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Once again, Trisha Paytas and Jeffree Star are at the center of internet drama. Has Jeffree Star stolen Trisha Paytas's ex-boyfriend?

Has Jeffree Star stolen Trisha Paytas’s ex-boyfriend? We’re spilling the tea

Once again, Trisha Paytas and Jeffree Star are at the center of internet drama, and we’re totally here for it. After a months-long feud between Paytas & Star, Star might very well be dating his ex-BFF’s ex-boyfriend. Yikes! Here’s everything we know about the scandal so far.

Initial drama

One of the headlines of 2021 so far has been the Jeffree Star and Trisha Paytas drama. Tab David, a former friend of Star’s, recounted Star bullying an anonymous victim in a YouTube video, who was later revealed to be Paytas. 

“There had been a friend earlier in the night who was in the room who didn’t attend the club with us,” David explained. “They had continued to make fun of this person all day, talk about how bad their skin was, body shame them, talk about their weight, talk about their past drug abuse, talk about their recovery, just the most disgusting horrible things for him . . . to say.”

Later, Paytas confirmed David’s statement, explaining in her own YouTube video: “[Star] said a lot of things to my face that made me feel awful that trip (hence why I left early) – it is hard cause I truly loved him and I know if I confront him – I will get backlash, you will, and ultimately I’ll be the one ‘cancelled.’”

Jeffree Star’s new lover?

Recently, Jeffree Star has been feeding into rumors that he has a new lover. On February 28th, he posted a scandalous photo of some anonymous, hunky body in a towel on Twitter, and captioned it: “He loves when I wear red. I love when he wears nothing. 🍒”

In comes Perez Hilton who retweeted the images and claimed that his “sources” told him that the mysterious man is, in fact, Sean van der Wilt, Trisha Paytas’s ex. Hilton added: “Match made in hell!” So far, Hilton’s claims have not yet been confirmed. But we know one thing for sure: if the rumors are true, there will be some pretty emotional YouTube videos from Paytas sometime soon. 

Paytas and van der Wilt’s ugly split

Back in 2016, Trisha Paytas & Sean van der Wilt had a . . . less than amicable . . . break up, and the aftermath was not pretty. In December of that year, Paytas released a slew of YouTube videos accusing her ex of cheating on her with a man. Paytas received backlash for the videos, as people accused her of “outing” van der Wilt.

But it didn’t end there. At the beginning of 2020, van der Wilt released a video titled “we never broke up . . . Q & A,” and Paytas subsequently released one called “tricking my boyfriend into falling in love with me again.”

Who is Sean van der Wilt?

Sean van der Wilt was born in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, on January 21st, 1980. Van der Wilt entered the world of stardom when, in 2001, he met revered American record producer, Lou Pearlman. After a few meetings, the twenty-one-year-old signed a contract with Pearlman.

But Pearlman wasn’t exactly the model of ethical business practices. A few years after he and van der Wilt started working together, Pearlman was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, and making false statements in court. Because of this, van der Wilt was forced to take a break from music.

But in 2010, his career took off again, this time as a dancer. He worked with Rihanna on a promo tour, which landed him a dancing role in Burlesque, which opened the door to many more lucrative jobs. He appeared in the ninth season of American Horror Story, and snagged a choreography gig on 911: Lone Star. Today, he is focusing on his career as a musician and an internet personality.

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