Did Demi Lovato hook up with Ruby Rose? The answer to that question has been elusive, ever since Ruby casually claimed they slept together on an Instagram post back in 2013. The Orange is the New Black star's first gesture to Demi was on Twitter in 2011, when she would go on to tweet-flirt with the pop star over time. After the Instagram post a source clarified to Life & Style that, according to Ruby, she and Demi dated for two years while she was on a break with current boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. While Demi's fanbase lashed out at Ruby for the baseless claim, Demi herself has never addressed it. Until now.
Speaking with Complex for our new Oct/Nov cover story, our very own Christine Werthman asked Demi if her new song "Cool for the Summer," which has hints of, um, Sapphic sentiments, was actually hinting at the Ruby situation:
Is the song about [Orange Is the New Black actor] Ruby Rose?
No, it’s not.
Have you met her?
Yes, I’ve met her.
Did you guys have a relationship?
I did not have a relationship with Ruby Rose.
Did you hook up?
I don’t feel like any of my past or future—when it comes to relationships that may have happened or not have happened—are of any concern to anybody. What matters to me is my relationship with Wilmer. We are in an amazing place. Rumors are rumors, and people are going to spread them. You can believe what you want, but no, I was not in a relationship with her.
By the way, love is fluid. Whether there’s been rumors with one specific person or not, that’s all that matters. Humans are humans, and when you connect with somebody on a spiritual level it doesn’t matter. I don’t want people to ever look at the past or rumors or anything and try to figure me out. There’s a lot of relationships that I’ve had where nobody has even guessed it. Not everybody knows everything about me. The only thing that matters to me is that people know who I am today. With Wilmer, I’m the happiest that I’ve ever been, so that’s all that matters to me.
And with that, it seems like Demi's offered all she's ever going to say on the matter. Speculate as you will.