Demi Lovato Through the Years

Demi Lovato may only be 25 years old, but she’s already had a long successful career in music, TV, and movies. From appearing on popular children’s show Barney, to selling out arenas all over the world, she’s built up a massive and loyal fan base. 

However, underneath all over her accomplishments, over the years she’s struggled with the fame, addiction, mental health, and an eating disorder, all of which she’s been very vocal about. After being in rehab and a sober living facility, and getting clean, she’s used her platform to reach out to others who may be going through the same thing, and to spread awareness through public speaking and her music. Most recently, she released her newest song, “Sober,” in which she admits she broke her six-year sobriety. 

Keep scrolling to see how Demi has transformed over the years.

1. Demi got her start in the spotlight at a young age.

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2. Demi has spoken candidly about her struggles with an eating disorder as well as addiction.

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3. She was bullied so badly as a child, she begged her mom to be homeschool after the 7th grade.

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4. She recently released the song "Sober" — which is about breaking her six-year sobriety.

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5. Despite her struggles, Demi has continued to stay in the spotlight by touring and releasing hit after hit.

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6. In 2010, she checked into rehab for her eating disorder and self-harm.

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7. In March 2018, she tweeted about her sobriety: "Just officially turned 6 years sober. So grateful for another year of joy, health and happiness. It IS possible." 

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8. Demi's fans have stood by her side through thick and thin. 

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9. At only 25, Demi has had multiple chart-topping songs and top-10 hits.

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10. Demi has always said Kelly Clarkson is her role model.

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11. Demi has been outspoken about bullying after experiencing it herself as a child. 

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12. Fans began to worry about Demi after she started postponing multiple shows.

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13. Things began to look up for the singer until the most recent news hit that she was hospitalized for an alleged overdose.

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14. Demi has always been a fan of the spotlight. She was Mini Miss Texas in 2000-2001. Keep reading to learn more about her favorite things and how she was inspired to sing and act.

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15. The first concert she ever went to was Carlos Santana.

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16. She auditioned for "Hannah Montana", too. Demi got a role on "Sonny With A Chance" on Disney Channel.

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17. She dated Miley's older brother, Trace.

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18. Demi has said her mental illness is part of who she is. Despite her ups and downs, she's tried her best to push through any adversity to follow her dream.

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19. Demi is always sharing body-positive photos online with her fans. Even when she's struggling herself, she makes sure her fans know they are loved.

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20. Demi's outspoken stance on mental illness has not only lead to her most personal tunes, it's also inspired others to be more open. 

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21. Demi met the Jonas Brothers on the set of their Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock back in 2008. She has remained close friends with the brothers, especially Nick.

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22. Though she was raised in Dallas, Texas, she was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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23. She met Selena Gomez at 7 years old on Barney & Friends.

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24. Her struggle with addiction has been a common theme in much of her music.

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25. She's BFFs with Iggy Azalea, who recently revealed she knew Demi broke her sobriety. We are thinking of Demi during this difficult time.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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