A day after Marina Joyce was found ‘safe and well’ her boyfriend has revealed the YouTuber will be addressing the situation.
The 22-year-old was missing for nine days, with fans voicing their worry over her safety before the confirmation she had been located.
‘We had appealed for help to locate Marina Joyce, 22, reported #missing from #Haringey – she has been located & is safe and well,’ Haringey police force tweeted on Saturday.
‘Thanks for your RTs.’
Missing People also confirmed to Metro.co.uk that ‘this publicity appeal has now closed’.
With apparent controversy surrounding her disappearance, after her boyfriend Brandon Mehmed asked fans ‘not to worry’ about the missing star, he’s now released a statement on his girlfriend.
‘Marina wants to make a video soon explaining all of this because it became a bit too much what with everyone thinking I’m a suspect and all,’ Brandon wrote on Instagram this weekend.
‘I’m so sorry to everyone that I confused, I could only say what I knew last night.
‘I knew she was safe because I spoke to her 24/7 and I wasn’t withholding any information, this hasn’t been an easy time for Marina and I hope you guys can respect her privacy for the next day or two until she releases a video to explain everything.
‘I just know that no matter what I say, it’ll get turned against me and that’s completely fine because I know I’m a good person and I only mean well (especially for Marina).’
He continued: ‘You truly have no leg to stand on when you’re dealing with the internet but I hope this can help put things to rest.
‘You’ll get your proof that she is safe when she uploads.’
Last week the charity Missing People released an appeal for her to get in touch and was posted online at 8pm on 9 August claiming she went missing from her home town of Haringey, London on 31 July.
Haringey’s local police force also tweeted an appeal: ‘Can you help to find Marina Joyce, 22, missing from #Haringey?
‘Last seen on 31Jul and reported missing to police on 7Aug. Call 101 and quote 19MIS031063 with any info.’
Brandon previously posted on Instagram: ‘This is a temporary post to send a message to everyone worried for Marina.
‘Everything is being dealt with in a professional manner. Please don’t worry about her as she is safe and well (you have my word for that).
‘Also everyone who thinks I’m acting “suspicious” are only misinformed and don’t know me at alllll (sic). Goodnight people.’
Marina found fame for her YouTube beauty videos and posted her last video on 21 June 2019. The caption claimed another video would be coming a week later but her page has yet to be updated.
In 2016 she sparked mass panic among her fans who believed there was a cry for help hidden inside one of her videos.
The video DATE VIDEO IDEAS saw Marina at one point seemingly whisper ‘help me’ very quietly while her arms were also bruised.
A #SaveMarinaJoyce campaign began trending on Twitter in the UK and US but Enfield Police later tweeted that she was ‘safe and well’.