Demi Lovato Announces She's Engaged After 5 Months of Dating | 22 Words

Demi Lovato has made the shock announcement that she's now engaged after 5 months of dating in an emotional post to fans.

And, of course, the pictures are stunning...

Demi Lovato has found love.

The star seemingly confirmed her new relationship just a couple of months back.

And she revealed some amazing news to fans this week.

After seeing all the snaps, we can't contain our excitement.

The star hasn't had it easy, however.

The twenty-seven-year-old is best known for singles such as "Don't Forget," "Here We Go Again," and "Tell Me You Love Me," but she hasn't had the easiest of rides when it comes to her personal life.

Although many of us also know her from Disney channel...

Lovato was the star of  Sonny with a Chance, which debuted in 2009. And who can forget Camp Rock?

Lovato has been open about her struggles with mental health...

And is often praised for her candid and honest approach to the topic.

Lovato aslo has a history of substance abuse.

And it was later revealed that she also suffered from bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, and self-harm.

Lovato opened up about her mental health for the first time in this infamous interview 7 years ago.

While being interviewed on GMA, the star was candid and honest about her mental health struggles. This interview marked the first time the singer opened up about what had been going on behind closed doors.

This is not the only time that Lovato has shared her battle with self-love, recovery, and her eating disorder.

In 2017, Lovato released the YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated.  The film followed her life and she spoke very candidly about her past drug addiction, battle with her weight, and taking control of her life.

Lovato had previously been sober for nearly 6 years, though her battle with an eating disorder is ongoing.

"Food is still the biggest challenge in my life," she said in the film, after she admitted to recently relapsing and purging. The star has admitted that her "destructive behavior" stems from her eating disorder.

Her vulnerability and honesty are perhaps why fans feel so connected to Lovato.

Anyone who has ever gone through darkness in their life can relate to Lovato's own journey.

Lovato explained that it's hard for her to not constantly think about her eating disorder.

"I don’t want to give it the power that it controls my every thought, but it’s something that I’m constantly thinking about," she said.

She continued:

"Body image, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I could be eating next, what I wish I didn’t eat, you know it’s just constant."

Lovato spoke about how she's envious of people who don't deal with thoughts like these.

"I get envious towards people who don’t struggle with an eating disorder because I think my life would be so much easier."

Lovato explains that her toxic relationship with food started when she was a little girl.

In the documentary, Lovato says: "The food came first, when I was 8 years old and my little sister was born, a lot of the attention was taken off me and onto my little sister."

Emotional eating is common, and if not addressed can lead to unhealthy and dangerous habits.

Lovato explained that food often acted as a sort of "medicine" for her. "I had started working at that time and was under a lot of stress so I would bake cookies for my family, and I would eat all of them and nobody would have any to eat. That was my first memory of food being that medicine for me."

Her struggle with food often comes at highly emotional times in her life.

"When I was in a relationship, I went three years without purging and when we broke up that’s one of the first things I did," she says in the film.

She continued:

"The less I have to think about food, the easier it is to go about having a normal life and I don’t want to let anybody down so when I do have moments when I slip up, I feel very ashamed. What started the relapse was missing Wilmer. And when I feel lonely my heart feels hungry and I end up binging."

Even though she continues to struggle with it, Lovato is one strong human being.

It takes true bravery to be honest with the world, and Lovato continues to do so through her personal posts on social media.

But in 2018, the singer had a relapse...

On July 24, 2018, the singer was rushed to the hospital for a suspected overdose. TMZ reported that she was found unconscious and was revived with Narcan, a medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose.

After spending time in a treatment facility, the singer addressed her relapse on Instagram...

"The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side," she wrote. "I will keep fighting."

Over the past year, she has remained relatively out of the spotlight.

But she has continued to keep fans in the loop via her Instagram.

Over the pandemic, however, fans were shocked to see a mystery man popping up in her snaps.

The guy turned out to be Max Ehrich, who was reported to have been quarantining with Lovato at her home.

It's not known exactly how the pair met.

But rumors of their relationship began swirling around from March, despite at the beginning of the month, Lovato telling Ellen DeGeneres that she was single. "I was on dating apps for a while, but as I've spent some time with myself over the past couple months, I realized that I am the type of person that will find any way to regulate when I'm sad or lonely or whatever," Lovato said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

She went on to clarify she was single.

"I have to fight those battles on my own, and I can't let somebody come in and fix those issues for me. So right now I'm single and spending my Saturday nights by myself."

Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that Lovato was constantly commenting on Ehrich's snaps with flirty messages.

Setting dating rumors well and truly alight.

Her and Ehrich's relationship has been getting more serious over the months...

All it takes is one scroll on Lovato's Instagram to see.

Lovato even accidentally gatecrashed Ehrich's Instagram live.

And when she realized she was on camera, covered herself with a blanket.

Ever since, the couple have been posting several loved-up snaps to Instagram.

They reached the point of not wanting to hide their relationship from fans anymore.

A source revealed that Ehrich is super supportive of Lovato's sobriety.

"She is feeling great and loves being with him," they said. "He supports her sobriety and is very understanding. It's going great and they both see it moving in a serious direction. She has loved having him at her house and trying out living together. So far, it's working very well."

By April, things were looking pretty solid for the new couple.

At the time, a source told E! News that Ehrich "is very much in love with Demi and is infatuated with her."

They even appeared in the video for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's duet, "Stuck With U."

The video included several celebrity cameos. Lovato posted a snippet of the music video on her Instagram, writing: "Happy to be a part of something so special right now. Like really REALLY happy if you can't tell..." Meanwhile, Ehrich wrote: "my whole heart."

So, it's safe to say the couple are very much in love.

Lovato frequently gushes over Ehrich on her Instagram, at one point writing: "Being with you makes life SO MUCH FUN. We literally act like hooligans on the daily and don't give a F*** if we're embarrassing ourselves if others are around!! "I spend my days with you, bare-faced and in a bathing suit... I feel unconditionally loved and accepted by you in a way that I've never felt before... I can't explain it or you.. you're indescribable, you beautiful, man. Inside and out you are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.."

And this week, the couple had a shock announcement for fans.

... They're engaged!

Lovato took to Instagram today to share the happy news with her followers.

"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. To me it made perfect sense," she wrote. "And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner."

She continued her heartfelt post:

"@maxehrich - I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too... I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. "

"You never pressure me to be anything other than myself."

"And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage."

The star then goes on to say how she can't wait to start a family with him.

"I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!!"

Congrats to the happy couple!

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