Rose Ellen Dix (born 15 June 1988) and Rosie Spaughton (born 30 May 1990) are a married British comedy and entertainment duo who have gained popularity through their YouTube videos.
Rose Ellen Dix was born in Hereford and grew up in Ross-on-Wye with her brother, John and her sister, Laura. She studied Film and Screen Media at Hereford College of Arts.
Roseanne Elizabeth Spaughton was born in Milton Keynes. She has two older brothers, Tom and William, and two younger half siblings through her mother, Joe and Isobel. Rosie’s parents divorced when she was 3; she was raised by her mother in Malvern, Worcestershire whilst her father stayed in Milton Keynes. She attended Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy before going on to study at the University of Worcester, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture.
Rose and Rosie first met in 2007 at a Halloween party at the ages of 19 and 17 respectively, but were both in relationships at the time. Rose is a lesbian and Rosie is bisexual. Once both single, they went on their first date on 20 October 2011, and made their relationship official on 19 July 2012. Rose proposed to Rosie on her birthday, 30 May 2014, and the wedding took place in England at Clearwell Castle on 20 March 2015.
As of 2018, the pair lives in the Cotswolds with their dogs, Wilma and Woodstock “Woody”, and cat, Flynn. They previously lived in Worcester and Hertford. On 13 April 2019, the couple announced that they had chosen a joint married name, Daughton.
Shortly after midnight on 9 April 2020, Rosie revealed through social media that Rose was in hospital suffering a difficult miscarriage. Rosie was unable to be with Rose at hospital in light of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. They later posted a video that went into more depth about the traumatic experience.
In December 2020, the couple announced through Instagram and a YouTube video titled “Well one of us is pregnant” that Rosie was 12 weeks pregnant. Their son was born on 1 July 2021.
Rose Dix joined YouTube for a university class, establishing the Rose Ellen Dix channel. She uploaded her first video, entitled “Rose Dix talks Lisa Scinta,” on 30 September 2010. An early assignment during her film degree included attempting to make a video go viral. Dix posted a parody of Kesha’s Tik Tok on 26 January 2011, and the video received an estimated 16,000 views in five days.
Rosie Spaughton uploaded her first video, entitled “YDAHD,” to her channel TheRoxetera, on 19 December 2011. She first appeared on the Rose Ellen Dix channel in “Baffle Laffle Taffle Breakup” posted on 18 December 2011. Their first posted collaboration video was uploaded on 15 January 2012 to the Rose Ellen Dix channel.
In 2014, Rose quit her job at an Apple Store in Worcester to focus on YouTube full-time. On 29 April 2016, Rose and Rosie expanded their presence on YouTube by creating a new channel called “Let’s Play Games,” on which they post gaming videos, which were already present on their main channel, Rose Ellen Dix. However, they decided to make a place for more on this channel.
In August 2016, they both made the AfterEllen Hot 100 list with Rosie at number 23 and Rose at 18. They also hit 100 million views on their main channel that month.
Rosie’s channel, Roxetera, was renamed Rose and Rosie Vlogs and Rose’s Rose Ellen Dix became Rose and Rosie.As of May 17, 2022, their main channel hit 1 million subscribers.
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