However, his friend Hecox announced that he would remain with the company. HUGE THANK YOU to all of our BEAUTIFUL fans who came out to see us this weekend, the wonderful organizers of @Vid Con for the best year yet, and our Smosh family/crew. After his departure, Smosh dropped significantly down the rankings of most subscribed channels, and their viewership also started to drop dramatically.
It took many months before the channel was able to regain views and subscribers.
According to the both of them, their separation was decided mutually, and they have remained friends despite not appearing in each other’s videos.
Padilla later stated that he felt that the relationship was manipulative throughout those four years.
In 2015, he started a relationship with another social media personality – Miel Bredouw – who is known for earning popularity through Vine, and her Instagram account mielmonster.
Shortly after joining You Tube, Smosh would become one of the most popular channels on the website; the name “Smosh” came from a misunderstanding of a friend explaining a mosh pit as a smosh pit.
The duo produced numerous comedic videos together, including lip sync videos, and the success of their “Pokemon Theme Music Video” led them to be featured in numerous high profile publications.