Former Disney star announces engagement after years of whirlwind romances: 'Asked me to be his forever love'

Emerald Pellot
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Bella Thorne is known for her breakout role as CeCe Jones on Disney’s Shake It Up. The actress and singer has since appeared in Netflix’s The Babysitter film series and as the mean girl in teen rom-com The DUFF.

Though she’s only 23 years old, Thorne has had a robust dating life. The out and proud bisexual has never shied away from letting the public in on her romantic life — even if others aren’t always so understanding of her lifestyle.

Here’s everyone Thorne has dated (that we know of) so far.

Tristan Klier — Nov. 2011-2015

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Thorne dated notable non-celebrity Tristan Klier on and off from 2011 until 2015. His inability to understand her lifestyle and her rumored cheating is what allegedly broke them up.

Apparently, Thorne was caught sending a few flirtatious tweets to Brandon Lee and was spotted partying with Ross Lynch while dating Klier. She and Klier broke up in Aug. 2014 and got back together a few weeks later, but broke up permanently in 2015.

Brandon Lee — March 2015

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The cheating rumors may have been true, because Thorne dated Brandon Lee (Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s son) after Klier in 2015. The two were caught having dinner at the celeb hotspot Nobu in March, not long after her breakup.

“Brandon and I reconnected recently. We met during a breakup with my ex, and he’s really sweet,” she said on The View at the time.

The relationship with Lee was short-lived, though. Not long after the pair was spotted together, Thorne was spotting making out with another man at a basketball game.

Ryan Nassif — April 2015

That guy was Ryan Nassif, who’s most famous for being Cody Simpson’s friend.

“I’m dating. I’m just dating,” she said to E! News at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards about her situation at the time.

However, her “just dating” phase didn’t last too long.

Gregg Sulkin — May 2015-Aug. 2016

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By May 2015, Thorne was in a relationship with fellow former Disney star Gregg Sulkin. The two were together for over a year — and even bought a house together — before they broke up.

“After much thought and soul-searching, we have made the difficult decision to end our relationship,” they told E! News. “We will always love each other and have a deep respect for one another, as we have each grown to be better people because of our time together.”

Thorne and Sulkin remain good friends. Over the years, he’s supported her through some pretty rough times.

Bella Pendergast — 2016

Two Bellas are better than one. Thorne is rumored to have dated her brother’s ex-girlfriend Bella Pendergast in 2016 before coming out as bisexual. The two shared photos of themselves kissing on Snapchat and Twitter, but many people believe the two besties were just messing with people.

Tyler Posey — 2016

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A match made in a teenage dream, Thorne dated Tyler Posey, star of Teen Wolf, in 2016. The two were happy to bless their followers with many poolside pics of their romance, but it all came crashing down in November of that year.

“Ty and I stopped dating and that was really difficult for me,” Thorne said in 2017 on The Jenny McCarthy Show. “It was definitely one of the hardest breakups I’ve been through.”

Charlie Puth — Dec. 2016

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Apparently, Puth courted Thorne via Twitter, but it didn’t last very long.

“Charlie had been tweeting about me for a while. He was trying to reach out to me,” Thorne said on The Jenny McCarthy Show.

“Everything just got way blown out of proportion. We weren’t even kissing in that photo,” she added, referring to the now-infamous photo of her and Puth on the beach in Miami. “That photo makes it look like we’re about to kiss and we’re straight-up not about to kiss.”

While they did date briefly, they split after Puth ghosted Thorne when he became convinced she was still dating Tyler Posey at the same time.

“Charlie saw an old news article, and he didn’t look at the date, and the date is old, and it’s about me and Ty,” Thorne told People. “In Charlie’s defense, when he read it, not reading the date, it sounded like it was about me and Ty still being together. He didn’t even text me or talk to me about it.”

Blackbear — 2017

Thorne briefly dated musician Blackbear in 2017. However, Thorne claims that they never actually “dated”: In response to a fan’s tweet in 2017, she said, “We didn’t break up cuz we were never like that. Just on some chill s***.”

Lil Peep — Sept. 2017

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After briefly dating Blackbear, Thorne dated late rapper Lil Peep for a short time in 2017. When he died on Nov. 15, 2017, she paid tribute to him online, saying, “Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn’t do your greatness justice.”

Tana Mongeau — Sept. 2017 to Feb. 2019

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Thorne and YouTuber Tana Mongeau confirmed their relationship on social media in September 2017 when they post posted pictures together at the Life Is Beautiful music festival in Las Vegas.

Mongeau and Thorne seemed to be pretty obsessed with each other at first.

“For me, it was very much instant love, instant infatuation, instant obsession, and my entire life became Bella, Bella, Bella,” Mongeau said in a vlog.

But in February 2019, Thorne revealed that she and Mongeau were no longer together.

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“I love her forever don’t get that twisted. She changed my life forever. Don’t really wanna talk on it,” Mongeau also tweeted.

Then their subsequent feud began.

In July 2019, Thorne shaded Mongeau on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast, suggesting that Mongeau used FaceTune too much.

Then, in October 2020, Thorne was caught kissing influencer Teala Dunn on TikTok, which Mongeau wasn’t happy about. She dueted the video with some sizzling commentary.

“People really pretend to be my friend. It’s a joke…kinda? Like?” Mongeau said.

On Dec. 17, 2020, Mongeau once again shaded Thorne on Twitter. Mongeau joined OnlyFans before Thorne did, yet Thorne claimed to be the first “celebrity” to join the platform, which is a favorite among sex workers and influencers. This angered Mongeau.

The next day, Thorne dropped a diss track called “Stupid F****** B****.” Thorne sang the lyrics, “You wanted me for clout, and I should’ve thrown you out.” People speculated the song was about Mongeau.

The two went at each other on Twitter where they accused one another of clout-chasing, and the feud doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon.

Mod Sun — Oct. 2018 to April 2019

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While dating Mongeau, Thorne also dated Mod Sun. Thorne and singer Mod Sun announced their romance in October 2018.

“Yeah, we joke around about poly, but we aren’t in the sense that we don’t put a word, a box or label too many things. It is what it is,” Thorne told People.

In April 2019, Thorne and Mod Sun underwent quite the messy breakup. Mod Sun accused her of infidelity and threatened to sell her stuff on social media.

“I sure as h*** was [faithful],” Mod Sun said on The Domenick Nati Show. “You already saw that she be with someone the next day so you know how my head gonna be after I see that, right? You know what I’m going to be thinking. You can put those two together. But me? I got no reason to look at another girl for two years. I’m not even kidding. I didn’t even look at another girl.”

Benjamin Mascolo — 2019-present

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Thorne is now dating Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo. They’ve been an item since 2019 and aren’t shy about showing affection on social media.

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On March 22, 2021, Thorne announced that she and Mascolo were engaged and showed off her pear-shaped ring. According to CNN, Mascolo proposed on the set of a movie the couple is starring in together.

“I wrote the love letter on the back of the script of our movie,” Mascolo wrote in his Instagram story. “At the end or the last scene, she was at the monitor watching with the director and … surprise.”

“He used my first love (acting) to ask me to be his forever love,” Thorne added on Twitter.

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