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"Schitt's Creek" Star Emily Hampshire Explained How Demi Lovato Tried To Ask Her Out By Comparing Their Age Gap To Sarah Paulson And Holland Taylor's

"Hey, I like you on the show. We should kick it sometime."

Who among us has never tried the often ill-fated method of asking someone out via sending them a direct message? Well, Demi Lovato sure has.

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On the latest episode of their podcast, 4D with Demi Lovato, a guest revealed that Demi had tried the ol' DM slide with her — yup, Schitt's Creek star Emily Hampshire.

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Emily plays Stevie on the show, in case you need a quick refresher. 

"You slid in my DMs and you said, 'Hey, I like you on the show. We should kick it sometime,'" Emily explained. "And then you said, below it, 'And by kick it, I mean go on a date. I find you attractive.' You made it clear it was a date."

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Emily has spoken in the past about how Schitt's Creek helped her come out as pansexual.

"I loved that because I was like, 'Sometimes that's confusing!' I'm decades older than you, so 'kick it,' I was looking it up."

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Alas, it was the age difference — 11 years — between the two that led to Emily not wanting to take things in a romantic way. In response, Demi brought up the iconic LGBTQ age-gap couple, Sarah Paulson (46) and Holland Taylor (78).

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"You also said, 'Think of Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor,'" Emily added. "And then right after, you were like, 'I don't mean you're the Holland Taylor!' I thought it was the funniest thing in the whole world because I was a Holland Taylor in that situation. Proud to be."

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"I was like no, I just love them together!" Demi added. 

Demi responded by saying, "A non-binary person can dream, you know what I mean? And they, she — I was a 'she' at the time — she was dreaming big. I was like, 'What's the worst that could happen?' And then I made a really good friend. You're a dope friend, and I'm happy we became friends."

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“Me too. I wish you weren’t 29!” Emily replied.

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Well, Demi, if you're reading this — my DMs are open.

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