoji — everyone was like, "YAAAAS."
The duo didn't confirm their relaysh officially until the end of December but apparently the two have been a thing on the DL since November!
Baby Ariel & Zach Clayton
Blarial wasn't the first Baby Ariel ship in the musical.ly world and back when she and bruhitszach were together, everyone was 100 percent in love with them as a couple.
The teens split back in July 2016, but they left things on good terms and remain close. Zach and Zariel said they "love each other so much," but the distance and "hectic schedules" were too much for their relationship to handle.
As anyone who has ever been in a LDR knows, being physically separated while dating can be seriously difficult, so it was mature of them to split and remain friends through it all (though we're unsure on how he feels about her new bae!).
Jordyn Jones & Brandon Westenberg
We've got another case of a winter-coupling here! Brandon started hanging out with his musical.ly GF in the fall, but on December 16th, he asked her to go steady. He wrote "Girlfriend?!" on her Starbucks beverage and Jordyn shared the moment on her Twitter. They then posted a YT video on Brandon's account with a Q&A about their new relationship!
How adorable is that?!
Loren Beech & Joey Kisluk
Even though Loren's last relationship went up in flames, her boyfriend before Flamingeos seemed to be a lot more positive.
The two broke up last summer because they'd become "distant," but it seemed like they walked away without any bad blood.
Danielle Cohn & Jaydyn Price
Jaydyn's social media accounts blew up when it was announced that he was dating fellow Muser, Danielle Cohn, who has over 3.8 million followers on her musical.ly account.
Despite the fact that the two are only 12 years old, they seem to have a very mature relationship and even went bungee jumping together, according to an Instagram photo the girl posted. They recently celebrated their four month anniversary in Santa Monica, California.
The two have been at the center of some nasty cheating rumors, but Danielle and Jay pay it no mind. She wrote on IG, "When I look at comments and see people accuse us of cheating on each other page, I laugh cause tbh they way we are you can't even accuse us of it. When I look in his eyes I know he loves me and by the way my eyes are you know he my one and only."
Savannah Soutas & Cole LaBrant
Sav and Cole were at the center of some cruel rumors as well when the two started hanging out because people didn't know what the status was between the musical.ly girl and her baby daddy. Instead of letting the gossip circulate more, Savannah wrote a long IG post which stated she WAS dating the Amazing Race contestant and "no, [she] did not leave Everleigh's dad for him."
Of her last relationship, the girl said, "I deserve to be treated right and I finally came to realize that it was not my job to fix someone." Well, everyone who has watched Cole's vids know that he is a total sweetheart and we're sure he will treat Savannah (and her daughter!) like princesses.
Kristen Hancher & Andrew Gregory
Kristen and Andrew got together in April of 2016 and they are still going strong to this day!
Weston Koury & Erin Marie Lakis
Although Erin was never a social media star, she and Weston met because of a musical.ly meet & greet! The muser started talking to Erin via Twitter DM and the two finally met up IRL at a a couple months later and quickly became BF/GF. Sadly, the only lasted until November.
Weston tweeted, "Hello my little ugly ducklings erin and i broke up a lil while bc of not good timing but hey we're still gr8 friends smoochie," then Erin re-tweeted the message. Other fans were (and still are) heartbroken about the split but given that they seemed to have left things on a positive note, there's still hope for them yet!
Justin Blake & Raegan Beast
Musical.ly played matchmaker for these two guys. Distance really doesn't seem to be a problem for Justin and Rae, the two are constantly posting adorable pictures of themselves hanging out!
Liddlenique & Ayoo Khaos
Although Liddlenique started on YouNow in 2015, she rose to fame on the lip-syncing app and now has over one million fans. Even though she and Ayoo have been together for less than a year, they def don't shy away from PDA and post vids of themselves dancing, kissing and hanging out.