Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama broke up after six years together

Demi Lovato was just gushing about her boyfriend of (supposedly) six years, Wilmer Valderrama, in an interview with Latina Magazine which came out earlier last month. Demi made some stereotypical statements in that interview, saying that the white guys (her words) she dated weren’t “as passionate as my relationship with Wilmer” and that she believes “that Latin people are just more expressive, more passionate with their emotions.” She also called him “manly,” “stubborn” and “protective” which don’t sound like positive traits.

In that piece, I did the math and calculated that Wilmer and Demi have been together for about three and a half years this time, but noted that they dated previously when she was 17 and he was 29, so there’s some history there. They haven’t been together the entire time though and now they’ve split. In their statement, which they each posted to their social media accounts, they claimed that they’re breaking up after nearly six years together and that they’re better as “best friends.”

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Demi just lost her great grandmother so this is doubly sad for her. She’s been posting about her great grandma on Instagram. I wonder what happened with this split and if we’ll hear a bunch of insider spin from each side like in the Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris breakup. A source told US that Wilmer is “this amazing salt of the Earth, sweet, hardworking guy and she just isn’t the right person for him.” That sounds like Demi making it seem like it’s all her fault for some reason.

This is the season of breakups and deaths and it’s making me sad. I don’t even care about these people and Demi bugs but I’m sad for her! Demi is young at just is about to go on tour with Nick Jonas, so hopefully she’s fine. She’s also really young and it’s easy to forget that she’s just 23. So Wilmer is/was her first love.

Demi went to a UFC match on Saturday with her mom and a female friend, where she looked to be in good spirits.

Demi and Wilmer outside Jimmy Kimmel on 5-24:



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  1. Dee says:

    A 29 year old man has no business dating a 17 year old kid. Yuck.

    • Scal says:

      Exactly-she prob just got to ‘old’ for him at 23. He’ll be on to the next 19 year old soon.

      • mary s says:


      • Snazzy says:

        That is exactly what I came here to say. She’s passed out of his age range.
        Another sicko predator

      • paleokifaru says:

        I had the same thought. He is so gross. I get it that these young girls don’t see it yet but boy is she going to question this relationship when she turns 29 and thinks about the 17 year olds she knows.

      • Thelma says:

        No Scal! He’s an amazing, salt of the earth kind of man!

      • pinetree13 says:

        Gross! I didn’t know she was 17 and he was TWENTY NINE when they first got together. What 29 year old wants to be with a 17 year old??! That is SUPER gross. Ew.

      • Annetommy says:

        I think quite a lot of 29 year old men would, but maybe I’m being unduly cynical. I have always got a sleazy vibe from him, which may be unfair but I just find him unpleasant. Even as the allegedly funny foreigner on That 70s Show.

    • Alex says:

      Yea. And while I applaud him for being there for her at her lowest there’s no reason for him to have been with her when she wasn’t legal and had little life experience at the time. She was just starting out in the industry at the time too. Smh

      • lunchcoma says:

        I don’t even applaud that, given how many women have had their low points while dating him.

    • ichsi says:

      He’s so creepy.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Came to say the same. He is only four years oder than Mandy Moore, but he dated her when she was a teenager. Then, he went on Howard Stern and discussed what sex with her was like and claimed to have taken her virginity. He took up with Lindsay Lohan when she was underage and did the same with Demi. He has a type, and it is not a good look.

      • JRenee says:

        He’s a creepy jerk. What he shared was private and hurtful. She needs to run and never look back!

    • Anastasiia says:

      It’s only me, who thinks, that there is something more? Could it be, that he wanted her to tie the knot and she wanted to stay focused on her career? Not defending anyone, just trying to think wider (Amber was first to remember)

    • BRE says:

      Which is why I laugh when she says that Wilmer is more passionate than the other men she has dated. What men? If she was 17 when she started with him she really hasn’t gotten a chance to really date many men.

    • taradash says:

      He’s a USER. All girls should be afraid of him

  2. Hazel says:

    Taylor and Calvin
    Gigi and Zayn
    Wilmer and Demi

    RIP Young love

  3. NewWester says:

    Didnt Wilmer date Lindsay Lohan when she was a teenager? Wilmer just gives off creepy vibes.

  4. mary s says:

    What does he do besides being the voice of Manny, the fix-it guy from childrens’ television? And isn’t he kinda not good at that? I remember I couldn’t stand the show when my daughter was young enough to watch, his character’s voice was very wooden or flat or something.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      He was Fez on That 70s Show. Answer: kick back, date the teens, and let the royalties roll in.

      Awesome idea for new reality TV show: Kickin’ It Wit Wilmer and Tyga

    • Yana says:

      He’s also on the From Dusk Till Dawn TV show, which is surprisingly good. But his character is definitely the weakest out of the cast.

      • JustVisiting says:

        From Dusk Til Dawn is a Netflix series.
        This was my 1ST thought since their characters are ride or die lovers in it. That might have to change in season 3.

    • pinetree13 says:

      THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING ON THAT! He is the WORST voice actor I have ever heard.

      Anyone who has not seen that show you need to google it just to hear how TRULY bad he is at voice acting. It sounds like someone completely bored reading from a script and putting in no effort whatsoever. I always assumed he had connections that got him the gig because there is NO WAY he auditioned and beat other people for that role!!!

      Seriously celeb*tches…you need to hear how bad he is on Handy Manny!!!!

