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Bella Thorne Wows On ‘Seventeen’ & Opens Up About Living Off Food Stamps

Tue, November 17, 2015 11:43am EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis Add first Comment
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Bella Thorne looks beautiful in a form-fitting blue Alice + Olivia Ivana frock on the cover of ‘Seventeen’ magazine’s December/January issue, where she opened up about living off food stamps and what she learned from dealng with a jealous ex-boyfriend.

Bella Thorne, 18, may be at the top of her game, having just wrapped Midnight Sun and a new ABC Family show in the works, but her career didn’t always come easy for her. Inside the December/January issue of Seventeen magazine, the teen candidly opens up about living off food stamps. “I don’t think anybody really knew—it wasn’t a very obvious thing. I’ve never really talked about it. I wasn’t hiding it, and it wasn’t like, “Oh, I’m embarrassed because we don’t have money.” It was, “Oh, we don’t have money, so we’re going to work that much harder.” It was scary, though, because you really want those jobs. It’s a different hunger when you want your family to eat,” she admitted.

The star also admitted that she isn’t ready to get her driver’s license just yet. “No, not yet. I don’t have my permit either. I have a fear of driving. My father died in motorcycle accident. I’m not mature enough to accept the responsibility of perhaps taking someone else’s life,” she responded.

Bella’s currently in a relationship with actor Gregg Sulkin, 23, and she admitted that having a jealous ex-boyfriend taught her a lot about how to handle her current relationship. “An ex of mine and I knew each other’s phone passwords, and he was constantly going through my phone. I learned not to do that because anything can be misread. Gregg has my password, but he doesn’t go through my phone. The ex and I also had a “Don’t talk to the opposite sex” rule, so if a guy I was working with wrote me, it would be a big problem,” she said. Join Amazon Prime – Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now

Not only does Bella look amazing in her cover shoot, but she has a great head on her shoulders, which came across in her honest, eloquent interview — we’re sure so many of her fans can relate.

Katrina Mitzeliotis