Mean girls don’t just exist in the movies — they’re real.

In the December/January issue of ​Seventeen, on stands November 24, cover star Bella Thorne opens up about one such Hollywood mean girl, one she tries hard to avoid.

​ “I have a mean girl,” she told us​.

“She’s in the business, and she’s very, very mean.

I stay away from her at all costs.

I never say hello to her.

Her siblings are not mean like she is.

It’s just her.

One of the reasons I don’t like her is because she’s been a billionaire since she was very little, and she’s never had to work for anything in her life.”

She also explained the terrifying reason she doesn’t have her driver’s license: “No, not yet. I don’t have my permit either,” she said.

“My father died in a motorcycle accident.

I’m not mature enough to accept the responsibility of perhaps taking someone else’s life.”

After her father died when she was nine, her family went through a rough patch.

Without his income, Bella, her three siblings, and her mom lived off food stamps.

“I don’t think anybody really knew — it wasn’t a very obvious thing,” she said.

“I’ve never really talked about it.

I wasn’t hiding it, and it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, I’m embarrassed because we don’t have money.’

It was, ‘Oh, we don’t have money, so we’re going to work that much harder.’

It was scary, though, because you really want those jobs.

It’s a different hunger when you want your family to eat.”

Nicola Peltz
Her mom is a former model
Her father, Nelson Peltz, is a billionaire businessman and a philanthropist


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