There are many things you ought to know about this American actress and singer. One of them is that she has not always been called Dove Cameron. She was born as Chloe, Chloe Hosterman
Her change of name from Chloe to Dove has everything to do with her father. We got to know this when a fan asked the actress how she came up with the Dove name. In response, she divulged that her father, Philip Alan Hosterman always called her Dove or Dovey before he killed himself. As such, she decided to make the name official in order to honour him.
“My father always called me Dove. He took his own life when I was 15, I didn’t get to say goodbye, so I changed it in honour of him,” she tweeted.
my father always called me dove. he took his own life when i was 15, i didn't get to say goodbye, so i changed it in honor of him https://t.co/jYa69Sboeo
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) September 22, 2017
We’ve come to learn that the actress had a very special relationship with her dad. Sometime in 2016, she posted a tribute to him on Instagram to mark his 5th death anniversary. She described him as the most beautiful man she’s ever known and her best friend.
to the most beautiful man I have ever known, and my best friend: yesterday marks 5 years since you've left us, and I still feel you all around me every day, all the time. I feel as though I understand you more and more as I begin to understand myself in these formative years, and although it can't ever replace the years I've lost with you, I know I am never without you because you are in me 🙂 I am so happy every day, dad, and so is Claire. Both of your girls are following their bliss and living their great adventure. Taking no prisoners, loving all they can and eating ice cream bars and overly salted popcorn in bed. I wish you could meet all of the amazing people I've brought into my life and know how safe and loved I am. I know that wherever you are you know all of this, and you laugh at me when I speak as though you're gone. You taught me how to love, and you are love to me. The gift that you have given to me and Claire, the intense pain and loss, has brought a clarity, a deep human connection, an empathy and a color to our lives in a way that nothing else could. I can never go back to who I was before, and I would never want to. You still teach me lessons every day, and make me laugh as the lessons you instilled at a young age begin to settle into my bones and make more sense. You set me up for the best life imaginable, and I plan to make your proud every single day and never waste it. I love you eternally, and can't wait to see you again, maybe in our next life as we find each other over and over. Forever your best friend, and your little girl.
Dove’s mum is Bonnie J. Wallace. She is famous as a producer and host of the podcast – Hometown to Hollywood and is also known for her book titled The Hollywood Parents Guide.
She has found a career in speaking, teaching, organizing workshops and working as a private consultant that assists parents to understand how best to propel their kids towards having a phenomenal acting career.
Dove Cameron’s Age, Bio
Records have it that Dove Cameron was born as Chloe Celeste Hosterman on the 15th day of January 1996. Her place of birth was in Seattle, Washington. From what we gathered, the actress is of German, English, Austrian, Scottish and French descent. It is said that she has severally visited France, the birthplace of a paternal great-grandmother and is fluent in French.
Dove started acting when she was still a kid. She was brought up in Bainbridge Island, Washington and attended Sakai Intermediate School before she began acting at the age of 8 in a community theatre at Bainbridge Performing Arts. She moved with her family to Los Angeles, California when she was 14 years old. In LA, she attended the Burbank High School and unleashed her passion for singing. It is known that she sang with the school’s National Championship Show Choir.
The actress has gained a lot of love and positive attention for her recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, being Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray Live! and portraying Mal in the musical fantasy television film – Descendants. Also, she has been severally praised for her lead role on the Disney Channel television series created by John D. Beck and Ron Hart – Liv and Maddie.
For her performance in Liv and Maddie, Dove has consistently been acknowledged since 2014. In the said year, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards under the Choice TV: Female Breakout Star category. She was again nominated for the same award the next year (2015). In 2016, she got yet another nomination for the award at the Kid’s Choice Awards and was also nominated in 2017 for the Kid’s Choice Favorite Female TV star.
Dove Cameron’s Boyfriend, Dating
Fans have always wondered who Dove Cameron’s boyfriend is since her relationship with Ryan McCartan collapsed in 2016. Well, we found that she’s now in love with her Descendants 2 costar Thomas Doherty.
Dove confirmed this when she told People that Doherty is the love of her life both professionally and personally. “He’s a lovely, lovely person…We’re super in love and stuff,” she said.
Dove Cameron’s Relationship With Ryan McCartan
As the story goes, Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan, another American actor and singer fell in love in 2013. They were together until 2016 when they announced their engagement in April and fell apart in October.
Though Dove and McCartan have both moved on, what they shared lives on through the music they made when they were together. They founded a band called The Girl and the Dreamcatcher in 2015 and went on release several singles.
The band released their first EP in July 2016 before it vanished out of existence after Dove and McCartan decided to call it quit.