Disney star Dove Cameron may have only become a household name over the past few years (you can thank the incredible popularity of Descendants for that), but now we’re all just a little bit obsessed with her. Or maybe a lot obsessed with her. Either way. Naturally, we were wondering about the 24-year-old actress’s dating life. Who is Dove Cameron dating? Read on to find out.
Who is Dove Cameron dating? She found love in a fellow Disney celebrity.
Dove has been dating Scottish actor (and fellow Descendants star) Thomas Doherty since December 2016, and it seems like things are going really, really well. She recently posted a glowing Instagram caption about Thomas after he set up a series of birthday surprises for her 24th birthday. And we have to admit, he really does seem to have knocked it out of the park:
“17 hours of cake, crepes, balloons, flowers, water sports on a private boat/lake, arcades, pizza, ice cream, a whole laser tag course to ourselves (surprising me with loads of my friends/family, some of which I hadn’t seen in a year or more, all there to laser tag cause i f--king love it) finishing the day at my favorite little (secret) late night cafe for apple cider & pool.” Whew. That’s a lot of partying.
And, of course, a lot of love. Dove continued in the caption: “What i ever did to deserve this kinda love, i’ll spend my whole life wondering.” Say it with us, now: Awwwwwww!
Both Dove and Thomas appear to be in it for the long haul.
Back in April of 2018, Dove posted a video of Thomas dancing to Beyoncé’s Coachella performance to Instagram. Someone commented, “Honestly marry him,” to which Dove responded, “I’m gonna.”
Thomas has also been pretty vocal about his plans for the future and the fact that they definitely contain Dove. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Thomas was asked whether Dove was “The One.” He immediately got very smiley and agreed that she was.
He continued singing her praises, saying, “She is just the most incredible person I've ever met. I think people see her as so talented — because obviously that's her job, to perform and all the rest of it — but she's the most compassionate and the most patient and the most genuine, loving person I've ever met. And so kind and so generous. She's amazing. She really is.”
Dove and Thomas are social distancing together.
During an April interview with People, Dove revealed she and Thomas were hunkered down together — thanks to a stay-at-home order in California — after recently moving to a smaller home.
“We just moved into this long a** studio, that is just like a long room. It’s beautiful, it’s like our dream place, we’re so happy, but we moved out of a house that was too big,” she told the publication. “So we moved back into the city into this loft, essentially.”
At the time of their move, Dove and Thomas figured they wouldn't be spending a ton of time in the one-room apartment anyway, considering their busy schedules. But all that changed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic — and they were forced to find ways to give each other space.
“Even the healthiest of relationships right now, you need space. You need your alone time for your own relationship with yourself to flourish, but then also your romantic relationship,” she said. “We make sure to get fresh air, open the doors as much as we can. We’ve been cooking loads, I do breakfast and lunch and then he does dinner.”
Also in April, Dove shared an adorable Instagram shoutout in honor of Thomas' birthday.
"It’s national tommy day !!!! happy birthday to my world!!" she captioned a carousel of photos featuring her significant other. "He best human being to ever be created. the purest heart and the softest soul. i will love you forever."
Thomas isn’t Dove’s first celebrity boyfriend.
The actress started dating Liv and Maddie co-star Ryan McCartan in August 2013. The two announced their engagement in April of 2016 but broke things off in October of that same year. She and Thomas then started dating in December.
Apparently, Dove was initially quite hesitant to follow her heart after the breakup. In an interview with E! News, she revealed that she and Thomas first met when she was fresh out of her previous relationship. “I avoided him like the plague,” she said, even though she was attracted to him right away. But Thomas was persistent. In fact, he told Dove that he was falling in love with her just a few weeks after they first met. And, obviously, things have worked out for the absolute best so far.