For US YouTuber David Dobrik, he'd go as far as marrying his best friend's mother just to prove that he can indeed "find love". Back in May, Dobrik, 22, posted a video on YouTube titled "I MARRIED MY BEST FRIENDS MOM!! (PROPOSAL)". In the video, Dobrik detailed how a conversation with his best friend, fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, 46, led Dobrik to propose to Nash's mother Lorraine.
In the video, Dobrik was heard asking Jason about how he feels that his children seemed to like his ex-wife's boyfriend more than him. Jason retaliated by saying, "It's funny to think that you'll never have an ex-wife because no one would (expletive) marry you ever."
Three hours after the conversation, Dobrik flew to Boston where Lorraine is based to ask for her hand in marriage. Dobrik explained that he wanted to be Jason's stepfather and Lorraine agreed that the stunt would be "hysterical".
Moments later, Dobrik and Lorraine were married in Las Vegas. Then, Dobrik showed off his marriage certificate to Jason and called him "my son". The video was posted in May and it has accumulated more than 7.8 million views.
Dobrik shared news about his marriage to Lorraine on Twitter.
My friend told me I would never find love and get married. So I flew to his moms house and married her on the spot. Now that same friend is my stepson. True love always wins pic.twitter.com/OQ3p0ONGkV— DAVID DOBRIK (@DavidDobrik) May 18, 2019
Well, now it seems the honeymoon is over as Dobrik announced on June 13 that he is ending his marriage with Lorraine. He wrote a lengthy caption on Instagram explaining that both him and Lorraine have tried hard to make their relationship work. He also said both of them will be committed to being great friends and partners to their children.
On Twitter, Dobrik asked for privacy.
I am heartbroken to announce that Lorraine and I have split. I wish her nothing but the best. We may have rushed into things but that’s what happens when two young people fall in love. Please respect our privacy at this time pic.twitter.com/m3HuHzSmgG— DAVID DOBRIK (@DavidDobrik) June 12, 2019
Some fans played along with Dobrik and seemed devastated about his divorce. However, Dobrik also received criticism by some social media users for "ruining the sanctity of marriage" just to make content for a YouTube video. Dobrik has over 12 million subscribers on YouTube.