It’s been a difficult few months for Demi Lovato, who survived a near-deadly overdose in July. But after 90 days in rehab, the 26-year-old is back in the public eye. Earlier this week, the “Confident” singer took to Instagram to share a photo of herself looking happy and healthy as she cast her vote in the U.S. midterm elections. “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote!” she wrote.
The post was the first time she’s publicly posed for a photo since being hospitalized, and it came after the singer was recently spotted out and about in Los Angeles, grabbing a coffee following a workout. Healthy habits have been the focus for the former Disney star, who has been spending time at a sober-living facility and her mother’s house, as well as staying with friends.
According to a source, the goal for Lovato is to “live a more relaxed lifestyle before she dives back into working.” Although most fans are happy to see Lovato looking healthy, the star has been the target of hurtful comments about her weight. “Damn she got fat,” one person commented. “She turkied up,” another added.
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“Looks like she gave up drugs for food,” one user commented on Lovato’s photo. “Should start doing meth to keep thin.”
Lovato’s fans have been rallying around the star, taking to social media to defend the singer and report hateful comments. “Better to gain weight and be alive than be skinny and on drugs, you people are so cruel,” a supporter wrote. “After all she’s been through and her weight is all people can dwell on.” “She looks amazing and people need to stop bullying her,” another added. “She is still a beautiful person inside and out and I am so proud of her <3 Be kind to her please.”
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The preoccupation with the star’s weight is something she addressed earlier this year by sharing photos of her stretch marks and cellulite to Instagram with a positive message to fans. “I have cellulite just like the other 93% of women do. What you see on Instagram isn’t always what it seems to be. Let’s embrace our real selves,” she wrote at the time.
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Demi Lovato’s Health and Fitness Journey Will Seriously Inspire You
If you’re looking for inspiration on how to become happier and healthier, look no further than Demi Lovato.
For starters, beyond having some serious singing pipes, she’s made a name for herself by destigmatizing mental health. She previously opened up about living with bipolar disorder and what made her decide to tell the world about her illness. “They say it takes the average person 10 years to get the right diagnosis and treatment,” she told our sister brand FITNESS. “That statistic was very true for me, but I’m lucky to have the resources I need. Not everyone does. Sharing my story felt important if it meant that I’d be helping people get access to better care or showing that it’s still possible to live a normal life.” (Find out why she feels that extended time off can be good for your health)
Years of battling bulimia, self-harm, and addiction forced Demi to check into rehab, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011. She opened up to FITNESS: “I had two choices: I could pretend it never happened, or I could tell people the truth. I was tired of hiding and relieved to know what was wrong with me so I could finally do something to get better.”
Yet another thing Demi has been candid about: Her ongoing battle with an eating disorder. Last year, she posted a “then” and “now” photo on her Instagram story with the caption “Recovery is possible” to show how far she’s come in her own journey. Demi Lovato’s weight-loss photo serves as a reminder to fans and followers that self-love and acceptance may not happen overnight, but that doesn’t mean you should give up hope. (Related: Celebrities Who Opened Up About Their Eating Disorders)
That said, recovery isn’t necessarily linear, and it’s not always easy to feel good about yourself. Body positivity is a journey with ups and downs, rather than a destination—and Demi has been totally transparent about that. “Feeling gross today at a photo shoot, but I’m choosing to accept what I see because I love myself for who I am, and your love and support gets me through moments like this,” she wrote on Twitter in early January. (Related: Demi Lovato Will Offer Free Wellness Sessions at Her 2018 World Tour)
She hopes that, by being open about her own issues with substance abuse, more people with similar struggles will be inspired to make a change in their lives and believe that being sober is possible. She’s been honest about the fact that “I’m only human” and after six years of sobriety, she relapsed. As a result, she penned the song “Sober” and told People, “You just have to take it one day at a time, some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well.”
