Demi Lovato confirms she's 'not friends' with Selena Gomez, reveals two new pals in Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus
In a recent interview, Demi Lovato talked about the importance of having a support system and confirmed her former BFF Selena Gomez and her don't talk anymore
The talented singer Demi Lovato is gaining new ground in 2020. After her near-fatal overdose in 2018 which caused her to be hospitalized for two weeks, she was understandably in a fragile state. But thankfully she's reemerged this year as a stronger, more confident young woman, ready to take on the world by storm. She's on the verge of releasing a new single, 'I Love Me' off her latest upcoming album, and also consolidated her comeback with some acclaimed performances at the Grammys and the Super Bowl earlier this year.
In a recent interview, with Harper's Bazaar Lovato recalled the tumultuous time she had in the recent few years, but said she was grateful for the encouragement she had received from her fans and peers that helped get her back on her feet. “Looking back, I understand that I was just someone going through something, and people were really supportive and were there for me, and it meant everything.”
One of the people who had posted a message of support on social media after Lovato's amazing rendition of 'Anyone' at the Grammys was her former BFF, Selena Gomez. Selena posted "I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational and deserved this moment was. Demi, I’m so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery.”
However, Lovato, who had been close with Gomez since their childhood days, starring on 'Barney & Friends' and the Disney Channel together, took a dim view of her former friend's message. "When you grow up with somebody, you’re always going to have love for them. But I’m not friends with her, so [that] felt....” Lovato said, searching for the right diplomatic words. She then thought better of throwing shade on Gomez and continued, “I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best.” It's possible that Taylor Swift had a big part to play in them drifting apart, but there could be other reasons as well.
However, Lovato did confirm that she had grown closer to two pop icons now, after moving on from Gomez. One of them was Miley Cyrus: “I talk to Miley,” Lovato revealed. “She’s awesome, and I love her to death and always will, always have. But I think she’s kind of the only one from that era that I still stay in touch with.” Demi also recently appeared on Cyrus’ Instagram Live show, 'Bright Minded', to chat with her pal and reminiscence about the old times.
Lovato has also added another name to her friends list and it is none other than pop diva Ariana Grande, since they now have the same manager, Scooter Braun. Demi stated "I love the fact that Ariana and I have such a supportive friendship because it’s hard to find. Two women who are in a competitive industry—the whole world seems to want to pit women against each other, so it would be so easy to do that,” she admitted.
Thanks to her new support system, Lovato seems to have fully recharged emotionally, mentally and physically and is ready to cast all those negative vibes to the curb.