There’s nothing more rebellious than posing on a magazine cover with someone who might be your ex at a later time. Case in point, Chloë Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham, who appear on Teen Vogue’s October/November 2016 issue, also known as its “Hollywood Rebels” issue. The cover shoot (by Bruce Weber) and accompanying interview (conducted by the great Julianne Moore) likely happened shortly before Chloë and Brooklyn split up, as she refers to him as “my boyfriend” in the piece. So read these quotes with a box of tissues, grain of salt, or some healthy mixture of both, depending on how sad you are about Chloë and Brooklyn’s relationship status.
On growing up in the public eye, Chloë says it’s hard for her to use her voice “for the betterment of society” because said society tends to work against her. “They want a story. They want a tabloid,” she says. “Especially right now, in my newer relationship with my boyfriend [Brooklyn Beckham]. We’ll go out and there will be 15 paparazzi and we’re just going to a grocery store. We are real people and we’re having real emotional experiences, and all this is happening around us. Trying to keep ourselves in our little world is difficult.”
Julianne also asks about what it’s like to be in a long-distance relationship. [Editor's note: Talking to Julianne Moore about boys and love and growing up sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?] After calling Julianne “so cute!” Chloë says having non-romantic long-distance relationships (i.e. with her family) helps. “We both understand that there will be times when we can’t speak because we are too busy,” she says. “Some of it is just based on trust. If you feel that you can trust each other and go eight hours without talking, then you have something that can withstand space and time.”
Read the full interview here, before or after you cry about the fact that Chloë and Brooklyn’s relationship did not withstand space and time.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.