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Valkyrae accidentally showed off her YouTube earnings

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While most big-name streamers had their earnings leaked on Twitch in 2021, YouTube streamers were mostly safe. However, Valkyrae didn’t hackers to reveal her income to the world — the YouTube streamer accidentally did it herself.

In one of her livestreams back in 2020, Valkyrae ended up clicking over to her YouTube analytics tab. This was captured by Twitter user TheLolHounds, who also pointed out several bits of information.

The page showed off a few interesting metrics, such as her video averages, but the section that stood out most was where it discussed her past 26 days of activity. With 2.6 million subscribers, 36.4 million views, and 8.4 million hours being watched, the YouTube megastar made $172k. Not only that, but it was down by 6% — a $10k difference. And keep in mind, she still had five days to go (and earn) in the month.

Loserfruit intentionally leaked her phone number, and she didn’t regret it

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Not all personal info leaks are accidental. Sometimes a streamer intentionally gives away their contact information just to see what happens.

As a joke, Loserfruit decided to use her phone number as her Fortnite username. Her idea could have easily backfired, and the joke would then have been on her. However, Loserfruit lucked out and had a fairly good experience.

Most of the people who called Loserfruit wished her luck, even though they seemed to have butterflies in their stomachs while talking to her. The number of people who called exceeded her capacity to respond, and most were just sent to the eternal limbo that is voicemail. In fact, so many fans called Loserfruit her phone glitched out and started hanging up on people.

In a surprise twist, though, one person who called Loserfruit teamed up with her for a Fortnite match, which was actually a boon for him since he didn’t have a microphone. If he hadn’t reached Loserfruit, he wouldn’t have been able to communicate with the rest of the team.

Overall, Loserfruit’s streaming plan was relatively troll-free. One person did call her to order some Big Macs, though.

Loserfruit deactivated the phone number after the stream, so people who missed the once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk to her might not ever get it again. Still, even though Loserfruit’s idea didn’t come back to bite her, it was the epitome of the phrase, “Don’t try this at home, kids. I’m a trained professional.”

Lizzo called Beyoncé her ‘North Star’ during her ‘Carpool Karaoke’ appearance

Lizzo told James Corden about how listening to "B'Day" helped her out of depression after dropping out of college.

Denise Richards is following her teenage daughter onto OnlyFans

Sami Sheen (L) is Denise Richards' daughter with Charlie Sheen.

Denise Richards has made her debut on OnlyFans, just days after her teenage daughter joined the platform famous for its NSFW content.

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum announced in an Instagram story Thursday that she was the latest member of the subscription-based service.
Sharing a photo of herself posing flirtatiously, Richards simply tagged the OnlyFans Instagram aldo shoes account and added the caption: “Link in bio baby.”
The 51-year-old actress followed up the news with an Instagram video that showed her walking barefoot along a beach, wearing a white dress. The straps of her dress had fallen down her shoulders and she hiked the dress up as she frolicked in the sea.
“Ready…here we go💛,” the “Scary Movie 3” star wrote, adding the hashtag “onlyfans” and directing her 1.4 million followers to the link to subscribe to her content for $25 a month on her fully verified page.
Richards is following in the footsteps of stars including actress Carmen Electra, singer Aaron Carter and, of course, her 18-year-old daughter Sami Sheen.
Last week, Sheen’s father — Richards’ ex-husband — Charlie Sheen publicly expressed his disapproval of his daughter’s business venture. Sheen is offering her content for $19.99 a month.
Opinion: Beyoncé's 'Break My Soul' follows in the grand tradition of burnout songs
“I do not condone this,” the former “Two and a Half Men” star told E! News. “But since I’m unable to prevent it, I urged her to keep it classy, creative and not sacrifice her integrity.”
He added: “She is 18 years old now and living with her mother. This did not occur under my roof.”
But Richards, who also shares 17-year-old daughter Lola with Sheen, insisted that her daughter’s choices did not depend on who she lives with, telling People: “All I can do as a parent is guide her and trust her judgment, but she makes her own choices.”

Queen sends a message as her jubilee celebrations begin

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has released a message through Buckingham Palace as commemorations for the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne get underway.

“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions,” the Queen said in a statement.
“I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm,” Her Majesty added.

The 96-year-old monarch also released a specially commissioned Platinum Jubilee portrait to mark the start of the festivities. Taken by Ranald Mackechnie, the photograph shows the Queen sitting in the Victoria Vestibule at Windsor Castle last Wednesday. In the background, the castle’s Round Tower and a statue of King Charles II, which stands in the famous quadrangle, can be seen.

