Millie Bobby Brown is reflecting back on her "unhealthy" relationship with TikToker Hunter Ecimovic.
The "Stranger Things" star's romance with Hunter became public knowledge after he made offensive comments about her, claiming he "groomed" Millie. At the time of the relationship, he was 20, whereas Millie was 16.
In speaking to Allure, the actress said their dynamic was an "unhealthy situation," one that she "walked away" from. However, about six months later, Hunter discussing very intimate details of their romance.
"I felt very vulnerable," she said. "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."
By then, Millie was dating current boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, who has helped her heal.
"When you get publicly humiliated this way—I felt so out of control and powerless," she told the publication. "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****** long."
She added, "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."