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Here’s How The Internet Reacted When Demi Lovato Tweeted About The 21 Savage Controversy

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We all know Demi Lovato is just six months sober from a major overdose in July 2018. She’s spent 90 days in rehab, out of the public eye, and has been slowing returning to social media. First, it started out with Instagram likes and gradually progressed to the singer calling out body-shaming gaming app advertisements on the platform.

Now, the international icon has deleted her Twitter platform after users assumed the worst in her and started attacking her mental health struggles. Lovato took to her Instagram stories to explain exactly what went down.

It all started when rapper 21 Savage was arrested by ICE for deportation.

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The whole internet was shook to learn that 21 Savage was even British to begin with. The rapper entered the US legally in 2005 but has allegedly failed to renew his visa to legally stay in the country.

“So far 21 savage memes have been my favorite part of the Super Bowl.”

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Lovato tweeted and then quickly deleted the tweet after people starting attacking her past drug use. Before deleting her account, she parted with these words, “If you’re gonna come at me for making a joke, try coming at me for something original and not involving drugs.”

Lovato was quick to get the story straight, however.

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Get it? Because who knew that 21 Savage was British and do they even have pens over there yet? Let the record show that the whole internet was already laughing at this.

And quick to call out the truly barbaric attacks she was receiving.

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“Go shoot some more heroine Demi”? Really? It is never okay to bully someone for mental health problems.

Lovato is known for being vulnerable and honest about her battles with addiction.

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Her fanbase is so big and devoted because of that vulnerability. Lovato has always taken us all along for the ride.

That vulnerability made her a quick target.

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It’s hard enough to overcome an addiction in private. We can’t imagine how difficult it must be as a public figure.

People shouldn’t be directing their anger with ICE at Demi Lovato.

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Understandably, the immigrant community and its allies have well-deserved anger and resentment towards the free range that ICE as a federal agency receives. They’re the ones separating children from their families without any intent or means to reunite them.

Because, really, there’s no excuse for this kind of dangerous behavior.

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And yet, all that ugly that ICE brings to the table doesn’t permit ugly to be dished out at other vulnerable populations. Haven’t we been educated enough to arrive at the scientific consensus that addiction and alcoholism is a disease? Nobody is cracking lupus jokes at Selena Gomez.

Could Lovato have provided some compassionate context?

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Completely out of the context of her personality, you could question what she was referring to. But we do know the context, and Lovato isn’t AOC. She’s perusing the Twitterverse like everyone else.

Even Wale came out to throw shade at Lovato.

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At first, he just replied to her saying, “Why is somebody freedom funny…I don’t get the joke.” Lovato’s now deleted response was, “Wale just salty I never replied to his desperate tweets years ago.”

Wale responded, “Still ain’t gon disrespect you…still praying for you Demi. Glad u seen my old tweets. Hopefully you seen the ones providing comfort and prayer when you were down. I don’t kick people when they down. Go queen.”

Lovato spells it out crystal clear:

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Wale kept going, but, understandably, Lovato wants to keep the conversation more private. Being a celebrity sounds terrible.

Some celebrities have come out to support Demi.

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In an Instagram live stream, Tory Lanez pulled for Demi. “I’m not feeling this whole coming for Demi Lovato thing B, I’m not feeling it. I’m not feeling it. Some n***as really don’t watch the Super Bowl my n***a? And I’m not gonna lie that shit is wild entertaining n***a. I’m not for this whole coming for Demi Lovato thing.”

And now, there are even memes about the meme scandal. #TheInternet

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It’s crazy how that went from 0 to 100 real quick. Demi laughed alongside The Internet at a truly non-offensive meme and now she’s canceled Twitter.

Some of the memes are painfully accurate of how it went down.

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I’m cringing. The internet calls out Demi for laughing at one element of an otherwise traumatic event, and the internet responds by wielding her own trauma as the butt of a joke. Cool.

Even if your racist tio tweeted that meme, you’d probably let it slide.

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You have to pick your battles, right? And making fun of British quills ain’t mierda compared to everything else out there. Not even relatively speaking, is the meme offensive.

Our societal double standards around drug addiction need to change.

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I’d also like to point out how sexism allows people to subconsciously respect one man’s addiction and use a woman’s addiction as a ‘flaw.’ We can do better.

Meanwhile, the internet has largely left this one alone.

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Tomi Lahren is still on Twitter?! Excuse me?! Where the trolls at?

Except for Cardi B. She’s revving up for a dog walk.

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If you missed the epic interchange between Cardi B and conservative pundit Tomi Lahren, let’s just say that Lahren tried it with Cardi B but Cardi B shut her down hard.

Now we’ve lost our Twitter privileges with Demi.

