Demi Lovato is one of the very few celebs to air her dirty laundry, heartbreaks and mental health issues for all to see. She’s openly discussed past flames, her status as non-binary (and previously changing her pronouns to “they/them”) and has shown nothing but love towards her ex-boyfriends – and girlfriends.
While you might only remember her high-profile relationships with Joe Jonas and Wilmer Valderrama, Demi has actually had far more exciting flings in her love life!
We’re about to take a trip down memory lane and see who was lucky enough to share a relationship with the superstar – here’s a list of Demi Lovato’s dating history…
Ex: Cody Linley
Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2008
Demi’s puppy love romance was with fellow Disney star, Cody Linley. This love story had a rocky start, though, with an awful first date.
Telling Seventeen, Cody said he was two hours late to pick Demi up; his car then broke down on the way to the restaurant, where Demi had to hold a flashlight for him to fix the car; then they made it to the steakhouse and he was late dropping Lovato back home.
After that, it’s no surprise that the pair’s romance fizzled out after a while.
Ex: Alex DeLeon
Who is He? Singer
Dated In: 2008 – 2009
It was rumored that Demi and Alex had a brief fling, but according to a source close to them, the couple struggled, as they had hectic schedules and didn’t see much of each other. Rumor has it that Demi’s song, Catch Me was inspired by her relationship and ex-boyfriend at the time.
Ex: Trace Cyrus
Who is He? Guitarist
Dated In: 2009
Indeed, Miley Cyrus’ brother has a place in Demi’s dating history. Demi dated Trace who was four years her senior in 2009, but their relationship only lasted seven months.
Like Alex, Trace was always on the road and the pair didn’t actually see each other much. Trace ended up calling it quits by admitting that it just wasn’t the right timing for them to be together.
Their age gap also got to him, “But she is a lot younger than me. When someone is that much younger, you’re looking for different things in relationships…”, he told People.
Nonetheless, the two celebs parted on good terms and only wished the best for each other.
Ex: Joe Jonas
Who is He? Singer
Dated In: 2010
It seems that every female celeb has dated one of the Jonas Brothers at one time or another – Joe is also Taylor Swift’s ex; Miley Cyrus dated his brother, Nick; and Selena Gomez also had a relationship with Nick!
And erm, Demi is no different.
After filming two movies together (Camp Rock and Camp Rock: The Final Jam), Demi and Joe grew incredibly close and ended up dating for a while. However, their romance lasted just a few short months.
Joe ended their relationship, claiming that he saw Demi as more of a friend, “Demi and I knew going into our romantic relationship that it may not be an easy one. It was my choice to breakup, but I love her as a friend.”
Thankfully, the rejection didn’t leave Demi bitter, and she openly congratulated Joe and Sophie Turner’s engagement in 2017!
Ex: Wilmer Valderrama
Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2010-2016
Demi’s longest and deepest relationship was with That 70s Show actor, Wilmer Valderrama. Demi was only 18 when she began dating 29 year-old Wilmer, and many critics were quick to judge their age difference.
However, despite all the backlash, she seemed extremely happy in her relationship and described Wilmer as her “rock”.
Six years later, Demi announced her break-up and explained that they were “better off as friends” and “will always be supportive of one another.”
That said, she revealed in her documentary, Simply Complicated, that following the breakup, it took a long time for her to come to terms with being alone and discover who she actually was as a person.
Despite the breakup with her ex, Demi was still happy for Wilmer when he announced his engagement to model, Amanda Pacheco.
Rumored Ex: Odell Beckham Jr
Who is He? Basketball player
Dated In: July 2016
After her long-term relationship with Wilmer, Demi rebounded with football player, Odell Beckham Jr. The couple were spotted on a few dates, but nothing more was reported on their hook-up.
Ex: Luke Rockhold
Who is He? UFC middleweight champion
Dated In: Aug 2016 – Jan 2017
Lovato also casually dated Luke Rockhold in 2016 after meeting him while training at the same gym. They even got matching tattoos, but it seems the ink didn’t keep them together. The pair seemed to be on two different pages when it came to their affair and they split before Christmas in 2016.
