Emma Chamberlain and Role Model End Three-Year Romance

Digital sparks fly: Chamberlain and Pillsbury's unique beginning

by Nouman Rasool
Emma Chamberlain and Role Model End Three-Year Romance
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In recent entertainment news, popular YouTuber Emma Chamberlain, 22, and "A Little More Time" musician Role Model, 26 - also known as Tucker Pillsbury - have officially ended their romantic relationship, after being together for over three years.

The news of their split was confirmed in a report by E! News this Saturday. Their relationship largely remained private, gaining public attention only after their appearance together at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in March 2022.

Subsequently, Chamberlain made a cameo in Role Model’s music video "neverletyougo", which became symbolic of their relationship's initiation. Though Chamberlain’s face was strategically hidden, it was an evident nod to their blossoming relationship.

Their love story was later officially acknowledged in a GQ Valentine's Day edition interview in February.

From TikTok to First Date

The couple's journey began when Pillsbury, charmed by a TikTok video of Chamberlain dancing to a Dayglow song, slid into her DMs.

Their two-month-long online interactions culminated in a face-to-face date at Chamberlain’s LA home. Their first meet was memorable, with Emma recalling her nervousness and her attempt to hide her shaking from Pillsbury.

In the GQ interview, Pillsbury acknowledged his relationship with Chamberlain was his inaugural venture into serious relationships. Despite his past hesitations about dating, he mentioned the comfort and genuineness they shared.

Both voiced their desire for privacy, emphasizing the importance of keeping parts of their relationship sacred. Interestingly, neither Chamberlain nor Pillsbury has commented publicly about their breakup. Following the news, Chamberlain made a sparkling appearance at the Paris Fashion Week, notably attending the Miu Miu Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show.

She showcased her impeccable style with an oversized checkered blouse, layered with a plaid blazer, accessorized with sleek loafers and a chic black purse. Her Parisian journey also included attending events like the Loewe runway show and the BOF 500 Gala, where she was in the company of stalwarts like Naomi Campbell and Pharrell Williams.

Chamberlain, a digital powerhouse, began her YouTube journey in 2016. By 2018, she bagged the Streamy Award for Breakout Creator and made it to the Time 100 Next List in 2019. She also runs the podcast "Anything Goes" and partners with luxury brands, being a notable ambassador for Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, and Cartier.