In a December 2018 video interview with Wired, David Dobrik informed viewers on why he can’t tour outside of the United States: he’s a citizen of Slovakia. “If I leave [the United States], I can’t re-enter for another 10 years,” Dobrik told the site, referring to his current DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status. He also revealed that he’s fluent in Slovak, despite being too shy to speak it on camera.
Dobrik hasn’t been able to travel outside of the United States since 2017. In September of that year, he tweeted, “I’m sorry to say I cannot attend Vidcon Australia, as of yesterday Trump has taken away all my travel privileges #DefendDACA.”
In the video, Dobrik also dishes on his epic celebrity crush on none other than global pop sensation Ariana Grande. “I liked her when she was on Victorious. Now everyone likes her, it’s just not fair,” said Dobrik. The YouTuber even tweeted at the pop star in 2013 to declare his love for her. Luckily for Dobrik, his ex-girlfriend Liza Koshy didn’t seem to mind the crush.