Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Break-Up With Wilmer Valderrama For The First Time
Talk about a tear-jerker.
Demi released her new documentary, Seriously Complicated, yesterday on Youtube and she seriously does not hold back. Not about her struggles with mental health.- no. Everything is on the table with Demi Lovato, including her super public and rarely talked about relationship and break-up with Wilmer Valderrama.
Wilmer is best known for his role as Fez on That 70's Show. He was 12-years her senior and an extremely unlikely choice for Demi to date as a young, 17-year old pop star. But Demi recounts the moment she met him and seemingly, fell in love.
"I've never loved anybody like I loved Wilmer, and like, I still love Wilmer. When I first met Wilmer he was 29. I met him on January 11 of 2010, and it was at a PSA shoot at his house for the 2010 census forms. To be honest, I only did it because I heard it was at his house and I thought he was really cute. I didn't really care about the census forms. But [when] I met him and I laid eyes on him for the first time, I was in hair and makeup and he came in and sat down and I was like 'I love this man' and 'I have to have him.' But I was only 17, so he was like, 'Get away from me.' After I turned 18, we began dating. I think it was love at first sight, and I don't really believe in that, but I believe that it happened."
Demi still speaks beautifully of Wilmer and how he helped her through tough moments throughout her recovery. "We connected on a level that I've never connected with anybody before. He was just my rock. My everything."
When it came to the two splitting up, Demi says that it was mutual, citing, "It had nothing to do with falling out of love. We decided together that we're probably just better as friends. I do have moments where it's late at night and I'm lonely and I wonder if I made the right decision, because love is a gamble. I don't know if I'll lose him for the rest of my life."
In the documentary, Demi bumps into Wilmer at a party. The two embrace and look genuinely happy to see each other. After Wilmer leaves, Demi gets candid with the camera, saying, "I think my heart is always with Wilmer. I think it was with Wilmer. I think that it is with Wilmer, and I think that it will be... You don't share six years of your life with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart, and visa versa. Like, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to meet anybody that compares to him, but I'm trying to keep an open heart and open mind when it comes to that."
You can see Demi spill her soul here - it's incredibly moving and worth the watch.