It looks Demi Lovato has a new man in her life.
The 26-year-old singer was snapped out at a dinner on Saturday night at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, California, looking healthy, just three months after she suffered an apparent overdose. Lovato was pictured with a man now identified as Henry Levy, the designer of the fashion line Enfants Riches Déprimés.
TMZ After a picture of the couple in the restaurant, Lovato sporting a huge smile on her face – as well as the pair together again on Sunday, in West Hollywood. In the photos from Sunday, Levy puts his arm around Lovato's shoulder as they take a nighttime stroll.
However, a source tells ET that Lovato and Levy are just friends.
"Demi is taking the right measures to ensure her sobriety," the source adds.
A second source also tells ET, "Demi deserves a partner who will help her to live a clean life and her family and friends feel she choosing more appropriate friends."
Clearly, Levy and Lovato have gotten close since her apparent overdose in July. Here are five things to know about the designer.
1. His Enfants Riches Déprimés has a celebrity following
Levy founded his clothing line Enfants Riches Déprimé – which in French means "Depressed Rich Kids" – in 2012. The avant-garde fashion line sells in very limited quantities and is also incredibly pricey, even for designer standards.
The line is most known for their punk-influenced studded leather jackets, one currently retailing for $ 7,784 on Farfetch. The somewhat more accessible T-shirts will also cost you a pretty penny, the cheapest one retailing for $ 334.
But the brand definitely has its share of celebrity fans, with his designs being worn by Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Kanye West, Jared Leto and more. He's made several pieces for Beyoncé, including a top for her Formation tour.
According to a fan account, Lovato started following Levy and his brand on Instagram on Oct. 18.
Of course, Levy's designs are definitely not for everyone, often containing controversial slogans such as "My Nazi parents." He also made headlines for once selling a $ 7,000 cashmere noose.
"If you were going to kill yourself, would not you want to do with a $ 7,000 cashmere noose?" He told The Guardian in 2016 about the controversial piece.
Levy described the brand as "elitist, nihilist couture," "to Complexmagazine in a 2016 interview. "The price point eliminates the masses, and the ideas eliminate the people who I do not want, generally, in it, due to the dark nature," he noted.
"The name is essentially a description of myself and my upbringing," he also told The Guardian, making no clothes for his clothes's high prices. "The price point is not only a marker of value but an intrinsically part of the piece itself. No pieces are alike and everything is limited. I have no interest in making affordable pieces for the masses. "
2. He grew up very rich
Levy grew up incredibly rich, thanks to his parents' success in the water filtration business. He attended a number of exclusive boarding schools, most notably Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, known as the world's most expensive boarding school. According to a 2016 Town & Countryarticle, the school has a annual tuition of $ 110,000 and is the "alma mater of princes, shahs, and baby billionaires."
According to Complex, in a now-deleted Facebook post, Levy wrote, "If I was not Jewish I would kill myself, because I would not be rich." Another Facebook quote reportedly quoted Kanye West, reading, "Saint Laurent is my Zara. "
3. He's been in rehab multiple times
Like Lovato, Levy has struggled with substance abuse. His first stint in rehab was at Visions Adolescent Treatment in Malibu, when he was 15-years-old.
"I was like, like, a f ** k up in high school," Levy said Complex. "I was caught up in drugs and sh ** like that."
Levy also spent time at celeb-friendly rehab centers in Cirque Lodge in Utah and Promises in Malibu. Still, he said Complex That was his stay at a Betty Ford treatment center in Hazelden, Oregon, that turned out to be the most fruitful.
"That's when it was on some not-flossy sh **," he recalled. "Like, came out and was sleeping in a bunk bed with a bunch of 50-year-old meth addicts trying to recover. And that's when I started coming up with the idea for the brand. "
"Being around those kids [in rehab], just their absurd entitlement and everything, definitely had an influence, "he continued. "They do not have to work a day in their lives, you know what I mean? Their complete existence is based around what other people think. "
He also noted that his new goals were keeping him on a healthier path.
"I look at a successful day, like, did you make something?" He said. "Even if business is great, I do not value a day as a good day if I do not make something – whether it be a shi ** punk song or a tight drawing, or painting. If I did not make something, the day does not sit well with me. I think that's kind of keep me straight now. "
TMZ reports that Levy and Lovato went to an AA meeting on Sunday night and that the two actually met when they were in rehab.
4. He is super into punk music and culture
Levy's clothing line is obviously punk-influenced, and he told Complex that he discovered punk music when he was 11 years old. He also explained how he's able to reconcile his privileged background with a subculture that was born out of working-class angst.
"You hear about punk, it's very blue collar," he said. "'We're angry at, you know, like, corporations!' But for me, I'm angry at my parents for sending me to this place for a fucking year. I'm angry at the fucking people in the rehab for telling me what to fuck all the time. I'm angry at my teachers and principals for kicking me out of every school I go to and not understand me. That was, for me, my relationship with punk and that attitude. "
5. He does not shy away from controversy
Levy is definitely okay with speaking his mind.
The designer got into a notable Instagram fight in 2016 with the band called "Wack" on Kim Kardashian West sporting a Enfants Riches Déprimé leather jacket with the spikes and patches of the band Kill Your Idols on it. Kill your Idols and Black Anvil share band members together.
Levy then escalated the feud with an offensive comment.
"Ur such a pu ** y how much I control your emotions that made me a job about my work," he commented on Instagram, Noisey, who took a screenshot. "Little B ** ch a ** Punk police.I will rape and exploit and pillage whatever I want and I will sell it for thousands while u sit here and just feed me more attention. Know your place u stupid f ** k. "
Of course, it's important that the post was from 2016, and since then, Levy has remained private. Meanwhile, a source recently told ET that Lovato's sobriety remains her No. 1 priority.
"Demi is taking her sobriety very serious, and knows she has a long road ahead of her," the source said. "At the end of the day, Demi is doing this for herself. She has to stay sober for her, but every time she has a family or friends visit her it reminds her of all the other important people in her life that she needs to fight for as well. "
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– Reporting by Adriane Schwartz
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