Sunday, 11 August 2013

Zalfie.

When people decide to start posting videos on YouTube, they give up a large chunk of their privacy and in turn, give complete strangers the chance to voice their opinions on them. 99% of which are amazing, but the odd mis-judgement slips through. It can be very easy to become invested in youtubers lives, you want to wear what they're wearing, you end up eating what they eat, know what they are doing and you get frustrated if you see something you don't like and judge them on things you'd never judge a stranger on the street for. Unfortunately, viewers of youtube only really get to see the amount that youtubers themselves allow. For some, this may be as little as 20% of their lives, for others who vlog everyday and are a lot more brave, this could be as much as 80%. You will never REALLY know how these ordinary people, filming their lives through a lens feel, or what they may have been through. It's difficult for some to distinguish the difference between "YouTube Celebrity" and "Person who kindly provides free internet content showing little chunks of their lives in order to make others happy".

Myself and Alfie have been friends for a long time, we were "shipped" (when someone wants you to be in a relationSHIP or a friendSHIP of sorts - something I was never aware of previously)  non-stop from the beginning and every little movement or word spoken or photo taken was over analysed beyond anything we could have ever expected which, once we actually started liking each other, became very overwhelming. Going through the stages of an early relationship is actually very daunting for me, now imagine if I was doing that in front of hundreds and thousands, if not millions of people. Even typing that makes me anxious! haha. 

We decided to keep it to ourselves and hang back a bit until we were ready to chat about it with you all. We have seen the vast amount of you who have truly supported that decision and for that we are extremely grateful. We understand that you really want to know all the ins and outs, but it would be so lovely of you to please respect our decisions. We didn't have to write this blog post at all, but we wanted to share this with you in the hope that things will die down a little and that every instagram picture of myself, Alfie or even our friends and families posts, aren't bombarded with "Is Zalfie real?"  or "ZALFIE". I know that shipping is completely harmless fun and it's just something that fandoms love to do, but you have to be extremely aware that it can affect more than just the people you are shipping. Our friends have even become affected by it. They spend hours editing vlogs and not enough people care to comment on how great the video is, just the fact that alfie may have looked at me in a certain way. We're not asking you NOT to be excited or pleased for us, but please don't over analyse us on other peoples content that they have worked hard to achieve. Just leave them lovely comments about how splendous their video is :) 

We also want to express that we will not be an "online couple". In that sense, I mean that we won't be vlogging romantic meals out, or us holding hands, or doing ultra soppy or coupley videos and instagrams. It's something we'd just like to keep to ourselves, which we have every right to want to do. There is a lot that we share with you, but our relationship is something that we would just like to keep and enjoy on our own. We understand that there will be slip ups in vlogs and tiny little over analysed things, but we really don't want that to continue to such an extent. Some things have been so over analysed that they have been completely distorted and that's confusing for a hell of a lot of people. We have seen the repercussions of online relationships, good and bad, and if anything were to ever happen between myself and Alfie, or we were to just end up as friends, we'd like all this to be kept private as it could get really messy and nasty between fans and viewers of our separate content, and that is the last thing we would ever want. :)

Some of you may be confused as to why I'm writing this now, well, if you missed the drama or don't own a tumblr account, my good friend Jim had a shot in one of his recent vlogs of my laptop background, which was a photo taken on holiday of me and Alfie (just for the record, we aren't kissing, he is pouting and i'm smiling haha - just to clear that up). Alfie and I were very underprepared and not ready to tell viewers and readers about our relationship and never had a plan if something were to be revealed. This is why it has taken us a few a days to let this all sink in and decide what to do. We could have ignored it, but we didn't want to do that, as it was far too obvious and you all mean alot to us. Please just for one second think how the three of us felt at the time. Jim, who is my BESTEST guy friend, I love him to pieces, was absolutely devastated and I was in complete shock as to what to do. I want to just make it clear that Alfie and I were in absolutely NO WAY annoyed at Jim, it was my laptop screen, therefore it was my mistake. 

