PewDiePie says goodbye to YouTube as he awaits the birth of his first child

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In the ever-evolving world of YouTube, one of its biggest stars, PewDiePie, has decided to hit the pause button on content creation.

The renowned internet personality, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, announced he would be stepping back from the platform, citing the upcoming birth of his first child as the reason.

The Swedish YouTuber first shared the baby news with his more than 100 million subscribers earlier this year.

His wife Marzia's pregnancy first came to light in February, sparking a wave of excitement and congratulations from fans worldwide. The couple had initially learned they were expecting their first child last November.

"I'm so excited," Kjellberg revealed during the announcement, expressing his excitement about starting a family with "the woman I love."

This revelation prompted a flurry of playful banter from his fans, who mused over the potential linguistic challenge their child would face. With a Swedish father, an Italian mother, and homes in the UK and Japan, the little one will have an array of cultures to tap into.

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The Swedish YouTuber first shared the pregnancy news with his followers earlier this year in February. Credit: Michael Tran / Getty

The imminent arrival of PewDiePie's mini-me has kept the YouTube community on its toes, with fans attempting to determine the baby's gender after a cryptic gender reveal party hint. The announcement mentioned the couple would be having a "fish," a clue some believe is linked to the Japanese holiday Tango no Sekku, which celebrates male children.

In his latest video, Kjellberg shared his excitement about approaching fatherhood, acknowledging that this life milestone means taking a step back from YouTube for a while.

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PewDiePie has decided to hit the pause button on content creation. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty

"Just wanted to say, it's getting very close now... I'm very, very, very excited. I don't know what it's gonna be like. I don't know if I'll have time to make videos," he admitted. He went on to extend gratitude to his fans, stating, "We're so happy you guys have enjoyed them [the vlogs], and we can share a bit of our life here, but I think, for now, we might take a little break until we come back again."

As for when PewDiePie will return to the world of YouTube, it's anyone's guess, but it's certain his fans will be eagerly awaiting his comeback.

Featured image credit: John Lamparski / Getty

PewDiePie says goodbye to YouTube as he awaits the birth of his first child

vt-author-image

By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

In the ever-evolving world of YouTube, one of its biggest stars, PewDiePie, has decided to hit the pause button on content creation.

The renowned internet personality, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, announced he would be stepping back from the platform, citing the upcoming birth of his first child as the reason.

The Swedish YouTuber first shared the baby news with his more than 100 million subscribers earlier this year.

His wife Marzia's pregnancy first came to light in February, sparking a wave of excitement and congratulations from fans worldwide. The couple had initially learned they were expecting their first child last November.

"I'm so excited," Kjellberg revealed during the announcement, expressing his excitement about starting a family with "the woman I love."

This revelation prompted a flurry of playful banter from his fans, who mused over the potential linguistic challenge their child would face. With a Swedish father, an Italian mother, and homes in the UK and Japan, the little one will have an array of cultures to tap into.

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The Swedish YouTuber first shared the pregnancy news with his followers earlier this year in February. Credit: Michael Tran / Getty

The imminent arrival of PewDiePie's mini-me has kept the YouTube community on its toes, with fans attempting to determine the baby's gender after a cryptic gender reveal party hint. The announcement mentioned the couple would be having a "fish," a clue some believe is linked to the Japanese holiday Tango no Sekku, which celebrates male children.

In his latest video, Kjellberg shared his excitement about approaching fatherhood, acknowledging that this life milestone means taking a step back from YouTube for a while.

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PewDiePie has decided to hit the pause button on content creation. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty

"Just wanted to say, it's getting very close now... I'm very, very, very excited. I don't know what it's gonna be like. I don't know if I'll have time to make videos," he admitted. He went on to extend gratitude to his fans, stating, "We're so happy you guys have enjoyed them [the vlogs], and we can share a bit of our life here, but I think, for now, we might take a little break until we come back again."

As for when PewDiePie will return to the world of YouTube, it's anyone's guess, but it's certain his fans will be eagerly awaiting his comeback.

Featured image credit: John Lamparski / Getty