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We don’t know how long she’ll be breaking from Twitter, but we hope it’s not long. Since she’s been back on social media, she’s rallied her fan base to petition Instagram to remove advertisements for a hugely problematic body shaming game.

It’s agreed that Lovato, nor anyone else, deserves to be bullied.

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The internet is a place where bullying can run rampant. It those times, if you are exepriencing or witnessing bullying that affects you, it is important to know that you can walk away. Silence the notifications, put the phone down, and take time for yourself.


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Demi Lovato Is Taking Steps To Recovery And Fans Are Showering Her With Love

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Demi Lovato Is Taking Steps To Recovery And Fans Are Showering Her With Love

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Demi Lovato is back home after completing 90 days of in-patient treatment for her sobriety. Lovato has been open about her addiction and recovery for years now, and has helped humanize and destigmatize the disease. We know that she’s attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and very, very slowly stepping back into her life.

Lovatics are screaming for her return, so here are the breadcrumbs of what we know about her sobriety, where she’s been spotted around Los Angeles, and who she’s stanning on the gram.

The disease of addiction almost killed her in July.

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Her assistant found her unconscious body with blood on her pillow and immediately thought she was dead. She was hospitalized for almost two weeks before she was released for her overdose.

This is the last photo she posted before overdosing.

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That same night, we know that she overdosed and was taken to the hospital via ambulance. The 26-year-old eventually posted another photo thanking her fans and discussing her recovery but has since deleted it.

Last week, Demi posted for the first time in over three months urging her fans to get to the polls.

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Caption: “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard!🗳 🇺🇸 now go out and #VOTE!!!!”

Lovato is starting fresh with a new phone number.

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Needless to say, 70.5 million followers saw this and immediately DM’ed her. Clearly, she’s drawing personal boundaries from scratch and her fans are here for it.

Case in point:

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TMZ has reported that Lovato is splitting her time between home and a sober house, which is quite common for strong addiction recovery facilities. There is no cure for addiction, but strong, clear accountability by professionals with strong support systems by other recovering alcoholics has been proven effective.

Lovato liked Christina Aguilera’s post promoting her Liberation tour.

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Then, the Lovatics swarmed in on @xtina’s post. Literally the whole comment feed is full of folks celebrating Lovato’s return to social media.

The internet is thirsty for Lovato content.

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It’s easy to be a fan and move on with your life without realizing that Lovato has been going through some serious physical and mental health recovery all along. She may be making a soft re-entry into social media, but she is still very vulnerable.

TMZ has reported that her ex, Valderrama has been a major support for her.

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An insider told Us Weekly that, “Demi and Wilmer are still in constant communication,” and that they “speak over the phone pretty much every day and see each other often.” They haven’t been seen publicly yet.

Back in 2015, Lovato said that she “really wouldn’t be alive today without him,” according to the LA Times.

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She captioned a photo celebrating her third year of sobriety saying, “He’s loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober… After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery… he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is.”

That said, she was spotted at a Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills with designer Henry Levy.

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A source told People that “Henry has been helping Demi stay on the right path.” You do you, boo.

She’s also been spotted hitting the gym and stopping by an office building.

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A different People source added, “He has a bit of a troubled past as well, but is doing well now. He will be great at supporting Demi’s sobriety. He is kind of an eccentric guy, but sweet. Demi won’t be bored with him. He is very creative and passionate about life.”

These are the freshest photos of Demi in months and Lovatics are panicking.

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Prepare yourself because what you are about to hear is going to make you very, VERY angry. You’ve been warned.

Some people have already started body shaming the recovering singer.

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We’re not going to honor the trolls or the basura they spew by quoting anything here, but we will say that her fan base does not disappoint. Ejemplo: “Demi, the #lovatics love you. You look amazing. Please do not listen to these ignorant, mostly male, haters. God bless you.”

You’ve never looked better, mija.

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This is what health looks like. I’ve never stanned harder.

While we don’t have as much Lovato content, at least we have each other. ❤️

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“We got dragged together by Demi” 😂 It’s true. Her fearlessness, honesty and vulnerability in everything she does is the most compelling thing on the internet. During these dark times, we need Demi now more than ever.

Even though she’s been off social media for months, fans are blowing internet kisses.

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We hope the only content she’s consuming is this.

So Demi, if you’re reading, here’s all the mushy content you need.

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Raise your hand if you’re one of the Lovatics that are proud of her for prioritizing her health. When Lovato shows up for herself, she shows us all how to do the same.

Your health is all we’re looking at.

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It’s hard because we miss you so much, but also know that all this attention is probably not what you need right now. We’re shipping you all the positive energy to keep that healthy glow going.

