A source on the scene observed the two holding hands and acting "like a couple of high school kids on a date." Their brief visit allowed Lovato to sign a few autographs before her "date" whispered something to her and the two rushed back to the obscurity of a waiting Range Rover.
Manselle (27) and Lovato (20) make an unlikely, but attractive pair. With over a full foot height difference between the pop star and the towering businessman, they were easily spotted at the small Detroit bistro.
Lovato and Manselle may have been meeting to talk about her career since Manselle's work is in music marketing. But, the two have been spotted together in other cities and their public display of affection (though brief) spoke volumes. An employee of the restaurant later told media “They were clearly into each other. It looked like a date.”
Is it possible the diamond ring Lovato sported just hours later at a World Series game was actually given to her by Manselle?
A source close to Lovato recently told Access Hollywood that the singer was "serious dating." Speculation can be made that this was a reference to her growing relationship with Manselle or possibly a hint that the rumors of her reuniting with on-again-off-again boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama are true.
This is a guest post from Rebecca Cooke