That’s why she decided to quit dieting once and for all, even if that meant putting on a few pounds. For Demi Lovato, weight-loss isn’t the goal. “No longer depriving myself of treats (in moderation),” she said in a separate tweet. “I’m not gonna lie, I put on a couple lbs since I’ve given up dieting, BUT I’ve given up the chronic stress of what I eat because I don’t want to set that example for my fans. No more food shaming myself!”
Her message reinforced that labeling foods as “good” or “bad” can be bad for your mental health. Instead, it’s better to listen to your body and eat what you want in moderation.
Another crucial factor in helping her make all of these positive changes: fitness. As an important role model in the body-positive movement (you can always count on her to show off her “flaws” and share some much-needed self-confidence tricks), Lovato has always been vocal about how focusing on exercise has helped her become her healthiest-but that has nothing to do with aesthetics. The badass videos she posts on Instagram of her martial arts workouts make it clear that she’s all about kicking ass and gaining skills, versus working toward a “standard” body goal.
To make sure she maintains a healthy relationship with fitness, the singer says she tries to have a goal-based routine. “I’ve found that it’s exciting for me to have goals in my fitness routine, where it’s not just about wanting to lose weight or wanting to get my stamina up,” she told Insider in April 2018.
Her latest passion is mixed martial arts (MMA), and she trains at Unbreakable Performance in Los Angeles (a place she’s called her “oasis” on Instagram). She’s currently working on earning her black belt and learning how to fight.
“She’s more coachable than most of our fighters,” her trainer Jay Glazer tells People. “She doesn’t put ego in; she does it right, and she is vicious!”
Watch her in action, and you’ll see it for yourself. “I kick butt all the time,” she previously told Shape. “I love boxing and MMA, especially jujitsu. I get really excited about being able to push myself farther than I ever have before. Those moments teach you to appreciate and be grateful for your body and what it can do.” (She sometimes spends four hours a day at the gym to hone her skills).
And for Demi, training isn’t a chore. It’s something she genuinely loves-and it shows. “She glows,” Glazer tells People. “The happiness that she has, it’s really from the inside out. Physically, she looks ridiculously amazing, but to get her to see herself as beautiful as she is-I can’t tell you how proud we are of her. She’s never been late, she shows up, she helps everybody. She’s incredible.” (Oh and her workout style is on point, too.)
“I realized I’d rather be strong and happy than be what society thinks is thin and perfect and be miserable,” she revealed to FITNESS.
If all that doesn’t scream #goals, we’re not sure what does.
More from Demi’s exclusive interview with FITNESS:
You battled body-image problems for a long time. How did you finally conquer them?
I’ve learned to appreciate my body for what it is. It helps to remind myself how far I’ve come. I recently saw pictures from my first tour, and I spent that whole summer performing in the heat in a red leather jacket because I was ashamed to show my arms. And that was when I was 105 pounds! This tour, I’ve had the confidence to show my arms at every single concert. It may seem like a small thing, but for me, that’s huge. (Related: Eating Disorder Recovery Stats You Need to Know About)
What’s your healthiest habit?
Definitely working out. Exercising has been so important for my recovery, both physically and mentally. On show days I count my concert as a workout, but on my off days I try to work out once in the morning and again at night. It can be a lot between performing and traveling, so I’m careful not to push myself too hard.
What’s the best thing you get out of exercise?
My energy and endurance have gone way up. I feel so much stronger, and I’m much healthier. Normally I’d get the flu, but this tour I’ve had only a small sinus infection-knock on wood.
What do you do to motivate yourself when you don’t feel like exercising?
A good playlist is crucial. Sometimes we’ll blare music at the venue where I’m performing, and I’ll run up and down the stairs or around the concourse. I also have a good team who are aware of my past health issues, so if they notice I’m having an off day, they’ll be like, “Come on-let’s go break a sweat!”
Has honesty helped you stay healthy?
