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Cohabitation in the Time of Coronavirus: Demi Lovato Stumbled into Her Boyfriend’s Instagram Live

He's also been posting a lot of romantic Instagram poetry lately, so things are looking serious.

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The era of quarantine and social distancing has forced couples to take some relationships steps they wouldn't otherwise make.

Couples in new relationships, in particular, have been forced to either move in together or face the prospect of spending months apart in isolation.

It seems that the stars really are just like us. Demi Lovato appears to be cohabiting with her new boyfriend, which fans discovered when she briefly appeared in the back of his livestream.

The man in question is Max Ehrich, an actor who played Fenmore Baldwin in The Young and the Restless, Hunter May in Under the Dome, and Freddie Ridge in The Path.

In the video, Ehlich is seated at the piano when Lovato walks in wearing a blanket. "I'm on live!" Ehrlich whispers, and Lovato covers her face and runs out of the frame.

According to an E! News source, "Lovato and Ehrich "have been quarantining together at Demi's house and it's going really well. Max is very into music and health, and he doesn't like to party. He is a good influence on Demi and they have a lot in common. They have a few mutual friends in common, but Demi has been introducing Max to her closest friends via FaceTime since being quarantined."

Apparently, the relationship is a rather new one, as just a few weeks ago Lovato told Ellen she was happily single. "I was on dating apps for a while, but as I've spent some time with myself over the past couple months, I realized that I am the type of person that will find any way to regulate when I'm sad or lonely or whatever," she said. "I have to fight those battles on my own."

Since then, perhaps because of current events, her mindset seems to have changed. Though she hasn't yet officially announced her relationship with Ehrich, last week he did post a shirtless photo with the caption "when u realize u should've packed more for your quarantine stay"—and Lovato commented "Fine by me." He's also been posting photos with her adorable dogs, who are the true heroes of any quarantine, and recently he did a cover of a Coldplay song "dedicated to D."

He's also posted some extremely romantic Instagram poetry.


Lovato isn't the only celebrity cohabiting with a new BF. Ariana Grande has apparently been snuggling up with a brand new real estate agent beau, while Lady Gaga and her man Michael Polansky are cozied up as well, despite only dating for a few months. We'll see how long the coziness lasts a couple weeks into isolation, but for now, new love is as strong as ever in Hollywood.


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Olivia Castriota is one of those names that just keeps cropping up in good places.

Whether she's turning up at another hip underground gig, leading a new Spotify playlist, or featuring in articles just like this one, she's got a knack for shining wherever you find her. New York's own R&B rising star charmed us with " Weekend Lover," knocked us flat with "Kills Me," and gave us pause with "What Do You Stand For." Today Popdust premieres her latest drop, "Can't Wait to See You", which shows us yet another side of a multifaceted artist.

The blunt notes of the rhythm run in stark contrast to Castriota's sharp vocal line, giving the song an oil-and-water feel. So whilst yielding in one measure, the track also gives you a sense of building unease throughout.

This is confirmed in the verses of the song, where Castriota muses about a strained relationship with a lover and their difficulty finding time to enjoy one another. Late stage electric guitar notes give the song a new texture as it progresses, exacerbating the turmoil at its core. Castriota sings words of care over the musical storm. These dissonant tones rubbing up against one another blend the track's chilled out lo-fi experience with the powder keg sitting underneath it.

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Castriota has always had a fantastic grasp of song shape and form. Each offering feels like its own particular world. Listening to her tracks back to back, you never feel like you've been conned into listening to the same song twice, as you do with some other artists. She's always diving into something new, exploring her sound, and finding new ways for the listener to experience her. She never creates a dull moment.

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