Jenna Mourey, better known online as Jenna Marbles, and her partner, Julien Solomita, hosted the last episode of the Jenna & Julien podcast. The departure follows Mourey’s exit from YouTube after she apologized for making racist videos in the past.
In an emotional final episode on Monday, the couple thanked their fans for listening to their podcast for the last six years.
“I haven’t been on the internet for a while,” Mourey said at the start of the six-minute finale.
She hasn’t publicly posted any content since June, when she announced that she would no longer be posting to her YouTube channel in a now-deleted video highlighting, and apologizing for, racist content she posted at the start of her career. In the video, she showed a clip of when she impersonated Nicki Minaj while wearing blackface and another of her using a slur to refer to Asian Americans.
“This isn’t OK, and it hasn’t existed on the internet, because it isn’t OK,” Mourey said in the June video. She had previously deleted the racist videos long before including them in her apology video, which, as mentioned before, she also later deleted.
Before leaving YouTube, she had 20 million subscribers.
Solomita, who has hosted the podcast solo since Mourey’s online silence, still plans on streaming on Twitch.
“Maybe someday in the future Julien and I can do something else… For now the podcast is goodbye,” Mourey continued. “I just want you to know I’m doing OK. I’m getting help, and I’m just being a person right now.”