Victorious Cast's Real-life Couples
It’s been almost 10 years since Victorious has first hit our screens and became the beloved show of thousands of teens. So no doubt fans were unexpectedly grateful to Netflix for adding Victorious to the watch list this November!
While you are binge-watching your favorite episodes, let's take a look at the cast's love history, 6 years after the show! Who from the cast is dating someone 20 years older? Which cast member had Cole Sprouse as their… first? And is Ariana Grande seeing someone new? We’ll spill some tea about the real-life couples of Victorious!
Daniella Monet as Trina Vega
We’ll start with Daniella Monet! Although Daniella didn’t have a significant love story in Victorious, she caught up, after the show ended. In fact, she is the only one from the cast who got officially engaged and you’ll see what a lovely story it is!
Daniella has been dating Andrew Gardner for more than 6 years, which means that they probably met each other towards the end of Victorious. While many of her co-stars were going through heartbreaking struggles because of the hectic filming schedule, which we’ll cover a little later, Daniella’s bond with Andrew grew tremendously. And it looks like a huge part behind the successful relationship is Daniella’s lifestyle.
When the series ended Monet not only started pursuing her acting career outside of Nickelodeon but also started to pursue healthy everyday routines. She even has a website where she shares healthy and delicious vegan recipes, tips on fitness and cute DIYs. Seems like Monet managed to keep this healthy balance in her work and love life too.
On a crisp Christmas morning two years ago Daniela was vlogging about unwrapping her Christmas presents when her boyfriend blindsided her. When she finally took the scarf off her eyes, she found the question “Marry Me?” carved on the tree, while Andrew was already standing on his knee holding a ring behind her back.
The sweet love story doesn’t end there the 30-year-old actress gave birth to a baby boy Gio James Gardner just this FALL!!! Daniella posted a pic of Gio with the caption: “And just like that, you are our everything”. In her interview with People magazine about her experience as a new mom, she said:
“I feel like time stands still when he is looking at you. I could waste an hour just spending time with him playing and nothing else really matters.”
The couple has their own podcast Adulting Like a Mother Father where they share their parenthood experience. And even Daniella recalls her pregnancy with fun and laughter in her interviews, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows for the mother and her baby. A car hit 9 months pregnant Daniella at a parking. But the story ended fine for both mother and baby.
And even though Daniella willingly shares a lot about her personal life, Matt Bennett is the complete opposite.
Matt Bennett as Robbie Shapiro
Matt keeps his love life under wraps. There’s no official info of his dating history whatsoever. Rumour has it that he was once dating his Victorious co-star Elizabeth Gillies but we can't even prove that!
But judging by Matt’s Instagram he is still pretty close with Arian. Fans of Victorious shipped Cat Valentine and Robbie Shapiro so hard, that even Victoria Justice made them a couple in her own Victorious ending where she wrote: “He finally says goodbye to Rex after he finds love with Cat. Sometimes he tries to move Cat’s mouth with his hand… she understands and goes along with it.”
Well, no matter how weird slash cute that sounds neither Matt or Robbie ended up with Ari. The two remain good friends though. Matt starred in Grande’s “little reunion” video clip of her song Thank U, Next alongside Elizabeth Gillies.
Elizabeth Gillies as Jade West
Rumors about Elizabeth and Matt dating were not confirmed as well as the rumor about her being involved with another Nickelodeon actor James Maslow aka James Diamond from Big Time Rush back when Victorious had just launched.
In 2016 Elizabeth went on Twitter to confirm that she was dating singer Michael Corcoran aka Backhouse Mike. Michael co-wrote a bunch of songs for a couple of Nickelodeon shows, including Victorious, iCarly, Drake and Josh, and Zoey 101 (one o one). Many fans were pretty surprised to find out about Elizabeth and Michael being a thing seeing that he is 20 years her senior.
My boyfriend Michael voiced all of the wacky forest creatures in this clip, making it my favorite. Check it out. https://t.co/v18y2SQz7i— Elizabeth Gillies (@LizGillies) October 24, 2016
And though we cannot be 100 percent sure that the two are still dating, one thing is certain - Elizabeth is happy and on a full career mode. Now she is more famous for her role in CW’s Dynasty series which you’ll definitely enjoy if you grew up watching Gossip Girl.
Victoria Justice as Tori Vega
Speaking of gossip, let’s move onto another Victorious actress, who is still rumored to be the cause of Victorious cancellation. You’ve probably guessed that we are talking about Victoria Justice.
Victoria has a very vivid dating history and is not afraid to spill some beans. Back in 2011 Victoria opened up about handling on-screen kisses. Turns out her first kiss ever happened on set, in front of a live audience with Cole Sprouse on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Could you believe how intimidating that must have been for the kids? One more cute detail - Alyson Stoner, who also played on The Suite and Step up revealed that Cole and Victoria were dating for a little bit around the age of 10.
Victoria was also allegedly reported to be dating Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson for a year back in 2008. While filming Victorious, Justice dated actor Ryan Rottman for two years but the couple broke up, allegedly due to the clashes in their working schedules.
