Demi Lovato has been keeping a low-profile lately, recently sharing that her central focus right now is music and her health. Still, she had one semi-public romance with Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson earlier this year that started when she joking posted a photo of him on her Instagram Story that said, “Mike, I accept your rose.” Their fling reportedly fizzled out, but now it seems Lovato has found a more serious relationship with a new guy named Austin Wilson— and she’s taken it to Instagram.
Lovato posted a black-and-white shot of Wilson kissing her on the cheek, captioning it, “My ❤️…” Wilson also shared an image of the two of them together and wrote a similar message: “My love.” The internet immediately started buzzing, with people wondering who the new mystery man is. What we know so far is that he’s a 25-year-old model who’s worked for brands like the men’s skincare line Baxter of California. His dad is the Dogtown Z-Boy skater-turned-denim designer George Wilson.
It’s unclear how the couple met, but they seem to have a few friends in common, including the late model Thomas Trussell III. Lovato got a small tattoo to honor his life, while Wilson posted a note on Instagram mourning his death.
The new relationship comes at a time when Demi Lovato says she’s getting ready to launch new music. She opened up about this at the Teen Vogue‘s 2019 Summit in Los Angeles, her first interview in about a year, and made it clear how excited she is to share new work with fans.
“Genuinely, I just want people to remember that I’m a singer. A lot of the things that have been through have [outshone] my success in the music industry. I just want people to remember that that’s what I want to give to the world, so please focus on that and not the other things,” she said. “It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I’ve really decided to take my time with things. When the time is right to release new music, I will, and nobody is more anxious than me. “