I don’t have a lot of yes-people around me, and most people in this business do. It’s good to surround myself with those who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, because sometimes they see things before I do. It also creates an environment where I’m not ashamed to ask for help. What’s your trick for staying positive even on tough days? My trainer will make me look in the mirror while I’m lifting weights or doing squats so I can watch my muscles forming. It’s encouraging to see myself getting stronger. Now I get excited about seeing muscles instead of bones. (Related: Why Some People Have an Easier Time Toning Their Muscles)
What’s your favorite meal?
A turkey patty in a lettuce wrap with vegan cheese-I’m lactose intolerant-ketchup, tomato, and a side of sweet potatoes. Or I love tacos made with ground turkey and spinach on a corn tortilla topped with lettuce, vegan cheese, and hot sauce. It’s simple, but still has a ton of flavor, so I don’t feel deprived.
What’s the secret to making good-for-you changes stick?
Be patient, because real change takes time. I used to Google things like “How to lose weight in a week,” but the world just doesn’t work that way. If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to work for it. If you want to get stronger, you’ve got work for it. Any other way isn’t going to be healthy, and it’s not going to last.
Who inspires you?
My current life motto: “If Beyoncé can do it, I can do it.” If she can work out, have the incredible body she has, have a kid, and be as successful as she is, then I sure as hell can, too. I’m also really inspired by other women in the spotlight right now who are embracing their curves. Say what you will about the Kardashians, but they’ve really helped make curvy bodies beautiful again.
What advice would you give other women struggling with body image?
We all have problem areas. I’m always going to have thick thighs. I can’t change that, and obsessing over it will only make me miserable. Learning to be grateful for our bodies and taking care of them are the best ways for us to empower ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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Demi Lovato is opening up about her recent weight gain and sharing an inspiring message for her fans against body shaming. After posting a number of inspirational bikini photos to her Instagram account earlier this month, Demi took to Twitter this week to confirm that she’s put on a few pounds recently – and she’s proud of it.
The talented singer – who’s opened up about her battles with eating disorders numerous times in the past – shared a message with her fans on Twitter this week where she confirmed that she’s now happier and healthier than ever before when it comes to her relationship with food and her body.
“No longer depriving myself of treats (in moderation),” Lovato tweeted on January 19, confirming that although she may have put on a little weight over the past few months, she’s proud of her body.
“I’m not gonna lie, I put on a couple since I’ve given up dieting BUT I’ve given up the chronic stress of what I eat because I don’t want to set that example for my fans,” Demi said.
Lovato then added in her inspirational tweet that she’s no longer “food shaming myself” after being incredibly open with her fans about struggling with body confidence over the past few years.
And it seems like Demi’s message of body positivity certainly struck a chord with her fans.
In addition to already receiving more than 98,000 likes in the first few hours, a slew of messages flooded in from the “Tell Me You Love Me” singer’s more than 54.2 million followers on the social media site, many of whom opened up about their own stories and battles with eating disorders.
“ anorexia almost 16 years… I lost my father 4 months ago and my mother has kidney failure. But your documentary and you have given me the strength to fight,” Twitter user @TheNandyDiaries told Lovato, referring to her 2017 documentary Simply Complicated in which she spoke candidly about her past struggles with bulimia and drug abuse.
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“Thank you for making me healthy again,” another fan then told Demi this week alongside photos of themselves looking extremely thin alongside snaps showing a healthy weight gain. “You’re my strength everyday.”
“We’re so proud. Love u so much,” a third said to the star on the social media site.
Demi’s inspiring tweet about her weight came shortly after she shared photos of herself in a bikini on Instagram, one of which she admitted she hesitated about posting because she didn’t like how her legs looked.
“I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self-criticism,” Lovato captioned a photo of herself looking healthy and happy on the beach in early January.
“Learning to love my body the way it is challenging but life changing,” Demi then continued in the caption. “Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes.”
Lovato also discussed her decision to post photos of herself showing a little more skin during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Telling the daytime talk show host that she had been “working” on herself over the past year, Demi said on the show that she shared bikini and swimsuit photos to let her fans know that they too can get to a place of body confidence no matter what their weight or how they feel about their bodies.
