Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama broke our collective hearts earlier this year when they announced that they would be parting ways after six years together.

<> at The Ivy on January 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, United States.

While they released a joint statement saying that they鈥檇 still be friends, they never really gave a reason for their split (and really, they didn鈥檛 owe us one).

But still, we were curious 鈥 why did the twosome that everyone had pegged to be the next to walk down the altar suddenly up and call it quits?

Demi鈥檚 latest interview with Glamour is offering up some insight into that very thing. Though the piece was largely explosive thanks to her comments on Taylor Swift鈥檚 girl squad and their body types, a more thorough read sees Demi also speaking out about the reasoning behind their decision to end the relationship.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Wilmer Valderrama (L) and singer Demi Lovato attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

鈥淚 think it鈥檚 healthy to be able to start over with someone else. Being sick was always a part of my relationship with him; I always had something wrong with me,鈥 she says, referring to her struggles with bulimia, self-harm and addiction.

Though she鈥檚 publicly gone as far as to credit Wilmer with saving her life, she adds, 鈥淚 needed to let go of that. It was hard to depart from somebody who saw everything, but it may be nice to start fresh with somebody. Because that person that I was when I was a lot younger is not who I am today.鈥

We guess we can kind of see where she鈥檚 coming from. Just 23 at the time of the split, Demi would have been 17 years old when she fell for Wilmer 鈥 a pretty transformative time in a woman鈥檚 life. Though she still makes plenty missteps today (we鈥檙e still cringing over that Zika apology), she鈥檚 likely come light-years from the person she was then, and we imagine it had to shake up the relationship quite a bit.

Alas, c鈥檈st la vie!

Here鈥檚 to wishing them both plenty of love in the future (and present!).

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