Nick Champa and Pierre Boo love story: How did TikTok's popular gay couple meet?

'I was coming out of a tough breakup, and after one, two, three, four... heartbreaks, I lost the dream of a fairy-tale relationship,' said Pierre Boo


                            Nick Champa and Pierre Boo love story: How did TikTok's popular gay couple meet?
The duo felt they had no good representation of a happy, healthy queer couple when they were growing up (Instagram)
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Popular gay TikTok couple Nick Champa and Pierre Crespeau met at a movie audition in Hollywood in 2017, but their connection was instant and the two moved in together just a month later. "I was coming out of a tough breakup, and after one, two, three, four... heartbreaks, I lost the dream of a fairy-tale relationship," Crespeau, who goes by Pierre Boo, told NBC News.

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"When we met and kind of realized we had the same drive and passion, we were just like, 'Let's do this together,'" said Champa. In 2018, they started posting content on social media: pictures, pranks, challenges, and viral dances. People started enjoying what they posted, and their followers started increasing rapidly. Their success as content creators landed them campaign deals with Spotify and Asos, among others. "We got into it without knowing where it was going. When it really started to build some sort of career, we were like, 'Did our relationship just become our career?'" Crespeau said.

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It's been five years since they first met, and the couple has a massive social media following, with more than 23 million combined followers on TikTok. Crespeau, who is 31, has 1 million followers on Instagram, while Champa, who is 26, has 885k followers on the platform. The American-French duo also has more than 1.07 million subscribers on YouTube.


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When there are people who like and support you, there are also people who criticize you. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' alumnus Bob the Drag Queen posted a video featuring clips of them and said, "I have to block these two. They're not doing anything wrong, but I have to block them." Some people also accused the two of "projecting perfection" through their content. The couple responded with a video titled "We are not perfect" on their YouTube channel. In the video, Crespeau revealed that Bob the Drag Queen's remark, as well as the comments of other critics, "depressed" him. He added that they do have arguments, sometimes even involving yelling, but "at the end of the day, we're together, and we have moments that are happy."

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Champa said that they won't stop "pumping out happy content" anytime soon. "That’s genuinely what we are most of the time and what we like to put out there. Also, we never felt like we had a good representation of a happy, healthy queer couple. When I was growing up, it constantly was stories being told of suffering and pain — that we had to go through this negative journey through life. I was like, 'I'm sick of that. That's not helpful for me. I don't want to put that out there. I want to portray happiness.'"

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Meanwhile, Crespeau said he once again believes in the possibility of a "fairy-tale relationship" and hopes that the positive content they share will inspire everyone to believe in this, too. The famous gay couple has also been featured in magazines, namely Bello Magazine and Out Traveler.


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