Frustratingly, this all came out on the day that Tyler and myself decided to do a spoof boyfriend tag. (It was filmed 4 weeks ago, and as he has a whole schedule for August, that was our alloted date). You have no idea how badly I wanted to tweet "WHAT AWFUL TIMING". haha. A few of you speculated that it was a publicity stunt, which I can assure you, we are not that clever or manipulative to ever come up with a scheme like that. I would also like to point out that to those of you who think this whole "Zalfie" thing is just for views and publicity, we would have documented every second of it from the very beginning if that was the case. We really, truly just wanted privacy and that was very hard at times. 

For those of you who are gutted that Alfie is not a single man, I give you 100% permission to stalk, flirt and hug him until he is blue in the face! *Alfie takes over the control of the keyboard* Please don't start going crazy wild when Zoe and I take pictures, create videos and meet up with people of the opposite sex! We both have friends of different genders and that is OKAY! p.s thanks *passes laptop back to zoe*

To summarise, YES Zoe and Alfie are together and Zalfie is a thing, but Zoella and PointlessBlog will continue as they are without any real-life Zalfie-ness. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive over the last few days and have understood exactly how this situation sits with us, we couldn't be more grateful to have such amazing viewers with such great respect and morality. Also, to those of you who really couldn't care less about this whole situation and are just happy to continue reading and watching and aren't hard-core zalfie shippers (which I'm assuming is the majority of you), I apologise for having to make you read this haha. 

This will be the first and last thing we ever address about the Zalfie situation! Thanks again and we'll continue on as normal now :)

Love you guys!

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  1. Happy for you :) So glad you are happy! Hope you have a great week.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am so happy right now! <3

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  3. Good on you Zoe! Your life is your life :) Wishing you all the best.

    Claire

    xxx

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  4. OMG ZI I AM SO HAPOY IEGHT NOW ZJDBGALJNGJMV

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  5. Awww that's lovely Zoe. Happy for you both!

    Helena
    www.beautchic.com

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  6. <3 so much respect for you both! All the best!

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  7. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO! <3

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  8. Well said Zoe (and Alfie!) Personally glad that you guys aren't going to put it all online, couples who do that can be a little vommy :) happy for you both xx

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  9. you guys are awesome :)you guys just do want you want to do :)

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  10. I didn't expect this..all I did was click on a Twitter link. Well I respect the both of you and your wishes so I do think you deserve your privacy. Congratulations to the both of you! I hope the YouTube Community is just as accepting.

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  11. Happy for you guys! Keep on doing what you do :) xx

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  12. Beautifully said.
    MF
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  13. So happy for you both, I really hope all of this zalfie business has ruined anything for either you, the beginnings of relationships are so fun!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  14. I'm sorry that you guys had to do this and I completely understand about your privacy. I'm so happy for you and Alfie and I wish you two all the best :)

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  15. Such a brave thing to do! I hope nobody and nothing gets in the way, and best wishes for the future to both of you xx

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  17. A hearty thumbs up to the pair of you. I'm not, as you said, 'a hardcore Zalfie shipper', but you guys are most certainly an adorable couple and I hope you guys are very happy and giggly and merry, just as young couples should be! :)

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  18. Zoe! I'm so happy that you care so much that you would share this information with us! It just really shows how much the two of you really care about your fans and their constant demands, haha!
    I'm really happy to know that Zalfie is real, and now that my needs are satisfied, I hope you guys are able to enjoy the rest of your relationship in peace :)

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  19. I'm really happy for the both of you and I wish you the best in your relationship! I agree with you that it's your life and you'd like to keep it private, I do the same in my relationship. It's such a personal thing and something that some people just like to keep under wraps. Whatever happens, I won't ever have a different opinion of either one of you. <3

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  20. I'm so happy for you guys! Best of luck! xx

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  21. I'm really happy for you!
    I hope everyone will respect your privacy and will leave you guys alone ;)

    ~ Hannelore

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    1. I'm really happy for you guys and I totally understand that you want privacy and stuff! Good luck and btw, I love you both and you're both amazing youtuber :)
      - Sofia ♥

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  23. I'm happy for you zoella :) xo

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  24. IM CRYING YOU 2 ARE SO PERFECT IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH RIGHT NOW

