Going Our Separate Ways, released December 4, 2014, was the video officially announcing Kalel Cullen (now Kalel Smith) and Anthony Padilla's break up in November of 2014 and the end of WatchUsLiveAndStuff, now called Kalel. Kalel and Anthony both said they would like to remain good friends, and that their reason for breaking up was that they felt they had grown farther apart and did not quite feel the same about each other anymore. The video was later deleted off Kalel's channel, along with every other video including Anthony. It is still available as a re-upload on multiple other YouTube channels in fairly decent quality.
Effect on Smosh and WULAS/Kalel Fandom
When Anthony and Kalel broke up, Ian and Melanie Moat had broken up earlier that year, and people felt that Ian and Anthony were funnier and/or happier after their respective breakups. People believed that Anthony would stop being a vegan due to the assumption that Kalel influenced him or maybe did it forcibly to an extent, given her personality. However, as of April 2019, Anthony still remains a vegan for health reasons.
WatchUsLiveAndStuff was renamed "Kalel Kitten", then simply "Kalel", while keeping the same WULAS URL. The subscribers on WULAS dropped by over 100,000 subscribers after their break up video was posted. On the day after the video was posted, December 5, the channel had lost over 10,500 subscribers in total. In 2016, the channel reached over 2 million subscribers, surpassing WULAS's highest amount of subscribers at about 1.88 million. As of 2019, the channel has 1.92 million subscribers and the number is steadily decreasing.
It does not seem, however, that the break up of Anthony and Kalel has had a marked impact on Smosh's subscribers, either negative nor positive. However, Anthony's second Draw My Life video referenced the breakup, and Kalel's subscriber count commenced a long-ongoing drop after the upload, although it is not conclusive that the breakup reference influenced her subscriber count.
Kalel prerecorded an indeterminate amount of dialogue for her character "Kalel" in Smosh Babies when she and Anthony were together and continued to be put out at random dates before the channel's closing in 2017. Her character had been put together with Anthony's.
Despite the fact that Kalel and Anthony were supposed to remain friends, there were no appearances of Kalel in later Smosh videos or of Anthony in Kalel's videos.
2016 Drama and Revelations
On April 21, Kalel put out a series of tweets on Twitter revealing that someone she had loved for four years had unfollowed her, calling the person a "bitch". She mentioned that the person was a guy and claimed that he was "salty". People quickly assumed that she was referring to Anthony, since their relationship lasted four years and he had recently unfollowed her on Twitter. This was the first time Kalel had mentioned the break up in just over one year.
Anthony's "Draw My Life" VideoOn October 7, Anthony uploaded "DRAW MY LIFE - Anthony Padilla" after removing his first one. At 8:28 minutes into the video, he began an explanation of a previous relationship he had had:
- "When I was twenty-five, I moved to Los Angeles. At the time, I was in a manipulative relationship with someone that I now feel was using me."
In response to Anthony's Draw My Life, Kalel quickly tweeted that she would not stoop to Anthony's level. However, Kalel later responded to it with a screenshot of text she wrote in a word processing program, clarifying many of Anthony's words and telling her side of the relationship, breakup and its aftermath. She also responded to some people on Twitter, clarifying that the tweet calling someone a bitch had in fact been referencing Anthony.The next day, she tweeted Anthony a series of tweets, asking him to take down the video. She claimed it included false accusations, and told Anthony that she was happy he was happy, reminding him he stayed with her time and time again even though she was a difficult person to love:
- "I would appreciate it if you removed the false accusation from your video. It's been two years. You're better than this. I'm not an easy person to love. You knew that. But YOU made the choice to be w/me, time & time again. You know DAMN WELL that I wasn't using you. I'm ashamed that you would say that, knowing that your fans would come for me. I'm truly sorry for the hurt I've caused you. It's why I tried leaving so many times. And I'm so happy to see you happy! But let's leave the past in the past. There is no point in bringing it up now. It's time to move on. Best wishes."
- — Kalel's tweets
Did Kalel Manipulate Anthony?
The subject of whether Kalel manipulated Anthony blew up after her tweets responding to Anthony's video. Many videos from fans were created and posted to YouTube, with the majority putting Kalel in the wrong and agreeing that she did manipulate him during the course of the relationship. Articles about this subject have been created on websites including Reddit and Superfame, and overall the drama lost Kalel's channel nearly 20,000 subscribers. As of 2019, the subject has died down considerably, though most of Smosh and Anthony's viewers still blame Kalel for the breakup, with many having grown to dislike her.