The Real Reason Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama Called It Quits

Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato

Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

In 2016, the world sobbed when Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama announced their split after six years together.

Deemed one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, Lovato and Valderrama stole our hearts with their insanely adorable relationship and undeniable connection.

What exactly was the reason that led this perfect couple to call it quits?

They were better off as friends

After six long years together, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama decided to go their separate ways.

The breakup was said to have been mutual and both felt as though they were better off as friends than lovers.

A source close to the couple stated, “It had turned into more of a big brother-little sister kind of relationship, the romance wasn’t what it used to be.”

It can be understood that after six long years with a person and the obvious age gap hanging between the two that continuing a relationship was not in their best interests.

Both Lovato and Valderrama took to Instagram to announce their feelings towards the breakup.

They began dating in 2010

The two met while shooting a PSA for Voto Latino, a video announcement that encouraged young people to vote during the upcoming elections back in 2010.

While shooting, Valderrama complimented Lovato for using her platform to encourage the younger generation to get involved in politics and after that, their relationship blossomed.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on

Demi Lovato has described Valderrama as “her best friend” who she’s also attracted to. If that’s not true love then I don’t know what is?

Showcasing their relationship on social media, Wilmer Valderrama not only gave the singer unconditional love he also gave her support during a very difficult time.

Wilmer supported Demi as she battled addiction

The couple experienced a few setbacks during their relationship, one of them being Lovato constantly battling addiction.

The couple has said to have had an on-again-off-again relationship due to Lovato’s addiction, but Wilmer Valderrama stuck by his girlfriend’s side even in the darkest of times.

Demi Lovato has praised her beau for his unconditional love and support as she struggled with addiction as well as weight issues and her eating disorder.

She has even credited him for helping her maintain her sobriety over the years. “He never takes credit for my sobriety, but I guarantee I wouldn’t be alive without him today,” she told HuffPost Live in 2015.

Many have speculated that the two would eventually get married since their relationship looked to be very serious.

“I am very, very in love with him. I think—we will probably wait a little bit longer, but—if he asked tomorrow I would say yes,” Lovato said when she called into a New Zeland radio station back in 2015.

All good things must come to an end

After their breakup in 2016, Valderrama and Lovato remained close friends.

The news of the breakup comes as a shock to fans who have been following the couple throughout their entire relationship.

After their split, Lovato and Valderrama have continued to remain close friends with one another.

When Demi Lovato experienced a drug overdose this past summer in her home, it had been said that Valderrama was by her side throughout her entire journey towards recovery.

Demi Lovato checked herself out of rehab in November and has since been seen getting cozy with a new man.

Valderrama continues to show his support for his ex-girlfriend and is expected to remain in Lovato’s life for the years to come.