JoJo Siwa asks fans to lay off the harsh words for her ex-boyfriend

JoJo Siwa and her once-secret boyfriend have called it quits, but it seems her fans are taking it a bit harder than she is.

On Aug. 2, the YouTube star and former Dance Moms regular shared a TikTok announcing her relationship with Mark Bontempo — on National Girlfriend Day, no less!

The relationship evidently didn’t last long, though. According to the @tiktokroom Instagram account, Siwa left a comment on a post about the split on Nov. 17 in which she confirmed that she and Bontempo were no longer together.

“You have NO idea about Mark and I’s relationship. How much fun it was. How happy we both were, how happy we both are. We decided it’s best for us not to be in a relationship … that’s all,” she wrote.

She also asked her fans to stop posting “hateful things” about him.

“If you don’t wanna follow him like the millions of other people on instagram you don’t follow, that’s fine, but this post is immature,” she added. “He is not toxic. We’re teenagers. And our relationship just didn’t work out right now … we’re better just being friends.”

The 17-year-old is no stranger to dealing with haters, but she always does so with grace.

Commenters showed their support for her approach to the whole situation.

“Every breakup doesn’t have to be toxic,” one user wrote.

“I love JoJo she’s so mature,” another said.

“Maturity at its peak,” a third wrote.

If you enjoyed this story, read about what happened to the rest of the cast of Dance Moms.

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