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  25. This is so lovely, I'm glad you finally feel comfortable enough to announce it, hope your happy together and can't wait for future video( I've always loved zoella and pointless blog as individual channels anyhow!) x

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  26. I hope you guys are happy together! :)
    Thanks for being such AWESOME YouTubers and completely changing my life... I LOVE YOU GUYS!
    <3

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  27. I seriously love you guys and wish you the absolute best. Yes, it's a shame that this all came out so sudden but I think you two have handled it so, so well. Again, wishing you both the best! Sending love xxx

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  28. Im so happy for you both! You make such a lovely couple :)

    Natalie xx
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  29. awh this is so sweet. Wish you didn't feel like you had to tell us when you weren't ready. So happy for you guys :) x

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  30. Congratulations guys! I really hope everyone respects your privacy, I love both your channels separately and whilst I think you two are adorable, it won't get in the way of me loving the work and effort you put into all your videos and blogs. Congrats! x

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  31. It baffles me and will continue to baffle me that people can invest so much in the private lives of others. Personally I just really like watching your videos. It would never occur to me (and I'm sure to many others) to apply the laws of Tumblr and 'shipping' to real life. It's about time people realised that.

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  32. I'm so happy for both of you! Big love xo

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  33. I was just watching the boyfriend tag as I am very late with my subbox and then I saw that post. I wish you two good luck, I think you make a good couple and hope the fangirls can control themselfs. Thanks for being open :)

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  34. I'm so happy for the both of you! Thanks for telling us the truth! :)

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  35. I'm incredibly happy for the both of you, Zoe! :)

    I can imagine how frustrating it is when folks attempt to invade your privacy. Why can't they get a life of their own? (in the nicest possible way!).

    Lima

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  36. Happy for you too and wish you lots of luck and happiness :) xx

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  37. We support you and will continue to love you both no matter what. We're all happy for you :)

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  38. Well, I am so happy for you guys and I'm glad that all the hard-core shippers can stop now and live their life in peace :D

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  39. So happy for both of you! (p.s when is your next video going to be up- is it tonight!?) x

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  40. It's sad that you have to write something like this. I don't care as I watch your videos for beauty and not to pry about your personal relationships. Although saying that, I'm glad you're happy! :)

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  41. Hugs and kisses to both of you cuties! I totally respect this :) love you Zoe :*

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  42. So gracious and nice of you both to agree to write this! Happy for you both, sorry it had to come out like this. :)

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  43. Thanks for the update and glad you trust us enough to give us the whole story <3 Happy for both of you <3

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  44. Oh my gosh! SO much respect for the two of you. A lot of people watching YouTube videos don't understand that its honestly YOUR choice what you do and don't show. They suddenly think that they have some kind of power over you because you're sharing your life with them!
    The whole shipping thing just goes COMPLETELY out of hand, but at least now you can continue with your relationship without everyone pestering you both because they're so desperate to know whats going on.
    You both deserve your privacy, but obviously that isn't possible according to the vast majority of people.
    I hope you're both very happy together and have a healthy relationship WITH the support of your YouTube community:)
    Kerry x

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  45. I just want to say that I completely respect you and I am so so happy that you're together! Congratulations :') xx

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  46. It's sad that you've been forced to tell everyone about your relationship. Relationships are meant for two people not the whole world and unfortunately a lot of people don't understand this.

    I hope you two remain happy together and all this 'ZALFE ZALFIE I SHIP ZALFIE' nonsense stops a little now :)

    Lots of love,

    xxxxxx

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  47. This has made my day <3 I'm not a 'ship'er but this makes me happy <3 xx

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  48. Respect Zoe! I love you even more for your brave.

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  49. Oh my lord I'm so happy, I was never one to bombard your social media with #ZALFIE! But I'm not gonna lie, it was sonething I wanted to happen haha!
    Well done for keeping it private for so long, must've been extremely hard what with all the shipping going on.
    Read this with a huge smile on my face, so happy for both of you and I wish you both the best for the future :)

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  50. Zoe thanks for Telling Us !

