Bella Thorne received death threats following a relationship drama that involved herself, actor Tyler Posey, and singer Charlie Puth.
The Shake it Up! star came under fire in December (16) after reports linking her to a love triangle with Posey and Puth surfaced, and some of her fans were convinced she was cheating on Tyler when beach pictures of her and the singer appeared online.
She clarified she had split from Tyler weeks before the photos were taken, and insisted she was just friends with Charlie.
The 19-year-old admits the drama has taken a toll on her and she is desperate to return to a positive place in her life.
“It’s hard,” she tells People magazine. “I was in a happier place (a while ago) than I had been recently and now I’m back to a happier place.”
“I went through a breakup and that was kind of tough… Fans, if you’re just seen with somebody, they think you’re immediately, you gotta be in a relationship with them. Which is not true. I hang out all the time with different people that I’m not dating, that I’m just friends with.
“I hang out with a lot of guys because I’m a total tomboy. So a lot of my friends end up being guys because a lot of girls are like kind of too girly for me sometimes.”