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Demi Lovato opens up in her new Youtube documentary, “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated “ about the struggles her fans don’t know about.
Demi Lovato has released a documentary on her YouTube channel titled “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.” The documentary follows the pop star through her life story as a young actress and the struggles she’s faced growing up in America’s spotlight.
Lovato’s biggest break was her start on “Camp Rock” as Mitchie Torres where she met the Jonas Brothers and their manager Phil McIntyre. McIntyre saw Lovato’s talent and wanted to become her agent.
The star opens up about her consistent drug abuse at a young age. Growing up a child star, she got involved with cocaine, Adderall and marijuana; however, she fought to overcome her addiction and is now five years sober. In the documentary, Lovato admits that part of her life is over and how bad she felt during that time of her life.
“It’s embarrassing to look back at the person that I was,” Lovato said.
Since she was 18, Lovato has only had one boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. However, the two split up about a year ago on mutual terms. “It had nothing to do with falling out of love. We decided together that we’re just probably better as friends,” Lovato said.
Valderrama was a part of Lovato’s life for six years. Once they broke up, it was her first time being alone. Lovato has been in a relationship with Valderrama since she was 18 years old. Lovato realized that she didn’t know what it was like to be and to grow as a person alone, so both Valderrama and Lovato decided to end it. The documentary covers what Lovato has learned from her year of being alone and growing as a person.
In the documentary, Lovato admitted to struggling with bulimia, an eating disorder. Throughout grade school, Lovato was bullied incessantly. All of her classmates refused to be her friend and even started a petition for young Lovato to end her life.
With the loss of her long-time romantic relationship with Valderrama, plus other added stressors, Lovato experienced her first relapse. She commented in the documentary that missing Valderrama was a major part in her setback with bulimia. She was missing him so much and was in a vulnerable state.
Through all of the tough times she has endured, Lovato continues fighting and trying to overcome her obstacles. “I’m on a journey to discover what it’s like to be free of all demons,” Lovato said.
Her journey through life progresses, alone and empowered. The documentary shows a part of Lovato that most do not see. It shows her humility and how Hollywood stars and musicians fight the same demons just like regular people.