“Hi all. In October, @thomasadoherty and I decided to part ways,” the actress wrote on Twitter. “The decision was incredibly difficult, but we still have love for each other, and will remain friends. Thank you for allowing us our privacy in this time. The couple first sparked relationship rumors in 2016 when they met on the Descendants set. They parted ways after three years together.
Both Dove and Thomas appeared to showcase their new relationships in April 2021. The Gossip Girl actor was spotted with model Yasmin Wijnaldum while Dove, for her part, kissed fellow musician Alexander 23 in the music video for her song, “Lazy Baby,” which was released that same month. Prior to the track’s release, Dove said she played the song for her ex.
“‘LazyBaby’ was born out of necessity for me,” she told NYLON in April 2021. “I went through a really bad breakup that was completely out of nowhere, so hard for my brain to even reconcile. I was not handling it well, and I dropped off the face of the planet. If I’m doing well, everybody hears about it. But if I’m doing badly, I’m gone.”
The actress noted how the song “helped me rewrite the story of what was going on so that my nervous system could get to the next step.” She explained, “Obviously the song is about the end of a relationship, but I didn’t want it to be a breakup song. I wanted it to be a breakthrough song.”
Dove also revealed that it’s not a diss track and there’s no bad blood between her and Thomas despite their split. “I was like, ‘Hey, it’s important to me that you know I’m releasing this.’ So I played it for him and he loves it,” she told the magazine. “We’re good friends. We love each other forever. There’s a lot in the song that is not actually directly about him.”
The former Disney Channel stars posted nonstop about their adorable love story all over social media throughout their time together. Not only were they always sharing sweet pics and videos of one another, but the blonde beauty has even released tons of songs about her beau. Talk about relationship goals! But when exactly did these two make things official? How did they meet? How long were they been together? No worries, because J-14 has taken a walk down memory lane and broke down their relationship from start to finish.
Scroll through the gallery for a complete timeline of Dove Cameron and Thomas Doherty’s adorable relationship.
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