We’re so pleased to hear that American actress and singer, Demi Lovato is doing well. As covered in the Daily Mail, mum to Demi, Dianna De La Garza, told Maria Menounos’ on the Sirius XM show just how proud she was of her daughter’s progress. Dianna shared, “She has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction, being a disease, is work. It’s very hard and there are no shortcuts.” Dianna also shared her uncertainty around what caused Demi to relapse, saying, “I can’t really say for sure. I really don’t know.”
Demi has long suffered from drug and alcohol addictions in the past and has been very open with her challenges. In an Instagram post shared back in August this year, Demi states “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.” Demi also gives thanks to her family and team for all their support stating “I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Senai who have been by my side this entire time”.
Demi’s mum, Dianna, shares the turmoil that has followed Demi since her younger days, revealing that her daughter’s body-image issues and depression went all the way back to when she starred in Disney Original Film Camp Rock, and then the TV Show Sonny with a Chance.
She started disobeying curfews and taking drugs. “Every night I’d set an alarm for 2:00 a.m. If she wasn’t [home], I called her until she walked through the front door. What do you say to your child when she is the one paying most of the bills?” Dianna wrote in the book, Falling with Wings: A Mother’s Story.
Dianna relays all the support Demi’s family have provided over the years including multiple trips to rehab centres and harsh ultimatums to help Demi realise the severity of the situation. “That was a very heartbreaking time in my life because we basically sat down with Demi and said to her, as much as it hurt me, ‘You have to get serious about getting help and getting sober because you have a little sister, and I can’t allow her to be around you if this is how it’s going to be,’” De La Garza previously told PEOPLE.
Where she is now
This week, Dianna confirmed that her daughter Demi is doing well stating “She’s happy. She’s healthy. She’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs. That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family.”
We’re so pleased to hear Demi is on the mend.
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