Wilmer Valderrama gets engaged, and Demi Lovato's fans are not happy

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Wilmer Valderrama is starting off the year with a new fiancée. The actor got down on one knee on New Year's Day in San Diego, California, and proposed to his girlfriend of eight months, Amanda Pacheco. 

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The model said "Yes!" and the pair shared the most stunning photo from their beachside proposal, as well as a pic of her beautiful rose-gold ring with a pear-shaped diamond. The couple has been dating since May, and it looks like they are totally in love. While they look super happy about their engagement, fans of Wilmer's ex Demi Lovato did not seem as pleased with the news. 

Wilmer got down on one knee on the first day of the year.

Wilmer took his girl to a special place in La Jolla, San Diego--a city that is special to her because that's where she was born and where her parents fell in love. The That '70s Show actor popped the question in front of the water and shared a photo of the beautiful moment with the caption, “'It’s just us now' 01-01-2020."


Wilmer did a phenomenal job with the ring choice.

The couple celebrated New Year's Eve in Mexico before driving to San Diego for the beachside engagement. The actor came prepared for the proposal with a stunning pear-shaped diamond ring with a rose-gold band. The pear diamond is about 4 carats and valued around $100,000, according to the founder of James Allen, jeweler James Schultz.


The couple were first linked together in May.

The couple were first linked together in May.

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The couple was first spotted together in May 2019. The NCIS actor was seen out and about with the 29-year-old model in Los Angeles, California, sparking rumors that they were an item. They made their relationship Instagram official with photos of them traveling in Tokyo in June. 

As soon as the engagement news went public, Demi Lovato fans reacted.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer dated on and off over the course of six years. The pair met when Demi was 17, and they first became friends, then went on to date for quite some time. After their split in 2016, Wilmer was by his ex's side in 2018 when she had a health scare reportedly due to an overdose. Fans of the couple seemed upset that after all that time, Wilmer never proposed to the singer but got down on one knee for Amanda after less than a year of dating.


Some fans were instantly concerned about Demi's well-being.

Some fans took to Twitter to express their concerns and worries about Demi's health and well-being once Wilmer announced his engagement. The singer has been vocal about her love for the actor, and some people still held out hope that they would one day get back together.

There's no real time line on love.

Fans felt disappointed that Wilmer made Demi wait so long just to propose to someone after eight months, but sometimes when you know, you just know. 


According to a source, Demi is happy for her ex.

A source told E! News that despite the fans being upset about the engagement, the Grammy nominee is in good spirits regarding her ex's upcoming nuptials. "She's happy for Wilmer if he's happy. She always wants the best for him in life and is glad he has found love," the source said. "They will always be friends and have a special place in each other's hearts. But she also realized he wasn't going to be her life partner and she's known that for a while."

The insider added: "She moved on from that and has been going in a different direction. She wishes him all the best though."

Demi recently split from boyfriend Austin Wilson after dating for just a few months.