When did David and Liza break up?

When did the YouTube comedic duo, David Dobrik and Liza Koshy break up, what led to it and the details on why they waited six months to announce it?


When your favourite stars get together and form the ideal relationship, it can be easy for fans to get carried away by the idea that their two favourite people are perfect beings and perfect together, forgetting that they too are human and are far from perfection than one thinks.

David Dobrik and Liza Koshy were considered to be YouTube’s ideal “it couple.” They won over the hearts of fans with their YouTube channels perfectly depicting how they complemented each other with their shared sense of humour and close-knit circle of friends. Their break-up later left their fans heartbroken.

David Dobrik and Liza Koshy

David and Liza are said to have started dating back in 2015 and started making videos together on each of their YouTube channels where their relationship became a very public one, with viewers flocking to watch every video the two would post.

Over the years, David and Liza went on to develop a mutual friendship circle, and it became the primary source of their shared content. The pair went on to make millions of dollars from the funny antics and comedy on YouTube. Their fans were not ready for their split.

When did David and Liza break up?

Dobrik and Koshy revealed that they had broken up six months prior to the announcement on BBC in June 2018. The announcement came as the couple at a time had gained an audience of more than 20 million YouTube followers, so one can imagine what that entire community of fans felt when the announcement was made.

Dobrik and Koshy made the announcement in a video with BBC, where Koshy can be seen getting very emotional on camera and David declaring that they had taken the decision as they had come to the conclusion that it was no longer healthy for them to continue being together for that time.

They also reassured their fans and the general public that there was still a possibility that they would reunite at some point, as he stated, “You never know what could happen, but just not now.”

Why did David and Liza break up?

The two stars admitted that the pressures of being YouTube stars ultimately affected their relationship, attributing that as one of the reasons for their break-up. Liza stated that that they both had begun feeling like they were living separate lives, with neither one willing to admit that this was what was happening.

Liza also reassured fans that they had not done anything to each other to cause the break-up, and that each of them simply still needed to grow with a lot of learning left to do.

Who broke up with the other?

In confirming their split, David admitted that Liza was the one who initiated the breakup, stating that she did it because she felt they had become distant with each other, as both of them were so busy.

He also confirmed that as much as he hated to admit it to himself, he had also been feeling the same way but just did not have it in him to confront the issue and his feelings, leading Liza to break up with him first. They both confirmed that they intentionally kept the split a secret.

Why did the pair choose to wait six months to announce their split?

In an interview that Koshy later did on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she revealed that her and Dobrik had an amazing relationship and that they took the decision to give themselves six months to break the news.

This was in an effort for them to both heal first, and give each other time to come to terms with what had happened while still creating for their channels. She confirmed that both of them took time to themselves to grow and process the end of their relationship.


One of the perks of supporting and loving the work of your favourite stars is that you get to know them on a sort of personal basis to a certain extent, including getting access into their closest relationships. So, when relationships end, your attachment as a fan affects you.

The same can be said for the once fans of David Dobrik and Liza Koshy, when the famous YouTube couple announced that they had broken up after almost three years of dating and sharing and making content together. The pair started publicly dating in 2015, and ended their relationship in 2018.