“I post more bathing suit pictures online,” Lovato continued, per Entertainment Tonight. “I want to show my fans that it’s possible to get to that self-love too.”
Demi Lovato Slams Body-Shaming Headline: ‘I Am More than My Weight’
Demi Lovato is worth far more than a number on the scale.
The 26-year-old singer fought back on her Instagram story after spotting a headline that said she now has a “fuller figure.”
Lovato, who is in recovery from an eating disorder, shared a screenshot of the article on her Instagram story and added, “I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT.”
“Unlike the past, I’m not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure.’ I’m angry that people think it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes,” she explained. “Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder. I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture.”
Lovato urged her followers to ignore comments about their bodies.
“Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh. Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking,” she said. “If you’re reading this: Don’t listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale. And I am more than a headline about my body shape.”
The article author, Fabio Magnocavallo, then reached out to Lovato and apologized for his headline, and she thanked him for taking responsibility.
“Thank you @iamfabio_ for understanding where I’m coming from…let’s create together,” she wrote.
In the last of her Instagram posts, Lovato celebrated that she had made a difference.
“Change is made by raising your voice, speaking your truth and spreading love and compassion, not hate,” she said.
“Now my fuller ass is going to sleep!!!” she added, with three laughing emojis. “Goodnight guys…I love you so much. Don’t forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life.”
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Lovato has a history of challenging body shamers on Instagram. Back in January, she called out a “fat shaming” video game ad that came up in her Instagram feed.
The ad showed two types of women — one “obese” and the other “pretty” — and gamers could feed the “obese” woman a “controlled” diet of broccoli.
“This is absolutely harmful to anyone who is easily influenced by societal pressures put on us by diet culture to constantly be losing weight in a world that teaches us to equate our value and worth with the way we look and especially anyone in recovery from an eating disorder,” the singer wrote in response.
Lovato said in January 2018 that she decided to give up dieting and “food shaming” herself.
She told PEOPLE in June that she still deals with body shamers, but now feels “a lot more free.”
Don’t Tell Demi Lovato, Or Any Woman Who Has Suffered With An Eating Disorder, To Go On A Diet
Working on a new album, with a new manager Scooter Braun (yes, the same man behind that Taylor scandal), following a year of focusing on her health, looking happy and healthy, Demi Lovato is back. And last Sunday, the musician was pictured as she was going for a walk, smiling in workout gear.
So far, so normal. Yet, because she is a woman in the public eye, the sight of Demi, in gym clothes, meant some people felt entitled to comment on her appearance. Someone reposted one of the images, with the message, ‘hey demi dm me so we can discuss a diet plan for you @ddlovato.’
Thankfully, Demi wasn’t here for it. The Sorry Not Sorry singer replied, ‘I actually am choosing not to diet and fall back into unhealthy behaviors at the risk of losing my sanity or mental health but thank you for the offer! Super sweet.’ (A far too dignified response for such an abhorrent comment, if you ask us.). Last night, the singer then announced on Instagram stories that she was taking a break from the platform for a while, imploring her fans to ‘be kind.’
In any context, the comment is not only intrusive and rude, but also painfully perpetuates the expectations placed on female bodies. However, it’s particularly vile when aimed at a woman who has been unflinchingly open about her past struggles with bulimia. As well as her brave transparency about bipolar, self-harm, depression, and her struggles with addiction, Demi has been candid about her battle with the disorder. In her documentary, Simply Complicated, she spoke about the hold the eating disorder has over her life.
‘Food is still the biggest challenge in my life and it controls – I don’t want to give it the power to say it controls my every thought, but it’s something that I’m constantly thinking about,’ she admitted. ‘Body image, what I’m going to eat next, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I didn’t eat. It’s just constant. Like I get envious toward people that don’t struggle with an eating disorder just because I feel like my life would be so much easier.’
