Ryland Adams and Shane Dawson confirmed their relationship on October 23, 2016, even though their relationship started in the early months of 2016.
Previously Shane was engaged to Lisa Schwartz. They were in a relationship from December 2011 to May 2015 when they broke off their engagement. Shane came out as bi-sexual later that year in July 2015. Despite rumors that Shane broke up with Lisa due to his sexuality, he confirmed they were false.
He stated in a podcast that, “Because she was a little older, she was ready for marriage and kids. I was depressed, I didn’t enjoy the same things as her. She loved to travel. I did not. There were all these things that we knew, or problems, that we just kind of ignored.”
“I moved out a year before. And we were doing the whole, let’s be together but separate thing. So we were still together, and we were exclusive. We were seeing each other on the weekends. But over that year, it was really clear that we were really grasping. Holding on to it. Talking about going to couples therapy.”
“It was probably about three months before the coming-out videos. We were like, okay, we tried. And then over the next three months, it turned into a friendship.”
Shane and Ryland met on Bumble and fell in love over the next three years.
On their 3 year anniversary, Shane posted on Instagram… “Ryland, thank you for making the last 3 years the happiest time of my life…Thank you for making me smile and reminding me how loved I am in real life even when I’m being canceled online…Thank you for loving me unconditionally and reminding me [every day] that I should love myself too. I thank the universe [every day] for bringing you into my life and I can’t wait to start a future with you…”
And then…Shane proposed.
Earlier this week, Shane was trending…but it wasn’t for a good reason. An old clip resurfaced online of Shane joking about humping his cat on a podcast. Due to the more serious content, Shane produces nowadays, many believed he was serious about humping his cat.
Shane apologized for the comment, which was intended as a joke and re-shared the apology video he made last year when another bad joke resurfaced.
Shane now focuses his attention on creating long-form investigative documentaries that dive into the lives of controversial YouTubers. He is currently working on a 7-month long makeup series creating his own makeup palette with Jeffree Star. This series will debut in two seasons. The first season is aimed to be released this summer.
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