She is wearing one of her signature Angela Kelly ensembles in a light blue, and it is embellished with pearl and diamante trim around the neckline and cascading down the front of the coat.

Elina Svitolina: Worried for her parents, Ukrainian tennis star says she has been suffering sleepless nights

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina says she has been suffering sleepless nights following the Russian invasion of her home country as she worries about her family and friends back home, describing what has happened as a “horrible time for all Ukrainians.”

The 27-year-old, who was in Monterrey, Mexico, for a tournament, said on Sunday that she is terrified for her own family who remain in the war-stricken country, taking refuge in the southern city of Odessa.
“I haven’t been sleeping much, trying to see what is happening, how we can help and what we can do,” she told CNN Sport.
“This has been the worst time of my life because I have my parents, my friends, my Ukrainian people who are fighting there for our country. This has been an extremely, extremely tough time for everyone.”
Svitolina’s anxiety is further fueled by fears that Odessa might be targeted by Russian forces.
“We are really worried because this part is very attractive to Russia,” she added. “It’s by the Black Sea, it has a port and we heard it could be in big danger.”
FIFA plan for Russian team to play international soccer matches has been branded 'disgraceful'
The current world No. 15 spoke about her respect for the way her country and its people have responded to the crisis, both those who are trying to leave Ukraine and those who have decided to remain there.
“There are very brave people who are staying, and also brave people who are on the move or trying to move to a safe space,” she said.
“I admire people who decided not only to stay there, but also to take weapons into their hands. Girls and guys fighting for our country every single minute of the day.”
Svitolina also praised Ukraine’s government and political leaders for the way they have handled the situation,notably Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“I’m very proud of Zelensky, he did an unbelievable job already so far. He had the opportunity to leave the country, but he decided to stay. That takes a lot of courage,” she said.
“I think it’s an unbelievable statement for all the people so I’m really, really proud of our president.”

Call for change

Svitolina wants the sporting world to reconsider its influence and in particular what governing bodies can do in light of the conflict.
Following CNN’s interview with Svitolina, she said she would not play her upcoming match at the Monterrey Open because she refuses to play any Russian or Belarusian players unless they compete as neutral athletes. Svitolina was scheduled to face Russian Anastasia Potapova in the opening round on Tuesday.
On Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “recommended” that coach outlet Russian and Belarusian athletes should be banned from competing in international sporting events, while Russian national football teams and club teams have been suspended from competition until further notice by global football governing body FIFA and European football governing body UEFA.
And Svitolina urged tennis’ governing bodies to follow suit.
“I believe the current situation requires a clear position from our organizations: ATP, WTA and ITF,” said Svitolina, referring to the Association of Tennis Professionals, the Women’s Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation, writing in a social media post Monday.
“As such, we — Ukrainian players — requested to ATP, WTA and ITF to follow recommendations of the IOC to accept Russian or Belarusian nationals only as neutral athletes, without displaying any national symbols, colours, flags or anthems.”
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said it strongly disagreed with the IOC’s decision to ban Russian athletes from competing in all international sporting events.
A statement issued on the ROC’s website on Monday said the decision “contradicts both the regulatory documents of the IOC and the [Olympic] Charter […] and the spirit of the Olympic movement, which is designed to unite, not divide, especially when it comes to athletes and equality of participants in the Olympic movement.”
Svitolina’s purposed opponent Potapova said she was “against grief, tears and war” in an Instagram post Monday.
Elina Svitolina says athletes can do more to pressure Russia into stopping the violence.

I moved from China to the US because of my daughter’s dyslexia. It was the only way to give her what she needed.

Ann and Michelle at the Confetti premiere
Ann Hu with her daughter. Courtesy of Ann Hu
  • Ann Hu, a director, moved from China to the US to help her daughter with her dyslexia.
  • Their story inspired her movie “Confetti.”
  • This is her story, as told to Kelly Burch.

When my daughter Michelle was 3 years old, her Chinese teacher took me aside. “Your daughter likely has dyslexia,” she told me.

I paused. I had gone to college in the United States and had a thriving career in consulting afterward. I made award-winning films in English. keen shoes But at that moment, my fluency wasn’t enough to understand what the teacher was saying.

“Is that a good thing or a bad thing?” I asked the teacher.

