Demi Lovato Confesses Being ‘Fooled’ During Engagement To Max Ehrich

“I cared deeply about the person.”

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich had taken the internet by storm with their whirlwind romance that resulted in their engagement last year. However, the happiness did not last long when the couple called it quits, just two months after they announced their engagement.

Now, after almost a year, the singer confesses to being fooled during this engagement. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 28-year-old says she had herself “fooled” into believing that that type of commitment was something she needed to “prove” she was “okay” since her July 24, 2018, near-fatal drug overdose.

“I really had myself fooled, because it was the safe and expected thing,” Demi said. “Obviously I cared deeply about the person, but there was something inside of me that was like, ‘I have to prove to the world that I’m okay.’ Now that I’m not engaged or married and I’m okay, I’m like, ‘Wow. Isn’t that so much more empowering?’ It’s not this false sense of security.”

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Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich Realtionship

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich began dating in March 2020 and lived together while in-home lockdown. He proposed to her on a beach in Malibu on July 22, 2020, getting down on one knee and presented the “Confident” singer with a massive emerald cut diamond ring

Explaining herself further, she added, “The size of that ring, it made it really real. The second it was off, I was like, ‘You know what? I’m good. I don’t need that.’ I just don’t need an object on my finger to make me feel like I’ve got my s— together. It looks like stability, but it doesn’t mean that it is. And I don’t actually grow through stability. I find that I like living not in chaos or crisis, but in fluidity. It’s not [being] stuck and stagnant in an ideal or a tradition that was placed upon us by the patriarchy.”

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Deciding to live her truth, Demi Lovato also told the publication that she is definitely not interested in settling down with a man at the moment.

“Regardless if drama is happening or not, I am too gay to marry a man right now,” she says. “I don’t know if that will change in 10 years and I don’t know if that’ll never change, but I love accepting myself.” As Lovato says with unapologetic bluntness, “I’ve always known I was hella queer, but I have fully embraced it.”

Demi Lovato on Coming out

Post-Ehrich, Demi made herself clear on a Facebook Watch special for National Coming Out Day last October. She told Queer Eye‘s Tan France that she first came out to her older sister about liking girls when she was 17, and then eventually told her parents she was dating women, too. 

“I think time is everything,” said Demi. “The queerness in me was, like, ready to explode when I filmed the music video at Pride. I was so ready to be an activist. And then people would ask me, ‘Why are you so passionate about this?’ And I would clam up, like…When I watch that video, to this day, there’s a part of me that kind of cringes. I wanted so badly to be the person that I am today. I just wanted to find out who I was.”

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