Demi revealed in a shocking new interview that she would ‘manipulate everyone’ around her to hide her cocaine addiction — and even managed to take the drug on a flight without her sober companion’s knowledge.
Demi Lovato‘s cocaine addiction spiraled out of control so much at one point that she confessed to being “very, very good” at manipulating and lying to others — including her mother, Dianna Hart de la Garz. Dianna, who was also interviewed, was in denial about her daughter’s drug use at first and wanted “too badly” to believe that everything was fine.
Demi Lovato: How She ‘Manipulated’ Others To Hide Cocaine Addiction
Demi admitted that she was a master manipulator because of her disease, and fooled everyone into thinking she was sober.
“I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease,” she told Access Hollywood‘s Kit Hoover. “I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside.”
In fact, Demi even revealed that she couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without using cocaine, and snuck the drug onto an airplane — even though her sober companion was with her.
“I’d sneak to the [airplane] bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me]. I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well,” Demi said.
Demi Lovato Lied To Mom About Cocaine Use
Dianna really opened up in the interview and admitted she had a feeling that her daughter was in trouble — and looked the other way.
“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 said on the show. “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.”
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— Ivy Jacobson