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‘Mean Girls’ Star Jonathan Bennett Reveals The Habits He Practices To Boost His Mental Health

Author: Allison Swan
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

‘Mean Girls’ heartthrob Jonathan Bennett opened up about his mental health, why it’s a ‘roller-coaster’ for him, and how he stays balanced in the face of extreme pressure.

Jonathan Bennett shot to fame when he played Lindsay Lohan‘s love interest Aaron Samuels in the 2004 hit comedy Mean Girls. Since then he’s appeared in dozens of movies, released a book, gotten engaged, and even made history, along with his fiancé Jaymes Vaughn, as the first gay couple to be featured on the cover of The Knot.

But, in spite of all his success, the 39-year-old still has hard days. “I go through a roller coaster with mental health,” he told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “I mean being an actor, that’s already a roller-coaster and then when you add in how busy we are with all the things that we have going on.”

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‘Mean Girls’ star Jonathan Bennett uses guided meditation to help boost his mental health. [SplashNews]

“I would like to say that I practice good mental health habits every day,” he continued, “but in reality I don’t. And I think that’s something I want to make sure that I do more of. Things that really are good for my mental health, like I love cycling. When I do my spin bike it really changes the way I feel for the day.”

“To each their own when it comes to mental health and what works for them, but for me what I’ve learned is exercising is something that really helps my mental health,” Jonathan shared. “And as much as I’d like to say do it every day, I don’t. So I think a great thing for me for Mental Health Awareness Month will be to try and exercise at least once every single day, to try and help keep my mind right.”

Another daily activity that Jonathan uses to boost his mental health is meditation and he revealed that he loves the Calm App. “I love a good guided meditation. Tamara Levitt on Calm, her voice is so soothing, she can calm anyone down,” he enthused.

“If you have never done meditation I would suggest getting the Calm app and starting with the Daily Calm,” he added. “It’s a 10 minute guided meditation with Tamara and it is so good. Her voice is exactly what you want to hear when you’re doing a meditation.”

As fans of Jonathan know he came out in 2017 and announced that he was in a happy relationship with Jaymes, 37.  And, although the journey wasn’t easy Jonathan is now reaping the rewards of living his truth.

“Being afraid to come out, to being a closeted gay teen heartthrob for decades, I never thought in a million years, I would be on the cover of the biggest wedding magazine in the world with my fiance. Living loudly and proudly,” he beamed.

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Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughn are on the cover of The Knot Wedding Magazine’s summer 2021 issue. [The Knot / Easton Schirra]

And Jonathan has a message for anyone struggling to be true to who they are. “I would say to them, you’re never too much, and you’re always enough. Just you being you, in this moment, is all you need to be.”

Jonathan and Jaymes are planning their upcoming wedding for Spring 2022. In the meantime they’re busy running their LGBTQ+ travel company, OUTbound Travel. And, they can be seen on the cover of The Knot Summer 2021 issue, on stands now.

Jonathan Creek actor Alan Davies warns of Royal Mail scam ‘Don’t do what it says'

Jonathan Creek star Alan Davies, 55, warned his fans about a text message which claims its recipient needs to pay an “unpaid shipping fee” in order to receive their parcel. The actor urged his 807,000 followers not to fall for the scam.
He wrote yesterday online: “Hear ye: If you get a text message like this: ‘Royal Mail: Your Package has been held and will not be delivered due to a £1.99 unpaid shipping fee.

“’To pay this now, visit: https://royalmail etc etc’ don’t do what it says, they will clone your card & order a £30 meal from Just Eat.”

Many of his followers revealed they had fallen victim to the scam on his post.

One Twitter user replied: “@alandavies1 I had one this weekend, the thing that concerns me most is where the heck is my number and how is it getting on scammers’ lists.

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“The only time we would ask customers to make a payment by email or by SMS is in instances where a customs fee is due.

“In such cases, we would also leave a grey card telling customers that there’s a Fee to Pay before we can release the item. This would apply either to an international customs fee or to a surcharge for an underpaid item.

“This card may arrive later than the email or SMS. Royal Mail Group works hard to prevent and detect fraud.

“We work with UK law enforcement agencies, Trading Standards and other organisations to share information and support robust proactive action against scams.”

Alan’s tweet comes after he revealed he had received his Covid vaccine.

Prince Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview mocked by Jonathan Ross in triple swipe

Presenter Jonathan Ross, 60, joked about Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, stepping back from the Royal Family and their interview with Oprah Winfrey, 67, as he opened the socially-distanced award ceremony this evening. He began by welcoming viewers virtually to the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2021, presenting in partnership with Audio Network.
“Yes, unlike some, the RTS is keeping its royal title,” he joked.

He went on to tell viewers the team pretended to be key workers to book a boardroom at the Grosvenor House for the ceremony.

“I signed in as a bin man and no one questioned it,” he added.

The presenter continued to poke fun at Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Gordon Ramsay.

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He added: “It’s absolutely right to go ahead with this awards show.

“Let’s face it, the television industry has kept us all going during lockdown, that’s why tonight, unlike Rishi Sunak, I will be giving everyone universal credit.

“Everyone except Gordon Ramsay’s bank balance, which may still have a bit of work to do.”

In a further swipe at Meghan and Harry, the chat show host continued: “TV has actually brought families back together, well apart from one glaring exception when TV has had the opposite effect.”

Jonathan’s references to the royals come after Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

During their chat, Meghan and Harry discussed their life in the Royal Family from their point of view.

At first, the Duchess of Sussex was interviewed alone before she was joined by her spouse.

The former Suits actress said she felt suicidal during her time in the family and, at one point, feared to be left alone.

She added she approached members of staff for help, but claimed she was told she couldn’t receive any.

Meghan and Harry also said an unnamed family member expressed concerns about the colour of their son Archie’s skin.

When quizzed further by Oprah, Prince Harry said he will never reveal who it was who started such discussion.

It’s not the first time the couple have been at the centre of a joke this month.

Grammy Awards 2021 host comedian Trevor Noah began this year’s ceremony telling viewers the event was socially-distanced due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He then pointed to the masked nominees, who were seated apart, and said there is “more tension in that tent than at a family reunion at Buckingham Palace”.

His joke came exactly a week after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah aired in the US.