Cute couple alert! Jake Bongiovi and Millie Bobby Brown made their relationship red carpet official over the weekend at the 2022 BAFTA Awards following months of Instagram photos and rumors. The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) appearance marked the teenagers’ first official public appearance as a couple in London, after celebrating Millie’s 18th birthday together back in February.
The 19-year-old guy linked to the Stranger Things and Godzilla vs. Kong star is none other than Bon Jovi’s son, Jake Bongiovi, a Syracuse University football player.
The young college student, one of Bon Jovi’s four children, was born Jacob Hurley Bongiovi and attended Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is also an aspiring actor, according to his Instagram page, but has yet to lock down a major role.
The cute couple matched on the BAFTAs red carpet in black velvet. Millie accompanied her look with long matching gloves and a diamond necklace, while Jake Bongiovi – the spitting image of his rocker father – donned a black suit and a blue and yellow pin in support of Ukraine.
Rumors swirled about the couple back in April 2021, and later in July when they were spotted holding hands together in New York City.
Getting flirty on social media, the sweet duo made cute comments back and forth on each other’s photos. Millie noted that she had a “Happy Weekend,” while Jake said that Millie Bobby Brown was his “Bff <3”
Sharing another photo together in November, the two seemed to take a trip together throughout Europe. They were spotted atop the London Eye getting cozy, according to Us Weekly, and then later a nearby cafe.
“We’re starting a band,” Jake later joked on Instagram. “Send name ideas.”
Then, this past February, Millie and Jake were together once again rocking matching Barbie & Ken outfits for the Stranger Things star’s 18th birthday.
“Hey Ken!” she captioned an Instagram photo, with Jake responding “Ur rly pretty,” in the comments section.
Posting his own photo later, Jake Bongiovi wrote “Happy birthday barbie ily <3,” with Millie commenting “endless love.”
An otherwise private couple, Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi smiled and took photos on the BAFTA red carpet, before going inside to celebrate with friends.
Many of Millie’s celebrity friends also gushed on social media about the couple’s first red carpet appearance together. Noah Schnapp, Matthew Modine, and Emma Bunton all chimed in.
Millie Bobby Brown is set to return to Stranger Things for a fourth season, almost three years since Season 3 was released.
“With nine scripts, over 800 pages, almost two years of filming, thousands of visual effects shots, and a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season, ‘Stranger Things 4’ was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one,” teased series creators Matt and Ross Duffer in an open letter to fans. “Everyone involved is incredibly proud of the results, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”
Since Jake Bongioivi is an aspiring actor, is it possible the teen could make a cameo or appear as a possible love interest for Eleven? There’s still plenty of time for it to happen, especially since Stranger Things no longer plans to end after Season 4. Netflix will now close out the sci-fi/fantasy series following Season 5.
The actress has not yet commented on the future of Stranger Things, but Deadline reported that a potential spinoff for her character was in development at Netflix.
Stranger Things is due to return to Netflix in May 2022.