Millie Bobby Brown, who scored a breakout in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” appears to be growing up a little too fast. She’s reportedly dating a pop singer even though she’s only 13-years-old. How strange is that?
Her beau is pop singer Jacob Sartorius.
Sure, Sartorius is only 15. Still it’s much too young for her to be getting serious about one boy, according to child psychologists.
Plus, two years can be a big gap at that age.
What kind of message does that send to other young teens? Soccer moms must be having conniptions.
But Brown’s parents are apparently all for it.
The pair have been on holiday together. He celebrated New Year’s Eve with her family at Walt Disney World in Florida, according to UsWeekly.
Apparently they’ve been an item at least since October. Brown posted a photo of the singer on her Instagram account.
Fans noticed the actress swooning over one of Jacob’s tweets. “Just another day w you on my mind” he wrote earlier this month.
Millie responded by posting a photo on Instagram cuddling a teddy bear.
“Thanks for the bear,” she wrote, with a red heart emoji
He replied “[Of] course” with a matching emoji.
According to one survey, nearly half of kids between the ages of 11 to 14 are dating, according to a Web site devoted to kids’ health.
The survey also found that teens also consider sex a large part of dating. Perhaps even more alarmingly, it also found significant levels of abuse in these relationships.
“What is healthy is being in a group of boys and girls and transitioning from same-sex-only groups into groups in contact with the other sex,” says Jennifer Connolly, PhD, Director of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution at York University in Britain.
Jacob apparently gets around on the young-teen dating circuit. He was previously romantically linked to “Stuck in the Middle” star Jenna Ortega.
The 15-year-old actress starred as his love interest in his video for his hit song “Chapstick.”
If there is a saving grace in this potential train wreck, Millie is currently off filming the third season of ‘Stranger Things.”
She plays “Eleven,” a kid with telekinetic powers.
Check out Jacob’s “Chapstick” video below.
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