Why Demi Lovato's Engagement To Max Ehrich Is Over

Demi Lovato has had a very public dating life and isn't shy about sharing it. Maybe it's because she tends to be "the first one to make the move," as she bragged in a 2018 interview with InStyle

"I'm always the one who says, 'Let me get your number'" she said. "Or I slide into their DMs on Instagram." With that kind of confidence, it's no wonder Hollywood stars have been lining up to get to know the singer. She's been connected to actor Cody Linley; to Miley Cyrus' older brother and musician Trace Cyrus; and to Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, before embarking on a lengthy relationship with Wilmer Valderama that ended in 2016. Lovato dated UFC fighter Luke Rockhold in 2016, MMA fighter Guilherme ”Bomba” Vasconcelos in 2017, designer Henry Levy in 2018, Bachelor Nation alum Mike Johnson in October 2019, and then model Austin Wilson by December of that same year. 

In March 2020, Us Weekly reported that the "Anyone" singer was dating actor Max Ehrich, and in the blink of an eye, those two were engaged and racing toward what seemed like their happily ever after. Unfortunately, this red-hot romance turned "Stone Cold" quickly. Find out why this engagement is reportedly over.  

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich got really close, really fast

While the world was social distancing, Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich were getting closer. Just months after her brief relationship with model Austin Wilson, an inside source told Us Weekly in March 2020 that the "Confident" crooner and The Young and the Restless star were cozying up at Lovato's home in Los Angeles. 

"Demi and Max have been seeing each other for a few weeks now," a source told E! News at the time. "They have been quarantining together at Demi's house and it's going really well." 

Of course, in true Lovato fashion, these two weren't shy about their affections or their brief living situation. Alongside a shirtless Instagram photo taken inside Lovato's home, the soap star wrote: "When u realize u should've packed more for your quarantine stay," to which Lovato responded, "Fine by me." 

It wasn't long before Lovato and Ehrich took another major step in their relationship. 

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich were head over heels

By July 2020 — about four months after they reportedly began dating – Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich were engaged to be married. 

On July 23, 2020, Lovato posted a series of romantic beach photos with Ehrich to Instagram, along with a heartfelt message. "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," she wrote. "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."

In a corresponding and equally emotional caption, the four-time Emmy-nominated actor wrote: "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." Erich added, " 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." 

But roughly two months later, the couple's wedding plans had reportedly disintegrated, and the engagement was allegedly called off. What could possibly have happened to sour all those sweet feelings?

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich made a 'tough decision'

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have not yet commented on the status of their relationship, but an insider told People the engagement is finished. "It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers," the source said. "They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together." 

An E! News insider claimed that "people close to Demi" shared "their doubts about Max's intentions," and by September 2020, controversy was tarnishing their relationship's shiny veneer. Controversial tweets surfaced that supposedly featured Ehrich calling fellow pop star Selena Gomez "prettier than Lovato." Though Lovato suggested the tweets were phony, the scuttlebutt seemed to strike a nerve. 

"It's really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that's between them NOT YOU," Lovato tweeted (per E! News). She added, "Yes, it's easier to tear apart celebrities and their relationships because 2020 sucks and scares the s**t out of us all but it's only gonna stay terrifying until we address it all and WORK ON SOLUTIONS TOGETHER." 

The "Sober" singer also wrote about having "compassion for those who are so horrified at the reality of 2020 that they gotta distract themselves with doctored images in order to not focus on how bad these times are." Sheesh, will Demi's heart ever catch a break?