- Demi Lovato’s ex-fiancé, Max Ehrich, has accused her of using their breakup for a “calculated PR stunt” during an appearance on Instagram Live.
- The actor compared himself to Ariana Grande’s ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson.
- “This is the most bizarre experience that I hope no one ever has to experience, ever,” Ehrich said. “‘Cause no person deserves to feel this way. Pete Davidson didn’t deserve to feel this way.”
- He also said he feels “used,” and implied that Lovato manipulated him to get a No. 1 song.
- “I hope this makes you happy. Enjoy,” he said with a sarcastic tone. “You just lost someone who loved you fully, completely, infinitely, for everything.”
- After the clip began circulating on Twitter, Ehrich posted a note condemning “manipulated media & cyber bullying.”
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Demi Lovato’s ex-fiancé, Max Ehrich, has accused her of using their breakup for a “calculated PR stunt.”
During a recent appearance on Instagram Live, the “American Princess” actor alluded to the sudden end of their two-month engagement, which was reportedly initiated by Lovato.
“Stop using me as a pawn and a PR stunt. Stop,” he said, apparently addressing Lovato and her fans. “Stop breaking into my Airbnb. Stop harassing me. Stop harassing my mom, my family, the people around me — to ‘scare’ us.”
“Just like, make art. I’ll support you,” he continued, adopting a sarcastic tone. “You’re all great, you’re awesome. Literally just like, leave me alone. And stop using your millions of dollars to write false, fake news about me.”
It’s unclear whether Ehrich intended to accuse Lovato of planting “false” stories about him in the media, or whether he was addressing members of the media directly.
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“I’m a person. I’m a living, breathing person with feelings, with blood in my arms,” he continued. “If y’all wanna villainize me, literally say whatever you wanna say at this point.”
He also compared himself to Ariana Grande’s ex-fiancé, comedian and actor Pete Davidson, who has criticized Grande’s response to their split and her name-dropping breakup anthem, “Thank U, Next.”
“It’s just the craziest thing,” Ehrich said. “This is the most bizarre experience that I hope no one ever has to experience, ever. ‘Cause no person deserves to feel this way. Pete Davidson didn’t deserve to feel this way.”
“Open your eyes. It’s a calculated PR stunt,” he continued, shrugging and adding: “My team’s going to hate me for saying any of this.”
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“I’m here to just share my truth, and I think people deserve that,” Ehrich continued. “It’s 2020. We’ve all been through enough stuff to let the media manipulate how we all feel and how we all think, so I’m just gonna be real — and I’ll deal with the repercussions later.”
The video comes on the heels of Lovato’s newest song, “Still Have Me,” which seems inspired by her split from Ehrich.
Indeed, Ehrich alluded to the song at the end of his livestream, sarcastically quipping that he hopes it becomes a No. 1 hit.
“I was in love. The whole world should frickin’ know it. I thought I found the real deal. Now I found out that I was used,” he said.
“But I hope the song’s No. 1 because, you know what, if that’s what someone wants in the material world — here you go, you have it. I hope this makes you happy. Enjoy. You just lost someone who loved you fully, completely, infinitely, for everything.”
After clips from Ehrich’s Instagram Live tirade began circulating on Twitter, he posted a note condemning “manipulated media & cyber bullying.”
“I’m truly not sure how much more of the manipulated media & cyber bullying me as human being can handle before it’s too much to breathe,” he wrote.
“I ask you kindly to please stop and see a hurting human being behind this phone screen who just publicly had his heart shattered.”
According to multiple sources, Lovato ended their relationship because she began to question Ehrich’s “intentions,” and suspected he intended to use her to make himself more famous.
Reports also indicate Lovato was unnerved when a number of Ehrich’s old tweets and Instagram comments resurfaced, which showed him lusting after a number of female celebrities, including Lovato’s former best friend Selena Gomez.