Rumours are swirling that Demi Lovato is dating this gorgeous young lady
Modern culture dictates that we consume celebrity gossip with a voracious appetite.
In our society, we have the illusion of feeling closer than ever before to our favourite famous faces, due to the advent and inexorable rise of social media. Of course, the filtered, carefully edited fiction that such choreographed access represents often bares little semblance to reality, but the fact remains that most of us simply cannot get enough gossip surrounding the flavor of any given month.
There is nothing in particular wrong with this; to many the commodity of celebrity represents a welcome respite from a gruelling reality, and the concept of fame is coveted more passionately now than at any other time in history. Though some might point out that many celebrities hold considerably more influence over our lives than many would care to admit, be it through shaping our dress sense, establishing paradigms of beauty that are nigh on impossible to attain or even influencing our political affiliation.
Others would argue that following a celebrity is akin to consuming fiction; a welcome and well-earned distraction from reality. Whatever your personal views, it is highly likely that you hold at least a modicum of interest in the social mores of the rich and famous.
One of 2017's darlings, Demi Lovato has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise in recent years, eschewing the shackles of her Disney star past to become a full fledged 21st century pop star.
Lovato's sexuality has reportedly long been a topic of discussion for her fans with the singer apparently suggesting that she might be bisexual on a TV talk show back in 2015.
At the time, Lovato was dating Wilmer Valderrama, though the pair have long since separated, with the singer posting on Instagram more than a year ago;
"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."
Now, Demi Lovato has been spotted holding hands while out and about at Disneyland with DJ Lauren Abedini. Of course, the pair could simply be friends, but fans have been whipped up into something of a coruscating heat at the idea that Lovato and Abedini could be dating, particularly after this picture appeared in circulation.
The woman in question is a DJ and feminist, according to her Instagram bio, and fans have been rather excited about her good looks.
Whether the pair are indeed an item, or just friends, 2017 is set to be a huge year for Demi Lovato, with the release of her brand new album and supporting series of live dates. Who knows, maybe she has added romance to her already excellent year.