Demi Lovato has always lived in her truth, and been open, honest and authentic with her fans about her struggle with addiction. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer suffered a reported drug overdose this summer. After recovering from Narcan administration and completing three months in rehab, she moved back to Los Angeles. A source told People that Demi “seems to be doing well so far,” and is taking it one day at a time.
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Demi broke her silence after leaving rehab on Election Day. She posted a picture on Instagram encouraging people to vote. “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard! Now go out and #VOTE!!!!” Demi reportedly splits time between a halfway house and a private home. Her mother, Dianna De La Garza, revealed on “Conversations With Maria Menounos” that she “couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work… It’s very hard, it’s not easy, and there are no shortcuts.”
Outside of the voting booth, she’s been spotted hanging out with fashion designer Henry Levy. They were seen at dinner, grabbing coffee and at an AA meeting. Henry has been in and out of rehab since he was a teenager, and he met Demi a few years ago while they were in rehab together. Demi’s ex Wilmer Valderrama reportedly doesn’t approve of Henry. He gets the impression that Henry’s a bad influence.
Following Demi’s overdose in July, Wilmer reportedly visited her in the hospital multiple times during her recovery. Before splitting in 2016, the former couple dated on and off for nearly six years. It’s no wonder Wilmer still harbors strong compassion for Demi. More recently, a source told Us Weekly that Demi’s near death experience made her realize how quickly she could lose everything, and Wilmer is, “one of the last things that she would ever want to lose”. The source also claimed that “Demi and Wilmer are still in constant communication… [they] speak over the phone pretty much every day and see each other often.”
If reports of Demi and Wilmer’s conversations prove to be true, then he must have her new digits. Getting rid of an old phone number is a good way for those struggling with drug addiction to cut off their dealers and those who enable such behavior. On Tuesday November 13, Demi publicly spoke out for the second time since completing rehab inviting followers to direct message her for her new number. This shows that Demi is serious about her sobriety and ready to let more people into her life.