In 2017, Demi shared a side-by-side before and after photo to her Instagram story, which was created by a fan, praising her for her recovery. But it seems that sympathy and understanding doesn’t always last.
It should. Eating disorders are not phases, and recovery is far from linear. Relapses are incredibly easy to succumb to – Demi herself relapsed after the breakdown of a relationship – which makes comments about weight even more dangerous. In supporting sufferers of eating disorders, this understanding is key.
Even now, while I am open about my own eating disorder, I still prefer to refer it passively – because, while I haven’t purged for a while, I still feel ashamed to admit that I still stumble and struggle with my body image, especially as I’m starting to gain weight. For sufferers, no matter how much you want to recover from an eating disorder, one of the hurdles to overcome is accepting that your body will, probably, gain weight.
And, of course, that’s okay. In reality, recovery looks like a few extra pounds and yet, it’s weird – still, by some outsiders, weight gain is seen as a failure. Perverse, yes, but to some having a fuller figure is more repulsive than the thought of someone vomiting up their food, risking not only their physical, but mental, health. Thankfully, I now know I’d rather choose weight gain over dieting (which would very likely trigger my ED) or vomiting, and crying, until I feel faint. But obviously it hasn’t always been that way.
The frustrating thing is that we have not seemed to evolve from past mistakes; we still haven’t implemented the lessons we learned about treating women struggling in the public eye with more kindness. Just look at Amy Winehouse, a woman whose figure was constantly torn apart – whether that was for being skinny, or having a bloated stomach after bingeing. As discussed in a 2015 Pitchfork article, We Need to Talk About Amy Winehouse’s Eating Disorder And Its Role In Her Death, while the cause of her death was officially documented as alcohol poisoning, a doctor said in the documentary Amy that the weakening of her body could have also been partly to blame.
Another – Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine. She recently penned an essay for Vogue, in which she wrote beautifully about overcoming her eating disorder. Though she says she doesn’t think about food obsessively anymore, she admits she still struggles with self-image. ‘But the judgement choir never stopped singing,’ she wrote. ‘It still sings now, though not as loudly or as often, and when it does, I try not to self-medicate with straight vodka or starvation.’
The singer also admitted that social media and ‘unflattering paparazzi pictures’ are ‘a handy tool for digging your own personalised shame hole’.
Women should not have to answer to anyone about their weight or diet, whether they have an eating disorder or not. But as approximately 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from an ED (the number is likely to be to be a lot higher), you never know the impact flippant comments can have on someone. Demi Lovato’s weight should be the least of anyone’s worries, let alone hers. Telling an ED sufferer to go on a diet is not only cruel, but an incredibly dangerous game – whatever you think about their body.
Demetria Devonne Lovato
27 years old
20 August 1992
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality
Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and actress from America, who first appeared in the children’s series “Barney & Friends” before releasing her debut album “Don’t Forget” and her debut movie “Camp Rock.”
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Demetria Devonne Lovato was born in Albuquerque city in New Mexico, United States, on August 20, 1992. Her father Patrick Lovato was an engineer and a musician, but he died because of cancer in 2013, and her mother, Dianna Hart, was born in Dallas and used to be one of the Cowboy’s cheerleaders. Demi Lovato has one sister, her name is Dallas Lovato, and she is currently an actress, kind of new to the TV industry. Her parents got divorced in 1994, and she has two other stepsisters, actress Madison De La Garza and Amber Lovato.
Demi Lovato was grown and raised in her mom’s hometown, Dallas. She attended a school but then went to homeschooling as she mentioned once that she was toughly bullied at school. Demi Lovato also took some acting and dancing classes.
For her relationships and dating life history, Demi Lovato has been into many of both. She had some time with the actor and singer Cody Linley, musician Trace Cyrus, and with the singer and actor Joe Jonas. Demi Lovato’s most publicly known and longest relationship was with a singer, actor, producer, and TV personality Wilmer Valderrama, they were together for like six years ending in 2016.
