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Inside the Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama split

By Madeleine Marr

mmarr@miamiherald.com

AP

¿Qué pasó? Doesn’t seem as if there will be a Wilmer Valderrama-Demi Lovato wedding in the near future. After nearly six years together, the Miami-born actor and pop singer called it quits last week, realizing they were better off as friends.

“It had turned into more of a big brother-little sister kind of relationship,” a source tells E! News.

They announced their decision on social media Friday, and by the sounds of it, the situation is amicable.

The post is bittersweet, saying the breakup “was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends.”

“The romance wasn’t what it used to be. That said, Wilmer is still very protective of her. He did a lot for her, not just in terms of being there for her when she had her health issues but really helping build her brand and launch her product lines. You never saw him out in front though. He never tried to ride her fame.”

Lovato just lost another person in her life, she wrote on Instagram — her great grandmother.

 

This morning I lost my world and the world's most special woman. I miss her more than words can even describe. There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again. I attribute my strength to her.. She held on when she lost the love of her life.. The one she was married to for 53 years. She smiled even though she lost a son just this year. She told everyone she loved them every single chance she got and she joked even when her strokes left her unable to speak properly. The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home. She was my great-grandmother but we were so close that I never knew it was possible that anyone could have the bond that we shared even 70 years a part. The pain I feel is almost unbearable but because of her strength I will power through it. The love and support I have received has been empowering and so special to me.. I love all of you so much and I am forever grateful for the prayers, texts and fan art my Lovatics have made me. Thank you. Mimaw, I hope you are with Papa now.. I hate that I can't hear your voice but I love that you are no longer in pain. I love you so much and I miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. I'll miss your smile, your wittiness, painting your nails and your kisses. I really do love you more. Rest in peace and most importantly rest in the Lord. #RIPMimaw

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