Ryan McCartan is getting very candid about the end of his relationship with Dove Cameron.
The 23-year-old Rocky Horror star stopped by the Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast where he opened up about their split.
“It just sucks. That’s kind of the bottom line,” Ryan said. “I have the most amazing family and friends, just truly life-savers in my life who are being really, really good to me. Dove and I were just texting today…”
He continued, “What I’m saying is that it ended cordially. So that helps. I’m just trying to distract myself, like have fun with my friends and go out and do sh-t. The fact that it happened right before Rocky came out was kind of a Godsend because I had a lot to do around the time of the premiere.”
“It just plain old sucks,” Ryan added. “It’s really hard. I still love her very much, but C’est la vie. That’s just kind of how it goes. Time heals everything.”
As for their getting engaged so young, he said, “I just always wanted to get married young. It had nothing to do with my faith…I took it very seriously. I’m also a serial monogamist. It was just always something that I wanted. I have no regrets. It’s not like I would take it back. I thought it was going to work out and we would be together forever.”
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The official portraits for the cast of Hairspray Live! have arrived!
The fun photos feature Ariana Grande popping a bubble, Dove Cameron looking cute in a puffy pink dress, and Garrett Clayton striking a dance pose.
Also featured in the portraits are newcomer Maddie Baillio, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Martin Short, Harvey Fierstein, and Jennifer Hudson. Check them all out in our gallery!
And in case you missed it, the first full cast photo was also recently released.
The musical takes place in Baltimore in the early ’60s, when teenager Tracy Turnblad lands her dream role on the popular Corny Collins Show and becomes a dancing sensation overnight, crossing paths with a colorful array of characters along the way.
Don’t miss Hairspray Live! when it premieres December 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC!
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This might be our most favorite photo shoot of Dove Cameron yet!
The Liv and Maddie and Hairspray Live actress is featured in Bello mag, and opens up about playing twins Liv and Maddie Rooney for four years time, plus she admits to being the biggest Brittany Snow fan ever. Check it:
On how both Liv and Maddie growing up on the show: “Both of the girls have become a bit less cartoony, quite a bit more finessed. They also have both developed their own sense of humor, which was really important and purposeful on my part because I think that individual humor defines a human in so many ways. Also: little physical habits. Those are really set in stone at this point. They’ve also become more comfortable with themselves as I have with myself. Little girls to young adults!”
On relating to Liv and Maddie: “I relate to both in practically every way. I always say if you split my personality down the middle, you would get Liv and Maddie. That’s how they were created! I came up with the characters along side our show runners and producers and writers. They are extremes of both halves of me.
On Hairspray Live!: “Thank you so much! I have no words to describe how excited I am. I was a HUGE fan of both the movie and the musical. I actually saw it in theatres twice when it came out because I loved it so much. I’m also a huge Brittany Snow fan in general, so it’s a genuine honor to be playing this role.”
Dove‘s cover story and more are completely free inside the Bello.com APP!
Sending all our good thoughts to Dove Cameron today, as she mourns the five-year anniversary of the passing of her father, Philip.
The Descendants star wrote a touching message on Instagram with a portrait of her dad.
“To the most beautiful man I have ever known, and my best friend: yesterday marks 5 years since you’ve left us, and I still feel you all around me every day, all the time,” she writes. “I feel as though I understand you more and more as I begin to understand myself in these formative years, and although it can’t ever replace the years I’ve lost with you, I know I am never without you because you are in me :) I am so happy every day, dad, and so is Claire. Both of your girls are following their bliss and living their great adventure. Taking no prisoners, loving all they can and eating ice cream bars and overly salted popcorn in bed.”
Dove continued, “I wish you could meet all of the amazing people I’ve brought into my life and know how safe and loved I am. I know that wherever you are you know all of this, and you laugh at me when I speak as though you’re gone. You taught me how to love, and you are love to me. The gift that you have given to me and Claire, the intense pain and loss, has brought a clarity, a deep human connection, an empathy and a color to our lives in a way that nothing else could. I can never go back to who I was before, and I would never want to. You still teach me lessons every day, and make me laugh as the lessons you instilled at a young age begin to settle into my bones and make more sense. You set me up for the best life imaginable, and I plan to make your proud every single day and never waste it. I love you eternally, and can’t wait to see you again, maybe in our next life as we find each other over and over. Forever your best friend, and your little girl.”
Check out the first full cast promo pic for Hairspray Live!
Dove Cameron, Ariana Grande, Garrett Clayton, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio pose in front of the sheet music to “You Can’t Stop The Beat” for the official pic.
The musical takes place in 1962 Baltimore, where teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV program. When, against all odds, Tracy (Baillio) wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.
“First cast photo! I feel so excited and grateful to be a part of @nbchairspraylive!!!!” Garrett wrote on Twitter along with the pic.
Hairspray Live! will air on December 7th.
Ryan McCartan and Dove Cameron called off their engagement earlier this month and broke a million hearts along with it.
But Ryan, who stars in Fox’s new Rocky Horror Picture Show, insists that Dove is still in his heart and thoughts.
“I’m good. I love her to death,” he told EOnline at the premiere last night. “There’s a lot of love there. You know, she made a decision that—because I love her—I have to respect.”
Ryan went on to talk about the special which airs next week.
“Here’s the situation: It’s the exact same script. Every ‘t’ crossed, every ‘i’ dotted. I mean, it’s literally the exact same script. The characters and the story and what it represents, all of that is still in tact,” Ryan shared “But it’s a brand new cast of characters and it’s 41 years later, so you’re going to see improved technology, better camera work, better special effects, better costuming with William Ivey Long, a wardrobe legend. You’re going to see people who have been a fan of this since its inception.”
Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan have both opened up about their split over social media.
The longtime couple recently announced their break up after getting engaged earlier in the year.
“Thank you for your support & full hearts in this very intense & human time. There’s a lot love between Ryan & I. Life is beautiful & long,” Dove wrote on Twitter after filming for Descendants 2.
Ryan added on his own account, “Dove has decided this relationship isn’t what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful. I love you all. Thanks for keeping me up.”
Our thoughts are with both of Ryan and Dove as they figure things and life out.
We are so sad to report that Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan have called it quits, a rep confirms to JustJaredJr.com.
The two actors and musicians have split after becoming engaged earlier this year and after dating for over four years.
Rumors began to swarm after Ryan unfollowed Dove on Instagram and Twitter earlier this week. No word on what this means for The Girl and the Dreamcatcher‘s upcoming EP, Negatives.
Later this month, Ryan will be starring in The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox, and Dove, who is currently filming Descendants 2, will star in Hairspray Live! on NBC.
10+ pics inside of Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan in happier times…
UPDATE: Ryan has posted the following about their split: