Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich have split up,



confirmed on Friday based on previous reports from



Just over two months after the actor proposed to the singer, the two broke off their engagement.

A source close to Lovato told


: "It was a difficult decision, but Demi and Max decided to go their separate ways and focus on their respective careers."

"They have respect and love for each other and will always cherish the time they have spent together."

28-year-old Lovato and 29-year-old Ehrich got into a relationship in March.

In July, the actor, known for the television series


Young And The Restless,


Lovato to marry after they had spent a few months together in self-isolation due to the corona pandemic.

After the proposal, Lovato said "he's really looking forward to starting a family" with the actor.

The news of the break comes just ten days after alleged old tweets from Ehrich hit the news.

In the tweets, he is said to have expressed his fondness for Lovato's former best friend Selena Gomez.

For example, the actor is said to have tweeted in 2010: "Selena Gomez and Demi (Lovato, ed.) Are cute together. But if you think Demi is prettier, then you are wrong."

Lovato responded in her Instagram story with, "It's really sad when people make fake images to turn women against each other. When women argue, that's between them, you have nothing to do with that."

Lovato and Ehrich have not yet responded.