Just in case anyone missed it, here's a public service announcement: Dove Cameron has a new boyfriend and it's her Descendants 2 co-star Thomas Doherty. And yes, these two are so head-over-heels for each other, it's simply the cutest.
Dove was dating her Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan for years and the pair was actually engaged. However, they broke off their engagement at the beginning of October 2016. Now, the starlet has officially moved on and isn't hiding her new relationship. Dove and Thomas have seemingly have a super passionate, yet fun relationship. Goals all around.
Besides being her Descendants 2 co-star, who really is Thomas and how does Dove really feel about him? Let's break it down.
As the saying goes, relationships are usually stronger when built off a good, solid foundation and that's just what happened with Dove and Thomas. These two were pals even when her and Ryan were still together. They were on set together during the making of D2 and really got close. However, one important thing to note about the Scottish cutie is that he lives in London! So, as of right now, they have a long distance relationship, but as Dove explained, it's something they both are invested in, so it's not really all that hard to make it work even with both of them being in the spotlight.
"I think when it’s the right person, it’s actually not that difficult. When something’s easy, it's just easy, no matter what your life circumstances are. When you're, like, super in love, you kind of find the time," she said.
The couple attempted to keep things to themselves at first once their friendship grew to something more, but there is one person who always knew what was going on: their co-star Sofia Carson.
"Absolutely, from the very beginning, there was definitely chemistry there. It was secret to everyone else but me," Sofia said. "For a while, it was a secret that she wanted to keep. It was also kind of obvious. She was trying to keep it a secret, but it was very obvious as well. As long as she’s happy, I’m happy is what I always say."
Thomas admitted that they did keep things hush-hush though in the early stages, so he won't ever spill too many details about how they first got together.
"Me and Dove, on our first date, we went for dinner, and it was a bit of a secret at the start. So, can’t tell anyone!" he told RAW.
He even talked about his ideal first date which literally sounds exactly like what he and Dove did together! Thomas explained, "It kind of depends on the person you’re going to take on the date. But for me, it would be making dinner or going for a picnic, or something like that. Somewhere where you can sit and talk to the person, and get to know them."
When Dove posted a photo of a silver heart bracelet with 'Chlo' on it (a nickname T has for her since her actual first name is Chloe) around Valentine's Day, fans thought it was beautiful. But, the real surprise was when people saw who she tagged – it was Thomas! He bought it for her which indicated that their new relationship might be more serious than everyone thought.
Dove and Thomas attended their first major awards show together and simply looked as cute as ever.
Although they didn't pose for any official pics together, Thomas wasn't shy at all when it came to showing his girl some affection, right in front of everyone.
A post shared by Liv♡ (@dovesdates) on Jun 18, 2017 at 6:16pm PDT
A post shared by Liv♡ (@dovesdates) on Jun 18, 2017 at 6:16pm PDT
Cuteness overload. Which brings us to out next point...
Thomas likes to have fun, dance and sing, go to hockey games and isn't afraid to show how much he loves his girl. This isn't the first time a photo has surfaced of him kissing her on the cheek. Clearly, he makes her super happy and it's so good to see Dove genuinely smiling!
And when they were hanging out once, they watched the first Descendants movie together. Thomas wasn't in this film since his character Harry Hook is new and appears in the upcoming sequel, but he made sure he knew all the words to Dove's character Mal's emotional solo song from the DCOM.
Let me bless ur tl one last time pic.twitter.com/uc7fbZC955— ♡Gabs♡ (@SparklyDove) April 11, 2017
Let me bless ur tl one last time pic.twitter.com/uc7fbZC955
He really is the sweetest!
Thomas is one of the lead stars of Disney Channel UK's musical series, The Lodge and his GF is set to appear on Season 2 as a new character named Jess.
🎉 BREAKING NEWS! 🎉 @DoveCameron will be guest starring as the confident & sporty Jess in NEW eps of #TheLodge! pic.twitter.com/I64QRVl8j8— Disney Channel UK (@DisneyChannelUK) May 15, 2017
🎉 BREAKING NEWS! 🎉 @DoveCameron will be guest starring as the confident & sporty Jess in NEW eps of #TheLodge! pic.twitter.com/I64QRVl8j8
There's no word yet if his character Sean and Jess will know each other or perhaps play love interests, but it's for sure going to be a treat for fans to see the couple on-screen together again in a totally different project.
Dove posted this photo on Instagram which is super intimate. But, her caption is really an interesting fact that every shipper should know about her bae. She wrote, "6'0" || 5'2" pc @bethanwrightuk." Sooo, he's really tall – 10 inches taller than Dove to be exact. AND he obviously gives really great bear hugs, judging by the photo!
Dove went on a Twitter spree expressing how she feels about life at the moment and wrote, "i am so happy and so in love and life is good and there are so many colors." This is when a fan asked if she was in love with life or Thomas and the Disney Channel star answered that she was in love with BOTH! Ahhh, how precious! She took to Instagram too to drop an "i love you" in his comments section too on a selfie he posted of the pair, so clearly she wants everyone know exactly how she feels about her man too.
After Dove and her ex-fiancé Ryan McCartan broke up, she revealed on Instagram via her comments section that she was miserable during that relationship, even though they may have seemed picture perfect on social media or red carpets.
Clearly, she's in a much better place now and her fans can see how much happiness is just radiating from her.
He said, "It was the first day of rehearsals. I didn’t know anyone and I saw this little blonde girl coming in, and I went up to her and said, 'Hi, I’m Thomas.' And she went, 'Hey, I’m Dove.' And I gave her a hug and that was it. The rest is history." ADORABLE.
She said, "Me and Thomas Doherty had a staring contest for like ten minutes and that was the first time we were like 'oh my god, I could fall for you.'...We both ended up crying. (laughs) We both, our eyes started watering and we were like “whoa.” But you want to be in there, you know what I mean? I don’t want to do any activity. I just want to hang out with somebody."
'Love', 'Sexy' and 'Ugly'...LOL. She sure does have a sense of humor. Oh yeah, and she thinks he looks hot with or without facial hair. Same Dove, same.
She told J-14 exclusively, "You know what’s so funny. Kenny was like you can’t make it too intense, so we came up with this whole backstory. Kenny and I and Thomas came up with this backstory [for our characters in Descendants 2] in the first week of rehearsals. Me and Thomas' chemistry was so intense, even off camera, like just in rehearsals, but we didn’t know it. But people were like, 'When you guys walk into a room together, it’s insane. Have you ever talked to him?' And I’m like, 'No, not really.' And they’re like, 'You need to.' And they’re like telling him the same thing, like something needs to happen. And we’re like 'No, we’re fine.' But Kenny came up to me and was like, 'I think you guys would be really good together."
Thomas seems like a super great guy and he's got a lot of love for Dove. He already gave her a heart-shaped charm bracelet and like hello, have you seen that jawline? He's a freaking KEEPER.
Jokes aside, Thomas is the new love of Dove's life and he continues to surprise us and her every day with his kindness. Adorable.
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This post was originally published on March 15, 2017 and has since been updated.