Some of us are getting tatted to show her support.

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Lovato’s last post had said, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”

Stay strong, Demi.

Demi, we see you, we’re here for you, y te amos.

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Haters? What haters? All we see is love y respecto for this process you’re going through. When you’re ready for the onslaught of love, you know where to go.


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Demi Lovato’s Dating History Shows That She Prefers Latino Men

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Demi Lovato’s Dating History Shows That She Prefers Latino Men

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Demi Lovato has been on the scene since she was 10 years old. From her start on several kids TV shows and movies, she is now an international musician and songwriter. At the age of 26, Demi has 6 bestselling albums under her belt.

She also collaborated with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi last year on “Échame La Culpa” which reached the top twenty in 19 different countries. The music video for “Échame La Culpa” currently has over 1 billion views on Youtube. It is the most watched music video Demi Lovato has been involved in. Demi sings in English and Spanish in the song.

Demi is also praised for her charity work, and has talked openly about her struggles with addiction and mental health. She recently came out of a 90 day stay in rehab following an overdose during the summer.

Her rumoured first love was named Jonathan Fryer.

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The story starts at the age of 14 when Demi was first beginning her career on Disney Channel. Several sources indicate that Demi’s first boyfriend was called Jonathan Fryer. There are still a few old images of the couple online.

Demi then found her feet on Disney Channel

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Demi was given her breakthrough acting role as the lead star in Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and TV series Sonny with a Chance. During this time, she must have met and interacted with tons of new people, and even reportedly dated a few.

Did you know that Demi dated the heart throb from Hannah Montana?

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Cody Linley is an actor and is most famous for his role as Jake Ryan in Disney’s Hannah Montana. Although Demi never appeared on Hannah Montana, filming her own show at the time, she must have come into contact with Cody through working for the same network. On screen, Cody played the love interest to Miley Stewart, who was played by Miley Cyrus. Demi and Cody dated for about a year when Demi was 15 years old.

Thankfully, there doesn’t seem to be any bad feelings towards each other following their break up…

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The reason Demi and Cody broke up is unknown, although they may have been too young to start anything serious. They have remained friends and were pictured together at a party in 2014.

Demi then switched from dating an actor to dating a musician.

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In 2008, it was reported that Demi was dating musician Alex DeLeon. Alex is the lead singer of the band The Cab. We don’t know how Demi and Alex met and began dating, or how they broke up. Alex has never appeared on any Disney Channel show but he did use Twitter to express his love for Demi’s second album back in 2009, showing he still cared for Demi and appreciated her talents even after they had broken up. It is not known how long Demi and Alex were dating but it was likely less than a year.

After Alex, Demi got close with somebody else who had links with Hannah Montana just like her previous boyfriend, Cody.

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As well as Miley Cyrus’ on screen boyfriend, Cody Linley, Demi also dated Miley Cyrus’ real life brother, Trace Cyrus. Trace is a musician and singer and was part of the band Metro Station, which he formed in 2006 with Mason Musso.

It’s assumed that, like Demi and Cody, Demi and Trace met on the set of Hannah Montana too, as Demi was still working for Disney at that time. Trace and Demi began dating in 2009 but broke up soon after.

Demi’s romance with Trace didn’t work out for two reasons; age and distance.

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In an interview with PEOPLE, Trace revealed that he was very close with Demi and could really relate to her. However, Trace also explained the reasons why the relationship didn’t work out.

When asked about the breakup, Trace said: “Unfortunately, we both have very busy schedules – we’re both on tour right now. I’m always on the other side of the world and so is she, so it just seemed like something that can’t work out at this time.” It’s clear that Demi was beginning to experience the pressures of sustaining a relationship with such a public and busy work life. However, this wasn’t the only reason things broke down between them.

Trace also added: “She is a lot younger than me. When someone is that much younger, you’re looking for different things in relationships.” During their relationship in 2009, Demi was only 16 years old, whilst Trace was 20. It seems clear now that, whilst Demi was juggling her hectic routine starring in her own show and filming Camp Rock, the age gap was too much of a strain on the relationship.

Every Disney star must date at least one Jonas Brother

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After the release of Camp Rock, Demi was praised for her singing and acting talent. As well as this, her on screen chemistry with Joe Jonas was also talked about a lot. In 2010, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam was released which brought Demi and Joe’s characters even closer romantically. Rumours of their off screen relationship started circulating but were never confirmed at the time.

The Truth: Demi only dated Joe for a couple of months

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Demi and Joe have openly talked about their brief relationship which lasted a month or two in 2010. With the amount of speculation surrounding the pair, the short relationship was surprising. It seems that Demi and Joe’s friendship was too strong to form a romantic connection.

Did Demi date more than one Jonas Brother?

