Max Ehrich insists he has no hard feelings.
But the young actor also insists he wsa done wrong by Demi Lovato.
As you likely know by now, Ehrich got engaged to Lovato on July 22, as the pair shared photos of the beach-based engagement and gushed about each other on social media.
They seemed meant to be.
Fewer than two months later, however, multiple outlets confirmed that Lovato and Ehrich were over, with sources citing two key reasons for the split:
- Lovato and Ehrich's work schedules kept them apart.
- Ehrich was more focused on leveraging his relationship for fame than he was in actually loving Demi for the amazing woman she is.
We may never know the exact reason behind the break-up.
But we do know the couple has broken up because Ehrich has come out and talked about it.
On his Instagram Stories Account, Ehrich claimed this week that Lovato was the one who ended the pair's romance -- and that she did not do it to his face.
Or even to his phone via text message.
"I was on the set of my new movie, Southern Gospel, with crew and cast members right next to me who literally watched me open my phone where I then opened a tabloid," the 29-year-old actor wrote online this weekend.
Indeed, Ehrich swears this is how it all went down.
He swears he discovered that he was single by reading it first on a website.
"This is the God's honest truth of how I found out about the ending of the engagement," he continued.
"And have people from my film who saw the whole thing go down and helped me get back into character to continue my job."
We've been enormous fans of Demi Lovato's for years.
We've always admired how open she's been about her mental health and addiction struggles and we continue to wish her the best.
But if this really transpired? If she really was unable tell her fiance that they were no longer together and Max discovered the news just like we did, by firing up the World Wide Web?
Not cool, Demi.
"I had cast and crew with families relying on me to do my job," Ehrich continued.
"That being said, please end this narrative and focus on more important issues in the world. I love and forgive everyone involved. Let us be. Let us heal. God bless."
Just a day earlier, Max alleged he found out about his breakup from the media.
"Imagine finding out to [sic] the status of your relationship through a tabloid," he wrote on Instagram Stories on Saturday, September26.
"While your [sic] in the middle of filming a biopic movie about a Pastor in a Christian Church whose intention of the film is to help people."
At the time of their reported breakup late last week, Lovato and Ehrich was already literally apart, with the former in Los Angeles and the latter filming his movie in Atlanta.
According to a People Magazine source, though, Ehrich is lying.
“Demi made Max aware that the relationship was over and it was going to come out in the press," this publication reported on Saturday, using some rather careful language.
This makes it sound like, yes, perhaps Demi spoke to Max about their split before he read about it online -- but it also makes it sound like Lovato talked to the press about it first.
Lovato, for her part, has only shared a couple photos since the end of her engagement.
Did she shade her ex by doing so? Some believe so.
Whatever happened between the stars, however, each is clearly moving on now.
"They were arguing a lot. There has been a lot of tension and Demi left him to get a clear head," an insider told E! News a few days ago.
"She didn't know who Max truly was and didn't think he had good intentions. There were many red flags she was ignoring and trying to turn a blind eye to."