Demi has come so far since her time in rehab in 2010, but she admits that she still struggles with eating issues. Thankfully, the ‘Really Don’t Care’ singer has her amazing boyfriend and rock Wilmer to lean on when times get tough.
Demi Lovato, 22, confesses in an emotional new interview that she almost went back to rehab for her eating disorder in the summer of 2014. Here’s how her longtime love Wilmer Valderrama, 34, saved her from a second stint in rehab.
Wilmer Valderrama On Demi Lovato In Rehab: Her BF Saved Her From Going Back
Demi, 22, was on a dangerous path last summer, but thankfully Wilmer stepped in to steer her straight.
“It’s been difficult. I almost went back to rehab for my eating disorder last summer. I was obsessing over food and terrified of it at the same time,” Demi tells Fitness magazine. “Wilmer noticed and called me out on it, which was a relief. I was done being afraid of food and so tired of overeating and not knowing why I did it. Now I’m on a structured meal plan. I eat four small meals and two snacks a day. It’s teaching me portion control.”
Of course, it’s not just about the meals, but also the mindset — and Demi is doing great there too!
“It helps to remind myself how far I’ve come,” she tells the mag. “I recently saw pictures from my first tour, and I spent that whole summer performing in the heat in a red leather jacket because I was ashamed to show my arms. And that was when I was 105 pounds! This tour, I’ve had the confidence to show my arms at every single concert. It may seem like a small thing, but for me, that’s huge.”
We’re not surprised that Wilmer was so in tune with Demi’s feelings. He’s been a huge source of support for her ever since they started dating in 2010, and Demi recently showed off their adorable romance in a rare PDA pic on Nov. 17.
Demi was missing Wilmer because she was away on tour, showing off her fabulous figure with pride, as she should!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Wilmer a good boyfriend to Demi? Do you admire her for opening up about her eating issues? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee