In Touch (USA) - - In the know -

The an­nounce­ment seemed to come out of nowhere: On June 3, Demi Lo­vato tweeted that she and her boyfriend of nearly six years, ac­tor Wilmer Valder­rama, had called it quits. Fans were shocked, but in re­al­ity, the breakup was a long time com­ing. “They’ve had prob­lems for years,” a source tells In Touch. “And 2016 was shap­ing up to be their worst year yet.” The re­la­tion­ship was al­ready strained by their op­pos­ing life­styles — Wilmer’s a partier, while Demi’s proudly sober af­ter fight­ing ad­dic­tion is­sues — but Demi’s up­com­ing tour with Nick Jonas fi­nally did them in. “They both have strong tem­pers and fought about her go­ing on the road,” says the source, adding that it didn’t help that Wilmer, 36, had be­come jealous of her BFF. “He told her he thought she was in love with Nick. They would scream at each other and it sounded like the house was go­ing to fall down.” By the bit­ter end, the pair were sleep­ing in sep­a­rate bed­rooms, and af­ter one last blowout, the “Cool for the Sum­mer” singer, 23, posted the breakup an­nounce­ment — with­out warn­ing Wilmer. “She wanted to show him she was truly done,” says the source. It worked, but now friends are wor­ried for Demi, who’s also started fight­ing with Nick, 23. “Demi’s two main sup­ports have dis­ap­peared,” says the source. “Ev­ery­one is hop­ing she can be strong and get through this.”

Demi’s friend­ship with Nick Jonas (above) came be­tween them, says a source: “Wilmer found texts from Demi beg­ging Nick to talk to her and he blew up.”

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