Charli D’Amelio Opens Up About Why She Was Terrified To Meet James Charles
It took a while for them to warm to each other
Charli D’Amelio has shared the relatable reason why she was so scared to meet James Charles for the first time.
In a collab video with James on sister Dixie’s YouTube channel, Charli explained why she ignored three of the make-up artist's messages asking for a meeting: “I was scared of you," she told James. "I’ve been watching you since I was like… for a very long time.
She continued: “I told my parents when you had DM’d me, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to say, I’m scared.’
“I was just really, really nervous and I didn’t know what to say because you were one of the first people to reach out and be like, ‘Hey, let’s collab,’ that I’ve watched for a long time. I was just super, super scared and just didn’t know what to say… I was terrified, I still am.”
James described the ghosting as being “so uncomfortable” and said he immediately assumed Charli “hated” him.
“When I first discovered Charli, I was like, ‘Oh my god, who’s this girl?’ It was when I first joined TikTok and I had looked on Charli‘s Instagram, she was already following me so I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is kind of cute,’ so I messaged her,” he said.
“She wrote back right away, but then I was like, ‘Oh my god, I would love to do your makeup sometime,’ and then she didn’t respond, like three different times in a row.”
James and Charli seem to have a solid friendship now which is proof that first impressions aren’t always accurate.