Bella Thorne is getting a lot of attention for her love life these days, but it hasn’t all been positive.
Back in December, Thorne began dating Charlie Puth.
Normally, that wouldn’t be such a big deal, but fans accused of Bella of beginning a relationship with Charlie while she was still dating Tyler Posey, and the backlash was severe.
Posey and Puth both have massive online followings, and when Charlie publicly called Bella out for using him as a cheating partner without his knowledge, fans lost it.
Getting caught (allegedly) cheating on Posey could have had a devastating effect on Throne’s career (These days, she’s more famous for her personal life than for her acting career.), but she weathered the storm well.
She laid low for a bit, but now she’s back to posting daily selfies on Instagram and interacting with fans on Twitter.
What’s more, she’s re-entered the dating game with a high-profile new dude.
Several outlets are reporting today that Thorne and Chandler Parsons are officially a couple.
Parsons, a forward for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, has been spotted with Thorne on several occasions, and there’s been widespread speculation that they’re hooking up.
Possibly due to Parsons’ reputation as a ladies man, it was widely assumed to be a “friends with Benefits” scenario.
Now, however, Bella is giving indications that she and Parsons are an item:
Yes, that’s Bella wearing (what we assume to be) her man’s jersey with his number painted on her face.
Either she and Chandler are dating, or he’s got a very committed stalker on his hands.
We’re assuming it’s the former but who knows?
As famous as Parsons is in certain circles, Bella is a MUCH bigger presence online.
(15.1 million Instagram followers to his 500,000.)
Fortunately, the man is no stranger to dating women who are more famous than he is.
Parsons dated Kendall Jenner in 2014 (or at least they hooked up), and he’s been romantically linked to Hailey Baldwin and Savannah Chrisley.
Currently, Parsons is laid up with a knee injury that has him sidelined indefinitely.
Fortunately, Bella seems more than happy to keep him company as he heals.
There are worse ways to be stuck in bed.