On Nov. 4, the pair enjoyed a casual dinner at Matsuhisa restaurant in Beverly Hills. According to onlookers, Demi and Henri spent the entire time smiling, laughing, and even holding hands. The very next night, they were spotted grabbing coffee together in West Hollywood. This time, they looked even cozier as Demi draped her hand around Henri’s waist. Ooh, la la!
So, who is this mystery man who’s grabbed Demi’s attention? Well, as it turns out, they’ve got a lot in common. According to reports, Henri has been struggling with addiction and sobriety since he was a teenager. So much so, that he and Demi actually met during one of the pop star’s previous stints in rehab.
“They hit it off immediately and became fast friends. Henri takes his sober life very seriously and, when Demi sadly relapsed, they lost touch for some time,” a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight. However, now that they’re both sober, Henri is a seemingly positive influence on Demi. Though, at this time, the source added that they’re just friends. “Demi is taking the proper measures to ensure her sobriety,” the source explained.
Even so, should “just friends” turn out to be more, we want to be ready to ship Demi and Henri to the fullest! Here a few things to know about him.
Henri founded his own clothing line, Enfants Riches Déprimé (Depressed Rich Kids) in 2012. Despite not being the most mainstream brand, celebrities like Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Travis Scott have all rocked Henri’s looks. Oh, and he totally designed the top Beyoncé wore during her Formation Tour… no big deal!
Without his designs, Henri would still be very wealthy. According to reports, he attended Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland growing up — a boarding school described as the “alma mater of princes, shahs, and baby billionaires,” by Town & Country. Tuition is a whopping $110,000 a year.
Affluent or not, Henri still spent a number of years in rehab beginning at the age of 15. “I was, like, a f–k up in high school,” Henri told Complex in 2016. “I was caught up in drugs and s–t like that.” Thankfully, Henry has a come a long way since then. Much like Demi’s music has always been a source of therapy for her, Henri has his own creative pursuits.
“I look at a successful day, like, did you make something?” he continued. “Even if [the] business is great, I don’t value a day as a good day if I didn’t make something — whether it be a s—–y punk song or a tight drawing, or painting. If I didn’t make something, the day doesn’t sit well with me. I think that’s kind of keeping me straight now.”
We wish both Henri and Demi the very best in their continued recovery! Stay strong, y’all.