In late 2010, on their eighteenth birthday, they bought their family a 2.25 million Mediterranean-style house in Stheirman Oaks, Los Angeles; they described giving to their family as the "best present" they had received. Demi had a puppy named Buddy who they described as their son. Soon after, he died following a tragic accident. Demi got a puppy named Batman shortly after Buddy's death. Demi's newest puppy is named Cinderella.
Demi had a complicated relationship with their late estranged father Patrick.
He died from alcohol abuse on June 22, 2013, at the age of fifty three. Shortly after his passing, Lovato revealed he had been suffering from a mental illness, and that in his honor they created The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. The song from Lovato's fifth album Confident entitled Father is also about their father.
They got a tattoo of roman numeral "Ⅲ" or number 3 in memory of their father's passing.
They also wrote a song about him called Butterfly off of their 7th studio album, Dancing With The Devil... The Art Of Starting Over.
They were best friends with Selena Gomez, whom they met at the auditions for Barney & Friends in 1999. However, while being interviewed by Complex, Demi said that they are no longer close. Yet then later in October 2015 they took a selfie and posted it on Instagram and seem to be getting back the bond they had. They are also best friends with Matthew Scott Montgomery and Sirah.
Demi's first boyfriend was a boy named Scott Hughes they dated when they were 13.
In 2007, while Demi was living in Texas with their family, they dated a guy named Jonathan Fryar, later on in the same year they started dating Cody Linley.
In 2008, they dated Alex DeLeon. The relationship inspired two songs, "Catch Me" by Demi and "Crown" by his band The Caps.
In 2010, Lovato briefly dated Joe Jonas.
In mid 2013, though this was proven to be false, it was stated that they had a brief romance with longtime friend, Nick Jonas.
In 2017, Demi dated UFC athlete Guiltheirme Vasconcelos from January to July. They were also rumored to be dating DJ/producer Lauren Abedini in the same year.
In late 2018, they briefly dated Henry Levy until March 2019.
In 2019, they dated Austin Wilson from November until December 2019
Demi's latest boyfriend was Max Ehrich. They started dating in March 2020 and quarantined together. In May, they made their relationship official. In July, they announced their engagement and in September of the same year, Demi called off their engagement to Max just two months after they announced their engagement.
Over the years, Demi’s fans have only become more supportive. Lovatics won MTV’s “The Big & Best of 2012: Last Fans Standing” and "Favorite Music Fan Following" at the People's Choice Awards in 2014. Lovato was an early adopter on social media, and has developed incredible support across their various networks, allowing them to engage and communicate directly with their fans across the globe. Lovato’s Facebook page has over 35,000,000 followers, their Twitter handle has over 55,000,000 followers, and their Instagram handle has amassed 106,000,000 followers, making them one of the most prominent and most followed people on the said platforms.
Lovato is a Christian and prays with their band before they perform. They have described themselves as very spiritual rather than very religious and confirmed their belief in God. They go to a Southern Baptist church occasionally and read the bible daily. They have always credited God with helping them through their tough times and helping to shape their career. During an interview on Ashley Graham’s podcast, they said, “You’re not supposed to do this, but I made this pact with God. I was much younger and I was just like look, ‘God like if you make me famous, if you make me a singer and give me Grammys and stuff, I will do your work.’”. Realizing that they needed to hold up their end of the bargain, they have always been very open in discussing their struggles like bullying, mental health and eating disorders.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for their song "Anyone" that features lyrics questioning "the power of faith and why am I praying.", they described how they had stayed away from church for many years, because they did not feel welcome due to the lifestyle that they were leading and they were also questioning their sexuality, saying that they tried to seek God through their experiences, whether that’s through their relationships or substances and they had to realize that the God that they were seeking and the God that they love is available 24/7 and is always at an arm’s length and is constantly with them. They also said that they need to focus on themselves and their relationship with their own self and their relationship with God. They also credited Scooter Braun, their manager, with helping them to find a place of worship that would understand them questioning their sexuality and accepts them for who they are no matter who they love, and there's no judgment, adding that they "heard God clearer than I heard him in a long time" when he took them there for the first time. In addition to attending church, they also have tattoos that have a religious nature like a cross on the side of their hand and an angel being carried by doves to name some.
