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‘Isn’t she like 12?’: Fans Divided after Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown, 19, Announces Engagement

'Isn't she like 12?': Fans Divided after Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown, 19, Announces Engagement

Stranger Things star, Millie Bobby Brown, broke the internet on 11 April when she announced her engagement to Jake Bongiovi via Instagram. The news, which took fans by surprise, comes only a little over a month after she celebrated her 19th birthday. As congratulations keep pouring in from all fronts, social media goes into a frenzy, and fans are divided about whether or not she is too young for such a life-altering decision.

Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi at Enola Holmes 2 premiere
Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi at Enola Holmes 2 premiere

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Millie Bobby Brown Announces Engagement to Jake Bongiovi

Millie Bobby Brown is engaged! After three amazing years of courtship, it seems as though time has come to a standstill after the actor dropped a subtle yet gorgeous picture in black and white with a diamond standing out on her ring finger with Jake Bongiovi at her back. The couple, as happy as in any other picture, have yet to make the announcement official through a message but as they say: pictures say a thousand words.

However, the fans who have followed the star over the years that they have spent together, walking down the red carpets hand-in-hand, and posting blurry yet visibly content images on social media at appropriately moderate intervals, are having some difficulty coming to terms with Brown’s decision. This has resulted in a comical situation on Twitter over the discourse of the actor’s engagement.

Jake Bongiovi, the legendary singer Bon Jovi’s son, is a year older than Millie Bobby Brown and an actor. In 2022, during the promotional tour of Enola Holmes 2, Brown claimed that the pair had met on social media: “We met on Instagram, and we were friends for a bit, and then, what can I say?” Three years later, they are officially engaged to be married.

Millie Bobby Brown Through the Years: 2016 to Present

Millie Bobby Brown rose to prominence when she was 12 with her leading role in Netflix’s Stranger Things – one of the highest-earning and most-viewed shows on the streaming platform. Her role as Eleven has not only united an entire generation of fans under the umbrella of obsession with the sci-fi horror drama but catapulted her into the limelight. She quickly adapted to fame almost like she was born for it. Growing up in the public eye, Brown, 19, has expanded slowly but surely into film, and rarely ever has she failed to deliver on the silver screen.

Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi announce engagement
Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi announce their engagement

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In 2020, Millie Bobby Brown secured her solo leading role as Enola Holmes in the eponymous Netflix movie where she portrays the younger and lesser-known sibling of the infamous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes (played by Henry Cavill). In 2021, she stunned onscreen with her role as Madison Russell in Godzilla vs. Kong which was a huge step up into a major action franchise blockbuster.

2022 was a year that definitively established Millie Bobby Brown as a force to reckon with. The penultimate season of Stranger Things premiered along with the sequel to Enola Holmes in which she serves as a producer. The actor also debuted as a director with a short film produced by Samsung. Her entrepreneurial skills have also been a driving force in her career. Brown has been involved with the skincare and beauty brand, Florence by Mills, since 2020.

Jake Bongiovi and Millie Bobby Brown
Jake Bongiovi and Millie Bobby Brown

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As far as future projects are concerned, Millie Bobby Brown, who is only barely 19, is looking to headline two major projects, Damsel and The Electric State, which suffices to say that the young and emerging actor has been more than busy with her time. The final chapter of Stranger Things will begin shooting in the Summer of 2023.

Source: Twitter

Written by Diya Majumdar

Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has more than 1300 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, along with an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists