Tears, you guys! Tears. It's a sad day for love because Baby Ariel and Blake Gray have broken up. They were together for eight months. The stars, who got their start on musical.ly, announced their split via Twitter with a heartbreaking message. He was the first to reveal the news, tweeting that they have "decided to take a break from each other" and will remain friends.
I'm not the same person that I was 8 months ago— Blake Gray (@BlakeGray) July 2, 2017
Ariel and I decided to take a break from each other for right now. We're still gonna be really close. Gonna miss you— Blake Gray (@BlakeGray) July 2, 2017
Although he didn't specify who initiated the split, it seems like he was the one who decided to take a break from the relationship to take some time to himself for personal discovery.
it's time to find out who I really am— Blake Gray (@BlakeGray) July 3, 2017
Soon after announcing the news, he tweeted a cryptic message about social media stars act differently when they're online compared to when they cameras aren't on.
It's weird seeing how famous social media people act online vs when there not online.. most of y'alls idols aren't what y'all think they are— Blake Gray (@BlakeGray) July 3, 2017
When fans questioned whether the message was directed towards his ex (it was really funky timing, let's be honest), Blake clarified that he was not talking about Ariel. Thank goodness!
I'm not talking about Ariel btw. She is hands down the nicest girl I have ever met. And she's one of the few that are real and not fake.— Blake Gray (@BlakeGray) July 3, 2017
He did, however, say that he thinks fame has changed him and he's trying to better himself.
fame changes people. I think fame changed me. & I'm working on that. I know I'm not in my best place now but in the future I will be. Night— Blake Gray (@BlakeGray) July 3, 2017
After he announced the sad news to their fans, Baby Ariel tweeted that she's "hurting a lot" from their split and "will always love" her ex.
hi guys, i am hurting a lot right now & need time to heal— Baby Ariel (@BabyAriel) July 3, 2017
i will always love & care about him.
thank you for understanding, i love you more
This isn't the first time that the singer has gone through a rather public split. In July 2016, she broke up with Zach Clayton, another fan favorite couple. In December, Ariel started hinting that she was dating Blake. By the spring, they were posting lovey-dovey messages about each other on social media, truly defining relationship goals.
Fans are shook that Blariel, the romance, is over (for now).
My heart just dropped— autumn (@bbgrowland) July 2, 2017
my blariel heart is broken :(— brooke ♡ (@sartoriusgrinds) July 2, 2017
While it's so sad that they've split up, we have to respect their decision. It's clearly a difficult time for both of them, and thankfully they're still friends. A toxic split is hard enough, so it's nice to see they've circumvented that drama!
Click through the gallery to relive some of Baby Ariel and Blake's happier moments together.