Why did Demi Lovato break up with 'That 70's show' star Wilmer Valderrama? A look at their 6-year romance
Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama broke hearts when they announced their split in 2016
For those who loved 'That 70s Show', the cute little foreigner Fez, played by Wilmer Valderrama, was a hot favorite due to his many quirks and idiosyncrasies. His original country was always a mystery along with his last name, and he was known to have terrible luck with girls. Well, who would think that Fez would be the one to buy the Vista Cruiser? Well, it's true because after the show ended, Valderrama bought the station wagon that it was often seen in Eric Forman's (Topher Grace) driveway. And he bought it for $500. Valderrama says the car is "the best thing I've ever acquired from my whole career." The series was his big break and ran for 200 episodes over eight seasons.
Well, there are other things that Valderrama made news for after the show ended, and more than his career, it was his blossoming relationship with Demi Lovato. They first met in 2010 at the 'NCIS' actor’s home when they were shooting a public service announcement for Vote Latino. While their age gap was noted, the chemistry between the singer and the actor was said to be scorching. They tried to keep their romance under wraps, but in 2014, they decided to throw caution to the winds and go public in 2014. It seemed as if the two were about to get married as well. Valderrama played a major role in Demi Lovato's drug addiction. During the course of their relationship, Lovato credited Valderrama for being her 'rock'.
“I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here,” she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post back in March 2015. “But my love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me. He’s loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober… After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery… he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is. I really wouldn’t be alive today without him.”
However, it came as a shock when the two split in 2016. Their split was mutual and Lovato said that it was her own issues that contributed to the split. "The sparks never faded, but there are issues that I haven’t conquered yet that I know I won’t conquer if I’m relying on somebody else to take care of the loneliness,” she said in her 2018 documentary, 'Simply Complicated'.
They remained close friends for a long time, and their connection was apparent when Valderrama rushed to be with Lovato during a drug overdose in 2018. "I’m really happy for him and I wish him nothing but the best, but we’re not in each other’s lives, haven’t spoken in a long time,” she recently told Harper’s Bazaar.
Demi Lovato is set to release a four-part documentary, soon. ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ will stream on the official YouTube channel of the award-winning singer. The documentary will premiere on March 23, 2021, with the first two episodes free followed by subsequent episodes airing weekly.
Wilder Valderrama got engaged to model Amanda Pacheco in January 2020.