Congratulations appear to be in order for Millie Bobby Brown, 19, and Jake Bongiovi, 20: The duo, who have been dating for about two years, took to Instagram today, April 11, 2023, to subtly share what seems to be news of their engagement. In a black and white photo posted on Brown's account, the Stranger Things actress, wearing a white lace dress and sporting a large ring on the fourth finger of left hand, is embraced by Bongiovi, son of popular musician Jon Bon Jovi. She captioned the post with lyrics from Taylor Swift's "Lover," writing, "I've loved you three summers now, honey, I want 'em all 🤍."
Though the photo doesn't give a clear shot of the engagement ring, it looks as if Brown is now wearing a round- or cushion-cut diamond on a thin band. The diamond itself appears to be at least a few carats, though it's difficult to tell exactly how large from the pulled back photo.
Bongiovi posted two photos of his own. The first photo is a different angle of Brown's snap, but this one is in color. It shows the couple on the beach at either sunrise or sunset. In the second photo, the duo appear to be on a boat during the day. His caption simply reads, "Forever 🤍." Celebrities and fans alike quickly began sharing their well-wishes for the newly-engaged pair. Two of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's daughters commented: "!!!! Congratulations ❤️❤️❤️❤️," Holly Ramsay wrote, while her sister, Tilly, posted, "Congratulations 🏻❤️!! Xx." Actress Amybeth McNulty responded to the post with a simple and excited, "YESSSS!!!!!!!🤍🤍." Fashion influencer and model Rlaire Rose Cliteur commented, "Ahhhhh congratulations you gorgeous ray of sunshine.' The official account for Netflix India even chimed in, joking, "First she defeated 001, then she found the one ❤️."
While many people were excited for the duo, some fans joined the comment section asking for clarification on the announcement. One user wrote, "Are y'all getting married or something I'm confused," while another commented, "ARE THEY ENGAGED???" Yet another posted, "Y’all better get married or else." Publications, such as Rolling Stone and Yahoo Entertainment, have gone out to Brown and Bongiovi and their representatives for confirmation but have yet to receive official word. Fans also chimed in about Brown and Bongiovi's ages, and most fell into one of two camps: Some wrote that they felt they were too young for an engagement, at just 19 and 20, while others were quick to note that Bongiovi's own parents tied the knot when they were relatively young. "Jake's dad married his high school sweetheart, that seems to be going well I’d say, sometimes young love lasts, just be happy for them and keep it moving," one fan pointed out.
Their engagement comes after about two years of dating. According to People, Brown and Bongiovi were first linked as a couple in June of 2021, when they posted a selfie on Instagram with the caption "bff." A few months later, on November 1, 2021, they confirmed their relationship status when Brown posted a photo of the pair kissing while riding the London Eye.