Demi Lovato’s ‘Accelerated’ Relationship With Max Ehrich Caused the Couple to Split

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich fell in love quickly. The two seemed to have it all, but behind the scenes, something wasn’t right. After a two-month engagement, the pair has called it quits — and a fast-paced relationship proved to be their downfall.  

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Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich became engaged after four months

Ehrich has his eye on Lovato years ago. The Young and the Restless star first tweeted about Lovato back in 2011, saying he wished he could have her “for Christmas.” Fast forward to 2020, and his wish finally came true. The two started spending time together in March, and in April, Lovato accidentally appeared on his Instagram Live, making it clear that the two were dating.

The pandemic struck right at the beginning of the couple’s relationship, allowing them to spend copious amounts of time together. And with that, things sped up quickly, prompting Ehrich to propose to Lovato in July, after only four months of dating. She said yes, and though people were thrilled for her, some fans were skeptical that the relationship would last, and they made it clear in their comments on her Instagram photo.

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The couple’s ‘accelerated’ relationship affected their long-term romance

Quarantine has seemed to make or break couples these days. But on Sept. 24, a source close to Lovato and Ehrich revealed that the two have decided to call off their engagement. Lovato revealed in early September that her relationship with Ehrich was “accelerated” due to the pandemic — but it might have ended up working against the couple.

The two reportedly split because their fast-paced relationship wasn’t sustainable outside of quarantine. “It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” the source revealed to People. Things went downhill after the couple went back to work; Ehrich was filming in Atlanta while Lovato was still in California, and the cracks in their relationship started to show.

“Max shot up in fame, and it’s been hard,” another source revealed. The distance reportedly caused “strain” in their relationsip, which didn’t make anything easier, and the two ultimately decided to end their engagement. Still, on Sept. 24, Lovato posted an Instagram photo wear her ring was still clearly visible, and neither person’s rep has fully confirmed the split.

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Who has Demi Lovato previously dated?  

Lovato was linked to several celebrities prior to meeting Ehrich. She and Joe Jonas first met on the set of “Camp Rock” back in 2008 but didn’t start dating until 2010. Fans loved the Disney Channel romance, but the two only dated for a few months. They’ve remained friends, and Lovato said she was happy when Jonas got engaged to Sophie Turner back in 2017.

Lovato had a high-profile relationship with actor Wilmer Valderrama that lasted for six years, and people were shocked when the couple called it quits back in 2016. She referred to him as her “rock,” and when Lovato went through a difficult time in 2018, Valderrama was there for her.

Lovato has been linked to several other people through the years, including Trace Cyrus and former The Bachelor star Mike Johnson.