JoJo Siwa Talks Colleen Ballinger Relationship & Remaining Friends With Her

JoJo Siwa Talks Colleen Ballinger Relationship & Remaining Friends With Her

JoJo Siwa is opening up about her relationship with Colleen Ballinger.

The 20-year-old made an appearance on the Howie Mandel Does Stuff podcast and was asked about the 36-year-old Miranda Sings YouTuber and if they were still friends amid all of the allegations that have made headlines this summer.

See what she said inside…

When asked if they were still friends, JoJo responded saying, “Yeah, I’ve known Colleen since I was 12… [The situation is] tough.”

“She’s always been nothing but kind to me, her family nothing but kind to me. I think it’s really… This is the first time that I’ve talked about this. I just want to make sure I say my exact piece that I want to say,” she continued. “The internet can take a lie and run so far with it, so far that it’s to the point where you just can’t do anything about it, and I’ve had that happen to me. I know Colleen very, very, very, very well and I think the work that Colleen has done for the internet is incredible.”

“I think her creativity is incredible. Miranda Sings is a character, is a comedian. And I think that it’s very hard to be a character where people are also looking at you as you’re a real human behind that character,” JoJo said. “I think being a comedian is very hard because you were able to do things years ago that were okay, and now that we’ve grown and we’ve matured, we’ve realized that they’re not okay.”

One of the things that has been said is that Colleen inappropriately communicated with young fans, and JoJo commented on what she thinks about communicating with young fans.

“No, I don’t think that communicating with fans is, you got to be careful to not blur a friend fan line. It’s very tough,” she said.

JoJo also talked about a time when she was on Dance Moms and didn’t get to meet Miranda at a Todrick Hall party, and how Colleen reached out to Nia Sioux‘s mom Holly and they set up a meeting with the girls and the moms with Colleen.

Since the podcast came out earlier this week, JoJo has received quite a bit backlash for defending Colleen. Even Trisha Paytas, who has separated herself from Colleen and stopped doing their new podcast with, has spoken out.

“In no way am I placing blame on JoJo for these words she’s saying. I think in this particular case she feels an attachment, she feels a loyalty to Colleen,” Trisha said in a new video. She also said that she thinks JoJo should not have spoken out about the situation, but she does have “respect for JoJo for navigating everything she’s been through.”

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