Her side of the story? Dove Cameron seemingly responded to cheating accusations after her ex-fiancé, Ryan McCartan, put her on blast on Instagram. The two actors dated for three years and had a brief six-month-long engagement before splitting in October 2016. On January 16, Ryan was doing a social media Q&A and aired all the dirty laundry between him and the actress after someone asked what he considers his “proudest moment.”
“Within two weeks, my fiancée cheated on and left me. I almost died from food poisoning and Donald Trump was elected president,” the 26-year-old explained in a written message. “I truly didn’t think I would be able to make it through that part of my life. I’m proudest of the light that came from that darkness, and my ability to survive and turn the anger and sadness I had into positive life changes and a new way forward.” In case you’re wondering, yes, Ryan has only been engaged one time.
Although Dove, 24, didn’t directly respond to the accusations, fans thought her cryptic tweet about “toxic people” pointed at the Summer Forever actor. A few hours later, she retweeted a photo of a dry erase board with a message that read, “When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did.”
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) January 17, 2020
The Liv and Maddie star simply wrote, “Beautiful,” as the caption.
Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful.
— Ryan McCartan (@ryanmccartan) October 5, 2016
Back when Dove and Ryan initially split, he made it abundantly clear that it was her decision to end things. “Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful,” Ryan tweeted at the time.
By December 2016, the blonde beauty was rumored to have moved on with her Descendants 2 costar Thomas Doherty. The pair confirmed their romance publicly in February 2017. The adorable duo is still dating and more in love than ever.
“I cry, like, every day when I’m with him because he’s just the most pure, loving, selfless, generous, kind [person],” Dove dished to Entertainment Tonight in November 2019 about her handsome beau. “His life is about the people that he loves and I feel so lucky to be loved by someone like that.”
It looks like Dove is ready to leave her past in her past.