You are describing my first marriage to a T... GET OUT OF MY HEAD!This is all speculation, but my personal theory is that Phil has one or more personality disorders that lead him to manipulate people and think it is okay. Panda was done with Phil, but Phil was not done with her. In his mind he believed that if he kept paying for her phone and let her drive the BMW she would change her mind and stay. He also tried to manipulate her by giving her an engagement ring when he had no desire to marry her.
He could have used some "poor me" story to explain how he would die if she wasn't there to feed him and do his laundry. The trolls already took so much from Phil, now Leanna is going to stop making dinner? After a five year full time girlfriend legacy, this is how she treats him. I don't know why, but Leanna did as he asked for a while. Maybe Phil was already talking to Kat at this time and using her to try and make Leanna jealous. Eventually a family member, friend, or maybe even a mental health worker got Panda to realise Phil won't change and she needs to cut ties and get out.
Only once it was cemented that she was gone for good did Phil tell us. He then switched his manipulative tactics to say how happy he was that she was gone. He's finally free to stay up late and do whatever he wants. Fuck Leanna! Good riddance.
Who knows if any of this is correct? We do know Phil is a liar and manipulator. Hell, the whole debunk stream was an attempt to gaslight his new viewers.
This behavior won't likely improve. For example, he told the Space Needle story recently. He planned on a week of fun with Kat, but she got sick. This made Phil so upset that Kat ruined his week by daring to be ill, that Phil had no choice but to call strangers shills on Twitter. Phil was mad at his soul mate Kat for being sick. She got sick in December and Phil had her sleep on the couch downstairs so he wouldn't catch it. Leanna's hospital visit, using his sick parents to make money, waking sick Leanna up to cook his dinner. There is no compassion or sympathy in these stories.
Phil has some serious problems.