Demi Lovato has split up with her fiance Max Ehrich, after six months together.
The couple, who announced their engagement in July after just four months of dating, have called time on their relationship, after facing rumors earlier this month that Max, 29, once sent ‘thirsty messages’ to Demi’s former BFF Selena Gomez back in 2015.
“It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a source tells PEOPLE.
The sources add: “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.”
News that there was trouble in the relationship camera earlier in the day when another source told Page Six: “It’s not over yet…, But it’s on its way there.”
The outlet reported that Demi’s bodyguard and sister unfollowed Max on Instagram, with the couple not engaging in like or comments on each others recent social media posts.
The outlet reported that Demi’s bodyguard and sister unfollowed Max on Instagram, with the couple not engaging in like or comments on each other’s recent social media posts. Dailymail.com reached out to Demi’s representative for comment on the report but did not receive a response
DailyMail.com reached out to Demi’s representative regarding the matter but has so far been unavailable for comment.
Demi, 28, and Max have had a whirlwind romance, that started in March just before the coronavirus pandemic began.
And sources later revealed that they had decided to quarantine together at Demi’s house amid the lockdown.
They announced their engagement in July, alongside a beachside photoshoot showing off Demi’s shining diamond ring.
Earlier this month, Demi admitted they were considering eloping amid the pandemic limiting large gatherings to 10 people.
The singer shared that she wants their wedding to be “sacred” between them, as she dished to Popcrush Nights.
Seeming torn between a big wedding and eloping she said “On one hand, I would love to elope because my life is so public and I want to keep it sacred between me and him.”
Their relationship seemed to hit rocky water earlier this month when fans claimed to have screenshots of tweets and other social media posts by Max pitting Demi and her former BFF Selena Gomez, against each other.
Demi took to Instagram earlier this month to seemingly debunk a slew of viral screenshots that showed rude tweets made by Max, in 2015.
“It’s really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU,” the former Disney star wrote.
In the ‘fake’ tweets, Max allegedly wrote that Lovato’s former best friend Selena was ‘prettier’ and more vocally gifted that her.
In her Instagram Story posts, Demi appeared to passionately challenge the validity of the past tweets and she went as far as to urge ‘tabloids’ to write about ‘more important sh*t.’
“Secondly, don’t y’all have more important s**t to write about in 2020??? I challenge any tabloid that dares to type my name to mention Breonna Taylor and the face that her murderers still haven’t been arrested. WRITE ABOUT THAT,” she wrote.
One of Max’s fake tweets read: “Hahaha Selena Gomez and demi are cute together [sic] but boy if you think demi is prettier…you’re WRONG!”
Selena Gomez is, clearly, a touchy subject for Demi, being that the pair have endured a rocky friendship since rising to fame on Disney Channel in the mid-2000s.
Lovato opened up about their crumbling friendship in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in May.
“When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt….I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best,” she explained.