‘Mean Girls’ Star Daniel Franzese Ends 2-Year Engagement to Boyfriend Joseph Bradley Phillips
Sad news for #20GayTeen: Daniel Franzese and his fiancé of two years have called it quits.
The 40-year-old star, who rose to prominence as the quippy, checkered shirt-wearing gay youth from the teen comedy Mean Girls, announced via Instagram that he and his partner, Joseph Bradley Phillips, have ended their engagement.
"Sometimes shooting stars shine so brightly that they burn out and now we must go separate ways but I hope my path always crosses with his," read a note shared to Franzese' Instagram. "Joseph Bradley Phillips and I have decided to part ways, break our engagement promise and continue on into the future as friends."
The Looking actor continued: "We cared so much for each other that we ignored things that were important to our individual personal growth. We have taken some time to heal before letting everyone know and I’m grateful to all my friends and family who have shown us support during this time. I’m excited to see what Joseph will offer the world and I can’t wait to get back on tour and make people laugh."
The comic, who came out in 2014 through a personal letter inscribed to the Mean Girls persona that lauded him a gay icon by LGBTQ youth, popped the question to the stylist at a Starbucks in North Hollywood, California, in July 2016.
Although this was an amicable split, we're sure even Regina George is in tears right now.