Demi Lovato is dating UFC superstar Luke Rockhold -- and TMZ Sports has learned it's a romance that's been blooming for a couple months. the 24-year-old singer hit it off with the 31-year-old former UFC middleweight champ earlier this year while training at Unbreakable gym in Los Angeles. we're told the two clicked right away -- and have even sent some secret inside messages to each other on social media ...
including a back and forth with smiley face art on their fingers.
Watch the full interview above where Wilmer also talks about clubbing with Ryan Seacrest back in his single days and whether he knew That '70s Show costars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher would end up together.
This just doesn't seem to be the week for young love.
However, Luke wouldn’t be the first MMA star that has caught Demi’s attention, as she has been romantically linked to Sherdog’s Guilherme Vasconcelos, 30. He quit when he turned 10, but picked up jiu-jitsu in high school. Luke’s recovering from one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.
It seems being athletic is in Luke’s blood, as his father was a professional basketball player in Europe and his mother was an avid tennis player. No one expected Luke to lose his UFC middleweight championship to Michael Bisping, 37, at UFC 199. 2014 fight, making him tap out with a guillotine choke submission in the second round.
Chris pulled out of UFC 199 due to an injury, leaving Michael to step in as a substitute. Following that loss, Luke revealed that he suffered a knee injury in the buildup to UFC 199, per .