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Fans ask if Maddie Ziegler and Jenna Ortega are gay following The Fallout

Darcy Rafter January 28, 2022
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Writer and director Megan Park has just released her latest movie, The Fallout, which began streaming on HBO Max yesterday (27 January). The drama follows Vada Cavell (Jenna Ortega) a high-school student navigating the emotional trauma and aftermath of a school shooting.

The Fallout focuses on the school shooting survivors, particularly Vada and Mia. Vada and Mia find themselves together in the school bathroom until they hear the sound of gunshots. They immediately realise what is going on and hide together in a toilet cubicle.

When it comes to The Fallout finale fans are left clinging to the edge of their seats. So let’s find out more about the stars of the film and what relationship they have.

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Vada and Mia’s relationship explored in The Fallout

Strangers at school, Vada and Mia, happen to be in the toilets together when they hear a gunshot and instantly run to the cubicles together to hide. They jump on top of the toilet and hold on to each other as they try and comprehend the tragedy that is taking place. Not long after they are joined by Quinton, who sees his brother being shot and they remain to cling onto each other until the shooter is dealt with. The film follows the aftermath of the shooting and looks into how the different students coped with the deep emotional trauma.

Vada and Mia end up connecting over their shared experience in the toilet stalls. They confide in each other and create a companionship like no other. Their relationship becomes a lot deeper as they develop romantic feelings for one another. One evening after a night of drinking they start to kiss and they eventually end up sleeping together. Vada has already expressed that she has feelings for Quinton and she somewhat suppresses her feelings for Mia as she doesn’t want to ruin their friendship.

Towards the end of the film, they enter a new chapter of their friendship and the film ending suggests that they might or might not get into a relationship. This leaves the audience open to interpretation on the path of their relationship.

Maddie Ziegler dating history explored

Maddie Ziegler has only publicly dated men, suggesting that she is heterosexual and not gay.

Ziegler and her boyfriend, Eddie Benjamin are certainly a power couple. Maddie has even featured in one of her boyfriend’s music videos dancing. The Fallout actor was familiar with Benjamin’s music and slid into his Dm’s on Instagram. “It was so random,” Ziegler told Harper’s Bazaar. “I was a fan of him on Instagram and we started talking.” She explained that they hit it off straight away but they were friends for a year before they got into a relationship.

Even Sia has a soft spot for Benjamin and his talents. She first discovered Benjamin after he posted a video of himself playing “Chandelier” on a bass which Sia reposted to her Instagram page. Maddie introduced the pair and Benjamin recalled in an interview with Interview Magazine how they met. He was playing the piano at Sia’s house when she walked into the room and started singing. They quickly bonded over their passion for music and being from Australia.

Fans wonder if Jenna Ortega is gay

The actor is currently not dating anyone and is single, she has not come out as gay. Jenna Ortega appeared on Bailee Madison and Kaitlin Vilasuso’s podcast titled Just Between Us where she denied that she did not date either Asher Angel or Jacob Sartorius.

Jenna Ortega was rumoured to be dating actor Asher Angel and singer Jacob Sartorius. The rumours about her dating Asher Angel first started when they were seen together in 2018 when they attended fashion shows and red carpets together. They even coordinated their costumes.

She was also linked to Jacob Sartorius after they were seen in NYC together in 2017. However, it turned out that they were just shooting a music video for his song Chapstick.

Jenna is an advocate for the destigmatization of HIV and has previously opened up about her grandfather dying of AIDS-related causes in 1992. “People were dying quickly and there was no medication,” Natalie explained. Her parents had been divorced for many years before her father came out as gay.

Fans wonder if Maddie Ziegler and Jenna Ortega are gay

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.