This time, her face froze. “It means she’ll need special attention,” she finally said.

Searching for answers

After speaking with Michelle’s teacher, I tried to find more answers, but it was impossible. It was the mid-2000s, and internet access was restricted in China. Even if I’d had the entire web at my fingertips I would have struggled, because dyslexia is not well known in China.

When Michelle turned 6, she enrolled in public school. Some kids in Michelle’s class could write 5,000 Chinese characters, but my daughter couldn’t write her name.

I decided to pour all my resources into helping Michelle. She went to school each day and met with tutors each afternoon, sometimes until 11 p.m. It didn’t seem to make a difference. Michelle’s classmates were making fun of her. Her teachers were powerless to help, because they didn’t understand dyslexia either. We were miserable, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Emigrating in search of a better education

Michelle had been born in the United States, and we were both US citizens. I had taken her to China as a baby because it was important to me that she learn Chinese and be raised in my culture. I figured she could move to the United States for high school or college, once her Chinese roots were well established.

Michelle’s dyslexia changed that plan. When she was 7, we moved back to New York.

At first our problems were nike outlet compounded. Michelle spoke the language, but it was Beijing English, not New York English. Her teachers had difficulty distinguishing which of her challenges were language-related and which were because of her learning disability.

Eventually I learned more about special education in the United States and was able to get Michelle into a school where she thrived. Today she’s a confident, happy teenager who just started her sophomore year.

Learning disabilities in China versus the US

My experience with the American school system taught me that the US doesn’t have the cure for dyslexia, as I had hoped. However, we do have a society that talks openly about learning differences and is willing to help kids learn in the way that works for them.

That’s what’s missing in China. There’s a total lack of awareness about learning disabilities. I was once asked if dyslexia is contagious. Because people don’t understand learning differences, children with them are stigmatized and marginalized. Soon they disappear from the mainstream education system.

The Chinese value education above all else. Raising Michelle has shown me that my culture needs to focus on more than just the volume of knowledge that we give our children; we need to make sure they are creative and confident too.

Why I share my story

Navigating learning disabilities can be daunting for any parent. My experience was compounded by my culture. I had to navigate an unfamiliar school system to get Michelle the support she needed, while also learning about a new concept and easics shoes xamining cultural ideas of what it means to be a successful student and a successful parent.

After 16 years of parenting Michelle, I’ve realized that dyslexia isn’t a curse, it’s a gift. People with different styles of learning have strengths that I can only dream of. I’ve watched my daughter blossom into a self-assured young woman who loves to interact with the world around her.

Emily Ratajkowski accuses Robin Thicke of groping her breasts on ‘Blurred Lines’ set: ‘I was nothing more than the hired mannequin’

Emily Ratajkowski accuses singer Robin Thicke of touching her bare breasts while filming the
Emily Ratajkowski accuses singer Robin Thicke of touching her bare breasts while filming the “Blurred Lines” music video.

Emily Ratajkowski says Robin Thicke crossed the line while filming the music video for “Blurred Lines,” a Grammy-nominated song which critics say objectifies women and promotes rape culture.

The Sunday Times reports that Ratajkowski’s upcoming book — brooks shoes My Body, out Nov. 9 — alleges that the singer groped her bare breasts on the set of the 2013 music video, in which she and two other near-naked models appeared alongside Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.

The 30-year-old actress and model alleges that Thicke took her by surprise by touching her chest “from behind.”

“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind,” she writes. “I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke.

“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, “Are you OK?”

Though the alleged moment made her feel “naked for the first time that day,” the Gone Girl star was “desperate to minimize” the situation. She reasoned that Thicke, who has spoken about his past abuse of drugs and alcohol, was “a little drunk” and “didn’t seem to be enjoying clarks shoes uk himself in the same way” on set.

“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body,” she writes. “I didn’t react — not really, not like I should have.”

Diane Martel, who directed the video, corroborated Ratajkowski’s account, telling the Times, “I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile.”

The model and actress claims Thicke appeared to be
The model and actress claims Thicke appeared to be “drunk” during the alleged incident. 

Martel said she responded to the alleged assault by shouting at Thicke, who she claims was drinking, adding, “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”

“I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f*** are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!’” she told the U.K. newspaper, adding that she had taken measures to make women feel comfortable on the set.

“Robin sheepishly apologized,” Martel says. “As if he knew it was wrong without understanding how it might have felt for Emily.”

