Two years after breaking off her engagement to actor Max Ehrich, Demi Lovato is basking in a happy and healthy relationship with her new beau, Jutes. The pop icon who got into the new romantic affair earlier this month was all over her sweetheart in a recent Instagram Story post, showing how much they love each other’s company.
Demi Lovato Shows Off Boyfriend In Adorable Instagram Photo
The “This is Me” singer shared a mirror selfie of herself with her new man in what appeared to be a bathroom. She could be seen leaning into him as he embraced her from behind and kissed her cheek. Her eyes were closed with her grinning in the image while Jutes looked at the mirror and held the phone, taking the shot.
They were also leaning on a counter with Lovato’s elbow on a white towel. At the same time, the backdrop showed blue walls and a white ceiling with bright lights illuminating the whole room.
Furthermore, only the couple’s upper body parts were shown; the 30-year-old vocalist donned a white sweatshirt, whereas her beau wore a black shirt leaving his fully tattooed arms on display. “I love my @jutesmusic [black heart emoji],” she penned on the post, likely causing fans to be over the moon about the duo’s cuteness.
At the beginning of the blossoming romance, The Blast updated fans on the then-new relationship, revealing that Lovato was dating a fellow music star. A source revealed to PEOPLE at the time that it was a “happy and healthy relationship,” adding that Jutes was “a super great guy.”
This came two years after she ended things with her ex-fiancé following their fast-paced relationship that led to an engagement a mere four months after they began dating. Their romance, unfortunately, did not last so long as they eventually called it quits, which was pretty messy given Ehrich’s public displays of depression.
Before the end of 2020, Lovato was back to being single again while her ex was on a Malibu beach putting on displays of shedding tears with the media. About a year later, she got candid about the relationship, revealing that living through the pandemic was a significant factor in the journey, considering that she started identifying as non-binary earlier that year.
Around the same time, she met Ehrich and got into a straight relationship which was great but made her ignore parts of herself she did not think were “digestible” for her then-partner. The “Camp Rock” star admitted, “In hindsight, the dissolvement of that relationship was actually probably the best thing that’s happened to me, because of what that led inside of myself.”
She felt empowered to stand on her own following the end of the relationship and without needing another person to validate or make her feel accepted. Lovato then explained, “When I said goodbye to that relationship, I also said goodbye to everything that was holding me back from being my most authentic self.”
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Calling off the engagement was undoubtedly a healthy decision, leading her to become a brand new person who was more sure of herself and her music. She also returned to identifying as she/her after going by “they/them” for over a year, given the balance she felt with her masculine and feminine energy.
The ‘Don’t Forget’ Singer Shared Substance Abuse Experience And Recovery
Lovato has always been open about her struggles with substance abuse while growing up and the effect of the intoxicants on her life over the years. In a recent talk with Alexandra Cooper on the “Call Her Daddy,” which The Blast reported, she spoke about her experience, beginning with her use of opiates when she was twelve or thirteen.
At the time, she was administered the drugs after a car crash but unfortunately got hooked on them, leading her to try other substances like alcohol and cocaine. Lovato drank a lot as a teenager and used to steal beer from her stepdad’s refrigerator. She also stole Xanax from her mom, and at seventeen, she started using cocaine.
The “Heart Attack” musician confessed that she loved the substance too much, causing addiction and consequences she eventually suffered. However, she was able to get help and treatment at eighteen with the support of her family and team, who knew the repercussions had been a “long time coming.”