    Wish you the best <3 xx

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  51. I am so happy for you both! And I totally agree with you, there is no need for "Zalfie" to be documented every second of every day.. you two deserve privacy! Thank you for letting us know :) xxx

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  52. Congratulations or what you say. And all respect and privacy from me, it sounds completely reasonable and just all in all a great way to start out a relationship. :-)

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  53. aww so happy for you two. we can all see you are meant to be. must have been hard to keep it a secret! all the best. xo

    Victoria Sanusi - Just Writing

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  54. I really enjoyed this post, I got quite annoyed about all the Zalfie tweets & whatnot - its quite scary how... shall I say obsessed people were getting. I'm glad that you & Alfie are keeping your personal life...personal, this is something you should experience together..without any of your fans feeling like they should know every detail. I am a fan of both of you & I enjoy the videos you do together but I also love the videos you do on your own or with other people you care about.

    Enough rambling I think aha

    Ash xoxo

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  55. It's great news about you and Alfie, I can't even imagine the pressure you guys must feel/have felt for as long as 'Zalfie' has lived! I also think it's great you want to keep your relationship private. All relationships should just involve the two people in the relationship, so people should respect that - and I hope they do! :)

    Always been a huge fan of yours Zoe, and will continue to do so :) (You were the one who got me into You Tube! haha)

    Kirsti xx

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  56. Beautifully said, I'm kinda sad for you guys that you couldn't keep it private for longer! And sad for Jim too, hope he didn't feel too bad! <3 x

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  57. Hi, Zoe. (and Alfie?)
    That was so brave of you to share your relationship with us. It's always scary to share things on the internet, because there is always someone ready to judge you,so it's kind of like your showing that you care enough about us (the subscribers) to share such a big part of your life. I'm not really exited over the Zalfie-thing (happy for you guys, of course, but I never "shipped" it), but thanks for trusting us.

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  58. Your relationship is between you and him. Not you, him and everyone else. I commend you for writing this. I hope you both are happy :) Congrats?! Haha. Love you both, keep the positivity up ! <33

    xo

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  59. Happy for you guys! just so sad people felt the need to push so much and force you out in the open. You guys give so much of your lives, its not fair to demand the last 20% of your privacy.
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  60. I know that it must of been annoying to have to tell people that you don't even know about you and alfie, but in some way i think it's good, as a viewer i found it annoying how all the comments were 'zalfie' but now hopefully people will get over it and not bring it up all the time, as it's something that's personal to you two. Love your videos :)

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  61. Ønsker jer to det bedste i fremtiden! Må alt godt forekomme jer
    xoxo



    Sorry, this reply is in Danish :)

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  63. Aww so happy for you both but I hope people just leave you to have a normal relationship x

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  64. I wish you both all the happiness in the world :) I hope everything works out for you both <3

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  65. So happy for you both and I hope you don't get bugged too much for it. I'll support you both in whatever you do :)

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  66. IM SO HAPPY! THE FIRST OTP THAT BECOMES TRUE

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  67. I am so truly happy for you two. I hope you know that we support whatever decisions you two make, and we only wish you the best. It's not really about the shipping, what we -the viewers and fans- want, it's about how you two feel about each other. We truly hope you two are happy and will continue to be.
    Have a brilliant day, lovely ones. :)

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  68. So so happy for you both, and really respect that you decided to share this with everyone. I'm sure anyone who is sensible will respect your decision, a relationship is a very private thing :)

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  69. Thanks so much for telling us. I love you both and if you guys are happy, we are too! xx

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  70. We all respect your privacy and understand why you chose to keep it to yourselves for a while. Im sorry you had to reveal your relationship to alot of people before you both felt ready but Im positive all of your viewers will support your decisions no matter what happens

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  72. Aw yay I'm so happy for you guys and I'm glad that you decided to write this and clear stuff up. I know you didn't have to do this so thank you for this and I'm just glad that you're happy.

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  73. Oh darling I'm so happy for you two guys :)

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  74. YAY! So happy for you both! At least all the "IS ZALFIE REAL?" comments on everyone's videos can stop now! Plus, in a way it's quite good that all this has come out, as you don't have to be bombarded with questions about you both! xx

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  75. Thanks so much for sharing this, Zoe and Alfie. It takes a lot to share so much of your lives with us on the internet and I'm pleased to say that I am simply overjoyed that the two of you have found happiness in each other's friendship and relationship now. Keep on doing you and cheers to the future for you two! xx

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  76. aww they make such a cute couple and i am so happy for you guys!!! <3

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  77. I'm so glad you two are together, you are just both so perfect! And aw, dont worry, we dont need to see and zalfie, we'll just imagine how cute you both are together!

