In one of PewDiePie’s “LWIAY” videos, in which he reviews fan-submitted questions and memes, the YouTuber took a moment to explain why it had been a few years since he collaborated with Markiplier on a video. Their famous friendship was born when PewDiePie explained his history with Xebaz, a content creator he had worked with early in his career.
According to Pewds, fans became distraught when he and Xebaz stopped making videos together, demanding to know what had happened between the two. PewDiePie explained, “Nothing happened, but… I don’t know how you tell the internet that some people don’t stay friends forever.”
PewDiePie explained that the same could be said of her relationship with Markiplier: “It’s like, yeah, we’re just not as close as we used to be. It’s a little embarrassing when everyone online is like, : “You have to collaborate! ‘”He then jokingly added that he would never collaborate with another content creator again in the future.
While PewDiePie’s comments might not be what fans wanted to hear, they at least dispelled a few misconceptions. The lack of Markiplier and PewDiePie collaborations did not stem from some sort of argument or animosity; the two creators simply moved away from each other. However, that doesn’t mean the couple haven’t been there to support each other in the meantime.