YouTuber Emma Chamberlain is known for sharing literally every detail of her life online. Like, I genuinely know what she eats for dinner. However, she’s kept one thing secret from her almost 8 million subscribers: who she’s dating.
“I don’t know if I would ever have a public relationship, ever,” she recently told W Magazine. “And this is not coming from experience in any way; this is coming from morals. I’m speaking from what would feel right. Breakups alone are absolutely the most f*cking awful thing that exist. Why would you want other people to be heartbroken with you? I can’t imagine that.”
Cool/fine/understandable, but this hasn’t stopped the internet from being totally convinced that Emma is stepping out with one of the brunette bros known as the Dolan Twins—specifically, Ethan Dolan.
Behold, a video of them interacting for you to analyze! Honestly I can’t get a read on the vibes because I’m too busy being hypnotized by Grayson Dolan’s dangling earring.
Anyway, the evidence that #ETHMA is real adds the hell up, so get ready to spiral into some weird corners of YouTube fandom with me.
Exhibit A) Grayson’s F*ck Up
The moment goes down in the below video when Grayson (who’s arguing with Ethan about going to a haunted asylum, naturally) says, “Well, we both f*cked up—me and your girlfriend.”
And, like, look at Emma and Ethan’s FACES:
Naturally, fans flipped TF out:
Exhibit B) Ethan’s Lie Detector Test
Please check out this video where Grayson asks Ethan if he’s dating someone during a lie detector test and he admits that, yup, he most certainly is.
Exhibit C) Ethan’s Telling Tweet
Ethan responded to a troll’s mean comment about Emma, and if this isn’t proof that they’re dating, I don’t know what is:
Oh, and apparently Emma liked this tweet:
Exhibit D) July 4th
They spent it together, and fans seem to think this is proof that something’s going on.
Choice comments include “JUST STOP IT ALREADY announce that Ethma is real” and “date already please!!!!!”
(Wow, so much chill in this community!)
Exhibit E) These Blurry Kissing Pics
Emma’s friend Olivia *may* have accidentally exposed Ethma kissing in a vlog thanks to the camera panning past this picture lurking in the background:
Meanwhile, fans noticed that there appeared to be a picture of Emma and Ethan hugging in the background during one of her interviews.
Exhibit F) Emma Was Crushing on Ethan Before They Met
“I was a huge Dolan stan, you know?” she says in the above video. “It’s not that I grew out of it. I just realized that they’re too hot for me. And then at that point, they became unattainable. It’s very frustrating…For the whole time [my favorite] was Grayson, and once I stopped just like looking at pictures of them and watched the videos, I was like, ‘maybe I’m Ethan.’ I think Ethan.”
WELP. In conclusion: They’re totally together. Maybe. IDK. You decide.