Chloe Grace Moretz seems like a laid back, cool gal. But, underneath her bright persona is the pain she felt when her father left.
In the latest issue of Glamour, Chloe talked about her experience when her father left the entire family when she was just 12-years-old. For most kids, it should have been a normal teenage awakening years, but it was not for Chloe.
Chloe Grace Moretz, aside from being a child star, has been quite formed to maturity during her early years. When she was just 11-years-old, her family was in a lot of trouble as her mother fought with kidney cancer and her brothers, Colin and Trevor, opened up that they were gay. It was also the turning point on her parents’ marriage.
The amazing thing about Moretz was the fact that instead of locking herself up in room to sink in despair, she actually managed to bag the most iconic role in her early career—she got the part of Hit-Girl in the all-popular superhero movie, Kick-Ass.
However, Chloe Grace Moretz noted that the events in her family made a great impact on her. Promoting Hillary Clinton’s campaign, she was asked how it was like growing with a single mom and gay brothers.
Chloe Moretz said that it “was a pretty bad experience.”
“It could have rocked our family and messed us up, but it actually made us a lot tighter. My brothers bumped up into the roles of fathers and kept me in a bubble where I could live in a world that wasn’t jaded and ruined.”
She added that she does not think she could find a way to forgive her father.
“The things that he did are unforgivable,” noted Moretz. However, the actress said that she is finding a way to forgive herself by living her life.
Chloe Grace Moretz surely has been changed by the events of her parents’ divorce. Speaking with Marie Claire, Moretz said that “it toughened” her a lot.
“It made me harder on myself. [It] was as heavy as you can get to dismantle a family, for sure. He just left, so it’s like you have to fend for yourself… When you’re betrayed by someone that is a bloodline, you start to beware trusting people and to protect yourself at all costs. For a long time, I did that too much. I wasn’t letting people in.”
It was the same thing she told Glamour. She even realized that her dating life has been affected by this fear.
“In my business in general, it’s hard to trust people. And it definitely affected me at a young age in terms of accepting people into my life on a personal level. But I’ve overcome that in the past few years—dealing with relationships, dealing with guys. You don’t realize why you’re acting a certain way, and then you start to piece it together, and you realize you’ve got a slight case of PTSD.”
The 5th Wave star added that being a celebrity made it a lot harder for her to date and trust guys. She said that she was quite similar with her mother.
“She loves, she forgives, she accepts, but it takes a long time for her to really trust, which is a good thing. Don’t be a shell of a person, but don’t go head over heels on the first date.”
Though Chloe Grace Moretz’s dating life has been quite private, there is this budding romance with Victoria and David Beckham’s son, Brooklyn.
At present, it seems like Chloe Grace Moretz has found a guy whom she can trust. Look at their adorable photo below.
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