Even though Victoria was super focused on her career, she found love where she was not expecting it - on the set of Naomi's and Ely's no kiss list. As she revealed in an interview with Hollywood Life, she started dating her film co-star Pierson Fode only after filming was over. Two years later the couple took a break and tried to work things out but eventually had to end things.
In 2016 Justice fell in love on set once again with Reeve Carney. You probably know Reeve for his role of Dorian Gray on Eve Green’s drama series Penny Dreadful. Reeve and Victoria met on the set of Rocky Horror Picture Show but have kept their romance under wraps, so it’s hard to say if they are still a thing.
Victoria recently posted a couple of joyful freeze frames from Victorious on her Instagram after Netflix added Victorious to their watchlist. Even though it's unlikely that the show will get the finale we all know it deserves - fans are still loud about the shows happy ending Ariana Grande shared the same sentiments on her Twitter in 2017 saying “Victorious needs a finale”.
Avan Jogia as Beck Oliver
So while we are hoping for at least some kind of a reunion for the cast, let's find out what Avan Jogia is up to! It’s hard to recognize Beck Oliver with Avan’s new haircut, mustache, and beard. After the show ended Avan had a couple of successful movies but his biggest breakthrough is probably yet to come this year.
Avan is shining bright in Zombieland: Double Tap which premiered this October, and he is starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and his ex-girlfriend Zoey Deutch. The two started dating when Avan was filming Victorious. Though Avan shared that it wasn’t easy to date in front of the cameras, the couple managed to keep it low key for 5 years until their “amicable” breakup.
Well, we hope it wasn't awkward for them to film alongside each other especially because Avan has a girlfriend, an actress in her own right - Cleopatra Coleman. It’s been reported that the couple has been dating for two years now. Avan and Cleopatra made a surprising red carpet appearance at the Zombieland: Double Tap premiere just recently.
The couple dressed up as Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton at the 2000 world premiere of Gone in 60 Seconds. Cleopatra even had a tattoo with Avan’s name, mimicking Angelina’s tattoo for Billy Bob. That look would definitely flood all over the Slap.com!
Leon Thomas III as Andre Harris
Though Avan doesn’t talk much about his current relationship, his co-star Leon Thomas III is even more secretive when it comes to his love affairs. There are no past records of Leon's dating history. Maybe he's just not into dating someone in the industry or maybe he’s just focusing on his career right now, which is doing pretty good by the way.
Leon is currently balancing his acting and music writing just like his on-screen character Andre Harris. Right after the end of the show, Leon released the track "Hello How Are You" featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa. On top of that, he also helped Ariana Grande write songs for her first album "Yours Truly."
Leon is a part of a producing duo called The Rascals The duo helped produce Zendaya and Chris Brown’s 2016 song “Something New,” and Toni Braxton’s “I’d Rather Be Broke”. In 2016 Leon worked on Post Malone's album Stoney and is credited as a co-producer for the whole project. Impressive, right?
Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine
And we’ve finally reached perhaps the most successful cast member - Ariana Grande. Victorious was a great kick-starter for Ariana’s career. She became the first artist to have lead singles from her first three albums debut in the Top 10. And it all happened by the age of 23!
But Ariana’s life isn’t as easy as it seems, it's actually full of heartbreaking moments. According to the records, Ariana’s first boyfriend was Graham Phillips. You may recognize Graham from teen series Riverdale or The Good Wife. Ariana and Graham met each other on Broadway in 13: The Musical. The couple dated for almost 3 years but have managed to remain very close friends even up till now.
Ari went on to experience a fair share of ups and downs with her other boyfriends (on-screen Jai Brooks and Big Sean) until fans thought she finally met the right guy for her. Ari and rapper Mac Miller first met collaborating for Grande’s song “The Way.” Though fans were sure that had an instant connection, the couple didn’t make it official until 3 years later. It looked like they were the perfect fit for each other for two years straight until the couple broke up last year. Mac Miller’s unexpected demise knocked down Ariana even though they were no longer a thing.
Ariana has been suffering from severe anxiety and depression and had to cancel a couple of her fan meeting sessions due to panic attacks. Her short-lived relationship with Pete Davidson and called off engagement have contributed to her stress too. But rumors about a new love interest have started to circulate after she recorded a single with Mikey Foster aka Social House called Boyfriend.
Just recently Aria’s brother Frankie Grande gave an interview to US Weekly saying that he went on a “really fun" double date with Ariana and Mikey” and gushed a lot about how sweet the rapper is. And of course the media and fans were quick to take his words literally, but it turned out that Ariana was still single.
Frankie posted a tweet that’s now-deleted which said: “My sister is not in a relationship. Everyone relax. She is very much single.” and had to clarify his statement to US Weekly saying: “Hale and I were on a date, which is why I referred to it as a double-date when we had plans with them, without realizing what the term insinuated about THEIR relationship outside of my own. It was literally four people meeting up as friends, and I would never comment on something so personal about her life anyway.”
Well, whatever the case, Ariana is only 26 and the time to meet the right person will come!
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