The ‘In My Feelings’ hitmaker may be 17 years older than the ‘Stranger Things’ actress, 14, but the pair have developed a strong friendship in recent months and she often messages him to ask him for his advice on her love life.
Speaking to Access, Millie said: “We just texted each other the other day and he was like: ‘I miss you so much,’ and I was like: ‘I miss you more.’ He’s great.”
Asked what they text about, she explained: “About boys, he helps me.”
She added: “He’s a great friend and a great role model. I love him; I met him in Australia and he’s honestly so fantastic.”
The brunette star had been dating the 15-year-old singer since the end of last year, but in matching Instagram Stories posted in July they revealed their romance had come to an end as they decided to “mutually” call it quits.
On Millie’s account, she wrote in purple writing: “The decision with Jacob and I was completely mutual. We are both happy and remaining friends.”
Fuel was then added to the fire in January when some fans noticed they were commenting on each other’s social media posts, including one tweet from Jacob which read “just another day w you on my mind (sic)”, which Millie had liked on January 8.
The ‘Stranger Things’ star then posted a picture of herself cuddling up to a stuffed bear, which was later revealed to have been a gift from Jacob.
She wrote “Thanks for the bear” with a red heart emoji and he replied “[Of] course” with a matching emoji.