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Here’s How Fans Are Rallying Behind Demi Lovato To Lift Her Up During Her Relapse

Less than a month after Demi Lovato released her single “Sober,” revealing that she relapsed after 6 years in sobriety from alcohol and cocaine, Lovato overdosed and has been hospitalized since. The singer is known for speaking and singing her truth, and her raw vulnerability about her darkest days. She has become a beacon of hope for so many of her fans during their worst moments.

Lovatics have rallied to send their hero hope and light with the hashtag #HowDemiHasHelpedMe and you’re going to need tissues.

Some credit their own sobriety to her story.

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In the true principles of AA, Lovato shared her experience, strength and hope in everything she does, which inevitably spreads like contagious wildfire. Prepare yourself for the ???? ???? ???? .

Others shared open letters to Lovato.

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“I am constantly showering Demi with my support but have never taken time to actually express just how much she has grown to mean to me in the past year.”

In Lovato fashion, fans opened up about their personal struggles.

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So many of the struggles were much different from what Lovato has overcame, and yet her message rings true to anyone looking to empower themselves. In this perfectionist world, I thank Dios que nuestros hijos have a role model who says failure is fine.

And the Lovato effect is reaching everyone.

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The proof is in the hashtag. Believe in yourself and you model that for others. Genius.

Her courage and openness in her career has transcended issues and coping mechanisms.

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The love is real. Dozens of fans posted about their tattoos that pay tribute to the singer and her message, which really is a reminder in self care.

The Lovato ???? is an iconic emblem from her signature.

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She always signs her name with a heart instead of a dot over the “i.” Fun fact: Demi was born Demetria Devonne Lovato.

“Stay Strong” is the title of her documentary featuring her road to sobriety.

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The singer abruptly cancelled her tour with the Jonas Brothers, risking her career to get treatment in rehab. Lovato also reflects on what it was like to reintegrate into the music industry, and that recovery is a life long journey.

Lovato’s song “Warrior” has been a major influence in Lovatics’ lives.

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Lovato has simply said that the lyrics speak for themselves when she sings, “There’s a part of me I can’t get back / A little girl grew up too fast / All it took was once, I’ll never be the same / Now I’m taking back my life today.”

Women and men everywhere can find empowerment in this song that is written all over the bodies of Lovatics.

Lovato has been open about her eating disorders (ED), and helped fans face their own truth.

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It doesn’t take much for young Americans to have distorted views of their bodies, especially when the entertainment industry values thin, white, blonde bodies.

Lovato has spoken out saying that she’s owning her Latinidad, and finds her “curves” sexy. We all deserve to take up space.

One fan shared Lovato’s Instagram love that got her through a rough patch…

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I mean, I would frame that if I was her. Lovato loves her fans as hard as they love her, which is why she deserves all the love being sent her way.

In the same post, @lovatoart shared what compelled Demi to comment on her post:

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Lovato attests to being bullied growing up and has been an outspoken activist to fight an end to bullying since. She aims to empower young people to find value in themselves rather than what anyone else thinks.

Many fans shared about how Lovato helped them through attempted suicides.

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“She’s my idol and role model, not because she’s perfect but because she’s real.” ❤️❤️❤️

Lovato sets the kind of radical honesty, self love and culture of acceptance we all want to live in.

So Lovatics have recommitted to the singer during her time of distress.

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Lovato’s overdose and hospitalization has been very public. In her song “Sober,” she apologizes to her fans but they have her back, forever.

It’s pretty clear that fans hope #HowDemiHasHelpedMe will help her.

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While we’re sure that the celebrity wants to protect her privacy to a certain degree, her vulnerability in her songs has garnered die-hard fans. She’s laid her heart out for the world to see, and anyone who isn’t compassionate to her must have a lot of their own sh*t to work out. #GotMeRiledUp

Lovatics are backing up their support with specifics:

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They really know how to write a persuasive essay tweet. ????

Like this one teenager who decided against suicide after meeting her.

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If Lovato can get through a childhood of abuse, bullying, and mental health issues and become Demi Lovato, then we can become ourselves, too.

Lovato has inspired more skyscrapers than ever before to “rise from the ground”

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“You can take everything I have / You can break everything I am / Like I’m made of glass / Like I’m made of paper / Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground / Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper.”

Listen to her voice and have all the chills.

Kids were literally pushed to the ground and got back up because of her.

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Pick yourself up enough times and it gets easier every time. Listen to ‘Skyscraper’ enough time and you feel all the more powerful for it.

The poems are flowing into Lovato’s Twitter feed.

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So many of them are poems that fans wrote years before that helped them get through a hard times that are resurfacing now. They’re proof that Lovato has actually helped people choose life long enough to offer a hand to the singer when she needs one.

Here’s to hoping Demi feels bolstered in her hospital bed reading these tweets.

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I mean, we’re basically parroting all the advice Demi has given to her fans and trying to be the Demi to Demi that she’s been to us. ???? Tu sabes? ❤️

We especially hope Demi sees this one:

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We all make mistakes and they don’t define us unless we let them. We pick ourselves up, and remind ourselves to have compassion for where we’re at–it’s exactly where we’re supposed to be to reach our fullest expression of ourselves.

We’re praying for your recovery, Demi! Besitos y bendiciones ????


