Millie Bobby Brown, the Stranger Things star, and her actor boyfriend, Jake Bongiovi, have announced their engagement. The couple shared the news on Instagram on Tuesday, with Brown posting a black and white snapshot of herself wearing a diamond ring on her left hand as Jake Bongiovi embraced her on the beach.
Jake Bongiovi, who is the son of musician Jon Bon Jovi, shared a shot of the two snapped from another angle during their beachside hug. His post also included a pic of the pair as they looked lovingly at each other on a boat.
Social Media Posts Confirm Engagement
Millie Bobby Brown captioned the black and white snapshot with lyrics from Taylor Swift’s Lover, writing, “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all 🤍.” Bongiovi’s post read, “Forever 🤍.”
The couple’s social media posts quickly gained attention and received congratulations from friends and well-wishers.
Former Extra host Mark Wright wrote in the comments section, “Congrats guys xx.” Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly also shared her well wishes and wrote, “Congratulations 🏻❤️!! Xx.”
Romance That Blossomed into an Engagement
Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi first sparked romance rumors in June 2021 when they shared a selfie together on Instagram.
The pair went Instagram official with their relationship in November of that year. Millie Bobby Brown posted a photo on her Instagram sharing a kiss with Jake Bongiovi while riding the London Eye on Nov. 1, 2021.
They’ve since been spotted together at Hollywood events — from the red carpet at the Stranger Things’ season 4 premiere to the British Academy Film Awards — and in everyday adventures featured on Brown’s Instagram.
Before their engagement, Millie Bobby Brown referred to Jake Bongiovi as her “partner for life” in January.
She shared a series of photos from 2022, including the pair kissing in a photo booth, embracing in a car, and enjoying a snowy adventure together on New Year’s Day. She also included fun snaps with her friends and animals.
Jake Bongiovi responded in the comment section, writing, “Your year babe love you so much ❤️.”
In February, Jake Bongiovi celebrated Millie Bobby Brown’s 19th birthday by sharing a sweet tribute in her honor on Instagram alongside several loved-up snapshots.
Brown’s Past Relationships
Before her relationship with Jake Bongiovi, Millie Bobby Brown was notably linked to TikTok star Hunter Ecimovic.
In a live video in 2021, Ecimovic admitted to “grooming” Millie Bobby Brown while she was underage and entering into a relationship with her while she was underage.
Millie Bobby Brown later opened up about the experience in a conversation with Allure, saying, “It was a year of healing. When you get publicly humiliated this way, I felt so out of control and powerless.
Walking away and knowing that I’m worth everything and this person didn’t take anything from me, it felt very empowering. It felt like my life had finally turned a page, and that I actually had ended a chapter that felt so f—ing long.”