The singer has been open about the fact that Mike Johnson was her favorite participant in the Bachelorette season of Hannah Brown
Now a flirty exchange between Demi and Mike has drove their fans into overdrive.
On Thursday, Demi, 27, shared an unedited photo of himself in a bikini with leopard print alongside a powerful caption about appreciating someone's body, imperfections and everything.
He is not intimidated: Bachelorette favorite Mike Johnson, 31, clearly appreciated Demi Lovato's fuller figure in her Instagram post and replied: & look at me again. Love yourself & # 39;
Beautiful and brave: Demi shared this beautiful and unprocessed bikini photo on Instagram on Thursday night of her vacation to Bora Bora in May while writing about & # 39; authentic & # 39; to be
Thousands of supportive responses came in, including one of Bachelorette's favorite Mike, 31.
& # 39; Look at me again, & # 39; he wrote. & # 39; Love yourself. & # 39;
In response, Demi sent a kiss and an emoji with his tongue sticking out, prompting hundreds of fans to play along with comments begging the two to come together.
The excitement comes when the singer her & # 39; biggest fear & # 39; faced with the stunning, untouched photo as she sunk in a leopard-print bikini from the luxury swimwear brand PilyQ.
Flirty fun: Demi responded to Mike's boring Instagram comment with a kiss emoji and one sticking out his tongue, encouraging hundreds of fans to join in with comments begging the two to come together
Sun kissed: this is the (just as beautiful) image that Demi shared on Instagram in May, which seems to have been edited
& # 39; I hope to inspire & # 39 ;: Demi shared this message about learning to love the & # 39; raw and genuine & # 39; version of itself
It was taken during her trip to Bora Bora Four Seasons in May, four months after Demi shared an edited (and equally beautiful) photo of herself on the same trip.
& # 39; This is my biggest fear. She wrote a photo of me in an unprocessed bikini, & # 39; in a long caption to her 73 million followers. & # 39; And guess what, it's CELLULIT !!!!
& # 39; I'm just sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes, the other bikini photos have been edited – and I hate that I did, but it's the truth) so that others think I have THEIR idea of what is beautiful, but it's just not me.
Demi looked over her shoulder in the photo and flaunted her hourglass curves as she stepped out of a pool during a tropical vacation at the Four Seasons.
& # 39; I received this. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am instead of trying to meet someone else's standards, ”she wrote.
& # 39; So here I am, ashamed, fearless and proud to own a body that has fought so much and will continue to surprise me if I hopefully give birth one day.
& # 39; It's such a great feeling to be back in TV / movies without stressing myself with a strenuous 14-hour training schedule, or to refrain from a real birthday cake instead of opting for watermelon & whipped cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and felt miserable on some crazy foods.
Word is out: Demi later went to social media to thank everyone for their support and said she still vibrated & # 39; after she posted her photo
& # 39; Anyway, here I am, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio .. I'm working on a national anthem … too.
Gewoon Simply so that everyone is clear … I am not happy with my appearance BUT I appreciate it and sometimes that is the best thing I can do. Today I also hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body. & # 39;
Celebrities came in large numbers to support Demi & # 39; s post, with Ashley Graham, Jenna Dewan, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ashley Greene encouraging Demi to stay true to her beautiful self.
So fat: Demi showed off her hourglass curves when she stepped out of a swimming pool during a tropical vacation in the Four Seasons
Supporting: a large number of stars went to the comments section to applaud Demi for her latest message
Scooter Braun wrote: & YOU did this. U. You are amazing. YOU are smart … you are beautiful … you are amazing … you are brave … and you are kind. And I'm proud of YOU.
I am proud to know YOU! Bravo to first love YOU and to inspire millions in turn. & # 39; (Sic).
Lindsey Vonn wrote: & # 39; Yes !!! Don't be ashamed. Be proud. & # 39;
Sara Sampaio wrote: & # 39; You are beautiful as you are. So proud of you. & # 39;
She fought earlier against an eating disorder and regularly discusses problems with body syndrome, depression and self-harm.
Demi uses its platform to inform fans and followers about mental health and well-being, and has long been advocating gay rights.
In 2015, she released a song called Confident, while fighting with her own journey of self-acceptance.
She then said: & # 39; I have never been confident enough in my skin to feel sexy. Now that I feel good and feel confident, I am proud of the skin in which I am.
& # 39; I want to share that with the world and show everyone how you can go from being very insecure with body image issues until you feel so proud of your body that you want to show it to the world. & # 39;
Cool for the summer: Demi shared a swimsuit series earlier this year after a whirlwind holiday with friends in French Polynesia
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