Demi Lovato seems to be doing really well lately. She’s happy in her relationship with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, she’s got a skincare line and a six pack, and her mental health is in a good place after spending years in a really dark place. On Thursday, she announced her joint campaign with five mental-health organizations, called Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health, and she also did an interview with People about her experience.
“I’m living well with my mental illness – I am actually functioning like a very happy person would,” Lovato tells PEOPLE. “I couldn’t be happier today. Life is really, really great. I have a brand-new puppy and I’m able to not only take care of myself but take care of him as well. I’m living my dream. Life is pretty amazing.”
“He’s been so helpful when it comes to being a part of my support group,” she says of the That ’70s Show actor, whom she thanked with a sweet Instagram tribute in March.
She continues, “The people that are closest to me in my life are understanding and are willing to call me out on things if they notice unhealthy behaviors coming into play.
“And he’s one of those people who’s stuck by my side from day one of me getting help and saying, ‘Listen, I’m not going to be a “yes” person,’ ” she says. “Someone that just says ‘yes’ to you because they’re afraid of what will happen to them because they don’t want to get out of the circle. ”
I dunno why, but I really like Demi. Then again, she’s honest about her struggles and her imperfections, vocal about helping others and just seems like a decent woman. What’s not to like, really? Also, Demi does absolutely zero for me, but that picture is hot, right?