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Are Charli D’Amelio and Chase Hudson dating? TikTokers finally respond to rumors

TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio and Chase Hudson infamously broke up back in 2020, but their recent music video has some fans wondering if they aren’t secretly dating again.

Charli and Chase are like two peas in a pod to TikTok fans. The two became quite a popular couple in 2020 before they split up a few months later, initially appearing to end their relationship on good terms.

However, months after their split, Charli unintentionally started “dramageddon” on social media by hinting that Chase had kissed Nessa Barrett while they’d been in the “talking” stage again.

It seems like the two have patched things up, though; since then, they’ve bought matching friendship rings and even went on vacation together, but that’s not the reason why some fans think these two might have sparked an undercover romance.

The two filmed a music video in mid-April 2021 for Hudson’s “America’s Sweetheart” song, which he claimed had been inspired by his past relationship with Charli.

Considering the song’s message and its adorable music video, it comes as little surprise that fans are raising their eyebrows — but both influencers are adamant that they are not in a romantic relationship of any kind.

In two separate interviews with paparazzi, both Charli and Chase denied that they were dating, with Chase exasperatedly answering, “We’re not dating, we’re just friends.”

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He’s making $10,000 a month!

Odd Job: This guy got a million TikTok followers. Now he tells brands how to do the same.

Six months ago, very few people were making real money on TikTok, the video app and social network du jour for young creators and aspiring influencers. Brands hadn’t really begun to descend en masse, and the home feed was mostly free of anything hashtagged #ad. The main perks to being TikTok-famous were high viewership numbers, lots of likes, and maybe sometimes getting recognized in public.

It was only a matter of time, though, before companies and celebrities wanted in on the potentially more than a billion eyeballs scrolling through the app. By the fall of 2019, major campaigns from brands like Chipotle, ELF Cosmetics, and MAC became commonplace at the same time as A-listers like Will Smith hopped on board. Meanwhile, TikTok stars were landing lucrative talent deals and topping the music charts.
That’s created an opportunity for the people who were already TikTok savants. One of them is 26-year-old Sean Young, who has nearly a million followers under the username @seansaucetv. He’d already been big on Vine, the now-defunct six-second video app, and immediately went viral on TikTok with his signature highly produced “prank” videos and collaborations with other famous former Viners.

That’s not where he makes his money, though. Instead, Sean acts as a consultant for companies and celebs looking to build a presence on TikTok, while also running high-profile accounts like America’s Funniest Home Videos. Today, he’s pulling in $10,000 a month from being on TikTok four hours a day.

I caught up with Sean at a TikToker meetup on the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, a favorite filming spot among influencers, where we chatted about how celebrities use TikTok to coincide with global film releases, what it’s like to tell famous people to do silly TikTok dances, and why silly videos perform better.