This Queer Influencer Couple’s Cheating Drama Has Taken Over TikTok. Here’s What Happened

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“As we close this chapter, I wish for absolutely no negativity to be shown towards Sufi, and that you respect this difficult decision,” Chakra wrote in her own separate statement. “What we have shared has been so full of love and nothing short of magical — I will choose to remember it this way.”

She also shouted out the former couple’s followers, writing, “Since the beginning, your outpouring of love and support has played such a special part in our journey and we will continue to carry that love with us moving forward.”

Chakra also wrote that she wishes for “absolutely no negativity to be shown towards Sufi,” and for her followers to “respect this difficult decision.”

Why did the breakup go viral?

Chakra and Malik both have fairly large followings: both have over 220,000 Instagram followers, and their joint YouTube channel currently has over 136,000 subscribers. Given that they’ve been open about planning their wedding since getting engaged in September 2022 and posted about going wedding dress shopping as recently as last month, the news that their relationship had ended so dramatically just weeks before their wedding unsurprisingly came as a huge shock to people who had been following their journey for years. The story gained even more momentum when news of their breakup was reported by outlets like E!, Indian Express, and Pink News.

“Oomf said this is like 9/11 for south asian queer community and so real bc wtf man,” one Instagram user wrote.

“As a South Asian who has never found queer representation and comfort in our community, Sufi and Anjali were the two people who we’ve closely looked up to and now they’ve broken up too :(,” one X user tweeted.

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