In a new video released on YouTube, makeup guru Jeffree Star opened up about his difficult breakup from longtime boyfriend Nathan Shwandt, as well as the controversy surrounding the lime green Aston Martin that he had gotten for Shwandt as a “gift”. Recently, fans noticed that Star had edited the caption and title on the original video to insinuate that the surprise was actually faked. However, after fans unleashed their fury on Starr, the caption and title were changed back.
“I did change the title, I wrote a little description and then I ended up changing it again,” Star confirmed. “And I’m sure you guys are not surprised, but this car was always my car. I paid for it. It was in my name for months and then we filmed that video. I always have dreamed about having an Aston Martin. I used to watch 007 movies as a kid. I was like James Bond—oh my God, in the silver Aston—so I always wanted one.”
Star also changed the color of the car and had it painted fuchsia.
“I got one and we had a moment where we were like, ‘Oh my God, let’s create a video and just kind of like do fish out of water and make something up.’ I regret saying that because I don’t want anyone to ever have doubt, like, ‘Oh my God, did Jeffree fake like X, Y and Z?’ And it’s like, you all know my relationship was very real, and I think I acted out because I am kinda going through it,” Star continued.
“There’s a lot of stuff, really dark, ugly stuff happening behind the scenes since the breakup. I’ve been devastated, honestly,” Starr added. “I don’t want to say that because I’m afraid of being degraded online, I’m afraid of people misconstruing what I’m saying and going with it somewhere else. So I’ve been going through it. I really have, and I haven’t told anyone that, I haven’t invented or said a word, but it’s been rough.” Star also mentioned that he has been “kinda depressed”.
Though the depression is due in part to his breakup, the current coronavirus pandemic is also putting Star through “emotional rollercoaster stuff” as businesses continue to close down out of concern of spreading the virus.
“It’s been really overwhelming,” he said. “So I can’t believe I’m dealing with stuff like this…it’s truly scary sometimes.”
While Star is obviously “going through it”, Schwandt has returned to Instagram for the first time since the breakup and appears to be hanging in there despite all of the drama and chaos.