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‘Mean Girls’ star Daniel Franzese ends engagement with fiance Joseph Bradley Philips

The actor is best known for playing gay best friend Damien in the hit school comedy

By Steve Brown

Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese has ended his engagement with fiancé Joseph Bradley Philips.

Franzese – who is best known for playing the gay best friend Damien in the hit movie – proposed to Philips back in 2016 in the Starbucks where they first met, Page Six reported at the time.

However, he revealed that they have now decided to go “separate ways” but said he hopes his “path always crosses with his.”

Franzese wrote: “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.


Looking forward to growth and the future.

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“Joseph Bradley Philips 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.

“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.”