After rumors swirled that Demi Lovato and her fiancé, Max Ehrich, were trying to make their relationship work, the couple have ended 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,” the insider revealed. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish this time they spent together.”

It’s not a total surprise the ‘Confident’ songstress, 28, and The Young and the Restless star, 29, called it quits since Lovato’s bodyguard and sister recently unfollowed Ehrich on Instagram. Additionally, the duo hasn’t “liked” each other’s most recent Instagram posts. 

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Earlier this month, the brunette beauty defended the actor after old Instagram and Twitter comments about Lovato’s former BFF Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande resurfaced. On September 13, Lovato called the comments “fake” and “doctored.”

“It’s really sad when people FAKE images to pit women against each other,” Lovato wrote. “If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU. Yes, it’s easier to tear apart celebrities and their relationships because 2020 sucks and scares the s**t out of us all but it’s only gonna stay terrifying until we address it all and WORK ON SOLUTIONS TOGETHER.”

“So while on one hand I understand and have compassion for those who are so horrified at the reality of 2020 that they gotta distract themselves with doctored images in order to not focus on how bad these times are, but on the other hand, if you aren’t 13 years old trying to grasp the reality of right now, put on your adult underpants and write about what actually matters,” she added. “Please.”

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Lovato and Ehrich — who just celebrated their six-month anniversary earlier this month — got engaged in July after dating for four months. “@maxehrich – I knew I loved you the moment I met you,” said wrote at the time. “You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!!”

Even though their relationship moved fast, the Grammy winner admitted that they were meant to be

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“We were able to share this time together that we wouldn’t have normally gotten to spend,” Lovato said on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits 1 on September 11 about how they lived together amid the coronavirus pandemic. “And that accelerated our relationship on a level that you can’t really explain to people, but quarantine either makes or breaks the deal. And it really made that. So I’m really blessed, really fortunate and continuing to count my blessings every day.”

Unfortunately, Lovato and Ehrich couldn’t make it work. It’s OK not to be OK, girl!

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