While I’ll admit that some celebrity breakups make me want to curl up in a corner and cry into a pint of ice cream (looking at you, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt), there are plenty of other famous couples who are cringeworthy AF. Topping the list of gross tween pairings is none other than “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown and Musical.ly breakout star Jacob Sartorius.
Recently hopping onto Instagram to let their respective stan armies know that #Jillie is no more, Brown and Sartorius issued statements free of hard feelings or sneak disses.
Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Satorious have announced their split with statements on instagram. pic.twitter.com/v3CJt1HXBL
— PopBuzz (@popbuzz) July 31, 2018
Millie Bobby Brown and Jacob Sartorius finally broke up
“The decision w mills was completely mutual & we are both happy and remaining friends,” wrote Sartorius in a carefully coordinated breakup statement. Eerily similar to Brown’s own post-breakup announcement, it’s clear that the missive is a product of their joint PR teams, not of the former lovebirds themselves.
While I’m not one to revel in teen heartbreak, I couldn’t be happier to see the end of one of Hollywood’s most talented up-and-coming stars linking up with such a certified creep. Despite the fact that I’m definitely not a Brown stan who believes she was sent to rain blessings down upon the entertainment industry, I’m definitely relieved to discover that an impressionable teen is backing away from a predator in the making.
Jacob Sartorius is like a legit internet predator but he can get away with it bc hes a kid + famous lmao https://t.co/ugEBSi7taS
— lukie (@LukeErd) September 12, 2016
Time and again, Sartorius has proven that he’s more than comfortable with manipulating his female-heavy fan base into giving him whatever he desires. Whether it’s soliciting a fellow minor to send him nudes or starting a saucy sext session with one of his fans, Sartorius has no shame in using his celebrity status to manipulate tween girls.
Yall keep saying that Jacob Sartorius is some innocent lil kid and I’m not saying he deserves all the hate he gets but all he does is manipulate the little girls that follow him into some sort of day dream that they’re dating and that’s super unhealthy and weird.
— miri (@whiptana) January 21, 2018
Hats off to Brown for dodging a bullet after seven long months of dating Sartorius, and here’s to hoping this is the last time I ever have to stomach the #Jillie hashtag.