After YouTube star Emily Hartridge suddenly died at the age of 35 in a tragic scooter accident on Friday, July 12, her boyfriend, Jacob Hazell, gave an update as to how he is coping.
“I’ve had so many messages from people wanting to check my wellbeing and for those that care about my recovery, I’m fine,” he said in a video clip on Instagram on Tuesday, July 16. “I just wanted to say thank you for all the nice messages.”
The U.K. native added, “I know Emily — Emily was the person who encouraged me to talk about how I was feeling. So, I just wanted to put a video out here because it seems the easiest way to say thank you and let people know that I’m OK.”
The personal trainer continued to talk about how great Emily’s family is and added that he will try to move on with his life. “Emily has three amazing sisters and two amazing parents and sisters’ partners, and they’ve been fantastic,” he said. “I just want to say thank you for all the nice messages that I received, and I just wanted to let people know that I am fine. I love you all, I love Emily, and I really appreciate all the support, so thank you.”
Of course, fans couldn’t help but show some love for Jacob. One person wrote, “So sorry for your loss. Rooting for you, truly. Lean on your loved ones right now,” while another echoed, “Thoughts and prayers with you. She will ever be with you, keeping you strong and bringing you comfort. Let all the beautiful memories sustain you through these times.” A third person chimed in, writing, “Still praying for you. So glad you’re being strong in your recovery. I’m so sorry.”
Jacob and Emily met after he went to a training session at F45 — a gym in London. “Long story short, there were a few guys who wanted to know if I’d be happy to help out and work with them on sales,” he wrote on social media on June 24. “At first, I was a bit like ‘thank you but no thank you.’ Eventually, though I thought I’d give it a crack. Things were going smoothly for the first couple of weeks, so I offered to help out at @f45_training_farringdon also — on my first day there I met @emilyhartridge.”
The day after Emily passed away, the news was confirmed in a statement via her Instagram page on Saturday, July 13. “Hi everyone. This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram, but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today, and this is the only way to contact you all at once,” the note read. “Emily was involved in an accident yesterday and passed away. We all loved her to bits, and she will never be forgotten. She has touched so many lives, it’s hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person. Xxx.”
The official YouTube creators also paid tribute to the late YouTube star. “We’re deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of a truly talented British creator, Emily Hartridge. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of her loved ones and fans,” the tweet read.
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I LIKE THE SMELL OF YOUR FARTS ❤️ – This is a bit of a soppy one lads, I’m sorry but…hear me out 🤷🏽♂️ Last year was an interesting one to say the least. I mean getting treated for a drug and drink problem, and then ending up in a mental health hospital shortly after I’m sure would be a rocky year for anyone 🤯 There were a lot of amazing experiences that came through all that though. But this one kind of tops them all… 😚 When I started to get back onto my feet a little I went for a training session at F45 with a good mate of mine who’d recently invested in one. Long story short there were a few guys who wanted to know if I’d be happy to help out, and work with them on sales. At first I was a bit like “thank you but no thank you” 😏 Eventually though I thought I’d give it a crack. Things were going pretty smoothly for the first couple of weeks so I offered to help out at @f45_training_farringdon also – on my first day there I met @emilyhartridge 🤩 She walked up and introduced herself in a really confident way, and I can honestly say I was blown away. Getting to know her has been absolutely incredible. Emily has extremely similar experiences with mental health, and has been an amazing support through my struggles with it all 🙏 There’s many times in a day where I can ask myself, “what would have been different if I had just not gone on that last night out?” The truth is, if I hadn’t, I’d have never met her. I’m extremely grateful that I went out that last time, and that life led me down this path 🥰 Emily you are THE most down to earth, inspiring, and beautiful person, inside and out that I’ve ever met. Obviously we argue, get in strops, and all the rest of it, but when you dutch oven me in bed, because I’m a weirdo it only draws me closer to you 🤣 I can’t wait to become your next flatmate, get ready for that loo seat being left up ALL THE TIME – love you 😘 I had got used to going through the ups and downs of life on my own, and was pretty much ready to continue to do that for good. What a nice change it’s been having someone to share it all with x
The brunette beauty became popular in 2012 and since then, she wasn’t afraid to get real with her followers — she discussed a variety of topics including sex, relationships and gender.
Our thoughts are with Emily’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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