They grow up so fast. It feels like just yesterday, Millie Bobby Brown was just this cute kid with a shaved head running away from shady government spooks and terrifying Upside Down demons as Eleven in Stranger Things. Eating Eggo Waffles with Chief Hopper and hiding out in Mike’s basement with the boys. Using her psychic powers to chase off bullies and track down Will.
Now she’s 19-years-old and already engaged. If that sounds a little young to be tying the knot, that’s because it is. But who are we to judge? Lots of people get married young. Sometimes they live happily ever after. Sometimes it means a divorce or three.
Brown announced the engagement on Instagram where she posted a picture of her and her soon-to-be-husband in black and white with a very visible engagement ring and the caption: “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all.” That’s a Taylor Swift lyric, by the way, from the artist’s song ‘Lover.’
Here’s everything you need to know.
Who Is Millie Bobby Brown’s boyfriend / fiancé?
Brown is engaged to Jake Bongiovi (20) the son of rockstar Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea. His acting career is currently in the upcoming stage, with the upcoming HBO Max film Sweethearts from Dollface creator Jordan Weiss directing. Kiernan Shipka and Nico Hiraga star in the upcoming film.
Bongiovi’s Instagram post features a different angle of the same post, this one in living color, with the caption “Forever.”
How Did The Two Lovebirds Meet?
On Instagram, of course! Brown and Bongiovi’s is the epitome of the modern relationship. It was love at first, er, post? The romance began in 2021 and they’ve been inseparable since.
When is the wedding?
No word on that just yet. These things take time! Have patience!
What about Stranger Things?
The engagement won’t have any impact on Stranger Things 5, but Brown does seem ready to move on from the Netflix hit series.
“I’m definitely ready to wrap up. I feel like there’s a lot of the story that’s been told now, and we know of it, it’s been in our lives for a very long time. But I’m very ready to say goodbye to this chapter of my life and open new ones up,” Brown said in an interview with Seventeen, adding that she’s “really grateful” for the show.
That next chapter appears to be love and marriage . . . and then who knows?
And the rest of the cast?
The rest of the young cast of Stranger Things has yet to announce marriage plans, which is understandable given their age range. Stranger Things matriarch Winona Ryder has actually never been married.
“I’m a serial monogamist,” Ryder said in an interview in 2016. “I was single for a while and dating and… I just didn’t know how to do it! I’ve always been like that: when I was 15, there was a guy I liked, and we made out, and I thought that meant he was my boyfriend. My mom had to explain it to me.”
“But marriage? I don’t know. I’d rather never have been married than been divorced a few times. Not that there’s anything wrong with divorce, but I don’t think I could do it if that was a possibility. When your parents are madly in love for 45 years, your standards are really high. But I’ve been happily with someone for quite a while now.”
That someone is fashion designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn who Ryder has been with since 2011.
In any case, congrats are in order to the bride and groom. Good luck.
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