Millie Bobby Brown, 18, has the full support of her boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, 20, when it comes to her education. The actress recently enrolled at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and plans to take online classes as she gets set to film the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. Her hunky beau, who is the son of Jon Bon Jovi, is “so proud” of her for pursuing her educational dreams and understands the passion since he’s also a college student at Syracuse University, according to sources.
“Although Millie and Jake made their red carpet debut a few months ago, they’ve been dating for a while before that and so things have become pretty serious between them over time,” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Jake is so proud of Millie for pursuing her education because he knows how much this means to her. Although the college is located in Indiana, at the moment she’s only taking online classes.”
“That’s very helpful because it gives her the freedom to continue her acting career, time to focus on her makeup and skincare line, and maintain her close relationship with Jake,” the source added. “Things could always change, but for now, Millie is happy sticking to online classes and is still able to fulfill her dream of helping to inspire others.”
“Jake goes to Syracuse University and puts a big value on higher education so he’s absolutely cheering Millie on in this,” a second source EXCLUSIVELY shared. “His whole family is not big on the fame game, they really encourage their kids to stay grounded and that’s one of the things that they love so much about Millie, she’s totally down to earth and hasn’t let any of the Hollywood stuff go to her head. They are very proud of her for getting into Purdue, it’s a great achievement.”
Millie’s Purdue news was first reported last week, when she revealed it in an interview with Allure. She is studying human services, which is a program in which “you learn about the system and how to help young people.”