After rumors swirled for weeks that something was going on between Demi Lovato and former The Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson, the story pretty much disappeared after a little online flirtation between the two and a couple of dates. Now, it appears that Lovato has moved on to model Austin Wilson, and they went Instagram official this week with pics on their respective accounts.
Early Wednesday morning, Lovato posted a romantic black-and-white mirror selfie with Wilson. Lovato was taking the picture as a shirtless Wilson had his arm around her while giving her a kiss on the cheek. In the caption, the Sorry Not Sorry singer wrote, “My ❤️…”
On Wilson’s page, he posted a pic of the duo standing in the bedroom and seemingly dressed for a night out. In this photo, Wilson is standing behind Lovato, and they are both dressed in black from head to toe. The only pop of color in the photo is Wilson’s bright pink hair.
In the caption of his pic, Wilson wrote, “My Love🥰.” Later, he posted a pic of himself playing with Lovato’s dog on his Instagram Story.
The 25-year-old model works in Los Angeles, but neither Wilson or Lovato have revealed how they met. According to People Magazine, they were both friends of model Thomas Trussell III, who died last month after a long battle with drug addiction.
Lovato honored her friend with a small tattoo of the letter “T” on the inside of her forearm. She posted a pic of the new ink on Instagram, and Lovato wrote in the caption that the “T” was for Tommy. She added, “RIP you special angel. Love you forever.”
As fans know, Lovato has had her own battle with substance abuse and nearly lost her life in the summer of 2018 after her own overdose. When Trussell died, Lovato wrote on social media that she was “devastated.”
Earlier this month, Lovato spoke publicly for the first time since her July 2018 overdose when she participated in the Teen Vogue Summit. The 27-year-old said that when she looks in the mirror, she sees someone who has overcome a lot. And, even though she doesn’t see a championship winner, she sees a fighter, and someone who is going to keep fighting no matter what comes her way.
“I wouldn’t change the direction of my life for anything,” said Demi Lovato. “I would never regret anything. I love the person that I am today.”