"My dad was an addict and an alcoholic," Lovato says of her biological father."I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family."2.Along those lines, Demi just shared a pair of pretty amazing, contrasting photos on Instagram. “When I was in a relationship with Wilmer, I went three years without purging and when we broke up that’s one of the first things I did,” she confesses, expounding as follows: “The less I have to think about food, the easier it is to go about having a normal life and I don’t want to let anybody down, so when I do have moments when I slip up, I feel very ashamed. And when I feel lonely my heart feels hungry and I end up binging.” It doesn't get much more candid than that, does it?
The Jonas Brothers Tried to Stage an Intervention"It was actually the Jonas Brothers waving the flag, and saw Demi veering in a different direction," Lovato's manager, John Taylor, says.In 2010, the singer punched a backup dancer, Alex "Shorty" Welch, on a plane, and entered rehab shortly thereafter.The singer is in the news these days because she just came out with an especially personal documentary on You Tube.It's titled "Simply Complicated" and it delves into nearly every aspect of the artist's life, from her past drug use to her most famous relationship to her struggle with bulimia. Lovato has never been shy about her substance abuse issues or her eating disorder. In the aforementioned documentary, Lovato opens way up about her battle with her eating disorder, explaining how her June 2016 split from boyfriend of six years Wilmer Valderrama caused her to fall back into past struggles."It can transport you to a totally different place.” We salute Demi Lovato for not only overcoming her personal demons...
but for opening up in such a way that she can hopefully help others overcome theirs, as well.
, premiered on You Tube Tuesday, giving fans a raw look at her road to recovery. Lovato Tried Cocaine for the First Time at Age 17After being bullied for years in school, a popular student peer pressured Lovato into partying.
Directed by Hannah Lux Davis and filmed over the course of seven months in early 2017, it covers everything from her eating disorder to her sobriety, and even her first major heartbreak. She first drank alcohol and smoked marijuana, and she tried cocaine around the time she was working for the Disney Channel.
Lovato's mom warned her the drug could stop her heart, but the actress says she "did it anyway," explaining, "I loved it.
I felt out of control with the coke the first time that I did it." Addiction, sadly, runs in her family.
And though Lovato and Valderrama, 37, aren’t currently together, he still remains a big part of her life.