Demi’s family threatened to move away with her little sister, Madison, while she was struggling with eating disorders, using drugs, and cutting so she would not be exposed to that influence. In order to save her relationship with her sister, Demi was inspired to change her ways ‘overnight.’
Demi Lovato revealed in a shocking new installment of her interview with Access Hollywood that her cocaine use and addiction was so bad, she was not even allowed to see her now 11-year-old little sister, Madison De La Garza. Her mother, Dianna, even threatened to take the family away from the Hollywood scene and go back to their home state of Texas without Demi, because she didn’t want her to be around as a bad influence.
Demi Lovato Addiction: Little Sister Almost Taken Away During My Drug Use
Demi, 21, explained that the intervention she needed during her 2010 drug use was actually a reminder that she needed to be there for her little sister.
“The last time that I had an intervention, it was my management, my entire team, manager, lawyers, everyone and my parents coming into a room saying if you don’t get sober – my mom specifically said, ‘You know, we’re going to move back to Texas and you’re not going to be able to be around you’re little sister,’” Demi recalled to Access Hollywood’s Kit Hoover, sharing of one of her lowest points.
Demi Lovato’s Family Wanted To Set Examples For Madison
The tough love from her family — especially her mom — aproved to be exactly what she needed. “I couldn’t allow her, at that point, to be around her little sister because of the things that we found out, that really were going on,” Dianna said of Demi. “I had to set an example for Madison … I had to protect her and [Demi] knew that.”
“So when I said, ‘I’m moving back to Texas,’ she knew that I finally meant it that time, and that’s when we all sat down with her and said, ‘This is it, you have to make a change or we’re all going our separate ways because if you don’t want this career, we’re not going to want it for you,’” Dianna explained. Luckily, it was the push Demi needed to get the help she needed.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad that Demi’s sister was the biggest inspiration for her recovery?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski