Demi Lovato stated that her “phase of dating older men” was “gross.”
“I think what I went through is I had a phase of dating older men and dating older guys because of my daddy issues, obviously. And now I’m at a place where I’m in an amazing relationship,” the 31-year-old revealed to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM talk show on Monday.
“I can say with confidence that my daddy issues aren’t anything that are inside of me anymore, and I think there’s a few signs to that. I’m with a partner that is my age, essentially. I look back on the past and think, ‘That’s gross.‘”
Demi confirmed that they “definitely” want children with boyfriend Jutes in the future and that the artist helped them heal their longtime daddy issues. “I can say with confidence that my daddy issues aren’t anything that are inside of me anymore. I think there’s a few signs to… pic.twitter.com/PcTsfwNFBV
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The singer known for “Give Your Heart a Break” is dating musician Jordan Lutes, 32, who professionally goes by the name “Jutes.”
During the interview, Lovato did not name any of her former partners. The actress met her ex Wilmer Valderrama, 43, when she was 17 and he was 29. Despite their roughly 13-year age difference, they affirmed their relationship once she turned 18. The pair dated for six years.
“For me, I was a teenager,” she told Stern, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “And so, to me, that’s gross. If you are 50 and 60, you’re fine. Even 30 and 40, that’s not gross at all. But I think that when you’re in those development years, you should absolutely not be with somebody that is older than you by that much. It’s just unhealthy and toxic.”
Fox News Digital has contacted representatives for both Lovato and Valderrama to seek comment.
About Jutes, she enthused, “There’s just this partnership there that is so magnetic, and the way that we laugh together it’s just nonstop.”
She believes that a “formula of like a really great relationship” is meeting someone who makes you “feel safe,” someone “you’re so attracted to” and whom “you laugh with constantly.”
She and Jutes have been dating for nearly a year and a half and have been “taking it slow.” They’ve discussed marriage, and she wants to have children with him.
Lovato disclosed she met Jutes in the studio while working on her 2022 album, “Holy Fvck.”
“He came in to write on one of my sessions, and I was in the studio and was immediately attracted to him,” she shared with Stern. “I like texted my friends on the side and was like, ‘He’s so hot!‘”
In her “Holy Fvck” album, there was a song titled “29,” which was Valderrama’s age when they first met. This sparked fan speculation that it was about her feelings of remorse regarding their relationship.
“Finally 29. Funny, just like you were at the time,” goes the song lyrics. “Thought it was a teenage dream, just a fantasy. But was it yours or was it mine? 17, 29.“