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Demi Lovato Reveals Her ‘Daddy Issues’ Led Her to Date Older Men

Demi Lovato and her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama had a decade-long age gap.



American singer Demi Lovato recently spoke candidly about her past dating experiences, explaining that her inclination to date older men was primarily because of her daddy issue. 

During her appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Lovato openly reflected on her earlier relationships with older men, describing them as gross.

The singer shared that she believes she once went through a phase where she found herself drawn to older individuals because of the unresolved issues stemming from her relationship with her father.

As Lovato reflected on her past relationships, she recognized that some of her partners had been more than a decade older than her at the time. 

She candidly expressed her feelings, saying, “For me, I was a teenager, and so, to me, that’s unsettling. When you’re 50 or 60, that’s perfectly fine. Even a 30 or 40-year age gap isn’t inherently concerning.” 

However, she had a firm belief that being in a relationship with someone significantly older during her formative years was detrimental to her personal development and could lead to a toxic dynamic. 

The singer emphasized that she can now confidently say that her daddy issues are no longer a part of her inner struggles. She pointed to the evidence of this growth, highlighting that she is currently in a relationship with a partner of her age. 

However, during the interview, the singer carefully avoided mentioning any specific names of her former partners. 

Fan reactions to Demi Lovato's previous relationships with older men.

Fan reactions to Demi Lovato’s previous relationships with older men. (Source: Reddit)

Nevertheless, when one Reddit user initiated a discussion about the interview, a significant number of people interpreted Lovato’s comments as a veiled reference to her ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, who is 12 years her senior. 

One individual shared their perspective, commenting, “The actress met her ex Wilmer Valderrama, 43, when she was 17 and he was 29. I knew this but every time I read about it it makes me nauseous. Good on her for realizing.”

Likewise, another individual expressed their empathy, mentioning that they were glad to see Lovato taking the time to process these experiences.

The person went on to share their perspective, recounting that Valderrama’s relationship with her seemed peculiar in any context and especially troubling when considering that he was fully aware of her addiction.

Regarding the singer’s relationship with her late father, it was known to have been challenging. In a 2015 video series about making her album Confident, Lovato courageously disclosed her father’s abusive tendencies. 

She revealed that his father was mean, but he genuinely wanted to improve himself and repair his relationship with the family. Additionally, the singer mentioned that her father faced mental health challenges that affected his ability to lead the family effectively.

Detail on Demi Lovato’s relationship with Wilmer Valderrama

As previously mentioned, Lovato first crossed paths with Valderrama while working on a PSA for Voto Latino in 2010, but at that time, she was only 17 years old. Valderrama, being mindful of her age, decided not to pursue a romantic relationship until she turned 18. 

Later, as soon as the singer turned 18 years old, they officially started dating and were first seen sharing a kiss outside his house in November 2011. They also attended the Topshop Topman LA Opening Party together in February 2013. 

Following that moment, the former couple became more open about their relationship on social media. For example, on Valderrama’s birthday, Lovato expressed her affection on Twitter with a heartfelt message, thanking him for being her support during challenging times. 

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama dated for six years.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama dated for six years. (Source: US)

She wrote, “To the funniest, most inspiring, incredible man I know. @WValderrama – thank you for helping me get through my darkest moments, You truly are a light to this world and to my life. Happy Birthday!!!”

Similarly, in 2014, the singer shared a candid picture of the two of them asleep and added a playful caption, saying, “#TBT to that one time we had an hour to kill before our movie, so we went to the furniture store and took a nap… missing you.”

However, after six years together, the former couple decided to go their separate ways. In June 2016, they took to Instagram and posted a text statement to announce their breakup. 

In the statement, they conveyed that their decision to end their romantic relationship was mutual and emphasized their intention to maintain their friendship.

Demi Lovato and Jordan Lutes are in a happy relationship.

Demi Lovato and Jordan Lutes are in a happy relationship. (Source: PageSix)

After the breakup, Lovato dated several older men, but those relationships didn’t work out. Now, she’s in a happy relationship with musician Jordan Lutes. They grew closer while working on Demi’s album Holy Fvck and have been happily dating ever since.

Sumila is a Nepal-based freelance content writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to learn new things. She writes on various topics by combining her curiosity with experience from her profession. She has recently completed her Bachelor's in International Business Management from Herald College. Presently, she writes for Glamour Buff and GB Issue.


YouTube Star Ben Potter AKA Comicstorian Passed Away at the Age of 40



YouTube Star Ben Potter AKA Comicstorian Passed Away at the Age of 40

Ben Potter, known as YouTube star Comicstorian, has sadly passed away. 

His wife, Nathalie, confirmed the news of his death at the age of 40 as she wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter). Her message read, “Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident.”

“To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for. As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. He was our rock and he’d reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

She further added, “He was my world and I need time to be with friends and family. I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve. I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s. Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that.”

On YouTube, Potter mostly created audio dramas of comic books on his Comicstorian account, regularly discussing the Marvel and DC Universes. He shared his last upload, titled “Why DC’s Reboots Beat Marvel,” just a day before his death.

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Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi Tie the Knot in Secret Ceremony

“It was a very small, family wedding,” Jake Bongiovi’s father Jon Bon Jovi shared.



Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi Tie the Knot in Secret Ceremony

In a delightful surprise to fans and friends alike, actress Millie Bobby Brown and her longtime boyfriend Jake Bongiovi have tied the knot in a secret ceremony last weekend. The newlyweds were spotted looking blissful while out shopping in the Hamptons on Friday, May 24, in a series of candid photographs taken by paparazzi. 

