Jenna Ortega Says Her Love Life “Stresses Her Out,” Reveals Why She Isn’t Dating Right Now

Jenna Ortega is usually pretty reserved when it comes to her private affairs. However, she's now opening up about her romantic life and providing some rare, personal details about her past relationships.

The Wednesday and Scream VI star recently stopped by the Armchair Expert podcast and got candid about love. Speaking to fellow actor Dax Shepard, Jenna admitted she's not quite "interested" in dating at the moment, partly because she is "not ready to be that vulnerable or trusting with someone" and partly because it wouldn't "be fair" for her partner to deal with how hectic her work life can get.

She echoed these sentiments in a new cover story interview with Elle, admitting that "the idea of relationships stresses [her] out." She said this is partly because she's "too obsessed with [her] work," which she previously told Shepard is "probably something [she needs] to change."

Jenna Ortega at the Scream VI premiere on March 6

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Jenna Ortega at the Scream VI premiere on March 6
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During the podcast, Jenna revealed that she had actually been in a relationship for a couple of years, but they had to break it off because of her busy schedule. “It had nothing to do with them; it was just strictly [that] I couldn't manage,” said Jenna.

Whether it's because it would be difficult to juggle with work or because the vulnerability required is somewhat daunting, Jenna clearly seems to know that dating is not for her — at the moment. "My brain knows that I don't need to think about that right now," she told Elle. “I am so fearful of disappointing the people in my life, or even people in public… I want to live up to people's expectations, which is something that I need to get over, but I'm also scared that, I don't know, maybe someone will get to know me too well and realize that I'm not all that.”

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