READ: This Documentary Reveals The Truth Behind Demi Lovato’s Dangerous Cocaine Addiction And Eating Disorder

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Demi Lovato Says She Left Disney Channel Because Of Her Eating Disorder

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Demi Lovato Says She Left Disney Channel Because Of Her Eating Disorder

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Fans of Demi Lovato know that the former Disney Channel star has been through it in terms of mental health and body image issues. In the years since leaving her role as the titular character of the Disney Channel series “Sonny With A Chance” she has been outspoken about her struggles with eating disorders, mental health issues, and her use of drugs to cope.

Now, in a recent interview, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer is speaking out about the origins of those mental health-related issues: Disney.

Speaking to Bustle in an interview, Lovato revealed that she made the decision to leave Disney Channel after realizing the entertainment industry “terrifyingly normalized” eating disorders.

In her latest interview with Bustle, Lovato explained that after checking out of rehab in 2010 she realized that entertainment institutions like Disney perpetuated eating disorders. Lovato said that she’d struggled with an eating disorder before she became famous but it wasn’t until she broke into the industry that she realized many others were struggling as well.

“I kind of looked around and had a moment where I was like, ‘Wow. This is so terrifyingly normalized,'” Lovato explained. She also recalled that spending time in rehab made her eager to address eating disorders. “I came out of [rehab] with the choice of talking about my struggles or my journey with the possibility of helping people or keeping my mouth shut and going back to Disney Channel. I was like that doesn’t feel authentic to me. So I chose to tell my story.”

Demi underlined in the interview that she aims to have a career that has “nothing to do” with her body.

In an interview earlier this year, Lovato spoke out about her eating disorder while on Ellen Degeneres claiming that her old management team “controlled” her diet. Instead of letting her enjoy a birthday cake each year, they gave her a “watermelon cake.” Later, Lovato took to Instagram to share that she was no longer “stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit.” 

In her interview, Demi also shared that she’s also changing for the better when it comes to allowing herself to love herself.

“Before quarantine, it was very difficult for me to cry. I had programmed the thought into my head when I was 16 that I’m only going to cry if people pay me to,” Lovato explains. “I started doing all this work, allowing myself to feel the pains of all the losses that I’ve had or the adversities or traumas that I’ve faced. I think my ability to be vulnerable and be more intimate with people has really heightened.”

Take A Look Inside J Balvin’s Gorgeous Homes And Prepare For Some Serious House Envy

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Take A Look Inside J Balvin’s Gorgeous Homes And Prepare For Some Serious House Envy

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Fact: J Balvin is a fashion icon. Apart from inspiring millions of fans with hit after hit, the reggaetonero is well known for his iconic looks that also inspire his stans. Whether its leopard print-dye hair or a fashion-forward collection in partnership with Guess, Balvin is an artist with an eye for pretty much everything.

With such an outrageous and fashion-forward aesthetic, many fans may be surprised to see where the Colombian superstars calls home.

The ‘X’ and ‘Mi Gente’ singer owns two properties in Colombia — a loft in the city, and a massive, Japanese-inspired country house.

In a recent interview with Architectural Digest (AD), Balvin introduces the world to his two beautiful homes in Colombia. The Grammy Award-winning artist has a loft apartment in Medellín and a country home about thirty minutes outside the city.

He says that he designed the homes with hosting friends and family in mind, but that the space has also been a peaceful place to quarantine during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

“I really enjoy that it is a place where, basically, I’m living now,” he says in the video. “Now that quarantine has started for like three months now, I’m really happy that I created the place that I wanted. It’s not a place to show off, it’s a place for my soul to rest.”

In an interview with Architectural Digest, Balvin opens up about his personal style and how he gets inspired.

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Balvin tells AD that “architecture, music, fashion – they’re all forms of expression,” and he holds that belief close to his heart. He adds that “a house should be a place where you can rest your spirit. I’ve tried to create places that feed my soul, not my ego.”

Given the clean and luxurious aesthetics of both of his homes, it’s obvious that Balvin enjoys neutral spaces that allow him to connect with his artistic side.

His Medellín loft-style apartment is the home that many dreams are made of.

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In his Medellín apartment — which Balvin describes as one giant “man cave” — high ceilings, concrete floors and a muted color palette give the space an industrial feel, allowing his art collection to shine.

Paintings and sculptures by artists like KAWS, WhIsBe, Josh Sperling, and Takashi Murakami splash color in an otherwise spare space, and give structure to the open floor plan. (There is only one door in the loft — to the bathroom). 

A garage-style door leads out to the apartment’s private pool, where Balvin likes to kick back. He describes the urban sanctuary as “a place where I can vibe with art and architecture, the things I love.”

His country home – no less luxurious – draws inspiration from his love for the energy and culture of Japan.

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Tucked 30 minutes outside the city amidst a jungle landscape in Llanogrande, Balvin’s country home is similarly artful, but is more family-focused. Balvin says that the home’s design was influenced by Japan because he loves the energy of the country. 

The majority of the expansive, one-level property — which is surrounded by lush jungle — is designed with black and oak wood features. Bonsai trees can be found both inside and outside the home. 

In a video tour, Balvin shares that he never actually sleeps in his bedroom. Instead, the main suite is equipped with a massive walk-in closet that houses his 850 pairs of sneakers. “I like to sleep around the different rooms… I don’t like to get bored of my own places,” he says.

The bedroom, like many of the rooms in the house, has a glass door that leads outside, allowing Balvin to take in his natural surroundings, with ample greenery providing plenty of privacy. He says he likes to sit outside and meditate, drink tea and think — often by the swimming pool, which runs down into a reflecting pool surrounded by areas to dine and lounge al fresco.