Last week was a tough one for Hollywood love. First, we got the news of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris mutually calling it quits. As if that wasn’t bad enough, news broke that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik were also no longer an item. Finally, in the most shocking revelation of them all, perhaps because it was the longest relationship out of the three, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama decided to go their separate ways after six years of being together.The singer and actor shared a statement they individually posted on their own Instagram profiles saying they both decided they are ultimately better off as “best friends.” The post read:
“This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends. We will always be supportive of one another. Thank you to everyone who has offered us kindness and support over the years.”
The 23-year-old was obviously infatuated with her 36-year-old boyfriend, according to her social media channels. She was seen often posting photos of the two cuddling or traveling together while writing captions that displayed her love and affection for him.
No one saw these two splitting up for good any time soon even though sources close to the couple say the breakup was a longtime coming. Apparently, Valderrama had different views on the relationship as opposed to Lovato. When asked if they would walk down the aisle, the actor commented, “No, I don’t think we’re in that space.” When the same question was asked of the singer, she had a very different response. “I am very, very in love with him. I think we will probably wait a little bit longer,” she said. “But if he asked tomorrow I would say yes.” Unfortunately, it takes two to tango.
But there is a bright side to the sad news. The “Heart Attack” singer is single and she is looking better than ever these days. She has been open about her eating disorder and addiction but has gotten back up. The singer is now a mental health advocate and feeling more confident than before. Her confidence definitely shines through from performances to TV appearances to paparazzi shots and more. Lovato is undoubtedly a catch so take a look at these 12 hot photos of the newly single brunette.
12. 2014 Video Music Awards
At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Demi Lovato showed up red hot in this Lanvin number. The dress was the perfect item to hug her curves in all the right places. The high slit wasn’t too much or too little. It gave us just the right amount to want more from Demi. The rebellious star decided to go with a half-shaved hair look which complimented that plunging neckline perfectly. Everything looked right on the 23-year-old that evening. The “Skyscraper” singer even took to Instagram with a collage photo of her past VMAs looks including this one, comparing how far she’s come from the days of her eating disorder. She said, “Fortunately looking at the picture of myself in the red dress yesterday, I not only feel so grateful for the love and support I’ve had from fans, friends and family, but… I also feel.. beautiful.” She looks and feels beautiful and that’s all that matters.
11. Selfie Pro
If you haven’t noticed, Demi loves taking selfies for Instagram. It’s just another way of her showing how happy and confident she is compared to a few years back. Besides taking selfies, Demi is also a fitness enthusiast now and enjoys snapping pics of her at the gym. With that being said, the singer is not afraid to show off her hard-earned abs shown in this photo. She sported a crop long-sleeve top along with jeans and a flannel tied around her waist. The brunette didn’t hold back on showing off some personality as well with those statement necklaces. The star looks happier than ever and “Lovatics” can’t get enough.
10. Baby Got Back
Lovato shows off what she’s been working on at the gym in this Instagram snapshot and it’s pretty clear she’s been focusing on her lower body more. She’s right about getting the inspiration from the Kardashians because take a look at that bump: can you say gains? Hard work pays off, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally in Demi’s case. “I’ve learned to appreciate my body for what it is. It helps to remind myself how far I’ve come,” she explained in an interview to Fitness Magazine. So what does she do to maintain a healthy lifestyle now? The pop star says her healthiest habit is definitely working out. She tries to fit in a workout when she is not performing on stage while on tour but keeps a balance between her on and off days.
9. 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival
Demi Lovato performed in Las Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2015. She sported this mesh body suit showcasing her bra with denim high-waisted shorts topping it off with a white blazer number. The brunette was looking like such a babe in this outfit while performing and she knew she would. During her interview with Billboard, the singer expressed how she wasn’t afraid about showing attitude for her album, Confident. “I’m not afraid to have attitude on this album and just be able to say what I want, speak what I want,” the 23-year-old said. “That’s really what I’m most proud of on this album is kind of not caring what anyone else thinks. Just making music for me.”
8. But First, Let Me Take A Selfie
Conservative but sexy. Demi snapped this photo of herself wearing a leather jacket on top of what it seems a fitted casual dress. As always, she knew what to pair her outfit with. She decided to go with a bright red bag that went well with the rest of her casual attire. Not only is Demi coming into her own as a young woman but her taste in style is also blooming! I guess it all comes with the package. Her outfit complimented her bod in all the right places. Looks like those gym selfies aren’t just for show. Her days at the gym are paying off.
