Over the weekend, we learned that yet another Hollywood romance had bitten the dust.
After six years together, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama announced they were splitting up.
The couple made the announcement on social media with the following message:
"After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship.
"This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends.
"We will always be supportive of one another. Thank you to everyone who has offered us kindness and support over the years."
Despite their marked age difference - Valderrama is 36 and Lovato 23 - fans had gotten used to the two of them together and suspected all was well.
But a source now reveals the reason for the split.
“[Demi and Wilmer] both were not in a rush to get married, they both were not in a rush to have kids and they thought that would change even when their close friends were doing all of that,” the source told HollywoodLife.
“But the fact that they didn’t have the urge to get married and have kids really got them talking on if it was worth continuing the relationship," continued the insider.
"And that is when they realized being best friends was the best option for them.”
Well, if both of them realized they wanted the exact same thing - i.e., not to get married and have kids - that actually sounds like the perfect reason to stay together to me.
Or could it be that they do want marriage and children - just not with each other?
Earlier this year, Lovato discussed the possibility of an engagement to Valderrama on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"I don't see a ring," the singer told the host. "I wouldn't mind if I saw one, but there's time for everything."