Is Dove Cameron Married: Why She Broke Up With Ryan McCartan?

Recent fan reactions to Dove Cameron’s cover of Ashe’s “Moral of the Story” have evoked feelings of melancholy and longing for her time spent in a relationship with Ryan McCartan. During the course of the performance, the musician apparently substituted the word “engaged” for the word “pain” in the original song.

A number of individuals came to the conclusion that the lyric change was in reference to Dove’s upcoming marriage to Ryan, and that the emotional rendition was a depiction of the experiences she had gained from her past romantic partnerships.

During the course of her career, Dove Cameron has been in two partnerships that have received significant media coverage. In 2016, she became engaged to Ryan McCartan, but they ended their relationship only a few short months after their engagement. She also had a romance with Thomas Doherty, however they broke up the previous year and are no longer together.

Is Dove Cameron Married

Is Dove Cameron Married?

It would appear like Dove Cameron is not married at the time. The actress has been quite tight-lipped about the details of her love life as of late, and there is no evidence to suggest that she has a significant other. After breaking up with Thomas Doherty in the year 2020, the actress has been quite open about her subsequent dating life as well as her sexual orientation.

“I’ve hinted about my sexuality for years while being afraid to spell it out for everybody,” the Disney star told Gay Times in May 2021. “I went on Instagram Live and said ‘Guys, I really needed to explain something to you. Maybe I haven’t said it, but I’m super queer. This is something I want to represent through my music because it’s who I am.’”

Dove has stated that her desire to discover who she is was the driving force for her coming out. The actress shared her experience, saying, “I was at the end of a very big chapter closing in my life and I was struggling to focus on myself, so when the relationship ended, I was having a hard time stepping back into my power and focusing on where I was,”.

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Has Dove Cameron Dated Veronica St. Clair?

Fans speculated that Dove was romantically involved with Veronica St. Clair after a post on her page showed the two of them looked close to one another.

Is Dove Cameron Married

Dove and Veronica are seen holding each other in a scenario set in what appears to be an airport terminal. In the photo’s description, the celebrity said, “My girl, my world. Happy birthday from 8,000 miles away. Us, forever.”  As was to be expected, some people jumped to the conclusion that Dove and Veronica are in a relationship, but in truth they are merely long-time, close friends wishing to show their appreciation for one another.

Why Dove Cameron Broke Up With Ryan McCartan?

The Disney Channel star dated her now-29-year-old ex-costar Ryan McCartan from 2013 until 2016. Even though it was clear that they loved each other, the pair broke up in October of 2016. Shortly after their 2012 introduction, Ryan and Dove fell in love with one another. When filming Liv and Maddie, they had crossed paths.

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The two got engaged in April of 2016, and Ryan shared the news on Instagram. Ryan, speaking about his fiancee, stated,  “Dedicating my 1,000th post to my fiancée. I can’t believe I get to call you that. Thanks for saying yes.” The couple seems to have fallen out of love quickly, as they announced their split after only six months of dating.

On October 5, 2016, Ryan tweeted an explanation for the breakup. “Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful.”

Is Dove Cameron Married

On Instagram, Dove said, “Was terrible to me,” Ouch! referring to her alleged ex-boyfriend suggesting the breakup was not amicable. Then, Ryan promptly responded on Twitter, writing, “Take the high road, there’s less traffic.”

Dove Cameron Relationship With Thomas Doherty

Even though Dove’s first public breakup was a mess, she immediately moved on and began dating Thomas Doherty, a 27-year-old actor. Dove and Thomas Doherty originally met on the set of the 2017 Disney film Descendants 2, where they were both working.

“I just thought he was, you know, kind of a playboy. I was like, ‘He’s way too mischievous and charismatic and good-looking to — this sounds awful, but to be good to me,’” she explained. “I never saw it ending well.

I told myself,  ‘I’m going to steer clear of you, and avoid the biggest mistake of my life.’ And he tried to get me to pay attention to him by challenging me to a stare-off, not about who could blink first, but about who would look away first — who could withstand the eye contact.

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And we both like went through a range of emotions together. Like we’d be really happy and then really sad, and then we’d both start laughing at the same time. And then we both started crying, and he said to me — I’ll never forget it. We had barely met, and he was like, ‘I think I just fell in love with you.’”

Is Dove Cameron Married

This is what the singer revealed to PEOPLE: “We’re dating. I’m keeping it sort of… we’re keeping it to ourselves, because everything is just so more romantic and real when it’s yours and it’s private.” She also added, “So we are keeping the details to ourselves, but yeah, we’re dating.”

When asked by Entertainment Tonight if she was “considering marriage” in 2019, Dove gushed that she was.

She replied, “I go back and forth on whether it is a thing that I even want to do, I think, if I’m going to marry anyone, it’s going to be him.”

Dove regrettably announced the split through Twitter in December of 2020. She said  “hi all. In October, @thomasadoherty and I decided to part ways. The decision was incredibly difficult, but we still have love for each other, and will remain friends. Thank you for allowing us our privacy in this time.” There was never a public statement from Thomas on why they split up.

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