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  78. Thankyou so much for telling us Zoe I am literally crying right now and trying to stay calm good lord, I still love you both a lot!

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  79. Im so happy for you:) It sucks that you werent ready but atleast once the whole shock of it for everyone goes away, people wont spam you with Zalfie stuff and you guys will be able to get on with your relationship:)
    Good luck<3

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  80. First off, I want to say that I'm a longtime viewer of you both and I think you're both incredible and very talented at what you do so massive congratulations on you both being so successful. Secondly, I'm so happy for you both, obviously you've both found a person who makes you happy and that is a very good thing. Thirdly, I just want to say how well you've both handled the situation, I can't imagine how awful it must have been for you both hiding your relationship/dealing with the crazy shippers and the repercussions of Jim's vlog. You've both handled the situation with such maturity and dignity, you should be very proud! As I said, I've always been a fan of Zoella and PointlessBlog and I will continue to be, whether you are together or not! Congrats guys!

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  81. I love you Zoe and I love you Alfie both equally and separately. Thank you for posting this to clear things up. :)

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  82. Oh Zoe, I'm really happy for you both! I just hope that everyone realises the most important thing here is for everyone to respect that you two are both real people with real feelings and not just some image projected onto a screen - you deserve to be happy, but you deserve your privacy just as much! I really hope everything goes well for you two, but rest assured that we're not all crazy shippers!

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  83. I'm so happy for you guys!!

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  84. Thanks for the explanation. I don't care if you're with Alfie or not. I'm really happy that you're happy. I hope everything goes well with the relationship that you have with him but don't stop being yourself and people need to stop saying things about them because is not your life is their life... stop being so rude. Zoella and Alfie need privacy And you need to stop getting into their lives, please and thanks. I love you both (Zoella and Alfie) ♥

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  85. SO HAPPY NOW. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME.

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  86. I'm so happy for you, I hope you didn't feel too pressured into telling people because all we want is to see you both happy.

    http://bethanyhamilton13.blogspot.co.uk/

    <3

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  87. Now I'm going to start hoping all my ships become true aha xD Well luckily you have mostly respectful fans! happy for u 2 x

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  88. I wish you didn't have to write this, because it only proved that after all we, as fans, were a bit disrespectful when it comes to you and Alfie. Though I wasn't in the group of people bombarding you with "Zalfie" questions (I was shipping the two of you "quietly"), I saw the whole thing and I was feeling really bad that instead of admiring your work and wonderful videos, everybody had your private lives on their minds.
    Despite all that, like everybody above wrote: I'm very happy for you, this post only proves how much do you guys love us and respect us, thank you so much for that. I wish you everything that's best, I hope that this time everyone will show you lots of respect as well :) x

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  89. I was never a hardcore Zalfie shipper as such, but I'm glad you both are happy and can be honest with us :)

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  90. Zoey, Alfie, I love you both so much and I always did and I always will, regardless this Zalfie thing. I am Zalfie shipper (though I'm not such a person to write under every video - OMG! ZALFIE! I don't do that). I always thought you two would be great together and I'm really happy that this came true. And if you're happy together, that's all that matters :)

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  91. Couldn't believe how crazy twitter went on Wednesday night, I can't imagine how stressful that must have been for the two of you, and for Jim. Happy for the pair of you and glad you're sticking to keeping your relationship away from YouTube - just because people have clicked that the two of you are clearly fond of each other does not mean you should have to document it for the world to see! xxx

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  92. Hi Zoe,
    Congratulations. You two are a beautiful couple.
    Very brave of you to post this, but also good!
    it's your personal life, and you already share so much with us.

