It was announced this week that Millie Bobby Brown has split from her boyfriend of 8 months, Joseph Robinson. And now we know the reason why ...

Millie Bobby Brown and Joseph Robinson seem to have split.

Eagle eyes fans have noticed they've severed ties on social media.

You've all heard of Millie Bobby Brown, right?

Starting out in drama workshops up and down the country, this English actress was scouted by a Hollywood talent agent who told her parents she could "mix it with the best kids in Hollywood."

And that's all it took for her parents to pack up their things and move to Los Angeles.

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It only took a week for Millie to be rubbing elbows with up and coming stars and not only that, every agency she came into contact with offered to represent her. Imagine being that talented.

With the rest of Hollywood behind her, she stepped into the industry with ease.

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She made appearances in well-known TV programs including, Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy.

And in 2016, she landed a major role in Stranger Things.

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Starring as Eleven, a telekinetic prisoner who becomes obsessed with a snack called Eggo.

Arguably...

The teen has found the most global success from the show.

But growing up in the spotlight has come with its own challenges.

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The problem with becoming "famous" is that you have to give up privacy. You're forced to watch your life unfold in a way that you could never imagine, with false news being spread about yourself as well as the people around you.

We've seen what it has done to other young stars.

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Take Justin Bieber for instance. We watched the little sixteen-year-old from Canada live out his dreams in the spotlight. But as they became more intrusive, he became more defensive, which ultimately led to a flurry of negative press that ruined his life.

There's no stone that's left untouched.

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The media scrutinizes anyone they can, spreading lies or false rumors, about even young children, just to sell a story. It's the worst aspect of becoming a celebrity and Millie Bobby Brown has obviously become a victim of the press.

It started with her friendships...

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Or, as some people claimed, her relationships. Brown was repeatedly seen hanging out with men much older than her which left fans unsettled.

One of the most scandalous was none other than music mogul Drake...

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Drake was slammed for hanging out with Milly Bobby Brown on many occasions. Obviously, some think it was innocent but one of his supposed girlfriends was an eighteen-year-old model, who Drake first came into contact with when she was only sixteen and he was twenty-nine. Yikes.

And then the media jumped onto how she chose to dress.

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I mean, when we were in our teens, we dressed in tutus with flared jeans underneath. Maybe the occasional hot pink leather jacket and pom-pom earrings to top off the look. But nowadays, things are completely different...

Millie Bobby Brown is the perfect example of that.

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She, unlike all of us, opts to wear gowns and outfits that have been deemed "too adult-like." Though some people are stating that she is allowed to dress however she wants, others have piped up saying she is giving those her own age an unattainable standard.

And her acting roles have been subject to scrutiny.

There was one, in particular, that fans weren't happy about.

Millie is set to star in and produce an upcoming Netflix thriller, The Girls I’ve Been.

Based on an upcoming novel, the flick will see the young star take on the role of a con artist named Nora.

A hostage situation ensues at a bank...

During the terrifying situation, Nora must use her powers of persuasion and impersonation to get herself, her girlfriend, and her ex-boyfriend free.

Millie is also currently developing A Time Lost at Netflix.

The project is believed to be based on her own original story that she co-wrote along with her sister, Paige Brown.

But since the news of her upcoming flick reached Twitter...

Not everyone was so congratulatory.

Reactions have been pouring in...

Some thought the star was too young to be producing something for the streaming giant.

Others raised a different point.

Is she too young to be playing the role in the first place?

Some fans have grown concerned that the role will sexualize her.

It's really not sitting right with some people.

Some raised this point, however.

Not everyone thinks it's right that a straight person should be playing a queer character.

People didn't hold back...

"Give roles to the people that fit the character."

There's currently no trailer for the upcoming flick.

With no word on when it will hit the streaming platform.

In the meantime...

Millie has been hitting headlines for another reason.

It was confirmed in January that Millie was dating Joseph Robinson.

The two were looking loved up on social media.

But since then, things have gone quiet between the two.

Leading fans to speculate that all was not right in their relationship.

And a source has confirmed the split.

According to many, the strain of a long-distance relationship was just too much for the pair.

Millie is US-based.

While Joseph Robins lives in the UK, where he plays professional rugby.

"They were very full on and happy to show it on social media."

"But it seems as though things have just run their course."

"They’re both flying in their careers at the moment."

"Millie has become a huge star overnight and Joseph’s rugby career is really on the rise, so perhaps it just wasn’t the time for them to have a romance."

"Of course they’re both still very young, so no doubt there’s lots ahead for both of them."

It sounds like the breakup might be for the best.

But it's always sad when a couple can't work it out!

We're sending good wishes to both of the pair.

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