All About Max Ehrich, Demi Lovato's Actor Boyfriend Who Reportedly "Plans to Propose"

Savannah Walsh
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Kravitz - Getty Images

From ELLE

Demi Lovato has moved on from model Austin Wilson. About three months after their December 2019 split, the singer began dating former Young and the Restless star Max Ehrich. Their relationship follows an eventful start to Lovato's 2020, with powerhouse performances at the Super Bowl and Grammys. Now, the pair is reportedly quarantining together...and may get engaged soon, according to Us Weekly.

Lovato recently put her love for Ehrich into words on Instagram. "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," she wrote in a recent birthday tribute to her man.

Below, everything to know about Lovato's new beau.

He's an Emmy-nominated former soap actor with a Disney connection.

The 28-year-old actor grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey, before becoming a professional actor. He most famously played the role of Fenmore Baldwin in the hit CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, for which he was nominated for four Daytime Emmys. He's recently starred in the 2019 Netflix movie Walk. Ride. Rodeo. and the Lifetime series American Princess.

Like Lovato, Ehrich also spent some time in the world of Disney. He appeared in High School Musical 3: Senior Year as well as a couple episodes of the Zendaya and Bella Throne series Shake It Up.

Ehrich and Lovato have been dating since March.

The relationship between Ehrich and Lovato is fairly new. E! reported in late March that the couple had been seeing each other "for a few weeks now." But, like many couples across the globe, they've found themselves living together for the time being. "They have been quarantining together at Demi's house and it's going really well," a source told E!.

The source continued, "Max is very into music and health, and he doesn't like to party. He is a good influence on Demi, and they have a lot in common. They have a few mutual friends in common, but Demi has been introducing Max to her closest friends via FaceTime since being quarantined. It's very new but they are definitely hanging out and seeing where it leads. They have spent a lot of time together, but I wouldn't say it's an exclusive relationship yet."

People ran photos of the pair in April that were taken while they shopped for groceries in masks. Their romance comes after Lovato declared herself "single as all hell" in the May 2020 issue of Harper's Bazaar. In the cover story, she also spoke about wanting to settle down with someone in the future, but maintained she has no set type. "People always ask me, ‘What’s your type?’ And I’m like, ‘Have you seen my history?’ There is no type. It is solely off connection. I wish I could say, ‘I only date attractive people.’ But I don’t,” she told the outlet.

He is reportedly planning a post-pandemic proposal.

If a recent Us Weekly report is correct, quarantine has made the two want to permanently commit to each other. "Max plans to propose to Demi after this whole pandemic is resolved and their families wouldn’t be surprised by the proposal," an insider told the outlet in April. "They think they make a great couple."

A source told E! around the same time that not so fast, an engagement isn't happening yet. "The engagement rumors are not true," a source said in a report published on April 16. "It's still early in the relationship and Demi and Max are enjoying just getting to know each other."

In June, Us Weekly maintained the two getting engaged once the quarantine ends could very well still happen. A source said, "They’ve been talking about getting engaged. Her family really likes him. He’ll likely propose within the next couple of months, but when quarantine is over." The insider also said that Ehrich has even picked out a "very sizable" ring for his girlfriend of three months, adding, "Demi has been aware and in on the fact that Max wants to propose and is so excited."

A potential engagement would come months after Lovato's longtime ex Wilmer Valderrama proposed to model Amanda Pacheco in January. E! spoke to a source with Lovato's reaction to Valderrama's news. "She's happy for Wilmer if he's happy," the source explained. "She always wants the best for him in life and is glad he has found love. They will always be friends and have a special place in each other's hearts. But she also realized he wasn't going to be her life partner and she's known that for a while. She moved on from that and has been going in a different direction. She wishes him all the best though."

Photo credit: John Shearer - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Shearer - Getty Images

Lovato and Ehrich profess their love openly on social media.

Almost four months into their romance, both Lovato and Ehrich don't shy away from posting about each other anymore. In her recent birthday tribute to Ehrich on Instagram, Lovato gushed about their relationship.

