Ryan McCartan Seemingly Comments on Dove Cameron Relationship, Says Parts of It Were 'Hypothetically' Controlled by Executives & A 'Highly Powerful' Publicist

Ryan McCartan Seemingly Comments on Dove Cameron Relationship, Says Parts of It Were 'Hypothetically' Controlled by Executives & A 'Highly Powerful' Publicist

Ryan McCartan recently shared a new YouTube video titled, “The Truth About Dating Your Costar…”

In that video, the 30-year-old actor and singer references a “hypothetical” relationship that is seemingly that of his with ex Dove Cameron.

Throughout the video, which started out talking about Ariana Grande‘s divorce and her now dating Wicked movie co-star Ethan Slater, Ryan (who starred in Wicked on Broadway) seems to point to that parts of the relationship were pushed along further by Disney executives, tabloids and publications, and a “highly powerful and influential publicist” to boost ratings.

Check out what he said inside…

“I’m not saying any of this happened, but lets say just, for the sake of argument, that someone was on a TV show a long time ago and ended up falling in love with and dating their romantic co-star, who was the lead of the show. Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that this might have happened,” he prefaces, in a very “allegedly” kind of way. “Let’s just say, in a hypothetical situation that while these two people were exploring their love, one of some of the producers from the TV show that they were on when they met and started dating, got involved in how or when it was announced that they were dating to boost ratings for the TV show.”

“Let’s pretend that some network executives started making jokes saying it would be more beneficial for them to date their co-star from another project they were starring in for the network, because that would boost ratings for that project, and that’s the one that the network is most interested in promoting at this time,” Ryan continues.

“Let’s say that a highly powerful and influential publicist got involved in almost every aspect of their relationship, from the clothes they wore to the places they went, to how long they were there, from the way they styled their hair to the interviews they conducted, to the things they said in those interviews about their relationship,” he went on. “And let’s also assume that theoretically, if they had like a really public messy breakup, that elements of that breakup were handled by this publicity firm under threat of retaliation if certain statements weren’t made at certain times.”

“If we’re assuming stuff like that could happen, let’s also assume that major publications, like magazines and online blogs, would somehow get a tip this couple was thinking of taking their relationship to a new direction and maybe even talking about getting engaged, and therefore let’s also assume that that engagement was timed and catered to the desires of the publication for when they thought it would get the most clicks,” Ryan said. “Oh, isn’t this a fun theoretical exercise? Let’s keep going.”

“Let’s also assume then the couple had no say in when or how the engagement happened, maybe they weren’t ready to be engaged yet, maybe they didn’t even want to be, maybe they were just floating it as an idea and someone in their inner circle leaked it to the press. Let’s also assume that they still don’t know who that person was. Let’s assume that that engagement was therefore rushed because it fit will with the spring issue of the publication, not because it was actually the right time, and finally let’s assume that the two people involved were young and naive and in the first serious relationship of their lives.”

“Let’s assume powerful managers, agents, Hollywood executives, business managers, advertisers and writers should not play a role in people’s romantic affairs,” he started to conclude. “Again, I’m not saying any of this happened and I’m not certainly not saying any of it happened to me.”

Allegedly.

Ryan and Dove‘s relationship ended in late 2016 and was seemingly cordial… until it wasn’t. Months later, Dove had said that he was “terrible” to her, while he said at the same time that he still loved her.

Years later, in 2020, he claimed that she had cheated on him, and shortly after shared an open letter, talking a lot about their relationship and that they were a bad match.

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