Did JoJo Siwa Date Her Childhood Pal, Elliot Brown?

In early January, JoJo Siwa came out as a member of the LGBTQ community. A few weeks later, she revealed that she has a girlfriend during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Siwa didn’t reveal her new girlfriend’s identity, but she did tell Fallon that the anonymous lady in her life encouraged her to come out. Before Siwa’s big announcement, fans assumed she was dating a family friend named Elliot Brown. So, did the relationship ever happen?

Who is JoJo Siwa dating now?

Siwa sent the Twitterverse into overdrive this week when she mentioned her girlfriend during an interview with Jimmy Fallon. Fans were quick to flood both Twitter and Reddit to figure out who Siwa is currently seeing. Some Reddit users strongly suspect that Siwa and a friend that has been appearing in her TikTok videos are an item. Not everyone is 100% convinced, though.

For now, Siwa appears to be keeping the identity of her significant other a secret, and that’s fine. While the 17-year-old pop star has been pretty open about her life, she has maintained some privacy regarding her dating prospects. She might be even more cautious about sharing the identity of her partner now. Siwa recently had to defend an ex on social media after her fans started leaving hateful comments on his social media.

JoJo Siwa briefly dated Mark Bontempo

Back in August 2020, Siwa was dating Mark Bontempo, the little brother of social media influencer Madison Bontempo. Siwa first introduced Bontempo to her fans via a TikTok video, but just a few months later, the couple called it quits. It shouldn’t have been a big deal. Siwa and Bontempo are both incredibly young, and breakups are bound to happen.

JoJo Siwa peforms live for fans at Westfield Parramatta on July 7, 2018
JoJo Siwa | Don Arnold/WireImage

The pair seemed to take their breakup in stride, but Siwa found herself having to defend Bontempo from her fans. According to E!Siwa begged her fans to stop leaving hateful comments on Bontempo’s social media pages. She insisted that they had no idea about the circumstances that led to their breakup.

Before JoJo Siwa’s unidentified girlfriend and Mark Bontempo, rumors swirled that she was dating Elliot Brown

Before Siwa revealed that her super-supportive girlfriend encouraged her to come out; even before she revealed that Bontempo had earned boyfriend status, fans were certain she was dating a young man by the name of Elliot Brown. The rumors started when Brown, 18, visited Siwa in California in 2020. Fans quickly figured out that Brown was a family friend from back home.

JoJo Siwa how long she's been part of the LGBTQ community
JoJo Siwa performing in 2019 | Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images

In May 2020, Siwa spoke to Us Weekly about Brown and their rumored relationship. She told the publication that she and Brown were just friends but did admit that they considered possibly dating. At that point, the then 16-year-old Siwa said she and Brown almost crossed that line, but that she was too busy to consider a relationship.