- Max Ehrich is claiming he first learnt of his split from Demi Lovato via tabloids while on the set of his new film.
- The couple called it quits last week, with a source saying Demi thought Max was "sketchy" and "didn't think he had good intentions".
- Now, the soap star says the couple have yet to "officially end things to each other".
- He later shared a series of posts praising the pop star saying he would love her "always and forever".
The news came on Thursday with sources close to Demi saying their busy schedules played a part in their split, while others said Demi was having trouble trusting the soap star and felt he "proposed to get attention".
"She didn't know who Max truly was and didn't think he had good intentions. There were many red flags she was ignoring and trying to turn a blind eye to. She doesn't trust him and thinks he's sketchy," an insider said.
Now, Max is breaking his silence, saying he found out about his split from Demi via tabloids while on the set of his new film, Southern Gospel.
"This is the God's honest truth of how I found out about the ending of the engagement and have people from my film who saw the whole thing go down and helped me get back into character to continue my job," he wrote on his Instagram Stories on Sunday. "I had cast and crew with families relying on me to do my job."
In a separate post, he wrote: "To this moment... we haven't spoken over the phone... we haven't even officially ended things to each other. Literally."
A source tells E! News though: "He is lying.
"Demi did tell him beforehand," they said, adding Max is just "trying to stay relevant". "Her family thinks he is crazy and is so relieved she has taken this step."
Following his posts, Max also shared a few tracks he was listening to on his Instagram Stories, which included John Mayer's Dreaming With A Broken Heart and a few of Demi's songs.
"Demetria is THEE best vocalist alive. And everyone should know it," he wrote on Instagram, gushing over his ex. "She inspires me every day and is an INCREDIBLE human being."
"Demetria... I love you always and forever," he wrote. "Give Demetria the GRAMMY SHE DESERVES."
Tagging the Recording Academy, he wrote while listening to I Love Me: "This deserves best song," before signing off: "... Also, #FreeBritney."QUICK TIP: Are you reading News24 on the app? Go to 'My Profile' and select 'My Alerts', then toggle on the 'Entertainment' notifications. Now we can notify you of the best and biggest entertainment stories with a push notification directly to your phone. (Don't worry, the alerts are limited to only one or two a day.)