'West Side Story' Star Rachel Zegler Quits Twitter for Being Called Homewrecker by Ansel Elgort Fans
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The female leading star of Steven Speilberg's 'West Side Story' is upset for being accused of trying to ruin her male co-star's relationship with his high school sweetheart.

AceShowbiz - Rachel Zegler has decided to take a break from Twitter, after being left "upset" when she was labelled a "homewrecker" by Ansel Elgort fans.

The 18-year-old actress, an unknown before landing the role of Maria in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" reboot, paid tribute to her co-star Ansel as she celebrated wrapping the movie last month.

"There really aren't enough words to describe the pride I have in Ansel's growth and beauty and literal magic he possesses on screen and off. Falling in love with him was easy. Happy wrap mi amor; catch ya on a fire escape sometime soon," she captioned a snap of herself and Ansel in character as Maria and Tony, holding hands, on Twitter.

Connecting Rachel's tweet, which has since been deleted, to Ansel's revelation that he wants to find love with people other than his girlfriend, many of the actor's fans took to the social networking site to take aim at the teenager - accusing her of attempting to split Ansel from high-school sweetheart Violetta Komyshan.

After being targeted by trolls and receiving hordes of inappropriate direct messages, Rachel took the situation into her own hands on Thursday, October 3 and announced she'd be taking a break from the site.



"The fact that I have to say something is absolutely absurd. But the DMs and the name-calling and throwing around the word homewrecker over me expressing genuine love I have for my coworker is heartbreaking and I don't want any part of it. So peace for now, I guess. Be nice," she tweeted.

That tweet has now been deleted, but one that is still up on Rachel's page reads: "The internet has made me upset so goodbye for a bit be nice to each other."

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