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The Jonas Brothers, consisting of Joe, Kevin and Nick, all starred in both Camp Rock movies. Although Demi and Joe were rumored to be dating, Nick was also super close with Demi. There has been no evidence to suggest that Demi and Nick were ever involved romantically but they still stay in touch today as close friends.

That being said, it has been speculated that one of the songs from Demi’s most recent album called “Ruin The Friendship” is actually about Nick. This would make sense as Demi and Nick are such good friends. It could be that there was always something more there for Demi. Demi has neither confirmed nor denied that the song is about Nick.

Demi still stays in touch with her ex-partners

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During an interview with Access Hollywood in 2016, Demi revealed that she sees both Nick and Joe as her “best friends” and “brothers”. It’s clear that the three amigos have stayed in touch all these years later. They continue to perform and tour together.

More recently, following Demi’s overdose, all three of The Jonas Brothers tweeted out their love and wishes for Demi.

At 18 years old, Demi begins a longer-term relationship with her first Latino boyfriend

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In 2010, Demi began dating actor Wilmer Valderrama, who is of Venezuelan and Colombian descent. Their relationship was originally kept on the down low for quite a few years but they soon became more open and confident about their love for each other.

Demi named Wilmer as her most passionate partner, in comparison to her past boyfriends who were all white

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In an interview with Latina magazine, Demi explained how her relationship with Wilmer was much more passionate than her previous relationships with white guys. Demi also said that Latino people are “more expressive” and “more passionate with their emotions”.

It’s clear that Demi preferred a Latino man because her relationship with Wilmer lasted 6 years, dramatically longer than any of her previous relationships.

Demi’s relationship with Wilmer was strong and intimate

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Demi continues the interview with Latina by talking a bit about her mental health. Demi revealed that Wilmer gave her heaps of support and guidance, keeping her strong. In the relationship, Demi said that Wilmer had seen every up and down of her mental health but still loved her the same, which gave her confidence. As Demi and Wilmer were so close and were there for each other’s worst moments, it proves the relationship was a serious one.

Demi and Wilmer announce split after 6 years together

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In 2016, Demi and Wilmer announced on Instagram that they had broken up. They believed that they were better off as best friends and still remain in contact with each other. Both Demi and Wilmer starred in the animated film, Charming, in 2018, showing that they are still on good terms.

Demi moves away from dating singers and actors and starts dating a mixed martial arts fighter

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Following the break up with Wilmer, Demi began dating Luke Rockhold. Luke is an American UFC mixed martial artist. The couple were spotted together a few times in 2016 but by 2017 it was revealed that they had broken up. Talking of the breakup, Luke told PlayersVoice that he loved how passionate Demi was and that he thinks she’s “still a nice girl”. It appears that there aren’t any hard feelings between the couple.

Demi begins a romance with another MMA fighter

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Demi quickly moved onto another brief relationship with the MMA fighter Guilherme Vasconcelos. The couple apparently spent the New Year together in 2017 but the romance soon fizzled out. By May, the pair had reportedly split up. A source revealed to PEOPLE that “it wasn’t a dramatic split” and that “the relationship just ran its course”.

Demi is spotted being close with DJ Lauren Abedini

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Multiple rumours surfaced in 2017 that Demi was in a romantic relationship with DJ Lauren Abedini, who is an L.A. based female DJ and music producer. Her better known stage name is “Kittens”. The idea that Demi and Lauren might have been dating came about after the two were photographed at Disneyland. They appeared very close and were holding hands. Demi shared the photos of the two of them together but never confirmed whether the two of them were romantically involved.

Did Demi just experiment with her bisexual side?

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Demi has never been afraid to talk about her fluid sexuality and her 2015 song “Cool for the Summer” had lyrics that hinted at Demi experimenting with having experiences with women. After her long relationship with Wilmer didn’t work out, it could be that Demi began trying new things whilst meeting new people, including women.

Following her 90 day treatment program in rehab, Demi has been spotted with someone new

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Moving on to the events of 2018, Demi was victim to an overdose in the summer which led to her being hospitalized. Demi has just recently returned to L.A. where she has been spotted eating out with clothing designer Henry Levy. Henry also struggles with substance addiction and, according to TMZ, the two appeared cosy and content together, laughing and smiling.

Is Demi single now?

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Following her overdose, Demi took a break from social media whilst she recovered. However, last week Demi broke the silence after posting on Instagram a picture of herself voting in the US elections. Whilst encouraging people to vote, Demi was also alone in the photo, without a man. As she focuses on her health and wellbeing, Demi might be taking the time to be single for the foreseeable future. It’s clear that she has made some great friends in her career and continues to receive love and support from her fans.

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