Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin have split after more than a year of dating, both stars tell Us Weekly in a joint statement.
“After much thought and soul-searching, we have made the difficult decision to end our relationship,” the pair tells Us. “We will always love each other and have a deep respect for one another, as we have each grown to be better people because of our time together. Our schedules made seeing each other difficult, and we decided that for now this would be best.”
The 18-year-old actress tweeted about the breakup on Monday, August 15. “Things just didn’t end up working the way we had hoped. But I’ll always love the bub,” she wrote.
Us Weekly confirmed the longtime pals were officially a couple in June 2015 after the 24-year-old actor supported Thorne at the L.A. premiere for her MTV series Scream. According to Thorne, they had been friends for six years before things turned romantic.
The duo frequently posted PDA-filled snaps on Instagram. As recently as last week, Sulkin posted a selfie of the actress giving him a kiss on the cheek, and captioned it with a heart emoji.
Last summer, The Duff star gushed to Us Weekly about all of Sulkin’s amazing qualities. “He’s one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met,” she said. “He’s so kind, so sweet. He’s very caring even when he doesn’t need to be. … And I think maybe it’s because he’s raised in such a great way with British manners.”
Thorne was previously linked to Brandon Lee, the 20-year-old son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.