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19-Year-Old TikTok Star Caught Kissing 13-Year-Old Fan Apologizes

Zoe Laverne has 18 million followers on TikTok and if she were to fall for one of them, we’d hope they’d be of age. She has a lot of options to choose from!

But no.

Laverne was recorded kissing a 13-year-old fan and later admitted to “catching feelings” for him.

There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s rewind a second. Laverne’s TikTok fame is due to her lip-synching and dancing videos, which is a popular trend on the app.

@zoelaverne

hmm

♬ Tap In – Saweetie

@zoelaverne

y’all see that?

♬ THICK – DJ Chose & Beatking

The 13-year-old in question is frequent collaborator, Connor.

@zoelaverne

#duet with @zoelaverne duetting every time we see each other!! @cxnnorjoyce ❤️

♬ Wet Shoota – sound remixes

https://www.tiktok.com/@zoelaverne/video/6870552744541818118?lang=en

People learned about the inappropriate relationship when messages between Laverne’s ex-boyfriend and former friend leaked. In the message, her best friend admits why the two are no longer friends:

“I left because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by what so ever. It’s pedophilia.”

@cxnnorjoyce

surprise 🙂 @zoelaverne

♬ middle of the night – elfixsounds

A few days after the texts were revealed, a video of the two kissing emerged. Laverne live-streamed her apology and attempted to clarify her situation.

“I didn’t groom Connor, I wouldn’t do that. He’s a kid and I’m aware of that. It just happened,” Laverne said. “We both were in a dark place when we first became friends and we both just ended up catching feelings for each other. And friends do that, they catch feelings for each other. That’s not a bad thing. Yes, the age is a bad thing. Yes, it’s wrong. Yes, it’s not good. We both realized that and we stopped.”

Laverne’s mother also took to social media to support her daughter.

According to Laverne, she and Connor are no longer in contact with one another.

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