According to Martel, Thicke’s record company was told the shoot would be halted, though a “very professional” Ratajkowski assured her that “we could go on.”

“We kept on and Emily was phenomenal,” Martel told the Times. “She’s really the star of the video. hey dude shoes She’s fully mocking him and the male gaze with her beautiful shape and ferocious energy. She’s playful, not seductive. And quite hilarious.”

In her book Ratajkowski says she didn’t dwell on the alleged incident until she realized that Thicke, now a judge on The Masked Singer, had blocked her on Instagram.

“With that one gesture, Robin Thicke had reminded everyone on set that we women weren’t actually in charge,” she says of her experience. “I didn’t have any real power as the naked girl dancing around in his music video. I was nothing more than the hired mannequin.”

Thicke has not yet publicly responded to Ratajkowski’s allegations. Yahoo has reached out to his representatives for comment and will update with their response.

Jana Kramer on being a ‘badass mama’ and ‘thriving in being alone’ after her divorce

It’s been a year of transitions for actress and singer Jana Kramer: a divorce, a surgery, a new life as a single mom dipping her toe in the dating waters. Kramer, who shares daughter Jolie, 5, and son Jace, nearly 3, with ex-husband Mike Caussin, has been pouring her heart out on social media every step of the way on this bold new journey, sharing her vulnerability in tearful selfies and in her latest song, “Voices.”

These changes have also inspired the former One Tree Hill star’s new fashion collaboration with LULUSIMONSTUDIO, asics shoes which features T-shirts emblazoned with mantras — including “Badass Mama,” “Dare to Begin” and “Better Off” — that Kramer says represent “where I’m at in my life.”

While the capsule collection speaks to women who, like her, are embracing their independence — with or without a wine-fueled weekend away with the girls — Kramer tells Yahoo Life that it’s being a “badass mama” that strikes the most personal chord.

For her, that means being “a strong, confident woman and mom just doing the best that we can… being like a boss and working and juggling it all and doing it with grace and strength, because I think that’s good for the kids to see as well.”

Jana Kramer opens up about motherhood and parenting after her divorce. (Photo: Getty Images; designed by Quinn Lemmers)
Jana Kramer opens up about motherhood and parenting after her divorce.

Sharing her vulnerable moments with Jolie and Jace, however, is a more delicate matter. While Kramer is known for opening up to fans about the raw feelings she’s been having during this upheaval, she’s careful to shield her kids from negativity.

“As hard as it is to be around your ex, always keep in mind what’s best for the kids and what is best for the energy when you guys co-parent and you go back and forth and you’re around each other,” she says. “I just think it’s so important because how keen shoes I feel about my ex isn’t how my kids should feel about their dad. So that’s just something that I always try to remember: to put my own personal feelings [about her ex-husband] away and just go, ‘OK, that’s my stuff. That’s not my kids’ stuff.'”

It’s not always easy, she admits, especially when raising kids who are so young.

“My almost 3-year-old little boy, he doesn’t really get it,” she says of the divorce. “He’s definitely having the hardest time with the transition days. He gets really upset, and he’s dealing with it, but when he acts that way, I’m like, ‘Mommy loves you. Mommy wants to give you a hug.’ And if he’s yelling for Daddy, I’m like, ‘Do you want to call Daddy?’ Whatever [I can do] to make him feel safe and secure.

“And then with my daughter, she’ll ask questions,” Kramer adds. “Sometimes she’ll be like, ‘Mommy, I wish you lived at Daddy’s.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, I know, baby, but you know, Mommy and Daddy are better off in Mommy’s home and Daddy’s home. And we’re still really good friends.’ Just to have it be positive for them, and never be like, ‘I know it sucks.’ Even though I have my own thoughts and feelings, my kids need to see me being positive and encouraging and that I’m OK with the situation too, so that they feel OK with it.”

Sharing her vulnerable moments with Jolie and Jace, however, is a more delicate matter. While Kramer is known for opening up to fans about the raw feelings she’s been having during this upheaval, she’s careful to shield her kids from negativity.

“As hard as it is to be around your ex, always keep in mind what’s best for the kids and what is best for the energy when you guys co-parent and you go back and forth and you’re around each other,” she says. “I just think it’s so important because how I feel about my ex isn’t how my kids should feel about their dad. So that’s just something that I always try to remember: to put my own personal feelings [about her ex-husband] away and just go, ‘OK, that’s my stuff. That’s not my kids’ stuff.'”