7. 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
It was a big night for Demi at the 2015 Video Music Awards as she was scheduled to perform her hit single “Cool for the Summer” from her new album, Confident. She made her debut at the award show wearing this tight fitting pink number with a peek-a-boo plunging neckline. The dress carried almost a “mosaic tile” look in all soft pink. She walked down the VMAs red carpet owning this metallic look along with slicked back hair to show off her diamond pair of earrings. The brunette looked confident and ready to perform at the show which she also killed with her look (more below).
6. Cool For The Summer
As said before, the Confident singer not only killed the red carpet in that pink gown for the 2015 MTV VMAs, but she also killed the stage during her performance. Demi was joined by pop star, Iggy Azalea, making the show even more fiery. The former actress wore this super-sexy purple detailed suit that wrapped around her natural curves paired up with some fishnets and wet hair, portraying herself as if she was just at the beach for her “Cool for the Summer” performance. The songstress was so steamy and not what we’re exactly used to seeing from her that it caused some controversy over social media with singer, Pink, who said she was “let down” by the “industry and peers” and that the show was “gross and embarrassing” calling it “trash” which “won’t save any kid’s life.” Demi responded explaining that some of her songs like “Skyscraper” and “Warrior” have saved some kids’ lives and that there is a place and time for everything.
5. 2015 Complex Shoot
Demi Lovato was on a roll in 2015 with her album, Confident. She was open about showing a new side of herself to her fans and she took that to her Complex shoot. Besides being sexy and embracing it, the brunette songstress had come a long way in terms of body image and she was just having fun with it. During her interview with Complex, she credits celebrities like the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce for their beautiful, natural features. Demi specifically pointed out how the Kardashians revolutionized the perfect body image perception when they debuted on reality TV. It helped her see her curves as something beautiful, as she gradually noticed the likes of Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, who were all curves too.
4. 2010 American Music Awards
Taking it back to 2010, Demi Lovato appeared at the nominations announcement for the American Music Awards at L.A. Live in October. The former Disney star captured everyone’s attention with her one-shoulder number, looking classy but at the same time pulling off a sexy look. Black is the most flattering color and Demi rocked it with this gown, pairing it up with black platforms, a gold chain, and bangles. She was all smiles despite not being nominated that night but how couldn’t she be smiling? She looked stunning as she presented the nominations alongside Tao Cruz. Little did she know that a few years later she would be at the top with hit singles and a rockin’ bod.
3. St. Bart’s Getaway
Demi is obviously embracing her natural beauty in this black monokini. In late December of last year, the “Skyscraper” singer was seen enjoying the beaches of St. Bart’s with her now ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. The two were also spotted giving each other affection, holding nothing back. Well, now she’s single and if she looked this amazing before, we cannot wait what she has in store for us as a single woman. She’s amazing no matter what. On top of her curves, we got to check out her tattoo of a really long quote. The former Disney performer revealed she had reached 24 tattoos when she was only 20 years old. She admitted her tattoo of a dozen birdies was a “stupid decision” while still thinking it’s a beautiful thing.
2. Natural Beauty
On a Tuesday, Demi decided to show off what she’s been working on by taking a selfie and sharing it with her fans. The “Heartbreak” singer wanted her fans to see how proud she was of her natural curves without the help of any touchups or Photoshop. “Posting a #nophotoshop pic because I’m proud to show my body the way it naturally is.. (And there was great lighting…),” she captioned the Instagram image. The newly single brunette sported a laced-lingerie look along with red details including her nails and lipstick color. With her short hairdo, she looked like such a pinup babe.
1. Cosmopolitan Cover Girl
Demi Lovato got to show off her confidence in a 2015 Cosmopolitan issue in this sequence mini. It only made sense because 2015 was her year. The singer didn’t just dish out on the music, though. She opened up a lot concerning her on and off relationship with Wilmer. “The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing, whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him,” the brunette said. She explained that, as soon as she turned 18, which was when they started dating, she went to rehab. But Wilmer didn’t feel like leaving even though there were people telling him “she’s on a spiral” and he was going to be “sucked down with it.”
However, things don’t always go smoothly and in late May of this year, the two decided to part ways. Apparently they had more of a brother-sister relationship which makes sense because they have been through a lot and genuinely care for one another. Only time will tell. One thing for sure though is that Wilmer is not the jealous type according to Demi. He’s good friends with Joe Jonas who’s her ex from 2010. So whoever gets to date the songstress next, there won’t be any ex-boyfriend drama. But also keep in mind, he’s like a big brother to Demi, so that’s still something to consider.