Millie Bobby Brown is one of the most famous teenagers. Not only is she the star of the hit Netflix show Strange things but she has her own skin care and makeup brand called Florence By Mills. She was nominated for and has won several awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards, MTV Movie + TV Awards, and Kid’s Choice Awards.
We expect a lot from such an influential young man. But the truth is that no matter how many achievements we have, we still make mistakes, especially at a young age. For Brown, one of his mistakes was getting involved with TikTok personality Hunter Ecimovic, aka Hunter Echo.
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Being a self-made millionaire is a huge feat in itself, but the most impressive thing about Brown is how he handles himself both on and off screen. When he took time off from social media, many wondered if he was okay and questioned what was going on behind the scenes.
What happened between Millie Bobby Brown and Hunter Ecimovic?
In 2020, Brown was in an “unhealthy situation,” as she referred to it, with TikTok personality Hunter Ecimovic. At the time, she was underage and he was not. In the first photos of them together, Brown was 16 and Ecimovic was 20.
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This toxic situation took its toll on Brown. “I felt very vulnerable,” he told Seduce, “Also, no one on set knew I was going through this. So it was nice to be able to deal with it myself and not have anyone else know about it. So it was more difficult when everyone knew it.” Considering his close friendship with Noah Schnapp (Will Buyers), many were surprised to learn that not even he was aware of the situation.
In the same interview with Seduce, she goes on to politely call the relationship a “blip”. Although, Ecimovic has come out with damaging and dangerous statements about Brown. Ecimovic went on to host an Instagram live where she was graphic in her portrayals of her alleged sexual relationship.
Was Millie Bobby Brown being groomed?
Hunter Echo claims to have manipulated and “prepared” But Brown’s team strongly deny these claims. Part of the message said that “Mr. Ecimovic’s comments on social media are not only dishonest but also irresponsible, offensive and hateful.”
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There is much speculation about the details of the relationship. It’s not hard to believe there was a level of manipulation considering the age difference between the two, but it’s also entirely possible that Ecimovic’s claims were simply using Brown’s name in the media to draw attention to him and his brand. Meanwhile, Brown felt humiliated by the entire ordeal. The humiliation didn’t stop him from making the decision he needed to get out of a situation he no longer wanted to be in.
“It was a year of healing,” he said. “When you are publicly humiliated in this way, I feel so out of control and powerless. To walk away and know that I am worth everything and that this person did not take anything from me, he felt very empowering. I felt like my life had finally turned a page.”
How Millie Bobby Brown got her life back after a toxic relationship
Brown didn’t let this situation define her. Since 2020, she has filmed and released stranger things 4 and consolidate its role in Enola Holmes 2. His career isn’t the only thing Brown is focusing on. She is an online student at Purdue University studying Human Services, learning how to help young people, something we can see Brown is passionate about.
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Instead of letting this situation bring down her self-esteem and self-worth and stop her from achieving her dreams, she used it as an opportunity to grow and learn. He took a break from social media and bounced back, coming back stronger. She tells her story in a way of triumph rather than defeat. She did not allow Ecimovic and her toxic relationship to limit her in her future endeavors, but instead motivated her to complete the milestones she was already looking for.
Brown is a college student, an accomplished and acclaimed actress, and an advocate for young women. In fact, she also continues her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with a focus on education and menstrual health. At just 18 years old, Brown is setting a great example to young women around the world that there is no limit to what you can achieve.