Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Demi Lovato Reveals She Hid Addictions While Preaching Sobriety

Demi Lovato Reveals She Hid Addictions While Preaching Sobriety

"Love you too", so it's probably safe to say that any hint of a once long-standing feud between the two is over as Lovato looks forward to her bright future.

Speaking recently about her documentary series, she said: "I think what was hard about the process was being honest about where I am in my life today".

"The last decade has taught me a lifetime of lessons", she said."I've learned that secrets make you sick, I'm learning how to be a voice and not a victim, I've learned sex is natural, I've learned that love is necessary, heartbreak is unavoidable and loneliness is brutal". I've learnt that love is necessary, heartbreak is unavoidable and loneliness is brutal. All of this got worse as her stardom increased.

She revealed that her father was also addicted to drugs and alcohol. "I would bake cookies for my family and I would eat all of them and nobody would have any to eat". Getting better was a struggle for her, one that she's still dealing with, and she doesn't hide any of that.

Simply Complicated touches on the eventual turning point in Demi's life, when her manager said he would leave if she didn't get clean.

At one point Demi's assistant relates how at one concert alone, she had set up four possible suitors in the audience for Demi - when they start to try to figure out their names, it becomes clear that Demi has a lot, and I mean a lot, of suitors.

In the documentary, Demi acknowledges that her recovery is a journey, opening up about her relapses in the past. They're not letting anyone feel alone.

"I am open to human connection, so whether that's through a male or female, it doesn't matter to me", she said. She continues, "I get envious towards people who don't struggle with an eating disorder, because I think my life would be so much easier".

Selena's kind words come after Demi, also 25, previously shared a trailer in which she claimed she would never stop "being honest" about her previous struggles with substance abuse and eating disorders, as well her current battle with bipolar disorder. Your girl knows what she wants.

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