‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Sparks Debate After Seemingly Getting Engaged At 19
Millie Bobby Brown — the 19-year-old actress who stars as Eleven on Stranger Things — ignited quite the conversation after hinting at being engaged to Jon Bon Jovi‘s 20-year-old son, Jake Bongiovi.
Millie Bobby Brown Kept It Coy With An Instagram Post
On Tuesday morning, Brown posted a photo of her and Bongiovi, who was initially linked back in mid-2021, embracing near a body of water.
In her caption, she wrote, “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all.” For context, this is a line from a Taylor Swift song called “Lover.”
Of course, we must also point out the ring Brown donned on her left hand.
As a result, many interpreted this post as an engagement announcement, and Instagram pages for entities like MTV and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon shared congratulatory messages in the comment section.
Bongiovi also shared photos on his page and captioned the post, “Forever.”
'She's 19': Twitter Chimes In With Varying Opinions
Understandably, Millie Bobby Brown’s announcement swiftly became the topic of conversation online.
In fact, “She’s 19” began trending on Twitter, as many users flocked to the app and expressed their thoughts.
Right off the bat, people couldn’t help but express their disbelief.
how can millie bobby brown be engaged she was singing this like three days ago pic.twitter.com/gwaDATtrUC
— 𝓅 :* (@stfupreet) April 11, 2023
she's 19.. https://t.co/AEkb0gZKmr pic.twitter.com/s7M8QlRmhI
— jock strap 💪🏾 (@muscledyke) April 11, 2023
its 7 am and She’s 19 is trending 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/fa07XkaonH
— hanna™ (@ruminmycereal) April 11, 2023
Given her young age, many shared that they couldn’t imagine settling down at just 19.
she’s 19 and engaged and i’m 18 and doing ‘what celebrity am i?’ quizzes when i’m supposed to be doing my assignment https://t.co/Gb61FlWXvv
— emma is seeing harry (fan account) (@rheesroses) April 11, 2023
She's 19. You do you sis but I was a mess at 19. Getting married would have been at the bottom of my list at that point. https://t.co/jMzDYIcrV1
— 𝔊𝔢𝔯𝔞𝔩𝔱'𝔰 𝔐𝔞𝔦𝔡𝔢𝔫 || Soph-e-girl (@Whovian_Girl17) April 11, 2023
waking up to see millie bobby brown engaged when in ur mid 20s single & alone pic.twitter.com/CVS9k3ItgW
— sierra (@vinyIrain) April 11, 2023
However, others noted that since the couple has been dating “for a few years” and appears to be “very happy,” their engagement shouldn’t be a big deal.
In fact, as they’re only 19 and 20 years old, one person proclaimed, “Let the crazy kids be in love.”
Been dating a guy for a few years, very happy. the masses are losing their mind bc She's 19 .. Really? Jesus we need a strong plague . Just bc you were fucked up at that age, doesnt mean everyone is.. theres more important things to worry about https://t.co/xbKMioBpbw
— Major Baba (@blackcrest69) April 11, 2023
“she’s 19” and she wants to get married so? why do you care? she can marry whoever and whenever she wants, that decision doesn’t involve you. I’m happy for them! pic.twitter.com/PbRmtin5vz
— shroom❕ (@sshroomate) April 11, 2023
Everyone saying "she's 19" and not his age so I got scared. But he's 20 (whew). So it's chill. Let the crazy kids be in love. https://t.co/7yDDATooHf
— Taylor Goethe | Comms Open (@InspectorNerd) April 11, 2023
People also attempted to shut down critics by noting that Millie Bobby Brown’s situation is way different than others who get engaged at a young age.
yall saying how Millie Bobby Brown is too young to get engaged cause she's 19 while saying that's why your marriage failed
she's rich, your broke ass isn't and probably ran away from home with no support afterwards
there is levels to this pic.twitter.com/ED3nNbaKmK
— Jamius (@freelanceburner) April 11, 2023
Users were serious about defending the star and employed a variety of video clips to make their sentiments known.
"she's too young" "they're gonna divorce in two months" JUST LEAVE MILLIE BOBBY BROWN ALONE!! LET HER LIVE!!!pic.twitter.com/OkTzd36ooA
— val (@kissyhrryyy) April 11, 2023
“She’s 19” “ Shes so young” “ they won’t last” pic.twitter.com/ehjw1de79N
— Sarah (@MadsXMillie) April 11, 2023
Supporters also shared that, while they’re happy for the star, they hope her “prenup is impenetrable.” IKTR!
wishing millie the upmost best and i love this for her but i hope that prenup is impenetrable cuz that head wasn’t shaved for nothing sorry. pic.twitter.com/J5PuIMyK43
— ceo of kory (@korysverse) April 11, 2023
Humorously, others joked that they were glad to know that Nick Cannon and Leonardo DiCaprio had nothing to do with why “She’s 19” was trending.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Nick Cannon seeing She's 19 trending and wondering what they've done wrong this time pic.twitter.com/mFG1Gpf1Ml
— Kanny Jackson (@Thewayward_) April 11, 2023
Nick Cannon and “she’s 19” are trending. That can’t be good. pic.twitter.com/N5YxLBVzck
— Quinta Brunson Stan Account (@dirtywhiteups) April 11, 2023
What do you think about Millie Bobby Brown seemingly getting engaged at 19 years old?