Demi Lovato says engagement with Max Ehrich gave her a false sense of security

Demi Lovato used her engagement as proof that she was doing well following her 2018 drug overdose, the singer explained in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. Last July, the Sorry Not Sorry artist announced she and actor Max Ehrich were engaged after mere months of dating. Just two months later, following reports that Demi's family didn't approve of the relationship, the couple split up. "I really had myself fooled, because it was the safe thing," she told. "Obviously I cared deeply about the person, but there was something inside of me that was like, 'I have to prove to the world that I'm okay.' Now that I'm not engaged or married and I'm like, Wow. Isn't that empowering?" She added that her massive engagement ring, which was reportedly worth about $1 million, made it really real. "The second it was off, I was like, ‘I just don't need an object on my finger to make me feel okay." Earlier, Demi told Glamour that ending her engagement to Max helped her realise how queer she really is.