Brown, 20, and Bongiovi, 21, were dressed casually in T-shirts and jeans, both sporting matching black sunglasses. Adding a touch of classic romance, Bongiovi was seen driving his new bride around in a Ford convertible with the top down, epitomizing a carefree and joyous newlywed spirit.

According to The Sun, the couple’s nuptials were an intimate affair. The wedding was attended by Bongiovi’s parents, rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Bongiovi, as well as Brown’s parents. “It was a very low-key, romantic affair with their closest family with them as they said their vows,” an insider revealed. 

The couple, who have been together for several years, reportedly plan to host a larger ceremony later this year to celebrate with more friends and extended family.

Confirming the news to the BBC, Jon Bon Jovi expressed his joy over the union. “They are great, they are absolutely fantastic. It was a very small, family wedding and the bride looked gorgeous and Jake is happy as can be. It’s true,” Bon Jovi shared on Tuesday, addressing the swirling rumors about the wedding.

The young couple’s romance has been closely followed by fans, with their relationship making headlines since they were first spotted together in 2021. Brown, best known for her role as Eleven in the hit series Stranger Things, and Bongiovi, an aspiring actor and the son of the famous musician, have frequently shared glimpses of their relationship on social media, much to the delight of their followers.

As they embark on this new chapter together, Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi’s secret wedding marks a heartwarming milestone in their love story, one that continues to captivate the hearts of fans around the world.

Brown has achieved significant acclaim for her role in Stranger Things, earning several award nominations and wins. She has also starred in films such as Enola Holmes and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Meanwhile, Bongiovi, though still early in his career, is making his mark in the entertainment industry, following in the footsteps of his iconic father with aspirations in acting.

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‘Ms. Marvel’ Star Matt Lintz Gets Engaged to His Girlfriend Gracie Sapp

“I can’t wait to be your wife,” Gracie wrote.




‘Ms. Marvel’ Star Matt Lintz Gets Engaged to His Girlfriend Gracie Sapp

Congratulations to Matt Lintz, aka Matthew Lintz, on his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Gracie Sapp.

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, the Ms. Marvel star took to his Instagram handle to make a joint post with his now-fiancee, announcing that they had gotten engaged in an intimate ceremony with their close family members in attendance.

The newly engaged couple had shared a series of pictures, in which the first photo focused on Sapp’s beautiful diamond engagement ring. Other images from their Instagram post showed moments before and after Lintz’s engagement proposal.

Sapp added a short yet heartfelt caption, saying, “Unforgettable. This night. This man. Matthew Collins Lintz, I can’t wait to be your wife.” Additionally, the location tag revealed that their engagement took place at Botanic LLC, Opelika, Alabama.

Hours later, on the same day, Lintz took to his Instagram handle to share more memorable moments from his special day. Some pictures showed Lintz and Sapp standing alongside their family members, and some showed them walking alongside each other.

“Forever with you,” he wrote alongside a red heart emoji. Similarly, Sapp posted some images of her engagement featuring her and her future husband’s family members. One image in particular showed Sapp hugging her father, both of whom were emotional.

She wrote a lengthy caption this time, writing, “ To everyone involved in the magic that was yesterday – thank you. I gained a new family, a new favorite memory, and most importantly – a new ring (thanks @matt_lintz, you did REAL good). No I will never shut up about this.”

Matt Lintz proposing to his girlfriend Gracie Sapp

Matt Lintz proposing to his girlfriend Gracie Sapp (Photo: Instagram)

Following their announcement, friends and well-wishers took to the comment section to express their excitement and congratulate the couple on taking a new step in their relationship. For instance, one wrote, “Matty, a lifetime of happiness for you both.”

“I’m SO HAPPY for you both!!!!! Sooo beautiful!!! The #GoodnessOfGod,” one Instagram user commented, with one guest who attended the event adding, “Loved celebrating y’all love last night!!! Congrats to the happy couple!!”

Speaking a little of Lintz and Sapp’s relationship, The Walking Dead actor first started interacting with his future wife’s Instagram post on December 31, 2020. However, they officially began dating on December 9, 2021.

Matt Lintz and his fiancee Gracie Sapp after Gracie accepted Matt's engagement proposal

Matt Lintz and his fiancee Gracie Sapp after Gracie accepted Matt’s engagement proposal (Photo: Instagram)

Likewise, they started featuring each other on their respective social media handles on January 1, 2022. On that day, both of them posted similar pictures taken alongside each other. Since then, Lintz has featured his girlfriend multiple times.

On December 9, 2022, the couple celebrated their first dating anniversary by spending a romantic time in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. By that time, the actor had already introduced his girlfriend to his family members and had even taken her to his older sister’s wedding.

Both Lintz and Sapp had shared some snaps from that special day. Additionally, Sapp has tagged alongside her boyfriend to multiple red-carpet premieres of Marvel shows. The first was Moon Knight, and the second was Ms. Marvel, where Lintz was one of the leads.

The couple has also celebrated different occasions, including birthdays and festivals, alongside each other. Finally, on December 9, 2023, they marked their second dating anniversary, with Sapp sharing an Instagram post captioned, “730,” referring to the days in two years.

To conclude, Sapp has been an understanding and supportive partner to Lintz, and their adorable pictures prove that they are made for each other. Now, the love birds are engaged, and it might only be a matter of time before they walk down the aisle and share their wedding vows.

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