Ariana Grande's maternal instinct extended its way to Demi Lovato on Wednesday afternoon (July 25) when Joan took to Twitter to pen a lengthy and powerful note to her daughter's pop peer after allegedly overdosing in her Los Angeles home.
"I am knocked down over Demi, and I pray that she recovers quickly and finds sobriety again. It is work, hard work, but with support and love, she will succeed!" Joan kicked off the note about the 25-year-old star. "I know it, we are there for her in any way. She is a sweet, kind person, who has in my personal experience always shown love to everyone in my world."
Grande's mother went on to applaud Lovato for being "there for Frankie [Grande] during his work with sobriety." "She has always been so supportive of Ariana as well, sharing her experiences with the fame and celebrity and notoriety of growing up in a very public space. Women supporting women, what a fabulous idea! Yes, it can happen and does!" the 50-year-old mother continued.
Later in the letter, Joan's narrative pivoted away from Lovato and centered around compassion. "Not one person knows what another person is going through, so why not support instead of tear them apart? Remember, not one fan base is better than the other," she explained. "Love and support who you love, but not by knocking the others…what is the point? Do not pit one person’s achievements against another, why not just celebrate the achievement? It’s a lot, I know, but just try it today!! Maybe you will feel so good by the time you go to sleep tonight, that you may want to do it tomorrow.
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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