Max Ehrich says he found out about his broken engagement to Demi Lovato through the media.
The 29-year-old actor took to Instagram stories and wrote ‘Imagine finding out to the status of your relationship through a tabloid’.
He added, ‘While your [sic] in the middle of filming a biopic movie about a Pastor in a Christian Church whose intention of the film is to help people’
A source told PEOPLE, however, that Demi did tell Max their relationship was over before it was reported.
‘Demi made Max aware that the relationship was over and it was going to come out in the press.’ they told the publication.
News of the couple’s split came on Thursday amid rumors that max had sent ‘thirsty’ messaged to Selena Gomez. Demi also allegedly didn’t trust Max’s intentions and thinks he proposed for attention.
Max signed off his Instagram posts on Saturday writing, ‘God bless,’.
Meanwhile, Demi shared her first Instagram without her engagement ring on Friday.
The singer, 28, split with Max after finding out he once sent obsessive and ‘thirsty’ messages to Demi’s former BFF Selena Gomez back in 2015.
Demi took to the social media platform hours after the news broke to share a video of herself with her glam squad, wearing a T-shirt with the words ‘dogs over people’ splashed across the chest, hinting at her current feelings towards her ex.
There are also reports the singer believes her ex ‘proposed for attention’ and that she ‘ignored many red flags’
One source said: ‘She didn’t know who Max truly was and didn’t think he had good intentions… There were many red flags she was ignoring and trying to turn a blind eye to.’
Whilst another insider added: ‘She doesn’t trust him and thinks he’s sketchy… She feels he proposed to get attention.’
A third source explained: ‘Things started going downhill [when he said he was flying out to Atlanta for work]. They were arguing a lot and Demi didn’t want him to go without her… There has been a lot of tension and Demi left him to get a clear head.’
However, Demi is said to be ‘distraught’ over the split.
A source told E! News: ‘She really loved him and wanted it to work. Demi is really upset and distraught about it.’
A source told People on Thursday: ‘It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers.’
They added: ‘They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.’
News that there was trouble in the relationship camera earlier in the day when another source told Page Six: ‘It’s not over yet…, But it’s on its way there.’
The outlet reported that Demi’s bodyguard and sister unfollowed Max on Instagram, with the couple not engaging in like or comments on each others recent social media posts.
Demi and Max have had a whirlwind romance, that started in March just before the coronavirus pandemic began.
And sources later revealed that they had decided to quarantine together at Demi’s house amid the lockdown.
Demi and the former soap opera actor quickly began boasting about their love on social media.
They announced their engagement in July, alongside a beachside photoshoot showing off Demi’s shining diamond ring.
Earlier this month, Demi admitted they were considering eloping amid the pandemic limiting large gatherings to 10 people.
The singer shared that she wants their wedding to be ‘sacred’ between them, as she dished to Popcrush Nights.
Seeming torn between a big wedding and eloping she said ‘On one hand, I would love to elope because my life is so public and I want to keep it sacred between me and him.
Adding: ‘On the other hand, I want my friends and family to be there for a celebration. But I can’t do that until the pandemic’s over because it’s not safe.’
Their relationship seemed to hit rocky water earlier this month when fans claimed to have screenshots of tweets and other social media posts by Max pitting Demi and her former BFF Selena Gomez, against each other.
Demi took to Instagram earlier this month to seemingly debunk a slew of viral screenshots that showed rude tweets made by Max, in 2015.
‘It’s really sad when people FAKE images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU,’ the former Disney star wrote.
And this week, following the split, more posts have emerged where Max appeared to write to Selena ‘Marry me now’ during live broadcasts.
He is also said to have got a matching tattoo, just like the one of a musical note on Selena’s wrist.
There is a blog dedicated to uncovering max’s alleged past posts about his love for Selena. He is also accused of setting up fake profile about him and Selena being the ‘perfect couple’.
Before their split, when rumors of Max’s obsession first emerged, Demi passionately challenge the validity of the past tweets and she went as far as to urge ‘tabloids’ to write about ‘more important sh*t.’
Selena is, clearly, a touchy subject for Demi, being that the pair have endured a rocky friendship since rising to fame on Disney Channel in the mid-2000s.
Lovato opened up about their crumbling friendship in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in May.
‘When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so it felt….I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best,’ she explained.