Figure out what you want." Back in 2008, Daren got his big break with the role of Ricky Underwood starring opposite the Golden Globe-nominated actress Shailene Woodley as Amy.
As he entered the world of glamour, he was no longer a commoner and was, therefore, followed and searched by many.
While recalling the experience, he accounted being so smitten by the relationship that his focus on everything else, including his school work, seemed to wear off. "I definitely learned never to fall in love in high school because it just takes over your brain.
We were so psychotic for each other that I didn't care about anything else. Relationships are important but stay focused on all the things that are important.
As a result, their fans couldn't help but surmise that they were an item, for it seemed their emotions had spilled over off-screen.
But, aside from the rumors, there are no reliable sources to establish their liaison as a fact, though Daren did admit to having a crush on Shailene and claimed that she is girlfriend material.
With 229k followers on Instagram, he sure has become a celebrity.
But, did he find someone on his journey after a wrenched heartbreak with his high school girlfriend?
Well, Daren and Shailene's five years long hot chemistry on-screen undoubtedly gave the audience a chill.
Moving down the memory lane, Daner marked the beginning of his love life in high school which lasted two years.
That longevity, however, did not lead them any further.
Caption: Daren kissing his then-girlfriend, Jacqueline Wood.
The duo was often spotted shopping, clubbing, and casually strolling together.