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Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin Split: 'We Will Always Love Each Other'

by Antoinette Bueno 10:48 AM PDT, August 15, 2016
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Bella Thorne is single again.

The 18-year-old former Shake It Up! star and her boyfriend, 24-year-old actor Gregg Sulkin, have broken up, both their reps confirmed to ET on Monday. The two had been dating for over a year.

"After much thought and soul-searching, we have made the difficult decision to end our relationship," Thorne and Sulkin said in a joint statement. "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."

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Thorne tweeted about the split on Friday. "Things just didn't end up working the way we had hoped. But I'll always love the bub," she wrote.

And just in case you're wondering, she gets to keep their pet cat, Lola.

Just last week, Sulkin Instagrammed a picture of Thorne sweetly kissing him on the cheek.

❤️

A photo posted by Gregg Sulkin (@greggsulkin) on

Meanwhile, Thorne's last Instagram pic with Sulkin was in July, when she shared a snap of herself sitting on his lap. "#Mine," she wrote.

Him ❤️ #mine

A photo posted by BELLA (@bellathorne) on

The two celebrated their one-year anniversary in May.

Thorne and Sulkin, who starred alongside Selena Gomez on the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, were reportedly friends for six years before their relationship took a romantic turn last summer.

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ET chatted with Thorne last August, when she dished about filming love scenes with her Midnight Sun co-star, Patrick Schwarzenegger.

"It was the weirdest thing I've ever experienced in my life," she admitted. "We're running these scenes and all of a sudden he puts his hand on my leg and I'm like, 'Your arms around me. I really didn't see this for us, but OK. I'm going with it. This is cool.'"

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