Bella Thorne: Sex Has To Be “Most Special, Beautiful Thing That Ever Happened”

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By Daniel Gates

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Bella Thorne talks sex, body shaming, and her relationships with boyfriend Tristan Klier and co-star Zendaya in a new Seventeen cover interview.

“It needs to be the most special, beautiful thing that ever happened,” the actress says of sex. “It should be a decision you feel right about. If you don’t feel 100% about it, then it shouldn’t happen. It has to be something you want with your whole heart.”

The “Shake It Up” star also has strong opinions on body image.

She tells the magazine, “Girls are shamed for their bodies and made to believe that they’re not supposed to show them or love them. They’re made to believe that they aren’t perfect, that they need to ‘work on it,’ that they need to see themselves differently—and I think it’s freaking ridiculous.”

“It gets on my nerves because boys can do whatever; it’s like we’re living in the 1800s again,” explains Thorne. “It drives me crazy.”

Speaking of boys, the star has been dating Klier for a long time, and made sure he was the right one.

“Tristan was not a relationship guy before me,” recalls Thorne. “On our first date, he thought I was going to be just like the other girls he had met who would always give it up and kiss him right away… I waited six weeks – I had to make sure he was in it to win it.”

The actress, who is about to appear in the Adam SandlerDrew Barrymore movie Blended, knows the value of hard work.

She tells Seventeen, “In my family, we don’t come from a whole lot of money. We work for everything and we don’t ever stop until we’re done. I don’t like people who think they can get places in life just because of their last name. That doesn’t work for me.”

And she’d prefer to get ahead than party.

“Honestly, I’d rather sit in my bed and watch Netflix,” says Thorne. “That is me all day long. Or my mom’s like ‘Bella, aren’t you going to hang out with your friends?’ And I’m like, ‘I can’t! I have math to do.’ I can’t be behind, I’ll freak out.”

What are things like between her and “Shake It Up” co-star Zendaya?

“The truth is we are so different, there is no competition,” explains the actress. “And when people tried to compare us or turn us against each other, we’d just talk about it, and then everything was cool. We love each other.”

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