    Best of luck and happiness
    Xx Nicole

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  93. AWWW I'm happy for you guys!! I really hope that people won't invade your privacy of the relationship! ( i re-read that sentence afew times...does that even make any sense...? OH WELL!) haha x

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  94. ok since i can't really do that i'll give you a virtual hug because it's what i'd do if you were sitting next to me, proud of you and at the same time i'm sorry that you two had to do this and had to go through all this madness. (by the way so happy for the "zalfie thing" )

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  95. Aw, I'm so happy for you two! :D

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  96. i didn't saw this comming, but i'm really happy for the both of you ! love, lisa

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  97. I'm so happy for you and Alfie xx <3

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  98. This made me so happy. We are all here for you and two of you are just amazing together. Will respect your privacy about the relationship but congratulations and hope you have a great day <3

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  99. I'm soo happy for you two! I wish you all the best of luck. And all my repect to you two! :) xx

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  100. Really happy for you Zoe! You've come so far from a few years ago so I'm really proud of you too!
    Alfie seems really lovely so you made a good choice too :p But congratulations! I'm happy for you both, and I want to give Jim a massive hug.

    <3 Much love Zoe!

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  101. omygoood Zoe, i'm so happy for both of you ! this is amazing! <3

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  102. I completely understand why you would want to keep your relationship private. I'm not really a 'hardcore' Zalfie shipper, but after seeing all the drama on twitter a few days ago I had definitely become quite curious as to whether or not it was in fact real. I think that this was the best thing you could have done, it helps clear up confusion while at the same time allows you to keep your privacy. It might actually make it easier for you guys, because you can still try and keep your privacy but if there are a few slip ups in vlogs and things it won't be a big deal. Happy for both of you, and definitely approve of your decision!

    Love,
    An avid viewer of the entire british youtube crew :)

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  103. Aww. I never shipped (you both, or anyone for that matter) but it brought a smile to my face to know that you found someone who is worthy of you Zoe. I am very happy for you both. :))

    xx

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  104. I am so so so happy for you! xx

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  105. I wish you the best with your relationship and hope that (the majority of) your viewers continue to respect your privacy! You share so much already on camera that it's completely understandable that you'd want to keep some things private! You are both wonderful as individuals and I hope people always see that!:)x

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  106. Im just so happy for you guys, you are a very beautiful couple, but i really do respect your decision. i think you guys are totally right and have all the rights to wanto to keep this private, you know how tumblr community is, it is just the way it is and i hope that after that a lot of "us" respect what you just said as i do 'cause the most important thing here is that you are happy and peacefull. It's your privite life and it should totally be that way.
    I whish you all the best <3

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  107. I've watched Tumblr completely exploded since the clip in Jim's video and all I could think about was "What about Zoe's anxiety?" You already told us that you had a panic attack when you arrived in LA, so I'm sure that being bombarded with tweets, Facebook messages and Instagram comments couldn't have been easy for you Zoe! I'm very happy for Alfie and yourself, I just hope that everyone else gives you the privacy and respect that you deserve!

    Much love to the both of you!<3

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  108. I, and many many others, are so happy for you both! Some people took this whole 'zalfie' thing WAY out of hand and got a bit too carried away. But you two really do make a lovely couple and I wish you the best with your relationship :-) You are the loveliest people ever and I couldn't think of a better pair! Also, thank you for sharing this with us all, it must have been a really tough decision knowing that your lives are practically monitored by millions of people worldwide but we all really respect you for telling us :-) Keep doing what you do because your channels are amazing and nothing would ever change that <3

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  109. congratulations you both are amazing people that deserve happiness:) x

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  110. oh god,i'm so happy for you guys :)Congratulations :3

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  111. Aw I'm so happy for you two! Hopefully now people will leave you two alone for once, respect your privacy and stop intruding into things they shouldn't! ps. Thank you for letting us know :') xoxo

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  112. We love you both no mather what :)

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  113. I so happy for you guys and wish you all the best :)

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  114. I think that it's a shame that you had to write a post about this in the first place. I can imagine what it would be like to receive such attention over your relationship especially as it is such a personal thing. I hope that you both get the privacy that you deserve.

