This is so heartbreaking. Just after Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama celebrated the holidays together, they had to say goodbye to their beloved Doberman named Spawn on Dec. 26. See their touching tributes here.
Christmas break unfortunately brought some sadness for Demi Lovato, 23, and Wilmer Valderrama, 35. The longtime couple’s dog Spawn passed away the day after Christmas at just 8 years old. As they mourned their painful loss, both Demi and Wilmer shared sweet pictures with Spawn as well as heartfelt messages to their doggy angel.
Although he was originally Wilmer’s dog, Demi has gotten close to the pup in the 6 years she has been with Wilmer. Along with a precious picture of Spawn licking her face, Demi shared what she’ll miss most about Spawn in her Instagram post.
“I’m going to miss the way you greeted me at my car every time I came home or simply when I stepped outside. I’m going to miss the way you were so protective of Buddy and Batman and never got annoyed with them when they were excited hyper puppies. I’m going to miss the way you would nudge at my hand if I wasn’t petting you. I’ll even miss the way I’d need a Benadryl every time you’d give me kisses just like the way you’re giving me kisses in this very picture. All the sneezes, the runny noses, even the occasional hives.. They were all worth it with you,” she wrote. “Saying goodbye absolutely broke my heart and I felt as if I was saying farewell to a family member.”
Neither Demi nor Wilmer mentioned what happened to Spawn in their lengthy Instagram posts, but Wilmer did say that he was with Spawn until he went to doggy heaven. Before sharing a similar pic to Demi’s of Spawn licking his face, Wilmer shared a heartbreaking picture from his last moments with Spawn.
Yesterday, I said goodbye to my handsome boy Spawn, this year has been quite a roller coaster.. Lots of emotions and lots thresholds crossed. This boy was there for it all.. 8 years worth of memories and ups and downs. since he was a puppy he had this human like presence, everyone that knew this boy know exactly what I'm talking about.. No matter what I'd be going through he just knew and would rest his little head on my lap as if saying "dad it's never that bad".. I would immediately smile and say "ok ok you're right". He had this presence, I mean he was just so freaking handsome.. Bitches loved him and lads wanted to be him HAHA.. He loved people and people LOVED him.. He was the BEST and perfect dog.. So polite, so welcoming and just good GOOD boy.. I have never had such a loving dog.. He just loved being around us all.. He never lost his innocence.. He would keep my mom company all day.. Wherever she move he'd follow as if taking care of her. Spawn my boy you completed our family.. You were the alpha and my son.. I saw you go from a little pup with your ears taped to the most beautiful Doberman I have ever seen.. I love you so much and I am going to miss you so freaking much.. Touching you and kissing you for the last time last night was so painful.. I just kept thinking I hope he's feeling my touch and hearing me say he was my son and that I loved him.. But I know he knows!! Spawn! now go play with Buddy.. I'm sure he'll be less annoyed this time.. I hope you are both sharing treats and running together.. I miss you both. Two little wolves and #Wolfpack Family in heaven.. Be good spawnie till I see you again.. And don't worry about Lucy, we are gonna take care of her till its time for her to see you. #RIPSpawn WV Part 1
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“He loved people and people LOVED him.. He was the BEST and perfect dog.. So polite, so welcoming and just good GOOD boy,” Wilmer gushed in his ode to Spawn. “I have never had such a loving dog.. He just loved being around us all.. He never lost his innocence..”
As if the loss of Spawn is sad enough, he’s not the only dog Wilmer and Demi have had to say goodbye to this year — Demi lost her pup Buddy to a tragic car accident in July. But as both Demi and Wilmer indicated in their posts, the silver lining to Spawn’s death is that he gets to be reunited with Buddy. “Buddy is probably really happy he now gets to play with his big brother in Heaven,” Demi said.
We can only imagine how tough it was to say goodbye to Spawn. Our hearts go out to Demi and Wilmer during this difficult time.
HollywoodLifers, send your love to Demi and Wilmer as they mourn the loss of Spawn.