"BAAAYYBEEE - I have so much fun with you and there’s so many things I want to say right now but I want to be present and spend this bday with you so I’ll be quick:
Being with you makes life SO MUCH FUN 😆😝 We literally act like hooligans on the daily and don’t give a FUCK 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.. You’re also such a positive lil beam of light in my life and I can’t wait to make more birthday memories together.. here’s to the future baby. I love you @maxehrich 💙💙💙💙 p.s. everyone swipe to see my dog Ella literally trying to steal my man... 🤣"

Her post follows a set of sunset photos Ehrich shared earlier this month, declaring Lovato "the love of my life" in his caption. "Magical weekend in Joshua Tree with the love of my life 💘 @ddlovato," he captioned his post.

The couple made their relationship Instagram official in May.

Lovato and Ehrich made their romance official on the 'gram in early May. After the couple briefly appeared in the music video for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's song "Stuck With U," both of them posted the clip of them dancing to Instagram. "my whole heart. #stuckwithu 💓. All proceeds go to the First Responders Children’s Foundation 🙏," Ehrich wrote on his post. Lovato captioned hers, "Happy to be a part of something so special right now. Like really REALLY happy if you can’t tell... #stuckwithu"



Lovato and Ehrich also posted a series of sultry pool pictures on May 28:


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ilysfmiai @maxehrich.. ❤️😝🥰

A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on May 28, 2020 at 7:10pm PDT


Fans could spot signs of Lovato and Ehrich's relationship on social media long before they went Instagram official. Ehrich shared videos and photos of himself with Lovato's dogs Cinderella and Batman—one of the first big hints they were dating. On March 30, he posted a photo of himself snuggling with Batman. "My angels 😍," Lovato commented.

If their comments section interactions weren't enough, Lovato accidentally appeared on Ehrich's Instagram Live on March 28. In the clip, Ehrich is playing piano before whispering to Lovato offscreen, "I'm on live." She comes over to his side before he reminds her again that he's on live, and she quickly exits the frame.

He's also a singer.

Another clue that Ehrich and Lovato are together? He's singing songs for her on Instagram. On March 24, he shared a video of himself singing Coldplay's "Yellow" while he played the piano. "4D🌹<3," he captioned the post, presumably dedicating the cover to Demi.

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4D🌹<3

A post shared by MaxEhrich (@maxehrich) on Mar 24, 2020 at 11:41am PDT

In an interview with Imagista, Ehrich said he'd been playing piano since age 4 and spoke about having his song "Ride" on the soundtrack for Walk. Ride. Rodeo. "Music holds a very special place in my heart for a multitude of reasons, but this song is especially meaningful," he told the outlet. "Not only were the lyrics inspired by Amberley’s [rodeo racer Amberley Snyder] courage to overcome her near-impossible obstacles, but I had the honor of representing her story and helping her to share it. It was truly an incredible feeling to merge so many of my passions into one project."

His Instagram features a ton of motivational quotes—and an occasional shirtless pic.

While you're not combing through Ehrich's Instagram for a Lovato shoutout, you'll find that the man loves an inspirational quote. In December 2019 he shared, "courage is a love affair with the unknown." And in February he implored his million followers to "focus the good."

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A post shared by MaxEhrich (@maxehrich) on Apr 9, 2020 at 2:14am PDT

Ehrich often shares inspo of another kind on IG: fitness inspiration. On March 23, he posted a black-and-white shirtless photo with the caption, "when u realize u should’ve packed more for your quarantine stay 😅🤦♂️ have a blessed Monday filled with health, happiness, safety, joy, love, & laughter <3." Lovato commented, "Fine by me..."

He last dated model Sommer Ray.

While Lovato's dating history has been heavily covered by the media, Ehrich's previous relationships have been pretty low-key. In 2017, he was linked to model Sommer Ray. Entertainment Tonight reported that Bella Thorne set the couple up.

Before that, Ehrich dated Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne and, per Seventeen, moved to Los Angeles in 2008 with Modern Family's Sarah Hyland.

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