Millie Bobby Brown Expands Family With Husband Jake Bongiovi Amid ‘Stranger Things’ Controversy

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Star of Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown is expecting, but not in the way you might think.

Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) looking at the sky in 'Stranger Things' Season 4's final scene
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Born in Marbella, Spain in 2004 to British parents, Brown’s acting journey began at a young age. After relocating to England and later Florida, her undeniable talent was discovered during a weekend workshop. This led her family to Los Angeles to pursue acting opportunities.

Brown’s big break came in 2016 with Stranger Things, where she stole the show as the mysterious Eleven, a young girl with telekinetic powers. Her critically acclaimed performance earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the age of just 13, making her one of the youngest nominees in Emmy history.

Since then, Brown has solidified her place in Hollywood. She has starred in blockbuster films like Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and its sequel Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). She also branched out into producing, starring in the Netflix films Enola Holmes (2020) and its 2022 sequel.

Beyond acting, Brown has become a role model for young girls. In 2018, she was appointed the youngest-ever UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, advocating for children’s rights.

While Brown is often making headlines from her film projects, most recently, she dominated the media after marrying Jake Bongiovi in secret.

Millie Bobby Brown, 20, and Jake Bongiovi, 22, “quietly exchanged vows” in a secret wedding ceremony last weekend.

“They are planning a bigger ceremony in the US later this year, but now they have legally married and done all the paperwork,” sources close to the couple say. “It was a very low-key, romantic affair with their closest family with them as they said their vows.”

The couple got engaged in spring 2023 during a diving trip that nearly ended with the diamond ring lost at the bottom of the ocean. It remains unclear if this was the ceremony officiated by Brown’s Stranger Things co-star Matthew Modine or if there will be another one.

Jon Bon Jovi attended to show his support. This marks his second family wedding recently, as his eldest son, 29-year-old Jesse, married his longtime girlfriend, also named Jesse, earlier this month in an intimate ceremony at the same chapel where Jon married Dorothea Hurley in 1989.

Despite some criticism that Brown and Bongiovi are too young to marry, the family patriarch disagrees.

“I don’t know if age matters,” he told Andy Cohen on his radio show. “If you find the right partner and you grow together, I think that would be my advice, really, is growing together is wise.”

Recently, Brown was also making headlines after pregnancy rumors began to swirl.

In March, speculation about the actress’s pregnancy arose when neighbors observed her purchasing diapers. However, she clarified on The Jonathan Ross Show that the diapers were actually for Norman, a lamb she was nurturing indoors with a bottle, which is something the couple does often.

The actress from Stranger Things and her fiancé, Jake Bongiovi (son of rocker Jon Bon Jovi), have recently introduced their 24th foster dog, a lovable pup named Ruth. Brown announced the heartwarming news on Instagram Stories, bringing joy to her 63.6 million followers.

Embracing a fulfilling country lifestyle on their Georgia farm, the young couple is surrounded by an expanding collection of animals. They currently nurture nine of their own dogs, along with 23 foster pups, four cats, two donkeys, sheep, cows, goats, and a pony.

Now, they are extending that family once again.

On May 24, Millie Bobby Brown unveiled her latest furry addition to her family via her Instagram stories—a ginger foster kitten sourced from the Best Friends Animal Society in New York. This adorable feline marks the first addition to Brown’s family following her rumored secret wedding to Jake Bongiovi.

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Taking to Instagram, Millie Bobby Brown showcased her new foster kitten to her audience through a collage of four images in her Instagram stories. The ginger male kitten, named Loki, as reported by People, captured the hearts of her followers. The 20-year-old encouraged her fans to consider adopting Loki if they are able to do so.

Loki’s arrival signifies Millie Bobby Brown’s initial addition to the family post her nuptials with Jake Bongiovi. According to People, the Stranger Things star exchanged vows with her partner over the past weekend, welcoming yet another furry member into their expanding household.

Millie Bobby Brown’s Future With Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown has emerged as the central figure in the Duffer Brothers’ creation, Stranger Things, not only dominating Netflix but also permeating popular culture, garnering a massive and devoted fan base. From her initial appearance as Eleven, the telekinetic child escaping the Hawkins laboratory, to her enthralling journey alongside companions Will Byers, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, and Dustin Henderson, audiences were captivated by the character and her group of saviors.

Over the years, the series has introduced numerous other notable and iconic characters, contributing to the buildup of anticipation for the upcoming final season, touted as the most eagerly awaited installment in the franchise yet.

Following the conclusion of Season 4, which left Hawkins in turmoil with a massive portal to the Upside Down, Max Mayfield in a Vecna-induced coma, and Will experiencing ominous sensations, fans have been eagerly anticipating the continuation of the story, contributing to over 1.352 billion hours of viewership in the first 28 days of its debut.

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However, hopes for a 2024 release were dashed with further confirmation of a 2025 debut at the earliest, primarily due to the extensive filming schedule for Stranger Things 5.

The production, which has been underway for several months, gained clarity when Millie Bobby Brown revealed her commitment to filming until December of the following year. With filming set to conclude in 2025, the release date, even if targeted for that year, is likely to fall in the latter half, potentially aligning with a Halloween season premiere or extending into 2026.

Actress Millie Bobby Brown has expressed anticipation for the conclusion of the show after portraying Eleven for five seasons.

“I think I’m ready. It’s been such a huge factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating high school, it’s like senior year,” she told Women’s Wear Daily in an interview done before the SAG-AFTRA strike. “You’re ready to go and blossom and flourish and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life.”

While Millie Bobby Brown is privy to the conclusion of Eleven’s storyline in the series, the ultimate fate of Stranger Things remains undisclosed. Linda Hamilton, known for her role in Terminator, has joined the cast as Eleven, suggesting a narrative shift involving a time jump that will portray Eleven as a mature adult.

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven in 'Stranger Things'
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Season 5 is slated to be one episode shorter than its predecessor, with overall shorter episodes throughout, except for the climactic finale, anticipated to be of significant scale and impact.

In terms of the storyline, upon the initial reveal of season five, the Duffer Brothers revealed in a statement that they had outlined the entire narrative trajectory seven years earlier. They emphasized that the fifth season would mark the realization of that initial plan.

In an interview with SFX, they reiterated that while the conclusion remains true to the “basic outline” they initially conceived, it has since evolved into something “more captivating and exhilarating” than they and Ross had initially envisaged.

They said: “We know what the ending is. It’s conceivable that it changes, but I think it’s unlikely because it’s one of those endings that just feels, and has always felt, right. And it also feels sort of inevitable. Then, when you come up with it, you’re like, ‘Oh yeah, well, that is absolutely what is has to be.’”

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