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Demi Lovato Is Engaged to Max Ehrich! Here’s a Timeline of Their Relationship

They're *super* in love

Well Lovatics, the time has come—Demi Lovato’s getting married! On July 23, the “Sober” singer announced that she’s engaged to soap opera actor Max Ehrich. “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. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner,” Dovato captioned a series of Instagram photos of she and Ehrich. In the photos—taken on a beach seemingly after the pair became engaged—the couple cuddle, kiss and just look genuinely in love.

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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. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner. @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. 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!!!! 😩😭❤️🥰😍 Ps. THANK YOU @angelokritikos FOR HIDING BEHIND ROCKS AND CAPTURING THE ENTIRE THING!!! I love you boo!!!

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Continuing her post, Lovato addressed her new fiancé, writing: “@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. 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!!!!”

The photos are adorable and we’re “Sorry Not Sorry,” but that rock is massive. Get it, Demi! But also, how did we get here? Ehrich and Lovato have had a pretty whirlwind romance, even by celebrity (and Ariana Grande/Pete Davidson) standards, so fans may have some questions, like when did Lovato and Ehrich even start dating? Fear not fans, we have all the info for you. Here, a timeline of the Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich’s relationship thus far, from crashed Instagram Lives to beachside engagements.

December 2019: Demi Lovato confirms her split from ex

Before coupling up with Ehrich, Lovato was in a series long- and short-term relationships. After splitting from longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in 2016, and entering rehab for substance abuse after an overdose in July 2018, Lovato was back on the dating scene in late 2018, working on her health and happiness (and briefly dating Bachelorette alum Mike Johnson). After a months-long relationship with friend Austin Wilson, the singer confirmed that she was single in December 2019 when responding to DMs from a fan.

Mid-March 2020: Rumours emerge that Lovato is dating actor Max Ehrich

Just months into the new year, and at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, rumours began swirling that the “Stone Cold” singer may have a new beau in her life. In mid-March, Lovato and Ehrich, who stars on The Young and the Restless, began popping up on each other’s Instagram feeds—in the comments section at least. Eagle-eyed fans spotted the pair making some pretty flirty comments under each other’s posts, with Ehrich even posting a photo of himself snuggling with Lovato’s pups to his Instagram stories.

On March 23, Ehrich posted a *super* steamy shirtless photo of himself, dropping several hints that he wasn’t currently quarantining in his own home. ““when u realize u should’ve packed more for your quarantine stay,” the actor captioned the black and white photo.

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Packed? Quarantine stay? Ehrich 100% wasn’t at his own place and was 100% boo’d up by this point. Lovato then drove the point home, writing “Fine by me….” in the comments. Very subtle.

According to a source speaking to Us Weekly at the time, the couple had met a few weeks earlier.

March 29: Lovato and Ehrich make it Instagram official—kind of

Just a few days after Ehrich posted his shirtless selfie, the couple confirmed to the world that yes, Ehrich wasn’t staying at his own place and yes, they were totally together. But it wasn’t on purpose. On March 29, while Ehrich sang and played piano for fans during an Instagram Live on his account, Lovato accidentally popped into the video, seemingly not realizing he was live to thousands of people.

In the video, Ehrich can be seen looking off camera, mouthing “I’m on live,” to an unknown person. Lovato, unable to hear him, pops in holding a blanket and asks “hmm?” before Ehrich repeats he’s on live again.

When the reality of what he’d just said sinks in, the reaction by both is priceless, as Lovato squeals and steps out of frame and Ehrich laughs. It may have just been a fleeting moment, but fan speculation was offish confirmed. And also, Lovato looked so freakin’ happy!

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May 8: The couple officially confirm their relationship

On May 8, after months of rumours, the couple made their love 100% IG-official, in probably the coolest way possible. The pair made their couple debut in the music video for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s song, “Stuck with U.” The video, which was filmed during quarantine, featured couples, families and friends both famous and non, dancing around with their quarantine partners.

In Lovato and Ehrich’s clip, the couple danced around together. “Happy to be part of something so special right now,” Lovato captioned the clip on Instagram. “Like really REALLY happy if you can’t tell.”

June 16: Lovato and Ehrich take a trip to Joshua Tree

Continuing their social media love-fest, the quarantining cuties took a trip to California’s Joshua Tree park over the weekend of June 16, sharing a series of photos with their fans.

In her post documenting the weekend, Lovato addressed Ehrich, writing: “Thank you for making me so happy my dear..I love going on adventures with you.”

June 24: The love-fest continues over Ehrich’s birthday

Just a week later, Lovato once more put her love for her man on display, wishing Ehrich a happy birthday and sharing a carousel of photos of the pair. In the post, Lovato once again wasn’t afraid to gush over her BF, writing: “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.”

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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… 🤣

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The pair also solidified their relationship with the marker of any modern celeb relationship: a Simpsons-esque rendering.

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so dope @rino_russo_

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July 22: Lovato and Ehrich get engaged!

With all the Instagram gushing on both sides, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise then that Lovato and Ehrich would make their coupledom life-long by getting engaged ASAP. They’re very in love! Both Lovato and Ehrich shared photos and video clips from the July 22 proposal.

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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. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner. @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. 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!!!! 😩😭❤️🥰😍 Ps. THANK YOU @angelokritikos FOR HIDING BEHIND ROCKS AND CAPTURING THE ENTIRE THING!!! I love you boo!!!

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Sharing his excitement on his feed, Ehrich wrote to his future wife: “You are every love song, every film, every lyric, every poem, everything I could ever dream of and then some in a partner in life. Words cannot express how infinitely in love with you I am forever and always and then some. I cannot spend another second of my time here on Earth without the miracle of having you as my wife. here’s to forever baby.”

Congrats to these lovebirds! We can’t wait for the wedding.