As far as YouTube couples go, Jamie and Nikki Perkins, who vlogged everything from their proposal story to pregnancy announcements, were up there with the greats – but today the couple announced that they’re parting ways.
Both Jamie and Nikki posted separate statements on their Instagram stories, along with a text-only video on their shared YouTube channel (which at the time of writing has 1,857,462 subscribers).
On her Instagram Story, Nikki (who uses the handle @JamieAndNiks) thanked those who had reached out with love and support, and confirmed the “painful decision” to split.
The post said: "To everyone who has reached out and expressed love and concern over the past month, we would like to say thank you. Your constant support over the years has meant so much. This has been an extremely difficult time for our family, hence why we have remained silent”.
It continued on to say, "Jamie and I have made the painful decision to separate and would like to thank you in advance for respecting our privacy. We would both like to clarify that the rumours surrounding our separation are false”.
The couple share two daughters, Ava and Zoe, the youngest of which is around a year and a half old.
The couple, who married six years ago, had been a little quiet on social media over the last few weeks, meaning some fans already had their suspicions that a split might be on the cards.
With one tweeting “I knew it was coming but like a dummy I hoped Jamie and Nikki had another reason they weren't vlogging.”
I knew it was coming but like a dummy I hoped Jamie and Nikki had another reason they weren't vlogging. Love ain't real y'all. Marriage is for the birds— Randy OP (@Avalonsjewel) August 20, 2019
I hear Jamie and Nikki have broken up?— Agnes (@_DrAgnesG) August 17, 2019
Makes me wonder about this vlogging your relationship thing. Does it become so perfomative that you sort of forget to take a step back and work on the REAL stuff?
I thought jamie and nikki separating was a rumor but nikki took wife out her bio and now it’s just “mum of 2” pic.twitter.com/LhQQRwu3h5— randy orton ethusiast (@deesheaux) August 16, 2019
Others, said they were totally “blindsided” by the separation news:
I feel like I need to rewatch Jamie and Nikki vlogs to mourn/look for clues cause honestly I was blindsided by this separation— Jessy (@messyjesssyy) August 20, 2019
so Jamie and Nikki are officially over? pic.twitter.com/C1MphZ43o0— dre🦎 (@andrayaa1) August 19, 2019
The only youtube couple that I watch, Jamie and Nikki, has separated wow pic.twitter.com/kSlSBe5xvs— becky the hot girl (@beckyyriley) August 19, 2019
The announcement on Jamie and Nikki's shared YouTube channel came in the form of a 30-second video entitled ‘What’s Going On With Us’ which merely showed a statement explaining they’d decided to split, thanking fans for their support and asking for privacy. Comments underneath the upload have been disabled.
We wish Jamie, Nikki, Ava and Zoe well during this tricky time.
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