Demi Lovato slid into Henry Cavill's Instagram notifications, and everyone's here for it.


Demi Lovato is the queen of Instagram flirting—just ask Henry Cavill



Christine Friar


Published Jan 30, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 2:45 am CDT

You probably know Demi Lovato as a pop star—or maybe you recognize her from her time on the Disney Channel—but her new job title supersedes both of her old gigs. Lovato’s now a thirst trap expert.

The 25-year-old “Sorry Not Sorry” singer unintentionally put on a modern romance clinic Tuesday, and fans were able to track it through the Instagram notifications. It all started with Lovato following the actor Henry Cavill. He’s British, apparently single, and happens to play Superman (so he’s not too rough on the eyes). Celebrities follow one another all the time, though—there’s nothing explicitly flirty in that gesture alone.

However, 22 seconds after her follow, Lovato posted a pic of herself in a lacy white bodysuit with a robe draped over her shoulders. And immediately after that, she hopped into Cavill’s recent pics and liked two different shots of him with his jiujitsu coach.

In other words, within a 30-second period, Lovato initiated a follow, posted a fire selfie, and then broke the seal on liking pics of one another. Eagle-eyed fan @imnocrybaby caught a screenshot of the notifications in real time:

Without sliding into their “other” DM box, this is pretty much as up-front as you can be with someone who doesn’t follow you back on Instagram. For the record, here is said pic of Lovato in her bodysuit:

It’s almost as if the subtext of her Instagram activity was, “Hello, Harry Cavill, please look at this photo of me. Thanks in advance.”

Fans were shaken.

And it looks like the gesture worked! Cavill eventually liked one of Lovato’s selfies (though a decidedly more-clothed option) and added the comment, “Nice one Miss Lovato!”

The thumbs-up emoji isn’t the most romantic choice in the world—but it’s a start.

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*First Published: Jan 30, 2018, 4:30 pm CST