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Fans Came up With the Craziest Theories to Explain Jake Paul and Erika Costell's Breakup

By Anna Quintana

In heartbreaking Youtube news, Jake Paul and Erika Costell announced their break up after less than one year together. Split rumors had been swirling around the couple, known by their millions of fans as "Jerika," for weeks but it was just speculation until Jake confirmed the split on social media. 

In a lengthy letter on Twitter, Jake, 21, revealed the couple broke up a few weeks ago, after trying their "best to work it out and find a solution." He went on to explain the reasoning behind the split, adding, "After many discussions and some serious soul searching, it became apparent to us weeks ago that we could no longer be boyfriend and girlfriend," he wrote. "While it was a truly heartbreaking decision, it is the healthiest thing for both of us."

Jake officially started dating Erika, 25, earlier this year, following his nasty split from ex-girlfriend and former Team 10 star Alissa Violet. Jake asked Erika to be his girlfriend during a Miami Heat basketball game in April — and no, they were never married. Jake revealed that part of their relationship was fake — but his feelings for her were 100 percent real. "I like her, she likes me…she’s just like a homie," Jake told PeopleNow at the time. "She makes me laugh and I can be myself around her. She's really attractive, too."