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Colette Butler (left) made a quick return to YouTube this week following husband Shay Carl’s scandal. The couple is pictured at the Streamy Awards on Oct.4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images

Shay Carl Butler’s wife isn’t hiding anymore. Colette Butler, who used to star alongside Shay on the family’s semi-daily vlogs, made a brief cameo on YouTube this week.

Less than three weeks after Shay admitted to suffering from an alcohol problem, and the reveal that he had been having an online relationship with cam girl Aria Nina, Colette appeared in a video on her sister-in-law’s channel WhatsUpWoods Tuesday night. In the video, Colette can be seen celebrating her father-in-law’s birthday with family and much to the delight of fans, laughing.

“Hearing Colette’s laugh made me smile,” one fan wrote in the comments. “Aww so nice to catch a glimpse of Colette. I’ve missed seeing her,” wrote another. Other viewers shared their support for the Butler family in their time of distress.

“Thinking of you all and the Butler fam through this hardship too, you all are so supportive and there for each other and it’s admirable,” said one viewer.

Like Shay, Colette has been absent from all social media since news broke of Shay’s condition. In a tweet posted Feb. 13, Shay revealed to fans of his Shaytards channel that he would be taking a break from the internet to get help for his alcoholism. He added that his wife and family was by his side.

“I’ve been lying to myself. My heart is sick. It’s been impossible to keep up this perfect ‘happiness is a choice’ mentality. I can’t do it anymore,” read his statement. “I thought I was able to escape addiction & its associated demons but that disease has manifested itself back into my life.”

Shay’s leave from YouTube, for which he has over 4.9 million subscribers, also came after allegations released by Aria Nina. On Feb. 12, the adult star released sexual messages she allegedly shared with Shay over the course of three months. Fellow YouTuber Keemstar reported Shay confirmed the validity of the messages.

“I felt like all he did was express his sexual feelings to me and I was just some dump of sex emotions,” Aria said of the relationship while speaking to Keemstar on his show Drama Alert. Aria followed up on Twitter, writing, “I liked him and didn’t want to be treated like a sex object because I’m still a person and he upset me.”