Demi Lovato Talks About Weight Issues, Singleness, & Her Childhood [PHOTOS]
The “Skyscraper” diva Demi Lovato stunned in her latest photo shoot in Fabulous magazine. She sported her usual loose beach waves and big hair. We love how this former Disney damsel can sport everything from cutesy polka dot threads to spiked wristwear and motorcycle jackets.
During her interview, Lovato spilled the beans on everything ranging from her childhood all the way to her past experiences using drugs. She entered rehab at the young age of 18 when she used to cope with depression. Now, Lovato is on a better route in her life, admitting that in the past she used to be lonely.
Demi Lovato is currently on tour in South America promoting her latest album Unbroken. However, the starlet does not plan to return to her acting career until she is completely “secure” with her body again.
Demi admits to sharing a common problem we all face. “I felt uncomfortable today [at the photo shoot]. Knowing I have bad angles and the photographer can take a bad shot makes me insecure,” she said. “But I’m a lot better than I used to be…I’ve made progress.”
On The Pressure Of Being A Star:
“I went from movie to album to touring to television and back…being in the limelight wasn’t the root of my problems, but it didn’t help. I never took more than two weeks off in four years and it caught up with me.”
On Past Drug Use:
“Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my a**,” she said about her old group. “I thought they were my friends. I thought I was having fun.” Demi no longer associates herself with those people and shares, “Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no.’ That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”
On Entering Rehab:
“It wasn’t my idea, but I didn’t fight it. It was really, really hard and scary,” she said. But Demi stayed strong. “I was homesick and lonely…but my mum told me I would regret it. This was my only chance. I had 14 hours of therapy a day. I listened to music and learned to knit. When I finally left, it was like being let out of prison.”
On Her Weight Gain:
“After so long being thin, it was terrifying being heavier. But I am a naturally curvy Hispanic girl. I don’t deprive myself.”
“I’m not dating at all. I love having a boyfriend but need to be secure on my own first.”
On Her Childhood:
“There were times I wish I’d been a normal teenager so I could make mistakes and not be scrutinised,” she shared. Demi has no regrets. “I don’t mourn the childhood I never had. I’d rather have been travelling the world and making albums than at high school.”