Demi Lovato is dating Max Ehrich, who plays Fenmore Baldwin in “The Young and The Restless.” People Magazine confirmed the celebrity relationship Wednesday.
Fans were already speculating due to some flirty social media exchanges between the pair. Ehrich posted an Instagram Story video of himself snuggling Demi Lovato’s puppies Batman and Ella.
Most noteworthy, Ehrich posted a photo of himself shirtless on Instagram, captioned:
when u realize u should’ve packed more for your quarantine stay 😅🤦♂️ have a blessed Monday filled with health, happiness, safety, joy, love, & laughter <3
To which Demi Lovato responded in the comments:
Fine by me…
But the new relationship is likely doomed to be another hit and run like Lovato’s relationship with Austin Wilson last year. That flamed out after just a few weeks.
The lyrics to Lovato’s new single, “I Love Me”, is revelatory of the kind of narcissistic person who doesn’t love other people. It’s right in the title.
She also brilliantly expresses the kind of dissatisfaction and sense of incompleteness that comes from this approach to life. Because she’s feeling it.
Idolator called “I Love Me” an “essential self-empowerment anthem,” and raved:
The end result is an essential reminder to love ourselves more.
That’s not actually a self-empowerment message. You’ve got to lose yourself to get self-empowered. Too many in this generation are lost in themselves, and that’s why they feel powerless. The last thing any of us need to hear is we need to love ourselves more.
In Demi Lovato’s anthem, she starts off:
Flippin’ through all these magazines
Tellin’ me who I’m supposed to be
There’s problem number one. Those magazine don’t exist to improve Demi Lovato or her fans. They exist to keep them self-centered and make them into mindless consumers.
Voices in my head make up my entourage
She learned what those voices say from looking at magazines.
Cause I’m a black belt when I’m beating up on myself
But I’m an expert at giving love to somebody else
This is a crucial confession. Demi Lovato senses that something is not right with her life. She thinks the solution will be to make others like her more. So she flips through all these magazines to find out how to be like the “role models” that everyone likes, and puts all her energy into getting others to like her.
But she’s keeping herself down by thinking of that as “giving love” to someone else. It’s manipulating them. The worst outcome is it works. Because how can you not despise someone you manipulated into liking you?
Even if they like you, you’re still alone. You haven’t connected with them. Because you have failed to love them. Instead the pressing question is, and you can feel the desperate frustration in it:
I wonder when I love me is enough
Note carefully Demi Lovato never says she doesn’t love herself. She’s frustrated because she does love herself, and she wonders when that will be enough.
The answer, if you want to be happy, is it will never be enough. A person alone on an island can love themselves, but they’re still alone.
According to the Greek myth of Narcissus, loving yourself is the gods’ punishment for becoming an island– by failing to love someone else.
That’s why Demi Lovato’s new flame won’t last. And why America has so many “haters that live on the Internet.” They’re full of rage because “I love me” isn’t working out.
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