Her most recent relationships were with the Brazilian wrestler Guilherme Vasconcelos and with the martial artist Luke Rockhold. Demi Lovato rumors say that she’s dating the DJ and producer Lauren Abedini.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20 August 1992, Demi Lovato is 27 years old as of today’s date 1st February 2020. Her height is 1.61 m tall, and her weight is 62 kg.
Demi Lovato began playing the guitar and the piano before her 10th birthday. Her first TV work was in the children’s series “Barney & Friends” in 2002. Demi Lovato’s debut movie is the 2008 musical comedy titled “Camp Rock,” and she also starred in its second sequel, “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”.
For albums, Demi Lovato released her debut album “Don’t Forget” in 2008, and it very successful for her as it peaked at two on the US Billboard 200 chart along with other ranks on other charts. One year later, she released her second studio album “Here We Go Again,” which got her debut at one on the US Billboard 200 chart, and it was also ranked on charts in many other countries. Demi Lovato’s latest album “Tell Me You Love Me” was released in 2017, and it has been gaining positive reviews. Her other work including being a judge for the US “The X Factor” season 2 and 3.
Demi Lovato’s 2018 – 2019 TV work, including an animated musical romantic movie titled “Charming” and another sequel for her debut movie titled “Camp Rock 3”.
Awards & Achievements
As she is very loved by her fans, Demi Lovato has received more than 200 award nominations and winnings. She has won 14 Teen Choice Awards, 5 People’s Choice Awards, 3 Radio Disney Music Awards, and others. The most recent award that Demi Lovato won is the 2017 Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite International Music Video, “Sorry Not Sorry.”
Net Worth & Salary of Demi Lovato in 2020
Demi Lovato Net Worth
As of February 2020, The estimated net worth of the singer and actress Demi Lovato is $40 million. She made her tens of millions from the albums and singles she releases, sells and performs, and from the TV work, she does. Demi Lovato earned more than $3 million for her debut album and more than $9 million for “Here We Go Again” album and from the tour that she went on during that period. Demi Lovato’s salary for “The X Factor” was around $4 million for both seasons.
Demi Lovato is one of the most loved singers, who has a huge teenage audience base. She has released six studio albums so far, and they were all ranked on top charts in the US and other countries. Demi Lovato’s residence is based in Los Angeles.
Demi Lovato DGAF About Gaining a Few Pounds After She Stopped Dieting
Since opening up about her struggles with eating disorders, self-harm, addiction, and body hate, Demi Lovato has become one of our favorite body-positive role models. Not only does the Grammy-nominated singer serve up some serious workout inspiration, she also shares how she’s not immune to self-doubt and how difficult practicing self-love can be. (Related: Why Taking Extended Time Off-Like Demi-Is Good for Your Health)
Most recently, the Fabletics partner got candid about the stress that comes with restricting certain foods. “Feeling gross today at a photo shoot but I’m choosing to accept what I see because I love myself for who I am and your love and support gets me through moments like this,” she wrote on Twitter.
“No longer depriving myself of treats (in moderation),” she continued in a separate tweet. “I’m not gonna lie, I put on a couple lbs since I’ve given up dieting BUT I’ve given up the chronic stress of what I eat because I don’t want to set that example for my fans. No more food shaming myself!!”
Changing her eating habits has helped her tremendously on an emotional level as well. “I’m happier because I’m not restricting myself from certain foods,” she recently told People. “As someone recovering from a food disorder, it’s something that I want to put out there that you don’t have to diet in order to be happy.”
It’s true that labeling foods as “good” or “bad” can have an impact on your mental health. Think about it: When you label a food as “bad,” you also feel bad eating it, which leads to a self-shaming spiral. Instead, start listening to your body and eat what you want in moderation.
Needless to say, adopting this mindset isn’t always easy, which is why Lovato ended her message by providing support to anyone else who’s been in her shoes. “If you’re struggling as well, don’t forget..if I can do it, you can too,” she concluded on Twitter.