They are an active supporter of gay rights, tweeting "Gay, straight, lesbian, bi..... No one is better than anyone else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality." in June 2013 when DOMA was repealed. they have previously showed their support for the LGBT community: "I believe in gay marriage, I believe in equality. I think there's a lot of hypocrisy with religion. But I just found that you can have your own relationship with God, and I still have a lot of faith." They also identify as a feminist. In a 2017 interview with Dolly magazine, they explained that "Feminism doesn't have to mean burning bras and hating men" but instead "standing up for gender equality and trying to empower our youth and showing women that you can embrace your sexuality and you deserve to have confidence and you don't need to conform to society's views on what women should be or how you should dress." In May 2017, they partnered with Fabletics to create a limited edition activewear collection for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign to fund programs for "the world's most marginalized adolescent girls".
Philanthropy and Activism
In May 2009, Lovato was awarded Honorary Ambassador of Education by the American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders. As part of their involvement with the environmental organization Disney's Friends for Change, Lovato, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded the charity's theme song "Send It On" in 2009. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20. The proceeds from the song were directed to environmental charities to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Lovato and Joe Jonas recorded another song for the charity, "Make a Wave", in March 2010. Lovato is also the spokesperson for the Join the Surge Campaign!, DoSomething.Org, and Joining the Surge by Clean & Clear, the latter of which is a national campaign that empowers teenagers to take action in their communities.
They were featured in a January 2010 public service announcement for Voto Latino to promote the organization's "Be Counted" campaign for the 2010 United States Census. In October 2010, they served as the spokeswoman for the anti-bullying organization PACER and appeared on America's Next Top Model to speak out against bullying. Lovato was also part of the "A Day Made Better" School Advocacy Campaign, and has supported DonateMyDress.org, Kids Wish Network, Love Our Children USA, ST. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and City of Hope. In April 2012, Lovato became a contributing editor for Seventeen magazine, where they discussed their personal struggles, directed towards teenage girls. In October, they were named the new Ambassador of Mean Stinks, an anti-bullying campaign focused on eliminating bullying among girls.
On December 23, 2011, Lovato posted a message on Twitter criticizing their former network for airing episodes of Shake It Up and So Random! which featured characters making jokes about eating disorders. Disney Channel publicity officials quickly took action and apologized to Lovato, then removed those episodes from the network's airing cycle and video on demand sources, after further criticism in the wake of Lovato's message to the network's public relations account.
In May 2013, they were cited for their dedication to mentoring teens and young adults with mental-health problems at a National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington.
In June 2016, they signed an open letter from Billboard urging gun reform and performed at the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. in March 2018.
In September 2017, Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador for supporting the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and their communities and helped fund the expansion of a Save the Children pilot program, Healing and Education through the Arts, to violence-scarred young people living around Kirkuk and Saladin Governorate, Iraq.
In March 2017, they were honored with the Artistic Award of Courage by The Jane and Terry Semel Institute for their efforts to fight mental health stigma.
In April 2020, they joined a mental health campaign in support of Irish charity SpunOut.ie. to launch The Mental Health Fund which is raising money for mental health support.
In May 2020, they condemned police brutality and the officers responsible for the killing of George Floyd and the shooting of Breonna Taylor. They also shared resources to support the Black Lives Matter movement and black-owned businesses and denounced white privilege.
Demi is an LGBT rights activist. In May 2014, they were named lead performers for NYC Pride Week and Grand Marshal of the LA Pride Parade, where they later filmed the music video for "Really Don't Care". They became the face of Human Rights Campaign's America's for Marriage Equality in 2015. In June 2016, they participated in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign honoring the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Their work as an LGBT rights activist has been recognized by GLAAD which awarded them the GLAAD Media Vanguard Award in 2016.
On March 27, 2021, Demi came out as pansexual during The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
On May 19th, 2021, Demi came out as non-binary and stated that they use they/them pronouns.
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- ↑ mirror.co.uk - Demi talking to Complex
- ↑ teen.com
- ↑ twitter.com - Demi's tweet about their and Wilmer's status in June 2016
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9mqc4ou8Cc - Ashley Graham's podcast interview with Demi
- 1 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkH6OyvdzSw - "Demi Lovato: Emotional Journey Behind "Anyone | Apple Music" Zane Lowe interview