Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have split two months into their engagement.
On Thursday, September 24, PEOPLE reported that the singer, 28, and the Young and the Restless actor, 29, decided to go their separate ways and call off their engagement.
“It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a sourced told the outlet. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.”
The pair have had a whirlwind relationship. They began dating in March and were engaged only months later when Ehrich proposed to Lovato in Malibu on July 22. The pair shared the happy news on social media with Lovato sharing, “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,” Lovato wrote in July. “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.”
The pair recently celebrated 6 months together with sweet social posts as well.
The separation comes only days after tweets surfaced where Ehrich had allegedly professed his love for Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus. Lovato was quick to slam the tweets as fake. “It’s really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU,” wrote Lovato in an Instagram statement, before adding, “Yes, it’s easier to tear apart celebrities and their relationships because 2020 sucks and scares the s— out of us all but it’s only gonna stay terrifying until we address it all and WORK ON SOLUTIONS TOGETHER.”
“So while on one hand I understand and have 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, but on the other hand, if you aren’t 13 years old trying to grasp the reality of right now, put on your adult underpants and write about what actually matters,” she added. “Please.”