Ex: Guilherme ”Bomba” Vasconcelos
Who is He? MMA fighter
Dated In: Jan – May 2017
Shortly after her split with one pro-athlete, Demi showed interest in another. Demi and Guilherme were spotted hanging out on New Year’s Eve and posted an array of cute pictures together. Sadly, the fling ran its course and the couple split in May 2017. A source told Us Weekly that Lovato and Vasconcelos were “just having fun” and she was “still looking to meet new guys.”
Rumored Ex: Lauren Abedini
Who is She? DJ
Dated In: Sep 2017
Yep! It’s rumored that Demi once had a girlfriend! After being open about her sexuality, Demi seemed awfully close with DJ, Lauren Abedini in September 2017.
The pair were spotted holding hands in Disneyland and Lauren gushed about how amazing Demi’s new album was on Instagram.
Whether this was just a super-close friendship or something more, is untold, but Demi confirmed that she was very much single during an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October 2017.
Ex: Henry Levy
Who is He? Clothing designer
Dated In: Nov 2018 – March 2019
Henry and Demi shared a deeper understanding for each other, as they both spent the same time in a rehab center several years prior. He was a “sober companion” for Demi and helped keep her on the straight and narrow after she relapsed in 2018.
However, the pair split before she entered rehab for mental health issues in 2019.
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Ex: Mike Johnson
Who is He? Bachelorette contestant
Dated In: September 2019
After crushing on The Bachelorette’s contestant, Mike Johnson on Twitter, the hunky star reciprocated the affection by commenting on one of Demi’s bikini pics.
Following their social media exchanges, the pair were spotted sharing a few intimate dates together. “Demi Lovato and I went on a date,” Johnson confirmed.
The romantic fling didn’t last long, however. A month later, Mike openly asked out Keke Palmer, putting an end to his rumored relationship with Lovato.
Ex: Austin Wilson
Who is He? Model
Dated In: Nov- Dec 2019
Demi had another short-lived romance with long-time friend, Austin, and even made it Instagram-official when they posted a cute mirror selfie together.
Just a month later, however, Demi deleted all traces of Austin on her social profiles, confirming that their affair was over.
As always, she was super-kind and considerate of Austin’s feelings and she asked a fan to not go after him, explaining that he’s a good guy.
Ex-Fiance: Max Ehrich
Who is He? Actor
Dated In: March – September 2020
Demi and this new man looked like a match made in heaven – until things came crumbling down.
The singer and Young and the Restless star, Max Ehrich, met a few weeks prior to the Coronavirus lockdown, but got to know each other well during their self-isolation. They made the relationship official by appearing and dancing together in Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s video for Stuck With U and in July 2020, Demi announced her engagement.
But just when we thought Demi had found her prince, it was announced that the duo had called off their engagement. A source told People, “It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers. They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.”
Rumored Ex: Noah Cyrus
Who is She? Singer
Dated In: July 2021
She dated Miley Cyrus’ brother, and then she apparently hooked up with Miley’s sister! Indeed, it was rumored that Demi and singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus were a thing! Soon after coming out as non-binary and after “hanging out” in recording studios, and as of late, holding hands at Six Flags, gossip was rife that the duo were dating.
A source told Page Six that “their behavior during the recording sessions had people wondering whether they were more than just friends.” Even dinner dates got everyone questioning what was going on. But according to E! News, “They are not exclusively dating by any means” and were merely “hanging out” and “enjoying each other’s company.”
The pair unfollowed each other on Instagram less than two months later.
Boyfriend: Jordan Lutes
Who is He? Musician
Dated In: August 2022 – Now
In August 2022, Demi finally got back into the dating scene, this time making musician, Jordan Lutes, her boyfriend. The singer apparently met the Canadian rap-punk artist whilst recording her track Substance, which he co-wrote.
According to a source from In Touch, “Jutes makes her smile like no one else. She says his happiness is infectious. She doesn’t want to rush things, but that’s super difficult for her because she falls hard and she’s definitely into him.”
Despite Demi’s history of failed relationships, we’re hoping that she’s met her prince charming during these troubled times and has finally found her match with Jordan.
Which of her beau’s do you think Demi is best suited to in this relationship timeline? Is it her current boyfriend, Jordan or her longtime lover, Wilmer? Let us know by leaving a comment in the section below.
This article was originally published in May 2020.