Demi Lovato’s ex, Max Ehrich, claims she’s being abused now that she dumped him

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich
Demi Lovato just broke up with her fiance, actor Max Ehrich, after a whirlwind quarantine romance, over-the-top posts about how in love they are and a beach proposal captured by a photographer. It turned out that Max has been trying to get with other female celebrities for years including Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. Demi was initially defensive about this and claimed screenshots of Max’s tweets were faked. I would guess that someone close to her convinced her that his comments and posts were real, she confronted him and his response convinced her that he was a starf*ker and that she should dump him. Plus they were fighting a lot and having problems after they both had to go back to work.

Max claimed that Demi dumped him through the celebrity press and that he found out in a tabloid. Demi’s people told major outlets that no, she told him first. A source told E! that “her family thinks he is crazy and is so relieved she has taken this step.” Max is proving how crazy he is with his latest posts. He’s now claiming that Demi is being abused and that he and his family are being harassed. Demi is said to be super embarrassed by his behavior. I’m quoting Page Six and E! here because they both have quotes from Demi’s team.

Max Ehrich posted messages to social media Tuesday seemingly alleging that ex-fiancèe Demi Lovato was being “abused,” but an insider told Page Six the singer is doing well and trying to move forward.

The actor from “The Young and the Restless” put up cryptic notes in an Instagram Story that said “#FreeDemi,” then “#FreeDemetria,” followed by a third note saying, “#FreeDemetria from people that have abused her,” according to screengrabs captured by Twitter account #onlyforeverddl.

Ehrich also posted concerning messages to his Instagram about Jeffrey Epstein, which have since been deleted.

“‘Jeffrey Epstein’ me = Try to silence me for exposing the truth to the world,” he wrote.

To his Instagram Story, he added, “I’m so grateful for social media… For it gives a voice to every human being. If used purposefully; It shines awareness on things that need to be addressed. I’ll be posting on here for updates every few hours with pics… In case people try to ‘Jeffrey Epstein’ me.”

But the insider told Page Six on Tuesday, “It’s unclear what Max is referring to with his posts,” and that “Demi is happy, healthy, and trying to move on from all this by staying busy with work.” - From Page Six


A source exclusively tells E! News, “Demi wants no contact with Max at this point. She is completely embarrassed at the way he’s been acting and putting their relationship on blast via social media. She wants nothing to do with him.”

The source adds that Max has “tried to reach out” to the singer and says he’s “in denial” that their engagement is over.

The insider says that Max’s “erratic behavior” is “worrying” for Demi, who “does not want the situation to escalate.”

“Demi is completely done and doesn’t want to see him again at this point,” the source explains. “She can’t believe she fell into his trap and is really upset over it.” - From E!

[From Page Six and E! News]

Abused = advised to dump this loser by her family and friends. Demi really dodged a bullet with this guy! Sometimes people get together quickly and it feels natural and like you’re meant to be with that person. It’s also a tactic of abusive narcissists to love bomb their targets and it sounds like that’s what Max did to Demi. A source told E! that “there were many red flags {Demi] was ignoring and trying to turn a blind eye to” and that her mother and friends convinced her to get out. If there’s anything I learned from the podcast Dirty John, it’s to not ignore red flags and to listen to your friends and family when they tell you a guy is trouble.

I feel bad for Demi and hope that she’s able to emerge from this stronger and closer to finding the right person for her. We’ve seen her get coupled-up with guys quickly when she should take her time and evaluate whether they have her interests at heart. I imagine it’s hard for celebrities to date because people are always trying to glom onto them for fame and money. Demi needs to get her picker fixed too.

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  1. Mtec says:

    This guy is super problematic and is coming off as a delusional controlling person who cannot let go. He was all over social media pretending he was upset by the public break-up but at the same time always took the opportunity to promote his new movie, and always seems to be more concerned about what the “fans” think than what Demi thinks or how she may feel. He keeps prolonging this conversation publicly, when it seems Demi has been pretty over it.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      It’s like he’s trying to do too many things at once here. He’s not taking no for an answer and trying to shame/manipulate Demi into taking him back. He’s trying to make himself both the savior and the victim in their break-up. He’s trying to promote his career and play the Jesus card to make himself look like a good guy. And, he’s trying to get misogynists on his side in the break-up, which will probably work.

  2. Caitlin Bruce says:

    This guy is mentally unstable. Did you see his posts about his lawyers too? Then the Taylor Swift song screenshots. So strange.

