Demi Lovato’s Dating History Is a Major Blast From the Past

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Photo credit: Jonathan Leibson - Getty Images

This story was originally published in March 2020. In May 2021, Demi clarified that they are non-binary and that their pronouns are they/them. This story has been retroactively updated to reflect this.

Remember when Demi Lovato was dating (and engaged to!) The Young and the Restless' Max Ehrich? And then they broke things off after the world found out he was a member of stan Twitter, and he proceeded to weep publicly in front of paparazzi on the beach where he proposed? It was a lot! But since Max, Demi has more than moved on, telling Glamour in March 2021, “My heart is pretty open. I’m very much listening to my intuition, and that’s not to say my boundaries or my guard is up. It’s just saying my ears are perked a little higher and my eyes are open a little wider.” Nowadays, Demi is rumored to be dating Noah Cyrus, but they've had a lot of other serious 'ships over the years—including with big splashy celebs like Joe Jonas and Wilmer Valderrama. Time to take a look back at Demi Lovato's full relationship history!

Cody Linley: 2007 to 2008

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Photo credit: Jason Kempin - Getty Images

Before we dive into Cody Linley and Demi’s disastrous date, let’s just reflect on when Cody of Hoot fame was our collective crush. (Please take me back to the early aughts forever!) Okay, anyways, so sometime in 2008, Cody’s car broke down on the way to pick up Demi for a dinner date. And when they actually got in the car after Cody was two (2!) hours late, the car started to break down again and Demi had to hop out and hold a flashlight for him. Cody told Seventeen that they somehow made it to a steakhouse and Demi stayed out past their curfew. Obviously, this relationship was short-lived.

Alex DeLeon: 2008 to 2009

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Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg - Getty Images

For about a year, Demi reportedly dated The Cab’s (wow, throwback) Alex DeLeon and even wrote “Catch Me” about him.

Trace Cyrus: 2009

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Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

Back when Metro Station was ~a thing~ and before Trace Cyrus’s roller coaster relationship with Brenda Song, he and Demi dated for “several months.” But in their case, a four-year age difference and long distance proved too difficult to overcome. At the time, Trace told People, “I’m always on the other side of the world and so [are they], so it just seemed like something that can’t work out at this time.…Maybe when [they're] older and we’ve both matured, we’ll be looking for the same thing and it can work out.”

Joe Jonas: 2010

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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/VF1 - Getty Images

Not to be dramatic, but lives were forever changed when Demi confirmed they were dating Joe Jonas during a March 2010 Access Hollywood interview. And when Teen Vogue published Demi and Joe’s joint magazine cover in June 2010, it seemed like the couple might just go the distance. But less than 48 hours after their interview, they called it quits.

Joe insisted the breakup was mutual. In fact, in a follow-up interview with Teen Vogue, he said, “When I met Demi, I knew right away that our friendship was really strong. I don’t want to lose that ever.”

Lucky for them, Joe and Demi are still really supportive of each other. When Joe proposed to Sophie Turner in 2017, Demi congratulated them on Instagram. Also, here’s a pic of Demi, Joe, and Wilmer Valderrama (Demi's next boyfriend after Joe) hanging out:

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Photo credit: Michael Kovac - Getty Images

Judging by all this evidence from years later, Joe and Demi definitely left any drama in the past. And that brings us to…

Wilmer Valderrama: 2010 to 2016

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Photo credit: Lester Cohen - Getty Images

For six years, Demi and That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama dated on and off until they split up for good in 2016. In Demi’s 2017 documentary, Simply Complicated, they opened up about how the two met when they were 17, and Wilmer was like, “Get away from me.” But they connected again after Demi's 18th birthday and started dating. Demi said, “I think it was love at first sight. We connected on a level that I’ve never connected with anybody before. He was just my rock, my everything.”

In a 2015 interview with Cosmopolitan, Demi opened up about how Wilmer was there for them through everything—including relapsing, entering treatment facilities, and getting sober. They recalled that "he was like, ‘I’m not leaving. This is somebody I really care about.’”

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Photo credit: John Shearer - Getty Images

When they split in 2016, the pair released a joint statement on Instagram and said they “are better as best friends.”

