Demi Lovato Reportedly Bonded With New Beau Over Sobriety

By Desiree Bowie 11/15/19

The singer recently made it "Instagram official" with her new beau Austin Wilson, who is also sober. 

Demi Lovato

On November 12, "Sorry Not Sorry" singer Demi Lovato took to Instagram to unveil something special: her new relationship with boyfriend Austin Wilson. In a caption under a black and white picture of Wilson kissing Lovato on the cheek, the pop star wrote "My ❤️."

A source close to the new couple exclusively told US Weekly that “Demi’s friends approve of Austin and they’re both great influences on each other. Austin and Demi are both sober and it’s easy for them to connect and understand each other.”

Dating A Member Of Bachelor Nation

Demi had previously dated Mike Johnson from The Bachelor Nation. Their fling was short-lived and ended in October.

“They went on a couple of dates and texted each other every day, but it was never a serious, full-blown relationship by any means,” the source told US Weekly about Lovato's time with Johnson. “There is absolutely no love lost between them. The timing just wasn’t right because they’re both so busy.”

“I will say this, that Demi is amazing,” Johnson told US Weekly in mid-October. “I think that she’s a beautiful individual inside and out.”

Demi has been very open over the years about living with addiction, bulimia and bipolar disorder. Her apparent overdose last June made headlines and the singer has been sober and working on new music ever since.

Sober Together

Her new 25-year-old beau is no stranger to addiction and sobriety himself. The model's mother took to Instagram to celebrate his one-year sober milestone which also happened to be on his birthday back in May. 

How the two met is still a mystery but there is speculation that they may have bonded over the loss of their mutual friend Thomas Trussell III, a model who passed away from fatal overdose in early October, according to Radar Online. Shortly after his funeral, Demi got a cursive "T" tattoo in honor of her late friend. 

After announcing making her new relationship Instagram official, the pop star got back on the app the following day to announce that she is making new music. 

“Recording a song for my loyal #Lovatics — the ones who support me and whatever makes me happy,” she wrote in a recent instagram story, according to People.  

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Desiree Bowie is a writer and movie lover from Los Angeles, California. Follow her on Twitter @dangerbowie