Jayzam Manabat and Camille Trinindad, also known as the vlogger couple JaMill, are officially quitting YouTube for the sake of their relationship.
On Thursday, JaMill finally addressed the speculations surrounding their “deleted” YouTube channel after fans discovered that the account with over 12 million subscribers has become unavailable on the video-sharing platform.
Jayzam and Camille took to their Facebook page Jamill to explain that it was their personal decision to end their YouTube vlogging career and live a “simple, normal life.”
“Naisip namin, mamuhay na lang kami ng normal ni Camille. Gusto na namin yung simple. Gaya nang nangyari samin dati. Ayaw na namin yung masyadong mataas madaming nakakita sa amin,” said Jayzam in the eight-minute video.
“Ang hirap nang nasa taas. Hindi sa nagmamataas kami. 12 million subscribers, ang hirap i-sustain ng channel na ‘to ng dalawang utak lang, kaming dalawa,” added Jayzam.
Jayzam went on to share that the decision stemmed from a “small argument” that they had, as well as those putting their relationship under pressure and questioning if their romance is for real or just for show.
“Hindi na namin alam gagawin namin. Parang gusto lang namin mamuhay ng simple pero may obligasyon kaming kailangang gawin. May kailangan kaming punan. Tingin ng ibang tao nag-i-istick lang kami sa isa’t isa dahil sa YouTube channel,” Jayzam said.
Camille was the one who did the deletion of their YouTube account without Jayzam’s consent, but the latter said they want to prove to themselves that their relationship could go on even after leaving the world of vlogging.
“Kahit mawala yung channel namin, kami pa rin, nagmamahalan pa rin kami. Hindi dahil may YouTube kaya kami nandito,” said Jayzam.
“Pero alam mo, nung napindot ko yung delete channel, ang gaan ng pakiramdam ko, hindi ko alam kung bakit. Promise,” Camille shared.
The two actually tried contacting the YouTube team to recover their channel to somehow release a video to their supporters to explain their decision, but was told that there’s no chance of getting it back.
Jayzam and Camille admitted that they feel kind of sad over all the memories they had shared with fans and supporters through their vlogs, but hoped they would respect and understand their choice to permanently delete their channel. They stressed that it’s for the “betterment” of their relationship as a couple.
“Maraming maraming salamat sa memories, sa good times na binigay niyo sa amin.
“Sana irespeto at igalang niyo. Sana maging masaya kayo para sa relasyon namin. Kasi para sa ikagaganda ng relasyon ng pagmamahalan namin.
“Maraming maraming salamat dahil binago niyo ang buhay namin ni Camille. And this time, kailangan na namin mag-focus sa relasyon namin dahil gusto talaga namin ng forever. At kung isa ito sa step ng ikaka-forever namin, di kami magdadalawang isip mga kaigan,” said Jayzam.