“120 freckles….millions” was the estimate on Bella Thorne‘s freckles count ahead of the weekend. The 22-year-old actress, singer, and author is currently making headlines for a luxurious Cabo San Lucas, Mexico getaway with Italian pop star boyfriend Benjamin Mascolo.
Bella’s boyfriend isn’t “allowed” into the U.S. yet, per the former Disney star’s words. The two, kept apart for nearly five months on account of COVID-19, are now reunited, with Mexico proving the solution as Mascolo’s barrier from the U.S. border continues. Scroll for the latest.
Bella, who has since sparked major engagement rumors by filming herself with a ring from Mexico, kicked off the travels with a giant PDA as she and Mascolo puckered up poolside, with the “Midnight Sun” actress rocking a floral-print bikini.
There’s been a fresh update. Bella’s freckles are now receiving particular attention – all this, following a storm the redhead caused as she shouted out her Latina heritage, with her 23.3 million followers seemingly unaware that her dad was Cuban. More after the video.
Bella, born Annabella to a mother of mostly Italian descent and a Cuban-born father, sparked controversy this week as snaps of her exploring Mexico and looking forward to visiting Cuba saw fans raising issue with her caption.
“Being Latina I love learning about all the different Latin cultures, can’t wait to go to Cuba ? MY PEOPLE!!” Bella had written.
Fans, possibly duped by the star’s Florida birthplace or, seemingly not deeming a Latina status eligible unless born in Latin America, slammed the star.
A comment gaining over 800 likes read: “I love you bella but you were born in the us, that your parents are ‘latinos’ doesnt mean that you are too.”
Bella herself opened up on being Latina back in 2015.
“To me, being Latin is about more than your looks—it’s how you’re brought up,” she replied, adding:” I was raised in a very Latin family. My first language was Spanish, but I had to drop it when I started school because of my dyslexia. I still understand it, though, especially since my mom uses Spanish to tell me to take out the trash or do the dishes!”
Bella’s Thursday stories showed her in a skimpy pink Dior bikini and from a yacht with Mascolo. She had been filmed close up, with her boyfriend seemingly having fun as he attempted to count the actress’ face freckles.
“Ben loves freckles and I have so many right now,” Bella had written. Meanwhile, the footage offered more. with Mascolo heard saying: “One freckle, two freckles, four freckles, five freckles…58, 59…” And then it hit “millions.” Bella and Mascolo have been an item since 2019, following the actress ending her open relationship with 21-year-old YouTuber Tana Mongeau and rapper Mod Sun.