Although they’re not together anymore, Demi and Wilmer continue to be supportive of each other—he visited Demi in the hospital after they overdosed in 2018, and when Wilmer got engaged in January 2020, Demi was reportedly “happy for Wilmer if he’s happy.”

Luke Rockhold: 2016

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Photo credit: Mike Stobe - Getty Images

Luke is a UFC fighter and that’s about all you need to know because he and Demi only went out from August to December 2016.

Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos: 2017

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Photo credit: Jeff Bottari - Getty Images

Let’s not dwell too much on this “quick fling” either—Demi and the MMA fighter started dating at the beginning of 2017 and were over in July.

Lauren Abedini: 2017

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Photo credit: Jeffrey Mayer - Getty Images

Demi and DJ/producer Lauren Abedini were rumored to be dating in 2017 after they were spotted holding hands at Disneyland. Not long after this rumored romance, Demi opened up about their sexuality, telling InStyle, “I’m very fluid, and I think love is love. You can find it in any gender. I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”

Henri Levy: 2018 to 2019

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Photo credit: Instagram

Shortly after Demi completed treatment for mental health and substance abuse in the fall of 2018, they were linked to Enfants Riches Déprimés designer Henri Levy. By the end of December, the two had made their relationship social media official with an Instagram Story of Henri leaning in to kiss Demi. In the end, they split up in March 2019 after four months of dating and right before Demi sought treatment again.

Mike Johnson: 2019

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Photo credit: ABC

Understandably, when Demi saw Mike Johnson on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, they were immediately interested and let their feelings be known all over social media. After Mike finished his stints on The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, he and Demi got super flirty on Instagram in September 2019 and eventually started hanging out IRL. A couple of weeks after meeting Demi, Mike went on a podcast and said they're a good kisser. The relationship was over by the end of October, though, because Mike kept talking about Demi to the press, which wasn’t a good look.

Austin Wilson: 2019

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Photo credit: Instagram

After a month of being social media official and enjoying Disneyland date nights, Demi and model Austin Wilson broke up right before Christmas because “their lifestyles were not meshing.” Even though they deleted all traces of each other on Instagram, it seems their relationship ended cordially because when a fan seemed to attack Austin on Instagram, Demi replied, “Please don’t go after him. He’s a good guy. Much better than what people see on the outside just because he’s got a lot of tattoos. Breakups are hard for both parties involved. Just stay nice and say prayers.”

Max Ehrich: 2020

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Photo credit: Roy Rochlin - Getty Images

Social isolation was rough for everybody, but Demi made the best of it by distancing with Max Ehrich from The Young and the Restless. These two met only “a few weeks” prior to quarantining together, but they were already “off to a strong start.”

Being stuck in a mansion together did wonders for their relationship because Max proposed to Demi with a $500,000 ring, but then he was exposed as an alleged Twitter stan who thirsted after Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande too. Although Demi initially slammed the tweets as fake, they called off their engagement ten days later because Demi reportedly could no longer trust him and thought he was “sketchy.”

After the breakup, Max seemed to have a rough time and was spotted by paparazzi sobbing on the beach where he and Demi posed for engagement pics, and he later talked about the split on his Insta Stories, claiming he found out about the breakup via the tabloids. In their new YouTube Originals documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, Demi said they was “shocked” by Max’s reaction: “The hardest part of the breakup was mourning the person I thought he was.”

Noah Cyrus: 2021

Demi and Noah were first linked back in March when they recorded a song together, though at the time, a source close to Demi confirmed “they’re not dating.”

That same month, Demi said they identify as pansexual, explaining, "Yeah, pansexual. I heard someone call the LGBTQIA+ community the 'alphabet mafia,' and I was like, 'That's it. That's what I'm going with.' I’m part of the alphabet mafia and proud."

Flash-forward a few months to July, when Demi and Noah were photographed holding hands, but a source told E! News that "They are not exclusively dating by any means" and are simply "hanging out" and "enjoying each other's company." The source added, "They have been friends for awhile but there is definitely a connection there," and that their "creative and spiritual bond" brought them together.

That brings us up to date!

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