YouTube star Shay Carl Butler has deleted his Twitter account following a shocking scandal. Carl recently checked into rehab for alcoholism and was accused of cheating on his wife of 14 years, Colette Butler, with Aria Nina.
Back in October, Carl and Colette, known as the Shaytards, revealed that they would be taking a vlogging break in March to focus on being a regular family. So when they instead stopped posting videos in February, fans wondered what was going on.
Carl then admitted in an emotional Twitter post that he was an alcoholic and had relapsed. And he was stepping away from his vlog to get help in rehab.
Watch one of the Shaytards' blogs below.
"I have struggled with alcoholism for years," Carl wrote. "I thought I was able to escape addiction & it's associated demons, but that disease has manifested itself back into my life (due to my decisions) because it is a life long disease.
He continued, "I am not making excuses. I have a problem. This problem has hurt the ones I love most because I delayed the decision to get help. My wife, friends and family are by my side. My purpose is to rehab. It’s my only priority. I will not be on the internet."
That same day, a web cam star named Aria Nina posted screenshots of explicit DMs she had with ShayCarl over the past three months. She later told DramaAlert that their flirtation started when he sent her a DM thanking her for supporting him.
Watch DramaAlert interview Aria Nina below.
But, she said, "He went on to then get really sexual and then he became really rude." He allegedly got so rude that she decided to expose his DMs on Twitter.
ShayCarl confirmed to DramaAlert that the DMs were real. But he also said that Aria is the one who first reached out to him.
Of course, this is just the latest scandal to hit the vlogging world in recent months. Last May, Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith of PrankvsPrank announced their breakup. Rumors soon swirled that Jesse had cheated on Jeana, though that was not confirmed. Then, in October, YouTubers Colleen Ballinger and Josh Evans confirmed they were divorcing after about a year of marriage.
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