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American actress/singer Demi Lovato and her long time boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama have split. The couple announced their separation on their social media accounts.

"After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship. This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends. We will always be supportive of one another. Thank you to everyone who has offered us kindness and support over the years. With only love, Wilmer & Demi," their statement read.

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The Heart Attack songstress and the former That 70s Show star had been dating on and off since 2010. Previously, during an interview with HuffPost Live, Lovato opened up about her relationship with Valderrama.

"For us, we wanted to keep our private lives private, and we still do. But as we've been in a relationship on and off, gosh, almost 5 years now... people are seeing us more together. We thought you know what, if paparazzi gets us, whatever," she said. "But, we're in control of what we're able to post online, so we're very open about our relationship."

"I also wanted to give him a lot of credit that he never takes... He'll never take credit for a lot of my sobriety and my recovery but I guarantee it, I wouldn't be alive without him today," Lovato added.

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