It’s not always easy, she admits, especially when raising kids who are so young.

“My almost 3-year-old little boy, he doesn’t really get it,” she says of the divorce. “He’s definitely having the hardest time with the transition days. He gets really upset, and he’s dealing with it, but when he acts that way, I’m like, ‘Mommy loves you. Mommy wants to give you a hug.’ And if he’s yelling for Daddy, I’m like, ‘Do you want to call Daddy?’ Whatever [I can do] to make him feel safe and secure.

“And then with my daughter, she’ll ask questions,” Kramer adds. “Sometimes she’ll be like, ‘Mommy, I wish you lived at Daddy’s.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, I know, baby, but you know, Mommy and Daddy are better off in Mommy’s home and Daddy’s home. And we’re still really good friends.’ Just to have it brooks shoes be positive for them, and never be like, ‘I know it sucks.’ Even though I have my own thoughts and feelings, my kids need to see me being positive and encouraging and that I’m OK with the situation too, so that they feel OK with it.”

Being a mom is also having an impact on how Kramer — whose dating life has sparked headlines of late — approaches new relationships. At this point in her life, she’d rather take her time than settle for someone whose plans in life don’t match her own.

“I definitely am dating and I want to be dating and I have a lot of love to give, so I want to be with someone, but it has weeded out [some men],” she says of dating as a mom. “There was someone that I was hanging out with and they wanted kids and I’m like, ‘I’m very happy with where I’m at, with my two kids.’ And so I definitely think it’s about finding someone that’s on your same playing field and figuring out OK, what do I want? Because now that I have my two kids, I don’t need to settle for someone because I need to have kids.

“That’s how I felt in my 30s,” she says. “I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m getting older and I want kids.’ And would I have stayed with my ex if I wasn’t thinking of my time clock? I’m not sure — there were many red flags back in the day. So I’ve always kind of wondered if I didn’t focus on [having kids], what relationship would I have been in? Now, it’s just like, who do I want to spend the rest of my life with? Someone that’s healthy and has the same goals and aspirations and likes, and now I get to be a little picky.”

While having more kids is “not totally out of the question,” Kramer says it’s not something she necessarily sees for herself.

“I could meet the man of my dreams and be like, ‘Wow, if you really want a kid, then maybe I would have one,'” she says, “I don’t, in this moment right now… I don’t really see myself having another kid. I had really hard pregnancies. I had hyperemesis with my son, Jace. I puked until 39 weeks. I had a bunch of miscarriages. I don’t see myself ever being pregnant again. But having said that, I don’t know what God has planned for me. I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. So if I meet the man of my dreams and he’s like, ‘I want a baby,’ I don’t think I would say no to that either.”

She laughs, “Who knows? I didn’t see myself getting divorced either, So I could be pregnant next year. I don’t know.”

One rule of romance she’s not bending: Waiting to introduce a love interest to her children.

“No one’s ever met the kids before,” she says. “I’m not ready for that yet. My ex and I have a very good rule where we have to be in a very serious relationship in order to introduce the kids. I’m passionate about that because I don’t want them to get into something, because it’s not fair for them to be introduced to someone and then be like, ‘Oh, it didn’t work out.’ And that’s always the chance. We might be in a serious relationship and it doesn’t work out, but at least it’s going to weed out some of the ones that I go out with… They don’t get to meet my kids, the ones that aren’t serious.”

While her shared custody schedule gives her some time to explore dating, Kramer thrives on spending quality time with her kids. The Michigan native considers herself a “big outside girl” who loves going for family walks after dinner,clarks shoes uk hitting the pool or just making up games in the backyard and letting their imaginations run wild. But she’s mindful of striking a “healthy balance of being a strict yet fun mom.” She’s a stickler for polite manners, kindness and respecting consequences.

“I think discipline is really important,” she says. “The kids need discipline and I need it for my life too, so that they don’t end up being spoiled or just think they can get whatever they want.”

Like most celebrity moms, Kramer’s parenting has come under fire from mom shamers, something she has no time for.

“I definitely got a lot of mom shame because I didn’t breastfeed and I didn’t cook,” she tells Yahoo Life. “I gave them canned baby food I got so much judgment on all of those things. At the end of the day. I was just like, you know what? I’m their mom. I know what’s best for them. I’m doing what’s best for them. And everyone else can just kindly see yourself out of my social media story or whatever, because I’m not here for it.

