Wilmer Valderrama makes first public appearance since ex Demi Lovato's apparent overdose

Wilmer Valderrama is stepping out following ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato's apparent drug overdose.

The 38-year-old actor attended the Kind Los Angeles: Coming Together for Children Alone event in Culver City, California, on Saturday night.

Wearing a light blue Oxford shirt, slim black pants, brown loafers and gold and silver jewelry, Valderrama looked dapper for the event, which was helping to support immigrant children by providing them with pro bono lawyers in deportation proceedings.

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Wilmer Valderrama
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Wilmer Valderrama
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This marks the former That's '70s Show star's first public appearance since 25-year-old Lovato was hospitalized for an apparent overdose in July. The two dated for six years before calling it quits in June 2016, though they have remained close friends.

"They have mutual admiration for each other and he has and will always believe in her. He's watched her fall and has seen her rise," a source told ET. "[Wilmer] was aware she was going through a bumpy patch because she was forthright with him when she relapsed. But he did not anticipate this."

Valderrama has been staying by Lovato's side, even visiting her in the hospital just one day after the apparent overdose. 

"Demi is getting better day-by-day with the help of her family, friends and Wilmer," a source told ET. "He visits Demi every day he can, and has spent hours with her and her family."

Also over the weekend, Lovato spoke out for the first time since her hospitalization. "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," she shared in an Instagram post on Sunday. "What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."

"I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well... I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery," she continued. "The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting."

A source told ET last week that the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer is "doing much better" and is expected to leave the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles very soon.

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: Demi Lovato and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama are seen out in Tribeca on October 26, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama attend The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Wilmer Valderrama and singer Demi Lovato arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: Demi Lovato and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama are seen out in Tribeca on October 26, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actor Wilmer Valderrama, singers Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actor Wilmer Valderrama (L) and actress/recording artist Demi Lovato attend the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2015/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actor Wilmer Valderrama (L) and recording artist Demi Lovato attend the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/AMA2015/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: Demi Lovato and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama are seen out in Tribeca on October 26, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Hailee Steinfeld, Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato attend the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Singer Demi Lovato and actor Wilmer Valderrama are seen walking in Soho on October 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Actor Wilmer Valderrama (L) and singer Demi Lovato attend KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014 powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 31: Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama during the UFC 183 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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