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?
I’m not necessarily sure that Demi Lovato is the first person I think of when I think of skincare products, but she does have nice skin and she has lots of teenage fans who don’t really need to worry about hardcore serums and creams and whatnot, so I think her new skincare line, Devonne, will do well for her.
To be honest, I didn’t even know Demi was planning to release a skincare range until I came across the video promo for the line, which is pretty adorable and features her testing the products on a miserable-looking (on purpose! [?]) Wilmer Valderrama.
Apparently Devonne was created by Demi along with chemists she’s known for years and the line only includes 3 products at the moment – a Deep Facial Cleanser, a Hydrating Radiance Mist and a 3-in-1 Moisturizing Primer. The best part of the brand (I looked at the website!) is that apparently a portion of the proceeds go to the Lovato Treatment Scholarship for those struggling with mental illness. That’s a pretty good cause, you have to admit.
I’m not going to use any of this stuff because I’m not 16, but here’s the Devonne website if you know any pre-teens/teens that you want to get into skincare and give a cute little gift to for a birthday or whatever.
Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato used to be BFF growing up. As Disney stars, they hung out in the same circles and helped each other navigate such extreme fame at a young age. So are they still friends? Eh, not really – and Demi shed some light on why not during an appearance on Boston’s The TJ Show, when a caller asked her about their relationship.
One caller asked Lovato whether she and Cyrus were still pals, which was followed by an awkward response from the “Heart Attack” singer. After a long pause, Lovato responded: “Umm, yeah… that. We’re like, acquaintances.”
The Sonny With a Chance star, 22, then attempted to explain why she and the former Hannah Montana actress had drifted away from each other. “Yeah, it’s life and people change,” Lovato reasoned. “And you, know, I don’t have anything in common with her anymore, and I wish her all the best.”
In all seriousness, people just grow apart. How many of your childhood friends are you still BFF with as adults? None for me – though I do still occasionally speak to one or two, not that we have anything in common anymore. Much ado about nothing, here – Miley isn’t a lot of people’s cup of tea.
Demi Lovato has gone through a lot of shit in her time, including a serious battle with an eating disorder (bulimia) which nearly destroyed her. She’s in a much better place these days, and not only is she eating and enjoying food pretty normally now, she’s also got super fit and now has some serious abs.
Honestly, she is looking a bit thin so I do hope she’s okay, but me saying that is part of the problem, isn’t it? You’re either too fat or too thin or whatever, especially in Hollywood. She looks fantastic, I just hope she’s okay!
Well, there’s a headline you don’t get to write every day (thankfully). Demi Lovato did indeed get farted on by a fan during a meet-and-greet, and it was clearly a memorable experience since she felt the need to share the experience on Twitter. Then again, you don’t forget the super smelly ones, I suppose?
Just finished a meet and greet. Someone legitimately got nervous and farted on me. I guess there's a first time for everything.. Right? ????????
Did you miss last night’s MTV Video Music Awards? You’re not alone. I generally purposely try to miss the broadcast, but for whatever reason, I actually tuned in this year – via torrent, of course, which means I got to skip over the seemingly endless ad breaks. Here are the 10 moments that people are talking about/will make you seem totally “on it” around the water cooler at work.
Beyoncé. Everything Beyoncé.
Beyoncé was given the Video Vanguard Award after giving an incredible performance of a medley of pretty much every single song on the self-titled album. I know I get a bit Beyoncé-d out sometimes, but you can’t deny she’s an incredibly accomplished performer and that award was extremely well-deserved. Jay-Z bringing little Blue Ivy up on stage to hand her the statue at the end was the extra cherry on top. SO CUTE.
Miley Cyrus got a homeless man to accept her award.
Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year, but instead of accepting the award herself, she sent a homeless man from the area on stage to represent the homeless community in Los Angeles and bring awareness to the cause. Miley was in tears the whole time he was speaking, but I can’t tell if this was genuine or some weird hacky PR move. I’m feeling optimistic today, so I’ll go with the former.
Demi Lovato‘s gay anthem, ‘Really Don’t Care’, is an average song with a great message, so I kinda have to support it. Well, it’s also got a remix now with a new video showing Demi performing at what I assume is New York Pride last month, rocking her shaved hair and showing the world just how comfortable with herself she is. There’s also a cameo from Cher Lloyd, which… whatever.
I love this phase Demi’s in right now of ~finding herself~ and being super ~alternative~. I think she’ll probably end up doing a stint of lesbianism before dyeing her hair a normal colour again and calming down a bit. For now, do your thing, girl.