Stranger Things star Matthew Modine to officiate at Millie Bobby Brown’s wedding

Stranger Things star Matthew Modine to officiate at Millie Bobby Brown’s wedding
Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi (Ian West/PA)
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Millie Bobby Brown’s wedding is to be officiated by her Stranger Things co-star Matthew Modine, the actor has revealed.

Brown rose to fame starring as Eleven in the Netflix sci-fi series alongside Modine who portrayed Martin Brenner, the scientist who trained Eleven and who she referred to as “Papa”.

Modine will now play an important role when the actress, 20, marries her fiance, 21-year-old American model Jake Bongiovi, the son of musician Jon Bon Jovi.

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During an interview with Access Hollywood, Modine was asked if it was true he would officiate at the ceremony, to which he replied: “I am.

“I have one of those licences to get people married and Millie thought it’d be great and then Jake said it would be a great idea.

“So I wrote the wedding vows and they loved what I wrote for them to join hands and to become husband and wife.”

Modine, who has been married for 44 years, said he has officiated at one wedding previously in upstate New York during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 65-year-old added: “It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to join two people in holy matrimony.”

Brown has previously said she had never intended to be a wife but that her partner helped to change her mind about marriage.

She told Glamour UK last year: “My dream was to have a baby. I wanted to be the woman that my mum is to me and I wanted to be the woman that my grandmother was to me.

“So that was never my intention, to be a wife. But after meeting Jake and seeing, ‘Oh, I don’t have to be this stereotypical wife for him’, he doesn’t want me to be that either.

“He wants me to go and do my thing and live my life, and he will hold my hand in the process of that. I was like, ‘Oh, I do want this’.”

The actress raised speculation that she had got engaged in April 2023 by sharing a photo on Instagram of Bongiovi hugging her in which a ring could be seen on her left hand.

Referencing a lyric from Lover by Taylor Swift, Brown wrote alongside the post: “I’ve loved you three summers now, honey, I want ’em all.”

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