Demi Lovato Is Taking Steps To Recovery And Fans Are Showering Her With Love
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.@ddlovato / Instagram
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.@ddlovato / Instagram
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.@ddlovato / Twitter
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.@ddlovato / Instagram
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:@bossxlovato / Twitter
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.@xtina / Instagram
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.@_raidatic_ / Twitter
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.@realmotionxi / Twitter
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.@ddlovato / Instagram
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.Untitled. Digital Image. TMZ. 14 November 2018.
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.Untitled. Digital Image. TMZ. 14 November 2018.
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.@demimyhappiness / Twitter
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.@JCMD_Media / Twitter
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.@thaissiqueirads / Twitter
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. ❤️@nadiahanii / Twitter
“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.@kaylareneemedd / Twitter
We hope the only content she’s consuming is this.
So Demi, if you’re reading, here’s all the mushy content you need.@aye_omega / Twitter
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.@kaylareneemedd / Twitter
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.@mymindlovato / Twitter
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.@ddlovato / Instagram
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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