Before his tragic passing at just 20 years old, Cameron Boyce was one of Hollywood’s bright young stars. Was Boyce married?
Cameron Boyce was not married. There was frequent fan speculation about him dating his female co-stars but Boyce dismissed these in interviews. He did share the story of receiving a parking ticket during a Mulholland first date with a girl.
For more on Cameron Boyce’s life and the frequent speculation about his relationships, read on.
Cameron Boyce was born in Los Angeles on May 28, 1999, the son of Victor Boyce and his wife, Libby. Victor had Afro-Caribbean and African-American ancestry, while Libby was Jewish.
He was raised in LA, where he lived for the rest of his life. He began acting at an early age, appearing in “Grown Ups” as Keithie, the son of Adam Sandler’s character, when he was 11 years old.
Boyce was signed by Disney, appearing as Luke Ross in “Jessie” on the Disney Channel. His profile increased when he joined the cast of “The Descendants” where he played Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s son.
He had a passion for dance, training modern dance, jazz, tap dance, ballet, hip-hop as well as his favorite form, breakdancing.
The movie was released on July 31, 2015, and followed by two sequels, with Boyce starring in “Descendants 3” posthumously. Its premiere was dedicated to his memory.
Cameron Boyce passed away on July 6, 2019, after being found unresponsive at his home. Boyce had suffered from epilepsy for many years and suffered a fatal seizure in his sleep.
Boyce worked closely with several charities and used his public profile to raise a significant amount of money.
He raised money for the Thirst Project, which is committed to providing clean water in countries that otherwise lack it. Shortly after his death, the group announced they had changed the name of their Pioneering Spirit Award to the Cameron Boyce Pioneering Spirit Award.
Homelessness was another of his major focuses, working with United Way of America. He raised funds for their HomeWalk for several years until the end of his life.
Among his many other charitable causes were groups dedicated to fighting sexual assault on college campuses, providing money to families of children with sickle cell disease, and Wielding Peace, who were committed to preventing gun violence.
Boyce was keen for his charity work to be his legacy, rather than his screen roles. The money he raised and extra attention he brought to the causes he cared about should ensure that becomes a reality.
Perhaps unavoidably for a young Hollywood star, there was much speculation about Boyce’s possible romantic interests before his passing.
He did share a story about his first date with an unnamed girl, who he took to the Mulholland outlook at night and received an $88 ticket. He urged his fans to pay more attention to where they park.
In an interview, he revealed that he had teenage crushes on both Beyoncé and Shakira.
Boyce worked with several female costars and, as is often the case, fans seemed keen to play mental matchmakers between the young stars. He jokingly made reference to these rumors in an interview.
When the subject of his love life came up, Boyce sarcastically said that he was dating Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Carson’s sister Paulina, Brenna D’Amico, and Sophie Reynolds at the same time. For anyone unable to interpret his tone, he then said that he was not dating any of them.
After his passing, Dove Cameron posted a heartfelt tribute where she talked about the impact Boyce had on her life. She said he had helped her out of difficult relationships and eating disorders and called him her brother.
We don’t know about Cameron Boyce’s romantic relationships but it’s clear he made a significant difference to the lives of those who knew him.