Jenna Ortega got candid about her dating life. The 20-year-old superstar is single, and she's not ready to mingle.
Why Is Jenna Ortega Not Dating?
There's no question that many find Ortega interesting. Aside from her acting prowess, the California native is a true beauty.
However, Ortega is not dating for several reasons. She's busy and doesn't think she's ready to be vulnerable to someone.
On March 6, she appeared on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, and she said this about dating via E! News:
"I almost don't even find myself interested, but I think a big part of it is self-esteem. Like, I don't think I'm ready to be that vulnerable or trusting with someone."
She also admitted that she had dated before. However, she didn't think she could manage her career and dating life at the same time because she's too busy most of the time.
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"I was in a relationship for a couple of years, but I stopped when things got too hectic."
The Wednesday star clarified that the decision had nothing to do with the person she was seeing at the time. However, it was due to the demands of her career. She also admitted that if there was something she wanted to change, it's her attitude toward work.
"If there's one thing I'm going to focus on, which is probably something I need to change, it's gonna be my work."
With a lot on her plate, Ortega said sometimes she struggles to meet her own personal needs and to add someone else to the mix would only make it more difficult for her.
"I just don't think it'd be fair to somebody," she added.
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Wednesday Star Jenna Ortega Obsessed With Work?
It wasn't the first time Ortega talked about dating and her acting career. In a previous interview with ELLE, the Scream star echoed the same sentiment — she's too busy with her career and doesn't want to be vulnerable to someone.
"Maybe I am too obsessed with my work, but the idea of relationships stresses me out. And also being that vulnerable with someone and having to get to know someone that well and having someone see you for all that you are...My brain knows that I don't need to think about that right now."
As for being vulnerable, the young actress said she is still navigating it in general. She admitted that she fears disappointing the people in her life.
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"I want to live up to people's expectations, which is something that I need to get over, but I'm also scared that, I don't know, maybe someone will get to know me too well and realize that I'm not all that."
Ortega also admitted that even taking compliments is not easy for her.
"The kind words that I hear that they say about me through other people are unbelievable to me. I feel like just the people in my life see me in a way that I don't really see myself."
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