Demi’s mom revealed in a candid new interview that she ‘didn’t want to believe’ her daughter’s drug abuse problems — even when she ‘suspected’ they were playing out right in front of her eyes — because Demi made it easy to believe she was okay.
Demi Lovato, 21, revealed shocking and gritty new details about the severity of her drug abuse in her teenage years — but her mother, Dianna, admitted on Dec. 10 that she had suspected her daughter’s drug use long before Demi sought help. She said she had been manipulated into denial by Demi’s facade of happiness and constant lies and assurances that she was fine, which she wanted “too badly” to believe.
Demi Lovato Cocaine Use: Lied To Mom About Drug Use, Manipulated Family
The mom and daughter pair really opened up and got in a new interview with Access Hollywood — but Dianna shocked us when she admitted she had an inkling that her daughter was in trouble.
“I suspected [she was using drugs]. It’s like any other parent, when you see things, when you see signs you don’t want to believe that’s what actually going on,” Dianna told Access Hollywood‘s Kit Hoover. “So when they’re telling you that’s not what is going on … you want too badly to believe them and I think for a long time I was in denial.”
“I didn’t know,” Dianna admitted. “I didn’t actually see her, so when she said, ‘Oh no, There’s nothing going on. I’m not using, I’m not drinking, I wasn’t doing any of these things,’ Why was I not to believe her?”
Demi Lovato Admits: “I’m Very, Very Good At Manipulating People’
In fact, Demi admitted that she is a master of manipulation, and it was easy to fool those closest to her, including her mom.
“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me,” she said in the interview. “There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked that Demi’s mom admitted to suspecting Demi’s drug use?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski
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