A difficult time. Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama announced their split just hours after the “Confident” singer attended her great-grandmother’s burial on Friday, June 3.
Lovato, 23, shared a black-and-white video of the funeral procession followed by a photo of a casket being lowered into the ground. “I love you Mimaw,” she captioned the heartbreaking shot on Snapchat.
Earlier in the week, the Disney alum announced that her great-grandmother had died at age 93. “This morning I lost my world and the world’s most special woman,” she wrote on Instagram on Sunday, May 29. “I miss her more than words can even describe. There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again.”
This morning I lost my world and the world’s most special woman. I miss her more than words can even describe. There is an emptiness in my heart that only her spirit can fill and I pray that I will feel her by my side every single day until we meet again. I attribute my strength to her.. She held on when she lost the love of her life.. The one she was married to for 53 years. She smiled even though she lost a son just this year. She told everyone she loved them every single chance she got and she joked even when her strokes left her unable to speak properly. The smile that she had not only could light up a whole room but it most definitely lit up the entire nursing home. She was my great-grandmother but we were so close that I never knew it was possible that anyone could have the bond that we shared even 70 years a part. The pain I feel is almost unbearable but because of her strength I will power through it. The love and support I have received has been empowering and so special to me.. I love all of you so much and I am forever grateful for the prayers, texts and fan art my Lovatics have made me. Thank you. Mimaw, I hope you are with Papa now.. I hate that I can’t hear your voice but I love that you are no longer in pain. I love you so much and I miss you more than anyone could ever imagine. I’ll miss your smile, your wittiness, painting your nails and your kisses. I really do love you more. Rest in peace and most importantly rest in the Lord. #RIPMimaw
Following the funeral on Friday, Lovato posted another pic on Snapchat of rain against her car window. “Even the sky is crying today,” she wrote.
Just hours later, the “Cool for the Summer” songstress and Valderrama, 36, shared a joint statement on their respective Instagram accounts to announce their separation.
“After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship,” the pair announced. “This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as friends. We will always be supportive of one another. Thank you to everyone who has offered us kindness and support over the years.”
The couple first met in 2010 but initially kept their relationship under wraps before going public around 2014.
“He’s this amazing salt of the Earth, sweet, hardworking guy and she just isn’t the right person for him,” a source tells Us. Another source adds that Lovato has been “really stressed” over the past few weeks.
Lovato and close pal Nick Jonas are set to kick off their co-headlining Future Now Tour across North America later this month.
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