Dove Cameron Says Hollywood Almost Destroyed Her

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Former Disney star Dove Cameron admits that being in the Hollywood spotlight almost ruined her life during the peak of her teen career. Here’s what she has to say.

Speaking to Story and Rain magazine in a new interview, the blonde beauty says that the toxic combination of being in a bad relationship along with all of the struggles, pressure and challenges that comes with being in the public eye almost ‘ruined’ her.

As many fans know, the Disney starlet became a household name thanks to her role in the Disney tween series Liv and Maddie and The Descendants films. She was also in a relationship with actor Ryan McCarten from 2013 until 2016. The couple was also engaged for several months.

Dove Cameron Says Hollywood Almost Destroyed Her

Dove says she was too “young and too bullheaded to be shielding myself from what I thought was going to be my safest place ever.”

“I made a lot of stupid decisions and I delved into a terrible relationship,” she added. “I was very anorexic for a long time. I was doing everything I could to create a safe space for myself within a place I felt was a new home, and that wasn’t smart, you know? It really came down to my age when I entered, I think.”

This isn’t the first time that Dove has opened up about her relationship with her Liv and Maddie co-star. The actress told Seventeen Magazine that the pressure of always having to keep up with appearances in the public spotlight.

“It was my first-ever real relationship, and it was on-screen and off-screen,” she told the publication. “A lot of what I went through in that first relationship, the very low-lows, I did not make public.”

“I was under the impression that I had to make everything look perfect all the time and my partner definitely put that in my ear,” she continued. “People thought I was sharing loads, but I hardly shared anything.”

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