The marriage of YouTube duo ‘Jin and Juice’, who became famous for sharing videos of their real-life marriage as an interracial couple, has come to a very public and explosive end, with both parties alleging physical abuse.
Juice, whose real name is Cerose, initially posted a video on April 26 stating that the couple hadn’t posted much in recent weeks because Jin, aka Gohan, was going through a “rough” time and had returned to Korea to take a break and spend more time with his friends and family.
“It’s one thing to be an interracial couple, it’s a whole”nothing to be an international couple,” Cerose explained, saying there was “no definite time” for when he would return.
She cheerfully told their nearly 1 million subscribers that she would be alone on their channel for a while and asked fans to respond with words of encouragement because Gohan’s love language is words of affirmation.
The couple share two children named Cevonne and Cephyr and had started the channel about two years ago after meeting in South Korea† Gohan has not only tattooed the names of his relatives on his neck, but also a large forearm tattoo of Cerose’s face.
The couple enjoyed success after their video “My Girlfriend Freestyle Raps in Korean” went viral a year ago, racking up more than 10 million views.
Some of their most popular uploads feature jokes, music videos, comments, and vlogs about their Korean and Black American backgrounds.
However, on June 3, Gohan posted a shocking all-encompassing video titled “Exposing Jin & Juice” on a separate, independent YouTube channel under his rapper moniker “Yung Gohan”.
In the video, Gohan explains in a mix of text and video that he had left for Korea not because he missed his family, but because he had been mistreated.
“I would say I escaped because I was going through domestic violence,” he says, adding, “shout out to Johnny Depp for giving me the courage to make this video now.”
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He lifts his shirt and reveals what appears to be a burn. He says he got the second-degree burn from a hair straightener set to 450 degrees Fahrenheit by his wife.
He continues to share his perspective on the relationship throughout the roughly 19-minute video, clarifying details that he believes Cerose was lying.
On June 15, Cerose posted her own response in a video called “The End of Jin & Juice: Opening Up About Our Relationship.”
in an almost 45 minute monologueshe begins by explaining that Gohan suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and codependency as a result of the beatings he experienced from his father during his childhood.
She describes how these issues manifested themselves in their relationship shortly after they got married in a whirlwind romance.
“I remember several incidents where Gohan and I argued and he immediately started hitting himself,” she says in the video. “I’d never seen anything like it.”
Cerose states that Gohan eventually explained that it was a “coping mechanism” or “trauma response” and that he would beat himself when he felt he had done something wrong, putting himself in his father’s place.
In one incident, after she got married, Cerose told Gohan something he had done and harassed her mother.
“He had a hydroflask in his hand and started banging it on his head repeatedly,” she claims.
According to Cerose, Gohan then proceeded to make “homicidal threats to everyone” and “suicide threats” before running up the stairs of the house.
When she tried to approach him and ask what she’d done wrong, he reportedly yelled “Get the fuck out of my way” and banged his head against the wall repeatedly.
According to Cerose, the police became involved and Gohan was later diagnosed with PTSD and codependency. They were told that self-harm is common among victims of child abuse.
She goes on to say that on January 26, 2020, after believing that he would only hurt himself and never her, Gohan “proved me wrong”.
Cerose claims that Gohan beat her in one fight. She says she justified his actions by telling herself he was a kid who had been “kicked too many times.”
However, she will certainly clarify in her video that the two also share fond memories, including the time she found out she was pregnant and told Gohan that he didn’t have to stay.
“I remember him holding my hands and looking at me and saying, ‘We’re going to do this together,'” she recalls.
At the end of her video, Cerose shares multiple text messages between her and Gohan that reveal that he admitted to hitting her. She also has an exchange with his boss where she tells him that Gohan resolved his mental health problems and was ready to go back to work.
Friends and fellow YouTube couple “Ash & Chris” have also spoken out about the couple’s ongoing public divorce.
In a video posted to their own account on June 18, real-life couple Ashley and Christian, who were friends with Cerose and Gohan, describe their own relationship with the couple, emphasizing that Gohan betrayed their friendship.
They allege that Gohan, whom they blame for the couple’s divorce, lied to Cerose by saying Ashley caught him, along with a range of other allegations.