YouTube Star and His Longtime Boyfriend Broke Up and You Had No Idea!

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Stop what you’re doing — Joey Graceffa uploaded a YouTube video with his longtime boyfriend Daniel Preda titled, “WHY WE BROKE UP!” *shaking and crying* Deep breaths, people. While the title technically isn’t clickbait and Janiel really DID go their separate ways…it happened at the start of their relationship and they’re very much still together. WHEW!

Now that we know one of our favorite YouTube couples is still going strong, we can go into the details of the boys’ dramatic split, which happened about 6 months into their relationship. Basically, Joey and Daniel started dating in July 2014, almost a full year before the YouTube star publicly came out as gay. While the 24-year-old was ready for a serious relationship and made his intentions known, the Children of Eden author was still very unsure and pushed him away because he was scared of things getting serious.

Sh*t hit the fan when Joey failed to invite Daniel to celebrate Christmas with him, and shortly after the pair had a heated discussion that led the 25-year-old to break up with the model over text message. OUCH!

The couple remained apart for about two months, but eventually met up on Valentine’s Day 2015, had a long talk again, and got back together when Joey told Daniel he loved him. Watch Janiel explain the rocky patch in their relationship below:

“Now we’re together and we’re happy,” the YT star said sweetly to end the vid.

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Before Joey came out, he actually denied that he was gay multiple times. These other now-out stars did the same thing, too:


Joey Graceffa

In one of his most recent videos, this YouTube star revealed that his family asked him if he was gay when he was in eighth grade, and he vehemently said, "Noooo!"

And even though Joey's relatives tried to make him comfortable by telling him it was okay if he was homosexual, the then-youngster simply replied, "I'm not; I like girls!"

It took the 25-year-old many, many years to finally embrace his sexuality, and he came out as gay in May 2015.

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Lucas Cruikshank

In the same video that Joey revealed he denied being gay when he was young, this YouTube star also confirmed he did the same.

"I would always say I wasn't [gay], and then I started dating girls, so I think they got to the point where they were like, 'He must just be straight.'

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Wentworth Miller

The topic of Wentworth's sexuality was a major question for many people throughout the course of Prison Break's run. "I'm not gay, but that rumor can't be killed,” he told the Australian Associated Press in 2007. "I know these rumors are out there… I'm cool with the fact that they exist, I mean this is about fantasy. Certain people are going to have certain fantasies, if someone wants to imagine me with a woman, or a man or one of each that's cool with me as long as you keep watching the show."

Six years later, four after PB aired its final show, the actor admitted that he was, in fact, gay.

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Tom Daley

Although this Olympic diver initially came out as bisexual, he eventually clarified, "I am a gay man now," in April 2014. But before he confirmed that he was attracted to men, Tom would laugh off any gay rumors.

"I think it's funny when people say I'm gay... I laugh it off. I'm not, but even if I was, I wouldn't be ashamed. It wouldn't bother me in the slightest what people thought," he told The Mirror in September 2013, just a few months before he revealed his real sexuality.

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Ricky Martin

Ten years before he called himself a "fortunate homosexual man," this singer adamantly denied liking men. "I guess these rumors [about being gay] were started by people who don't have a life, or perhaps it's because they want me to be like them and I'm not," he said in an interview with The Mirror back in 2000. "I try not to pay attention to any of these allegations. I could have been married with kids for years or have 27 girlfriends, and if people still want to go around saying that I'm gay, they will."

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Clay Aiken

When he officially came out as gay in 2008, the American Idol alum referenced the "one time" he denied his sexuality in an interview at the start of his career; that interview happened in Rolling Stone magazine back in 2003. "One thing I've found of people in the public eye, either you're a womanizer or you've got to be gay," Clay started. "Since I'm neither of those, people are completely concerned about me."

As for his decision to come out, the singer said becoming a father sparked his urge to be honest. He stated: "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."

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Ian Thorpe

Similar to Tom Daley, this Olympic swimmer denied being gay in his 2012 book This is Me and said the rumors were "hurtful." But two years later, the Aussie athlete revealed that he had recently discovered that the rumors were true. "'’m not straight, and this is only something that very recently, we're talking in the past two weeks, I've been comfortable telling the closest people around me exactly that."

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