    Debi x
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  115. Great post, I totally agree, it's your personal life and believe some people need to respect your privacy, at the end of the day you're still people, and although it's exciting to know these sort of things, I think some take it too far :( anyway, I'm happy for you guys :) I've met Alfie before and he was very nice :) congrats :) x

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  116. Happy for you guys. Go forth and be awesome! (as you are) x

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  117. I'm so happy for you two! Good way to clarify things! We always support you x

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  118. I know it was hard for you to write this, but i'm pleased that it's finally going to be over (or decreased) for you. We respect your decision:) hope you're okay now Zoe. x

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  119. I just want you to know that I'm happy for you both and I totally respect why you wanted privacy as not everyone wants to share their relationship online whether vlogging or not. I was worried as to what would happen with the little slip up but I think hopefully things will die down for you now that people know and they should respect to keep it private still.

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  120. So happy for you both! Glad you didn't just leave everyone waiting. I would have done the same! I wouldn't want the whole world knowing about my relationship

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  121. I'm so happy for you two! And you're right, maybe people will stop questioning and bombarding the comments. Also, thanks for letting your fans know ;)

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  122. I am wishing you the best, hope everything works out.xo

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  123. in some part it is quite upsetting you have to write such a post to almost control crazy fans :/ but I seriously respect you both for it. Good luck and I hope the 21st Century technology negatively affects your future. look forward to both of your new content soon as always :) xx

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  124. i can die happy now! YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM NOW :D IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU TOO WOOO :D LOVE YOU TOO XXX

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  125. You guys will be awesome together congratulations

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  126. Aww congratulations :) you guys are so cute xo

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  127. YAY ZOE GOOD FOR YOU SO HAPPY

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  128. Good Luck to you both, if your fans love you guys as much as they say they do then they should respect your decision to keep your relationship private, the whole Zalfie thing has really gotten out of hand and its a shame that it had to get as far as affecting your friends and family. Hopefully things will settle down and the world of tumblr can get back to normal haha!
    Love to you both and I LOVE your videos! xx

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  129. So happy for you both you have always both been my favourites and not because of all the shipping I just love you both so much!! I respect your privacy and will try not to bother you I just get overexcited haha!! Both keep being amazing because I love you!!!!! xxx

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  130. Was totally oblivious to all of this lol. It's quite sad really that you have to write a post to 'explain the situation'. I hope you manage to keep your privacy and you relationship isn't affected by others. xx

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  131. I'm really happy for you Zoe and Alfie! All the way through this post I was smiling and I am thankful for you to take the time to write this with Alfie. <3

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  132. I wish you 2 the best and I respect you and Alfie's privacy <3 :) I'm sorry you had to do this, you are both amazing <333 :]

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  133. I am happy that you were able to share this information with us Zoe, I dont think this will in anyway upset or hurt any fans, most fans will be pleased and happy that you could trust us with this.
    I know that this is a big part of your life and I hope that fans can respect your decisions and don't decide to mention Zalfie all of the time.
    We all just want you to be happy and know that we are all here for you and without you some of us wouldn't be aware of half the things that they are now. We all love you Zoe and I hope you and Alfie are happy together and will continue to live a normal life.

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  134. I totally agree, it's your personal life and people need to respect your privacy!
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  135. I'm so happy for the both of you :)Best of luck and thanks for being awesome! <3 I respect you so much for being able to write this.

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  136. I think you guys make a lovely couple and wish you all the best with your relationship. Whatever happens with you both I totally respect it, as I hope others do too, because it is your lives and no one elses x

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  137. this has made my day. love you both trills x x x

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  138. Well said!!
    I now hope they will leave you both alone to enjoy your relationship.

    Carrieanne x

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  139. So happy for you guys, your perfect together:')

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  140. I'm really, really happy for you two, guys! You make a wonderful couple and you deserve the best. I think that's the best decision you could make. So...yeah, my best wishes!