  5. Locke Lamora says:

    What does salt of the Earth guy mean?

    • Ainsley says:

      A basic, simple person. Not as in dumb, I guess more like low key.

    • macy says:

      Locke it means a person who is really reliable and honest. it’s a compliment. It comes from the Bible, in that the original saying is that salt (minerals) enrich the soil, so when we say someone is “salt of the earth” we mean they are enriching to their world.

  6. Guest says:

    He’ll move on to Kylie Jenner…Nah.. Never mind.

    • NewWester says:

      PMK is probably figuring out a way to make that happen right now

    • pinetree13 says:

      She’s already too old. He’ll wait and then date North when she’s 17. Just what, 15 more years?

  7. Cdoggy says:

    I don’t know what it is about this girl, but she just makes me stabby. Like, nothing makes me happier on a bad day than watching that clip of her busting ass on the wet pool stage. She just grinds my last nerve.
    What I’m getting at is….way to dodge that bullet Wilmer.

  8. farah says:

    Looking for his next teenager. He does love those 17 year olds!

    I’m suprised they said they’d been dating for 6 years. Most people had assumed, but they claim they were “just” friends for ages.

    I’m worried about her sobriety. They got together when Demi was at her most vulnerable. She was an alcoholic, drugged out, self harming MESS back in 2009-2010. And they way she’s talked about Wilmer being her rock totally sounded toxic. She’s gong to fall apart.

    • NCliberal says:

      I know BG isn’t exactly a reliable source, but they’ve had stories for years that make it sound like he’s terrible for her sobriety and he cheats on her. I think she’ll be stronger/better off without him, whether those stories are true or not. But look at Lohan after she was with him. He’s toxic.

      • farah says:

        She’s relasped a few times since officially becoming clean. Notably in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Basically every time they have problems. I think she invested a lot in him, which is so not healthy in ANY relationship.

        She had a deadbeat dad and a crazy stagemom on top of her issues. She was obviously looking for marriage and kids, which brings stability. Or so she thinks.

  9. Emily says:

    Disney better put their teen starlets on lockdown!

  10. Cs says:

    A bit off topic but I wondered over the weekend if the spate of break ups were all the celebs trying to hide behind the Johnny-Amber drama. Just a thought since it would diffuse attention away from their break ups.

  11. DarkSparkle says:

    Isn’t he known as being a fairly toxic partner in his relationships in general?

    You can do better, Demi. Rest your heart and go enjoy your tour.

    • farah says:

      He has tendencies to date vulnerable teenage girls like Lindsay and Demi. He started dating both when they were 17.

  12. Jayna says:

    I love how all of these couple both decide they are better off as friends and it’s amicable. No broken hearts, no distancing yourself from a person after a breakup. Nope. All best friends and will continue to be and amicable. Sure. LOL She said earlier in the year that she isn’t engaged but wouldn’t mind being engaged. Both were all mushy about how in love they were in February. So how did it go from that to realizing they are better off as friends? More like he wouldn’t commit and are breaking up.

    • Susan says:

      I know!! I was just wondering (if I were single and famous) how I’d word my breakup statement, especially if it was a tumultuous breakup.

  13. Anne says:

    I howled when I saw that they put out a statement. They really think they’re special huh?

  14. Jade says:

    In that first pic, they look like a posh telenovella couple.

  15. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    Well needless to say I am happy for her. I hope this is a sign that she has gained strength and now feels that he is expendable or at the very least, that she can get through life without him. I’m chuckling at the part where she’s going on tour with an ex Jo Bro: I remember when she hauled off and punched a backup dancer on their tour and it was serious teen drama! Oh how times have changed.

  16. vanessa says:

    She is way to extra.

  17. Jess says:

    I just hope Demi doesn’t spiral down to drugs again, she always credits him for “saving” her and I wondered would happen if they broke up. Hopefully she realizes she saved herself and he’s a douche who preys on young girls.

  18. Tallia says:

    YASSS! Free Demi! Cut that dead weight lose girl!

  19. HeyThere! says:

    I think sometimes when you are faced with the passing of a loved one, life’s image and dreams become very clear. Maybe she realized they were just going through the motions and life is too short for that crap?! She will be fine she’s so young. Can’t believe she’s only 23! Don’t let that old man suck you back in. Move on.

  20. Starkiller says:

    Sickeningly enough, I’m sure she just aged out of the position, so to speak. My boyfriend just turned 36, and he is literally the only guy I’ve met around that age who is willing to date someone over the age of 24-25 (I’ll be 30 next week). Must be a generational thing.

    • pinetree13 says:

      WHAT! Must be wear you live…here most people are either with someone that’s their age or the guy is 1-2 years older. I don’t know any men in their 30’s with an early 20’s bride. Seriously, I don’t. Though when I was interviewing child-care providers I did meet a young latina woman whose English was VERY minimal and she was married to a man who must have been 50 (I met him). I felt so sorry for her because she seemed miserable…didn’t smile once the whole interview (i didn’t hire her because I couldn’t imagine her watching kids because she just seemed so deeply unhappy).


  21. Pmnichols says:

    He’s shaaaaaaaaddyy.

  22. JenniferJustice says:

    “Manly” “Stubborn” and “protective” = Bully Controlling and Possessive/obsessive.

    I know she’s only 23, but come on!!! Do we really still need to explain this to people?