Zoella and Tanya Burr reunite following ‘fallout’ rumours

The Paris and Nicole of YouTube have reunited

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by Ben Pulsford |

Long before the days of TikTok we had the now prehistoric YouTube, and with the YouTube generation came the emergence of the first breed of influencers.

Some of you will remember that YouTube stars Zoella - now just Zoe Sugg - and Tanya Burr were essentially the British brunette Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie of YouTube in the mid-2010s and, frankly, we lived for every upload; a la Paris, these two did it all - makeup, pranks, wellbeing, cooking, Q&As, unboxing, gift exchanges etc. We'll stop cause we're starting to feel old; which is depressing in itself as we're talking about the year 2014 here.

Collaboration was at the heart of this influential celebrity friendship, but over the years, they appeared to distance themselves from one another, leading to rumours the duo's very public friendship had soured, in a similar fashion to Paris and Nicole the decade before.

However, it appears the girls have decided to put those feud rumours to bed via something very 2022; wholesome Instagram content.

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Oh things were so different in 2014... ©Getty

Tanya recently took to her Instagram Stories to showcase the pair bonding all these years later over naughty food and babies. Yep, not only did a pregnant Tanya post snaps of the pair baking and eating cookies and pancakes, but she shared a snap of her playing with Zoe's daughter.

The friends haven't been pictured together publicly since 2014, which was somehow was eight years ago, but we're not going to lie, this wholesome content has shut us right up. So, yeah, well influenced, ladies.

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What happened to Zoella and Tanya Burr?

What happens to all of us? They grew up. And contrary to countless reports, the pair didn't fall out, but simply drifted apart, like so many of us naturally do. They also stopped creating content in the same collaborative way they did in the mid 2010s (looking back, 'oversaturation' was the word, which means they were bound to see less of each other as the years went on and they expanded their families. In short: the pair have switched YouTube, GoPros and iMovie, for baking, babies and boyfs. Fair.

Are Zoella and Tanya Burr still friends?

Yes, they appear to be.

Zoella has one child with boyfriend and Alfie Deyes (who she got together with in the peak of her YouTube days in 2014), while Tanya is expecting her first baby with a mystery partner. Tanya has never confirmed who the new man in her life and there's a reason for that.

Tanya said, "I overshared at the beginning [of my online career without realising the effect it would have, so I really reined it in.

"I’ve been quite private for a few years now and my audience are used to it, so they don’t expect anything any more."

What is Zoella's baby called?

Zoella's first child might just have one of the most adorably bougie names we've ever come across (and we're Closer) – Ottilie Rue Deyes. She is almost a year old and an actual gem.

What do Zoella and Tanya Burr look like now?

Over the years, the pair ditched their signature brunette manes for stylish, chic blonde numbers. They're also a pair of fashion icons in our eyes.

How long were YouTube couple Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman married for?

YouTube royalty and OG YouTube couple Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr announced their divorce in 2019 (we know 😢). They had been together for 12 years and married in 2015. Thanks to their vlogs, we had been on a lot of that journey with them, and the split news came as a shock to many.

Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr announced their split on 12th March 2019. They released the news in statements on their Instagram stories, cause: influencers.

They are not both with new partners; Tanya has a baby on the way and Jim has a daughter Margot Grace Alba Chapman with fiancée Sarah Tarleton.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Jim Chapman (L) and Tanya Burr attend the Warehouse Oxford Street Flagship Store Launch on March 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Warehouse)

Why did Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman separate?

It is unclear exactly why Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr broke up. According to The Sun, a friend of the couple said at the time of the break-up that, "Jim and Tanya are both really sad but the split has been done with love and respect for each other.

"They will stay friends for sure. There was no one to blame they just grew apart."

Jim has said in the past, "We conquered the world together. We were both part of that first breed of influencers and we had a wicked time. And then we grew up together.

"It was as simple as growing up in slightly different directions."

Jim said the decision to break up wasn't hard saying, "We both knew we deserved better."

It seems that, while the break up was hard for both of them, it was ultimately the right call and there were no bad feelings between the two. Honestly even in their break up they were giving us couple goals 🙌.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: (L to R) Jim Chapman, Zoe Sugg and Tanya Burr attend YouTube phenomenon Zoe Sugg's (Zoella) launch of her debut beauty collection at 41 Portland Place on September 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Zoella Beauty)
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