To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Demi Lovato admits her 'phase of dating older men' was 'gross'

Demi Lovato admits her 'phase of dating older men' was 'gross'

The singer opened up about previous relationships

Demi Lovato has reached a new phase in her romantic relationships, admitting that the period where she 'dated older men' was 'gross'.

Demi sat down for an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM talk show on Monday to promote their upcoming remix album Revamped.

They spoke about a wide range of topics including her acting career and evolution as a musician, struggles with substance abuse and relationships.

The 31-year-old famously dated fellow actor Wilmer Valderrama for six years after the pair met when he was 29 and she was just 17.

Lovato admitted that the age gaps in some of her previously relationships were unhealthy.

Reflecting on the past, she said: "I think what I went through is I had a phase of dating older men and dating older guys because of my daddy issues, obviously. And now I'm at a place where I'm in an amazing relationship."

Demi is currently dating musician Jordan Lutes, 32, who performs under the name 'Jutes.'

“I can say with confidence that my daddy issues aren’t anything that are inside of me anymore, and I think there’s a few signs to that. I look back on the past and think, ‘That’s gross'.”

While the star didn't mention any of her previous relationships specifically, she did admit to looking back on those with a large age gap in a negative light.

“For me, I was a teenager. And so to me, that’s gross. If you are 50 and 60, you’re fine,” Lovato said. “Even 30 and 40, that’s not gross at all. But, I think that when you’re in those development years, you should absolutely not be with somebody that is older than you by that much. It’s just unhealthy and toxic.”

The performer, who got their break starring opposite Joe Jonas in Camp Rock, also spoke about her current relationship.

The singer is now in a relationship with fellow musician Jutes.

The pair met when he co-wrote several songs for Lovato's 2022 album, Holy Fvck.

“He came in to write on one of my sessions and I was in the studio and was immediately attracted to him,” Lovato recalled.

“I texted my friends on the side and was like, ‘He’s so hot!’ ... Now I’m at a place where I’m in an amazing relationship and my boyfriend is a year older than me. We’re growing together and it feels so healthy.”

She gushed about the relationship, saying: "There’s just this partnership there that is so magnetic, and the way that we laugh together, it’s just nonstop.”

Featured Image Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia / Lester Cohen/WireImage

Topics: Celebrity, Demi Lovato, Sex and Relationships