Bella Thorne, a 21-year-old former Disney Channel star turned polyamorous party girl, has had a dramatic couple of weeks. First, she was blackmailed for her nudes.
Then her former girlfriend announced a possibly fake marriage to a YouTube prankster, and her other ex just spilled the beans about their secret marriage.
Let’s put together a timeline for this mess, shall we?
In 2016, then-18-year-old Bella came out as bisexual. The following year, she went public with her polyamorous relationship with Tana Mongeau, a female rapper and internet sensation, and musician Mod Sun.
The trio of them posted a ton of candy-colored, poolside pics, as if they lived inside an Instagram filter. There were even rumors that Bella proposed to Tana.
With me so far?
The relationship fell apart in February of this year, and everyone went their separate ways like responsible, mature adults.
Oh, no. Sorry. That’s the opposite of what happened. Bella and Mod took potshots at each other on social media. The musician–who is 10 years older than the 2 women involved–jokingly threatened to sell Bella’s stuff on eBay if she didn’t come to get it. She accused him of trying to use their breakup for attention from the press.
Then Mod Sun aired even more of their dirty laundry, accusing Bella of breaking into his house after they broke up: “I wasn’t at the house to see what u were gonna take + to be honest bella…ur not the most trustworthy person. I’ve also told u 6 times since let’s SWAP each other’s stuff but which u refuse to gather mine.”
The drama died down until June 15, when a shocking new story broke. An anonymous hacker stole nude photos from Bella–and threatened her with exposure if she didn’t comply with his demands.
“I feel gross, I feel watched, I feel someone has taken something from me that I only wanted one special person to see,” she wrote on Twitter.
Instead of caving to the blackmailer, Bella decided to leak the nudes herself.
“I’m putting this out because it’s my decision now you don’t get to take yet another thing from me,” she continued. “I can sleep better tonight knowing I took my power back.”
Hot on the heels of the blackmail scandal, Bella was left heartbroken when Tana Mongeau announced her engagement to Jake Paul–the brother of controversial YouTuber Aaron Paul. She also announced her pregnancy…but it turned out to be a hoax.
Now, Mod Sun is telling people that he and Bella actually married–and divorced–during their relationship of just over a year. However, though the couple might have exchanged vows and rings, gossip sleuths were unable to find any records to indicate they’d legally tied the knot.