Demi Lovato and her fiancé, Max Ehrich, have called off their engagement after just two months, according to reports.
“It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a source told People magazine.
“They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together,” they added.
Neither has commented publically on their breakup thus far.
Demi and Max split
The sad news comes after Young and the Restless actor Max, 29, popped the question to the “Confident” singer on the beach on July 23.
Demi, 28, took to her Instagram account shortly after saying ‘yes!’ to show off her massive engagement ring in an adorable post where she gushed about her hubby-to-be.
“When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his ‘little partner’ - something that might’ve sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent. To me it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner,” she captioned the pic.
She then tagged Max, writing: “I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too.. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!!”
Demi is believed to have fallen head over heels for Max in March, just before the coronavirus pandemic shut down borders all over the world.
According to E!, the pair spent the majority of their time together during lockdown “ordering in, cooking and watching movies together.”
“Max is very into music and health, and he doesn't like to party,” an insider revealed at the time.
“He is a good influence on Demi, and they have a lot in common. 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.”
Back in 2011, Max Tweeted: “All I wanted for Christmas was Demi Lovato. #cantalwaysgetwhatyouwant....” and it seemed like all his dreams had come true, nine years later.
A month before their engagement, Demi posted a gushing post to Max on her Instagram account, saying that she has so much fun when she’s with him.
“I spend my days with you, bare faced and in a bathing suit.. I feel unconditionally loved and accepted by you in a way that I’ve never felt before.. I can’t explain it or you.. you’re indescribable, you beautiful, man. Inside and out you are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.. You’re also such a positive lil beam of light in my life and I can’t wait to make more birthday memories together.. here’s to the future baby. I love you.”
Max, also posted a series of pictures to his Instagram account, writing: “You are every love song, every film, every lyric, every poem, everything I could ever dream of and then some in a partner in life. Words cannot express how infinitely in love with you I am forever and always and then some. I cannot spend another second of my time here on Earth without the miracle of having you as my wife. here’s to forever baby ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jeuejfjqjweuvu I’m so excited,” he wrote beside crying laughing emojis.
“You are the most beautiful inside and out in the entire world & I couldn’t be more grateful God brought us together. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH @ddlovato AND WILL FOREVER CHERISH YOUR PURE, BEAUTIFUL, INFINITE SOUL.”
Additional reporting by Sarah Carty.