Another flirty exchange between Demi Lovato and Mike Johnson has sent their fans into overdrive.
On Thursday, Lovato, 27, shared an unedited photo of herself in a leopard-print bikini alongside an empowering caption about appreciating one’s body, imperfections and all.
Thousands of supportive comments flooded in — including one from Bachelorette fan-favorite Johnson, 31.
“Look at me like that again,” he wrote. “Love yaself.”
In response, Lovato sent a kissy and tongue-sticking-out emoji, prompting hundreds of fans to chime in with comments begging the two to get together.
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This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day. It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit. Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio.. I’m working on an anthem.. also. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too. #nationalcelulliteday #celluLIT
A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Sep 5, 2019 at 5:30pm PDT
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That’s not the only Instagram exchange that has fans “shipping” the idea of the two dating. Johnson’s cryptic comment on fellow Bachelorette alumnus Tyler Cameron‘s latest post has also added fuel to the fire.
“So if we do this dbl date, your shirt stays on,” Johnson wrote on Cameron’s shirtless shot. “No negotiation.”
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A post shared by Tyler Cameron (@tylerjcameron3) on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:30pm PDT
Since Cameron is dating Gigi Hadid, fans are speculating that Johnson and Tyler’s joint outing would be with Lovato and the supermodel.
“I think he’s talking about a double date with him and Demi Lovato,” wrote one, while hundreds of others tagged Lovato in their response.
Lovato made no secret of the fact that the San Antonio, Texas-based portfolio manager was her favorite contestant on Hannah Brown‘s season of the ABC reality show this year, gushing on her Instagram Story at one point, “Mike I accept your rose.” In another exchange, after Johnson tweeted wondering where his “future wife” was, Lovato wrote, “I’M RIGHT HERE MIKE I’M RIGHT HERE BOO MY MOM ALREADY LOVES YOU TOO.”
But so far, it doesn’t look it’s gone any further than flirty online banter.
“We have not connected and we have not exchanged any freaky texts at all,” Johnson told PeopleTV’s Reality Check with a smile last month. “No to both.”
“She would definitely be cool to reach out to, but neither one of us have reached out to each other,” he said. “I think she’s sexy, she’s got a nice little booty on her and she has good voice.”