First, her dog, Buddy
, died in July 2015 in a what Lovato described as "a tragic accident."
Then five months later, the couple lost their Doberman Pinscher, Spawn
. Valderamma was devastated after he lost his pup of eight years, penning a lengthy post on Instagram after his death.
"Yesterday, I said goodbye to my handsome boy Spawn, this year has been quite a roller coaster," the 36-year-old actor wrote on Dec. 27, 2015. "Lots of emotions and lots thresholds crossed. This boy was there for it all.."