Demi Lovato slid into Emily Hampshire’s DMs to ask her out

They could have been cool for the summer.

Emily Hampshire revealed that Demi Lovato once slid into her DMs and wanted to take her on a date.

“You said, ‘Hey, I like you on the show. We should kick it sometime,’” the “Schitt’s Creek” alum said on Wednesday’s episode of the pop star’s podcast, “4D with Demi Lovato.”

“And then you said below it, ‘And by kick it, I mean go on a date. I find you attractive.’ You made it clear it was a date. And I loved that because sometimes that’s confusing. I’m decades older than you, so ‘kick it,’ I was looking it up.”

Hampshire is 40 years old, while Lovato is 29 years old.

“You also said, ‘Think of Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor.’ And then right after you were like, ‘I don’t mean you’re the Holland Taylor!’” the actress added, referring to 78-year-old Taylor’s relationship with 46-year-old Paulson. “I thought it was the funniest thing in the whole world because I was a Holland Taylor in that situation. Proud to be.”

Lovato, who came out as non-binary in May, agreed that the age gap comparison wasn’t their “smoothest move.”

“A non-binary person can dream. And they, she — I was a ‘she’ at the time — she was dreaming big,” the Grammy nominee said with a laugh. “I was like, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ And I made a really good friend. You’re a dope friend, and I’m happy we became friends.”

Lovato and Hampshire then revealed that they are both currently single after their respective breakups. The former Disney star broke off their engagement to actor Max Ehrich last year, while Hampshire’s engagement to songwriter Teddy Geiger ended in 2019.

“I went through a difficult breakup, and it kind of forced me to really go to therapy and look at myself because I was all about the other person,” Hampshire explained. “Everything was about me not having any needs and any self-worth, and now that I’ve finally gotten to that — after lots of expensive, expensive therapy — I love me so much and doing what I want to do that I’m scared to get into a relationship. I’m worried that I’m just going to give that up.”

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