fancybum wrote:Shane made it official that he's got a boyfriend.
From instagram:shanedawson wrote:As you guys know i've been pretty private about my personal life for the last couple years. But I also feel like i've been hiding such a huge part of my life recently and I don't want to do that anymore. So here it goes. This is Ryland. He's sweet, caring, and makes me so incredibly happy. He's also my boyfriend. He's been a really big part of my life and i'm so grateful that i met him. Don't worry, I don't want to exploit this or do "boyfriend tags" or any of that dumb shit. I just don't want to hide this part of my life especially since it makes me happy. Thank you guys for supporting me and for supporting the people in my life that I love. It means the world to me. ❤️
As an update, Ryland posted a version of that photo with their dogson, Uno and wrote:
I'm so happy these are my guys. Never did I think I could be "sweet" or "caring" but Shane's made me a better person. You're the funniest and most talented human I know. Thanks for being my "babty."
How the fuck do you even pronounce "babty"? Their combined announcement was so sappy it almost made me want to throw up, but they are quite cute as a couple ngl I ship it.
I suspect Ryland's either planning to move in or has already moved in, which could be another reason why they decided to confirm things at this time. I mean, he's over at Shane's all the time and they share a dog. As far as I know, Ryland was rooming with others, so why not move into your bf's fairly big home in the hills with a pool?
This dude exploits his relationship with his own mother for Christ's sake. I can understand a resistance to highlighting his relationship on his channel after #Shisa (despite them still making ex tags), but come on. And it's not like Ryland is a stranger to the camera. It's only natural that we'll eventually see him in videos/ on the podcast, that shippers will bring in the views, and they'll go along with it.ccgs wrote: I call BS on the "i'm not gonna exploit our relationship for views" part, he's been a youtuber for his whole adult life, exploiting his personal life is what he does. I hope he doesn't, though, I want them to last.