Millie Bobby Brown's new boyfriend is a big star but some people are concerned
Stop the press: A 13 year-old-girl has got herself a boyfriend and people cannot believe it! Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has reportedly landed herself a bf and people are concerned about it. Quite why people are concerned about the relationship between a 13-year-old girl and her 15-year-old boyfriend, I'm not too sure.
According to various reports, Millie Bobby Brown has entered a relationship with the most famous person you have never heard of. The kid in question is Jacob Sartorius and among people under the age of 10, he's something of a heartthrob. However, to old, dishevelled scrooges like myself, he is the classic example of a teenage boy with a jazzy haircut who is desperate to be the next Justin Bieber.
But, Jacob must be on to something, as he's racked up over 2.8 million subscribers on YouTube and is like to make an absolute fortune in the future. While I am undoubtedly envious of his success at such a young age (I mean, I was trying to figure out whether it was still okay to sleep with a nightlight on when I was 15), I am not part of Jacob's target audience and therefore don't have much to say about him.
Neither Millie or Jacob's camp has confirmed the relationship, but there have been various clues across social media, with the two youngsters posting cryptic Tweets and Instagram posts over the past few months. A week ago, Jacob sent out a series of tweets, which the Stranger Things character liked:
I mean, if they don't remind you of the type of nonsense you used to spout about your 'first love,' you didn't live your teenage years correctly.
Brown was also being ambiguous on her social media, with the actress uploading a photo of herself and a giant teddy bear on Instagram, captioning it: "Thanks for the bear." Jacob, who it is rumoured was the provider of the cuddly toy, responded, saying: "course".
However, while the two stars are simply a prime example of the harmless puppy love that we all experienced at a similar age, people have begun raising their concerns about the relationship on Twitter:
The fact is, these are two very young people and the way people are handling the news of a potential romance between the two of them, is absurd. Whether it's concerns about the two year age gap or the fact that Millie is way more famous than her male counterpart, the two should be allowed to go about their business in the same manner that any normal teenage relationship would. They're extremely young and it's likely that the relationship doesn't go much further beyond holding hands, sending gifts and hugging each other awkwardly.
There seems to be a worrying trend in the media to fawn over Millie, who let me just remind you, is 13-years-old and needs time to grow into her own skin and form her own identity. While she is undoubtedly an incredibly talented girl who is on the road to extreme success, it's key to remember that she is a girl, not a young woman.
At the end of the day, Millie and Jacob are kids, let them figure out the complex and emotional landscape that is love and relationship on their own terms and in their own time. Would you care about your 13-year-old niece getting a boyfriend at school? No, you wouldn't, so why care about someone you don't know? Millie is already under intense pressure for someone of her age without people butting into her private life.
For now, let's just enjoy the talents that both of them behold (especially Millie). With Stranger Things season 3 is set to air next year, her stardom is likely to rocket soon and people just need to ease of the gossip regarding her private life.