Dove Cameron on How Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart Have Helped Her Cope with the Tragic Loss of Cameron Boyce

Dove Cameron on How Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart Have Helped Her Cope with the Tragic Loss of Cameron Boyce
Courtesy of @disneydescendants / Instagram

The “Descendants 3” stars are leaning on one another more than ever during this time of loss.

During a recent interview, 23-year-old actress Dove Cameron (who plays Mal in the villainous Disney Channel franchise) opened up about how she and costars Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart (who play Evie and Jay respectively) are coping with the loss of their beloved friend Cameron Boyce, who tragically passed away earlier this month due to a seizure but whose legacy lives on through The Cameron Boyce Foundation.

Though the pain she feels is inexplainable, Dove couldn’t be more grateful for the strong sense of family she’s found in Sofia and Booboo, and for their daily messages in the Core 4 group chat:

“Me, Booboo, Cam and Sofia still have our core 4 group chat active and open, as we have for 5 years. It’s hard when there are no adequate words to express the pain we are all feeling, but the usual text is ‘love you.’ Or ‘are you eating?’ Or ‘how are we all today?’ I think something like this horrible loss makes you realize how important you are all to each other. I am grateful for my chosen family at a time like this.”

View this post on Instagram

my people

A post shared by ♡DOVE♡ (@dovecameron) on

Disney Channel will be paying tribute to Cameron during the televised premiere of D3 this Friday at 8PM ET/PT.

More TigerBeat!

placeholder
Giveaway: This is How You Can Win a Polaroid Pop Instant Print Digital Camera

Giveaway: This is How You Can Win a Polaroid Pop Instant Print Digital Camera

placeholder
Whose Teen Choice Awards Outfit Was Your Favorite?!

Whose Teen Choice Awards Outfit Was Your Favorite?!

placeholder
The Cast of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Announces the Sequel’s Release Date

The Cast of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Announces the Sequel’s Release Date