“I will let negative voices creep in about anything else, but when it comes to me being a mom, I know I’m a great mom,” she adds. “Sure, I have my days where I’m not perfect, but I know that I’m a great mom and nobody can tell me otherwise. That’s like the only voice that doesn’t affect me like the other ones do.”

While Kramer won’t let her confidence about being a great mother be shaken, she admits that getting negative feedback or second-guessing herself in other areas of her life is harder to tune out — especially when she’s so candid online.

“I think it’s been therapeutic, but it’s also hurt a lot because it’s easy for people to pick things apart,” she says of sharing her personal life with fans. “I do have a very hard time with voices in my head. When I hear those negative things, I start believing those negative voices… I let those dictate how I feel sometimes. But I do know that at the end of the day I am helping people. And the other people that aren’t here for it, well, then they don’t need to follow me.”

She’s channeling those feelings into her new song, “Voices,” which was released on Friday.

“What I want people to take away from the song when they listen to it is that they are good enough, that they are worthy, that they are not broken and that they need to be a little kinder to themselves,” she says. “Because when we don’t listen to the negative voices and we are positive, so many more doors will open. I just want it to be an anthem for people to believe in themselves.”

As she documents her new life as a single woman, Kramer, too, is learning to believe in herself.

“I have never been more proud of myself, truly,” she says when asked if she’s proud of how she’s handling this new chapter. “Because the things that I’ve been able to do, the anxieties that I’ve been able to overcome, the voices in my head that I’ve been able to overcome, the challenges of the divorce — I didn’t think I was strong enough to ever get through that. That’s why I stayed for as long as I did. I never thought that I could actually go through with it and be strong and be alone. I never thought I could be alone. And now I’m thriving in being alone. I’m thriving in just doing what I want and it’s been really cool. I am proud of myself. I’ve never really looked at it that way, but yeah, I am, because I didn’t think I could ever do it.”

Gabby Petito told police her ‘downer’ fiancé didn’t think she could make it as a travel influencer, according to bodycam footage

A still of police bodycam footage showing Gabby Petito outside a police car on August 12. She looks upset.
Gabby Petito outside a police car on August 12. MCPD
  • About a month before Gabby Petito was reported missing, she was questioned by police.
  • After Petito and her boyfriend were pulled over, she told officers he was a “downer.”
  • Petito said he didn’t believe she could start a career as a travel blogger.
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About a month before she was reported missing, nike sneakers Gabby Petito tearfully told police officers that her boyfriend didn’t believe in her dream. The 22-year-old, whose disappearance has caught the attention of people across the globe, was pulled over in Utah on August 12. She told officers that her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, was a “downer,” according to newly released bodycam footage.

“I just quit my job to travel across the country, and I’m trying to start a blog, a travel blog, so I’ve been building my website,” Petito can be heard saying in the recording that was released by Utah police on September 16. “I’ve been really stressed, and he doesn’t really believe that I can do any of it.”

The Moab City police officers who pulled Petito and Laundrie over had directed Petito to exit the couple’s van and stand several feet away to answer questions. Petito described quitting her job as a nutritionist to document her cross-country road trip with Laundrie, who police say is a “person of interest” in Petito’s disappearance.

Petito was reported missing on September 11, 10 days after Laundrie returned to North Port, Florida, in their van, without her. Laundrie has since refused to speak with authorities about Petito, despite police and her family pleading that he help find her.

Petito’s disappearance has attracted widespread attention in part because she documented the road trip on Instagram and YouTube, where she posted one “Van Life” travel vlog with Laundrie under the name Nomadic Statik.

On August 12, in Moab, officers considered charging Petito with domestic violence after she said that she slapped Laundrie during a dispute and hit him again while they were getting pulled over. The officers declined to charge Petito after she told them she had no intention to physically hurt or impair Laundrie. nike store Petito said Laundrie had stopped her from getting into the van earlier by telling her she needed to calm down first.

“I was trying to get him to stop telling me to calm down,” she says in the footage.

In a later police report, the officers described the incident as a “mental health crisis” and opted to have the couple separate for a night, with Petito staying in the van and Laundrie staying in a hotel room.

Petito and Laundrie had been together for more than two years at the time of her disappearance. They started dating in March 2019 and moved to Florida together, where Laundrie proposed in July 2020. Petito’s mother told outlets that her daughter and Laundrie called off their engagement, feeling they were too young to get married, before setting out in July on their road trip.