Demi Lovato Has Reportedly Ended Her Engagement to Max Ehrich After Six Months of Dating

The singer made a powerful comeback at the 2020 Grammy Awards, but is the vocalist also seeing someone new? Who is Demi Lovato's boyfriend?


Feb. 19 2021, Updated 11:36 a.m. ET

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It's safe to say that Demi Lovato has come a long way. After taking two years to recover and heal from her nearly fatal drug overdose in 2018, the singer made a powerful comeback at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in January of 2020. In fact, her emotional song "Anyone," which was written a few days before the incident, was one of the main things that helped her to stay strong during her recovery.

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Her performance at the Super Bowl in Miami just a week later won even more praise from viewers and fans alike, and it was clear that 2020 had started off as a pivotal year for the "Échame La Culpa" singer. 

As far as her personal life goes, Demi has also gone through a lot of changes in 2020 as well. Who is Demi Lovato's boyfriend? She got engaged to actor Max Ehrich after a few months of dating, and the two have since broken up.

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Who is Demi Lovato's boyfriend?

Demi was first linked to actor Max Ehrich in March of 2020, when the two began getting flirty in each other's Instagram comments. The 28-year-old actor is best known for his roles in The Young and the Restless, Under the Dome, and American Princess. Max is also a singer who showcases his talents on his social media accounts.

Before they confirmed their romance, a source told E! News that Max didn't like to party, so he and Demi were a good match.

"He is a good influence on Demi, and they have a lot in common," the source said.  "They have a few mutual friends in common, but Demi has been introducing Max to her closest friends via Facetime since being quarantined. It's very new, but they are definitely hanging out and seeing where it leads."

The rumors were proven to be true shortly thereafter when she accidentally appeared in his Instagram Live. After Demi's surprise cameo, they went public with their relationship online. 

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In late May of 2020, Demi posted a photo of her and Max cozying up to one another in the pool. She captioned it, "Ilysfmiai," which stands for "I love you so f-----g much it's actually insane."

The couple announced their engagement in July of 2020, and the two detailed how excited they were to take the next step in their relationship online. 

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But, Max was soon accused of using Demi to propel himself into fame. Screenshots of him expressing his love for Selena Gomez (who is famously no longer friends with Demi) also made the rounds online. 

In mid-September of 2020, sources began telling various outlets that Demi's loved ones were sharing their doubts about Max's intentions.

On Sept. 24, an insider confirmed to People that Max and Demi had called it quits. 

"Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers," the person told the outlet. "They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together."

The source cited the resurgence of their busy schedules as one of the contributing factors to the split. 

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"Demi and Max were basically together 24/7 for months. They lived in a bubble with zero stress, and everything was just fun," the insider said. "Now they are both working and are on separate coasts."

The person also said that Max had become enthralled with his increase in fame. 

"Max shot up in fame, and it's been hard. He got wrapped up in [Hollywood]," the source continued. 

The "OK Not to Be OK" singer is now single, and the source shared that she is actually "doing OK."

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Demi Lovato reportedly had a fling with 'Bachelorette' star Mike Johnson in 2019.

Back when Mike Johnson was appearing on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette in the spring and summer of 2019, Demi made it known that she had a crush on the reality star.

They had gotten extra flirty with each other on social media after Demi made the first move. But according to Mike, they also went on multiple dates in real life. 

In October of 2019, he said: "When Demi and I are together, it’s laughter and we talk about real s--t... Like, she’s a down-to-earth woman and I respect it so much. And she’s just a really humble, really cool, really fun, down-to-earth person." He also shared that she "kisses really well."

But unfortunately, this didn't last, because by the following month, Demi revealed that she was dating someone else.

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Demi dated Austin Wilson after her relationship with Mike Johnson.

Demi first met 25-year-old model Austin Wilson in 2019. It's not clear exactly how they first met, but many believe that it was through mutual friends. Both were pretty close to Thomas Trussell III, who sadly died from a drug overdose in October, so it's possible that he introduced them. 

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Demi and Austin made their romance Instagram official in November, shortly after they'd posted tributes for their late friend. Demi shared an adorable black and white shot of the two of them and captioned it, "my ❤️." Then Austin followed suit by sharing a selfie of them embracing.

Demi Lovato and Austin kept their romance out of the spotlight.

As most fans know, Demi was pretty transparent about her progress and major milestones with regards to her health, but the same couldn't be said for her love life. While there were reports about their public outings, Demi and Austin kept a relatively low profile when it came to their relationship.

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This came as no surprise, however, since Demi has been quite vocal about wanting to keep the intimate details of her love life private.

She once said: "I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music."

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Sadly, this relationship was short-lived. By Dec. 21, it was confirmed that the two had split up. One source told People: "She's concentrating on herself and her work right now, as well as focusing on her relationship with God. She's excited for what this next chapter in 2020 will bring." 

Demi also took to social media to ask that her fans not cause any drama. She said: "Please don’t go after him. He's a good guy. Much better than what people see on the outside just because he's got a lot of tattoos. Breakups are hard for both parties involved. Just stay nice and say prayers."

The singer has certainly gone through her fair share of changes in 2020. 

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