  3. Lunasf17 says:

    Demi is exhausting! She is in her late 20s and continues to choose immature f*** boys. Of course this didn’t work out.

    • osito says:

      Demi didn’t choose to be targeted by an abuser. Any abuser. I’m not familiar with her work (am old and not in her target demo), but I am familiar with her struggles from this site. She seems to work really hard to move forward with her sobriety and physical and mental wellbeing, and I find that admirable. It seems like you’re saying that she should have somehow seen an abuser at first glimpse when we know that it often takes victims much longer to become aware of the abuse, if they ever do. I’m not saying you have to like her, but I am saying you shouldn’t use language that implicitly blames her for being a target.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        +1 Osito. Overall I think we’re too hard on women for ending up with abusive or problematic men, in a world where women and girls are constantly pressured to lower their standards when it comes to not treating women like crap. To be grateful they’re not being beaten, raped, imprisoned, or killed, and to not make waves. Making sure someone doesn’t feel snarked at, yelled at, embarrassed, or dropped like a hot potato for treating women usually gets prioritized over how women are being treated. Those who get male attention are supposed to not complain about anything, and if she has money, it’s ‘poor little rich girl’. Even with men and boys we share marginalization with, what they go through and what’s said about them comes first. So it shouldn’t be shocking that a lot of women, especially those with other struggles, sometimes are around men who aren’t so great.

      • osito says:

        Otaku — For real. It makes me think that the oppressors and abusers are winning by a mile when we can be this unempathetic in situations where some nuance is desperately necessary.

    • Carol says:

      I agree. I think she should also stay off social media for awhile and just live a little out of the limelight.

  4. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I think it’s good Demi has a supportive team that helped her navigate this situation and protected her. More people in Hollywood need a team that is super supportive and protective like that instead of people trying to make a profit. Demi seems like the type that needs to be protected from herself more often than not.

  5. Bc says:

    I pray Demi finds true love and i believe he who seeks finds. No one was born with a manual on how to live this life and being human is to err. Add on a pair of love goggles and life becomes even more blurry. It doesnt help if you have an honest spirit , you always go forth thinking all humans are like that. Most humans are snakes though. Truly sad. I wish her happiness. Her songs have seen me through tough times and honestly no one deserves to be deceived in love. Thats whats wrong with the world.

  6. Leskat says:

    Sorry to say that literally anyone could’ve seen this coming with this fuckboy. Everything about their engagement and subsequent photos screamed desperation and didn’t seem built on anything. It was all performative. Demi needs to get her head on straight and hopefully this is a start.

    • Mette says:

      They were both using one another for public attention and now they should both stay off social media. Enough is enough.

  7. S808 says:

    I wish her team had looked into him before going public with their relationship. Stans found all those examples of him being thirsty af and basically trying to get with and female celebrity he could. I hope she finds someone genuine one day.

  8. Leigh says:

    Yikes he reminds me so much of how my abusive ex would act when I tried to leave. I was young and the manipulation and threats worked at the time. The tone of his posts is exactly the same and Demi dodged a major bullet and is so lucky she realized it so soon.

  9. Nika says:

    She dodged the bullet.

  10. eezer says:

    i feel so bad for child stars. they have no one in their life that is real. even their parents and families are usually on the payroll. imagine trying to cultivate a genuine friendship or relationship when every detail about you growing up and your personal life and preferences are online. it would be so easy to be manipulated by someone to had already studied you. to me this is the saddest thing about what happens to child stars b/c the culture of hangers-on and realizing they are ultimately alone is what drives them to other destructive behaviors.

    i’m happy she got support on this one and got out of this before it became really ugly.

  11. Vanessa says:

    I think that Demi wanted to show the world that she better she growing up she sign with scooter . I believe she rush her relationship with this max character ignored all the warning signs that he was a creep and I believe once her team brought hard evidence of him being weirdly obsessed with Selena and Ariana she really didn’t have choose anymore . Demi has this huge chipped on her shoulders when it comes to Selena by all accounts is described by anyone she works with her or is friends with her as kind human being . This max guy is something else I feel bad for Demi but better a broken Engagement with few weeks of uncomfortableness than she actually married this guy .

  12. Vote, vote, vote says:

    This poor girl has the worst picker! Glad she got out early.

  13. Maria Lougharn says:

    Why do women feel that they need a man in order to have a fulfilling happy life. Happiness and fulfillment come from within. then if someone comes along that’s awesome but it’s not what you should depend on to be happy. Many of relationships don’t work out because in order to love someone you must love yourself first.