The “Confident” singer, 28, and the Young and the Restless actor, 29, have called off their engagement, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” says the source. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.”

Their split comes two months after Ehrich proposed to Lovato in Malibu on July 22. They began dating in March. 

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Prior to the split, Lovato clearly didn’t mind being stuck with Ehrich while social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

When Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande released their song, “Stuck with U,” the couple took part in the video, confirming their relationship by dancing around the room and sharing a sweet kiss. “Happy to be part of something so special right now,” Lovato wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the pair. “Like really REALLY happy if you can’t tell…” 

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The singer shared on her Instagram story, “I now spend my days in a bathing suit with no makeup with someone who accepts and loves me for who I am; Flaws and all.” She added, “I love you @maxehrich.” 

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The pair went to Joshua Tree National Park in California and took gorgeous photos at sunset. 

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Lovato wrote of the trip on Instagram, “Had an amazing weekend in the magical desert of Joshua Tree with my love @maxehrich ❤️. I went to work on a project but it was so nice to get away for a couple days.”

She also thanked Ehrich “for making me so happy my dear.. I love going on adventures with you 🥰🌵☀️”

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For his part, Ehrich wrote of their adventure, “magical weekend in Joshua Tree with the love of my life 💘.”

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The pair also shared a sultry pool selfie. 

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Ehrich posted a photo of the pair kissing in the pool on his birthday writing, “blessed birthday 🎂 thanks for all the love.” 

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The two shared a little romance — and laughter — in this sweet set of photos.

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The pair weren’t afraid of a little P.D.A. 

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In honor of Ehrich’s birthday, Lovato posted a series of photos of the two on Instagram along with a gushing caption. 

“BAAAYYBEEE – I have so much fun with you and there’s so many things I want to say right now but I want to be present and spend this bday with you so I’ll be quick,” she began. 

“Being with you makes life SO MUCH FUN 😆😝 We literally act like hooligans on the daily and don’t give a F— if we’re embarrassing ourselves if others are around!!”

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In the birthday post, the singer wrote, “I spend my days with you, bare faced and in a bathing suit.. I feel unconditionally loved and accepted by you in a way that I’ve never felt before.. I can’t explain it or you.. you’re indescribable, you beautiful, man. Inside and out you are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.. You’re also such a positive lil beam of light in my life and I can’t wait to make more birthday memories together.. here’s to the future baby. I love you @maxehrich.” 

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An emoji was all the actor needed to show followers how much he cared about Lovato in a late June series of pics.

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The couple celebrated the 4th of July with a moonlit snap. 

“Oh man this might be my favorite pic of us so far… thank you for making me the happiest 🥰 I love yew soooo much @maxehrich 😍💕” Lovato wrote.

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Late on the night of July 22, Lovato confirmed the happy news that they were engaged to followers with a series of gorgeous photos from their seaside engagement. 

“I knew I loved you the moment I met you,” Lovato wrote to her newly minted fiancé. “I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!! 😩😭❤️🥰😍”

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