'Felt vulnerable': Millie Bobby Brown opens up about being 'publicly humiliated' by ex-BF Hunter Ecimovic
The 18-year-old actress said that she felt 'powerless' and 'out of control' when the TikTok star made comments about her on Instagram Live after their breakup
Trigger warning: This article contains sexual references made against a minor
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Millie Bobby Brown has revealed she felt "powerless" while being in an "unhealthy" relationship with her ex Hunter Ecimovic. The actress was affected by her ex-boyfriend's remarks on their relationship on Instagram Live.
The 18-year-old actress described feeling "vulnerable" while dating the 22-year-old TikToker back in 2020, and how no one knew about it while she was filming 'Stranger Things'.
The 'Stranger Things' star, while speaking to Allure magazine, said, "I felt very vulnerable" and revealed that her dynamic with the TikToker was an "unhealthy situation." She added, "Also, no one on the set knew I was going through this. So it was kind of nice to be able to just deal with that myself, and no one else knew. Then it was harder when the whole world knew."
After their split, Ecimovic went on Instagram Live in July 2021 with his friends and made a series of comments about Brown, saying that he "groomed her" and stayed with at her house for eight months. The couple broke up in 2021.
At one point in the video, Ecimovic also jokingly claimed that Brown "used her powers on me and I got manipulated." Later, his female friend claimed he and Brown indulged in butt play. "She put a coffee thing up my butt," he said. Ecimovic and his friends were laughing while making these claims. His female friend mockingly read one of the comments on the Live, which read, "Millie is a child," later adding, "That child knew how to s**k d**k." Ecimovic confirmed the same saying, "Yeah, she did" and laughed.
After the comments, Brown said she embarked on a "year of healing" before she started dating Jake Bongiovi, the 20-year-old son of rock god Jon Bon Jovi.
The 'Enola Holmes' star said, "It was a year of healing. When you get publicly humiliated this way, I felt so out of control and powerless. Walking away and knowing that I'm worth everything and this person didn't take anything from me, it felt very empowering. It felt like my life had finally turned a page and that I actually had ended a chapter that felt so f**king long."
Brown further explained that she plans to help others with similar situations and struggles one has in a relationship. She said, "Ultimately, all I wanted to do within my career is help young girls and young people out there know that I, too, go through things. I'm not this perfect person that is selling skin-care products and [who is] in 'Stranger Things'. I absolutely have made wrong decisions."