Charles Trippy and Alli Trippy have announced they are getting divorced.
The YouTube power-couple made almost 2,000 videos as they spent five years documenting their life together on the YouTube channel CTFxC (Charles Trippy Friends Core). In a move that has shocked all of their viewers, Charles announced he and Alli have decided to separate.
“I don’t really know how to do this or say this because I’ve literally tried six times, and I’ve deleted the video six different times,” Charles admits as he breaks the news to his 1.4 million subscribers.
“Over the past couple of months, Alli and I have just not been getting along… We have been arguing a lot more than normal, and it’s just been getting worse and worse, and we’ve just becoming more and more unhappy and stressed out, both of us. So we’ve both decided that it was unfair for both of us to keep moving this direction if we’re both unhappy and stressed. So we decided that we will be separating.”
Charles was visibly choking back tears throughout the video, as you can see below:
The pair have received outpourings of support from fans and followers on Twitter:
Some people say I’ve been very unlucky with all the crappy things I’ve gone through, I like to think of it as that I’m just living
— Charles Trippy (@CharlesTrippy) April 8, 2014
Sorry, guys 🙁
— Alli Trippy (@AlliTrippy) April 8, 2014
The pair first met online when Charles “randomly” added Alli as a friend on MySpace (So yeah, a long time ago). They talked online for five years, and finally met in-person in December 2008. They spent all night talking at a local Starbucks and started dating soon afterwards. Ultimately, the pair wed in November, 2011 with a whos-who of popular YouTubers in attendance.
Like any relationship, the Trippys have had their share of trials and tribulations. Charles, 29, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012 and has shared his ongoing treatment on the CTFxC channel, even going as far to show a video of surgeons removing his tumor.
Charles, 29, and Alli, 24, are two of the most popular vloggers on YouTube. Their CTFxC channel has amassed over half a billion views, and they hold the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive days vlogging on YouTube. Charles also works as the bassist for rock group We The Kings.
So, what will happen to the CTFxC YouTube Channel? – While a few fans have suggested the pair continue on while alternating days to cover their separate lives, Charles will be taking the CTFxC channel and will continue vlogging: “I’m going to keep doing the videos because this is the CTFxC and it always will be the CTFxC, and I will always be there for you guys, just like you have always been there for me, through the ups and downs.” Alli will continue to use her own personal channel, which has 400,000 subscribers. Hopefully she will start vlogging too.