‘Mean Girls’ Star Daniel Franzese Ends Engagement To Joseph Bradley Phillips


Daniel Franzese and his fiancé, , have called it quits.

According to People, the couple took some time to heal before sharing the news. 

“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,” Franzese announced in a statement on his Instagram. “Joseph Bradley Phillips and I have decided to part ways, break our engagement promise and continue on into the future as friends.”

“We cared so much for each other that we ignored things that were important to our individual personal growth,” added the 40-year-old actor. “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 difficult 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.”


Looking forward to growth and the future.

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It was in 2004 that Franzese found sudden fame when he appeared as “Damian” in the hit comedy film, Mean Girls. The actor went on to appear in the gay-centric HBO series, Looking

Franzese’s current projects include his “Yass! You’re Amazing!” comedy tour plus headlining the Burbank Comedy Festival in August.

After dating for more than a year, Franzese dropped to one knee and proposed to Phillips in 2016 at the same North Hollywood Starbucks where they first met.

At the time, Franzese told People, “We can’t wait to be Mr. & Mr. Franzese.”

The most recent post on Franzese's Instagram of the two together was on April 10 when the two went to see the new Broadway musical adaptation of Mean Girls.

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