In October, Demi Lovato wrote that she was retiring for the foreseeable future.
After hurling a few insults at Taylor Swift and her Squad, Lovato said she was “taking a break from music and the spotlight” until 2017 because she is “not meant for this business and the media.”
That may still be true (and we hope Lovato is doing okay these days), but Demi clearly is meant for something.
Or, perhaps we should say, for someone: Luke Rockhold!
Talk of Lovato and Rockhold as a couple first surfaced in August after the former UFC Middleweight Champion and the artist were spotted out and about in Los Angeles.
They reportedly met at the gym.
Now, Lovato has gone ahead and put an end to the dating rumor. But making this a dating reality!
On Saturday night, Lovato and Rockhold were two of thousands of attended at Madison Square Garden fr a UFC event held at that arena.
A handful of paparazzi members snapped pictures of the fighter and the singer entering and exiting the arena, more or less confirming their romance.
But nothing is official in Hollywood until it is Instagram official, which is why the photo is such a big deal.
It features Rockhold and Lovato at the aforementioned UFC gathering, along the caption “About Last Night.”
This is clearly Demi’s way of announcing her new relationship to the world…
… and we could not be happier for her!
We were among the many outlets concerned about Lovato after she and Wilmer Valderrama ended their six-year long romance back in the spring.
We were stunned. We thought they’d get married for certain.
And, even though they claimed it was a mutual breakup, we also assumed Valderrama was the one behind the split.
We can’t say that for certain, but we can now say that Lovato has moved on.
“Demi is hanging out with Luke. It’s pretty new and fun at this point. She likes being around him,” a source told E! News.
“She just got out of a serious relationship [with Wilmer Valderrama] so she is not looking for something that serious but if something evolves naturally over time she is willing to go with it and explore it.”
Nick Jonas, meanwhile, has also a seat for this UFC pay-per-view, right alongside Demi and her new man!
Adds the E! News insider of Lovato;
“She thinks Luke is a cool dude and he makes her smile. She is the kind of girl that takes [things] day by day and just lives in the moment.”
That’s one of the many things we adore about Lovato.
She keeps it real. She’s honest and open about her issues. She really does have talent. And she’s very pretty. Her heart always seems to be in the right place.
You better treat her right, Luke.
Granted, you would destroy us in a fight. But still. We want what’s best for Lovato and we hope you do, too.