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  141. It is crazy you even have to write something like this - at the end of the day it is your lives, minus youtube you are just two normal twenty somethings and should be allowed to do what we all do without having to feel pressure or stress from outsiders!
    Love both you guys' videos/blog and I am so glad you are both so happy - you do deserve your privacy and I hope people understand that! xxxxx

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  142. Yay! I am so happy for you both! Congrats you two, this was very well said and handled. love you both like crazy:)

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  143. I am so happy for you guys. You are a beautiful couple ♥ I love you both ^^

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  144. All respect. At least we know, I love you two apart and together. I wasn't a devoted ZALFIE shipper and never will say 'I SHIP ZALFIE SO HARD' I am just really happy for you two and I hope it feels like a weights been lifted off your shoulders
    Love your #1 ENGLISH VIEWER
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  145. awwh this is great! I'm glad it was all cleared up because people were even starting to think it was jack, what? ahah. I'm so happy for the both of you and that you had the courage to come out and say all that. best of wishes! xx

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  146. I'm so happy to see that you stick up for yourselves!
    I wish the two of you luck! x

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  147. honey I'm really happy that you guys shared this with us, I know that you've been 'forced' a bit, and I know that some people can be annoying, but it's just because you're incredibly cute together. I wish you all the best xx

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  148. We love you too, thank you for sharing this with us. I am honestly so happy for you guys! xxxx

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  149. I'm really sorry that you guys had to go through this entire explanation; but we are all happy for you both!

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  150. I'm so happy for the both of you!xxx

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  151. im honestly soo happy for you guys! and its completely understandable that you want to keep it private and hopefully everyone will repeat your decisions and i wish you guys the best!!!!!

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  152. Happy for you both- you two make such a nice couple.
    Hopefully, like you said, people will stop bombarding you now, haha.

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  153. Very happy for you both! Your lives are your lives, so I, along with many other people will respect your decision :)

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  154. So happy for you and Alfie! Best of luck xx

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  155. I'm very happy for both of you but at the same time it shouldn't change anything for your viewers/readers (it doesn't for me anyway) as it's your private life and I really hope that people will respect that.

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  156. So happy for you guys although you shouldn't feel like you owe your readers/viewers anything - it's your life and you should never feel pressured into doing something you don't want to do x

    Lu ♥
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  157. I'm so happy for both of you!! It's always better to keep the relationship between two people :) thank you for telling us and I hope you are very happy together :) <3

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  158. I find it really disappointing that you had to through all the drama, with hundreds of people speculating and analyzing you and Alfie's every move. Just because you make Youtube videos and blog, does not mean that your life is a free for all and it's doors are wide open to the public. I highly respect your decision to keep your relationship, or anything else you want for that matter, private.

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  159. completely understands where your coming from! It means so much, as a fan of both of you, that you would write this for us. it shows how much you care about us. I'm really happy for you two, and wish you smiley times ;)

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  160. That you told us the truth makes me incredibly happy, and I think everyone can understand your desire for privacy ....and I hope everyone will respect it. wishing you the best <3

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  161. Couldn't be happier for the two of you. I respect your decison to make it private. Sometimes public YouTube relationships can end in a fussy.

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  162. Really happy for you guys, and respect your privacy... I'm not a hard core Zalfie shipper but I have to say I'm a bit jealous of the relationship you both have; very genuine and happy, cute people - beautiful. xox

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  163. Happy for you guys!! <3 And you have all the right to have privacy and we will respect that! :))) Love it! :)

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  164. Love you both guys :) Great to hear such a good news.
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  165. Aww, I'm really happy for you two, and that I completely respect you :) Congratulations X

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  166. aww I wish you the best of luck xx

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  167. I am very happy for you both! I cannot imaging the stress you would have gone through on that evening with all the tweets etc., I was overwhelmed by the response o a little slip up in a vlog! I hope you are very happy together, and hopefully your comments box will not be bombarded with zalfie comments anymore, and you can continue your lives together as you would hope to do.

    Thanks for filling us all in though, I am sure all your shippers are very happy :)

    Lauren x

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  168. I'm so happy for you both! It's a shame that some people take things too far with the whole thing; you two shouldn't have to publicaly address the situation like this because of some silly people! Because at the end of the day you're both ordinary people who let complete strangers into a tiny slithere of your lives through your videos and blogs etc! A very brave blog post! You're both AMAZING!

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  169. Happy for you both, i'm not one to be into other people's relationships to me Zalfie was a cool friendship and now I think the fact you are together is nice for the both of you. I give you both my love :) xxx

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