17 Demi Lovato Facts Every Lovatic Should Know

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For some, she’s just another popstar but for Lovatics, she’s their personal hero. Demi Lovato is much more than just a singer. She’s an actress, a previous Miss Texas winner and one of the many faces for the Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. If you’re new to the Lovatic fandom or if you simply want to know more about your favorite star, check out these 17 Demi Lovato facts that every Lovatic should know…

1. Demi Starred in ‘Barney and Friends’ with Selena Gomez

Believe it or not, the Disney Channel isn’t the first place where Demi kicked-off her career. The Tell Me You Love Me singer began acting at the age of 7 when she starred in Barney and Friends and lived every little girl’s dream alongside longtime friend, Selena Gomez.

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2. She Had a YouTube Show with Selena

Demi and Selena continued their friendship after starring together in Barney and Friends and even went on to create their own YouTube show called The Demi and Selena Show. Ever since then, the popstars together go by the name of Delena!

The Demi and Selena Show


3. Demi Was Mini Miss Texas

Demi’s pretty face won her the title of Mini Miss Texas in 2000 – 2001! Apparently it was this big win that encouraged her to get more serious with acting and singing! You were born for the stage, Demi!

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4. She Starred in Plenty of Disney Programs

Demi rose to stardom in 2008 when she was cast in Camp Rock. After releasing her debut album, Don’t Forget, the starlet received her own Disney Channel television series, Sonny With a Chance. Demi also starred in As the Bell Rings on Disney Channel, too!

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5. Demi Auditioned for Hannah Montana

If it weren’t for Miley Cyrus, it would have been Demi Lovato who was casted as the Disney darling, Hannah Montana. The singer apparently auditioned for the role when she was 14 but failed to get the part.  “I wound up not getting it but that’s how Disney learned about me”, Demi has said.

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6. She Dated Miley Cyrus’ Older Brother

That’s right, Lovatics! Demi Lovato dated Miley Cyrus’ brother, Trace back in 2009. When they broke up, Trace said, “We gave it a shot and that’s all you can do”. People report that it was age and distance that teared their relationship apart.

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7. Demi was Bullied at School

Demi shared her sad secret back in 2012. She revealed to the world that she was bullied in middle school. Apparently she had asked her mom to be homeschooled after the seventh grade because she couldn’t take it anymore. We’re proud of her for coming out on top!

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8. Her Sister was in Desperate Housewives

Demi is one of 4 sisters in the Lovato household! Her three sisters go by the names of Dallas Lovato, Amber Lovato and Madison De LaGarza who starred in Desperate Housewives as Juanita Solis.  Do we have another rising star on our hands?

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9. Demi isn’t Just a Singer

Demi is made up of many talents! Not only is she a fantastic singer and actress, Demi also plays the piano and guitar. Let’s not forget that she’s a songwriter too! She’s written almost all of her tracks!

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10. She has Over 10 Tattoos!

Demi Lovato sure loves ink! She has over 10 tattoos on her body including the words “Stay Strong” engraved on her wrist after suffering from emotional and physical issues. Demi also has a cross tattoo on the side of her hand and the words “You Make Me Beautiful” on her ribcage which she got at the age of 16. Other tattoos include a feather, a string of birds and the words “Faith” and “Peace”.

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11. Demi Went to Rehab for an Eating Disorder

The bullying Demi suffered at school led to emotional problems as well as anorexia and bulimia. Her emotional and physical problems were so strong whilst touring with the Jonas Brothers, she had to pull out and see help in 2010. The popstar also allegedly self-harmed by cutting her wrists and admitted to taking cocaine. Demi was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011. She released a documentary about her time in the treatment center called Stay Strong in 2012. Demi’s been doing great ever since!

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12. She’s the Co-Owner of Her Treatment Center

This is why we love Demi, she uses her celebrity status to advocate for mental health. In 2011, the singer sought treatment for help with depression, bulimia and substance abuse at the CAST Centers. She’s now the co-owner of the CAST Centers in West Hollywood, California. Congrats, girl!

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13. She Almost Killed Paul McCartney

Talk about awkward! In 2012, Demi admitted that she almost ran over Paul McCartney from The Beatles whilst parking her car. The singer took to Twitter to tell the funny story.

14. Demi is an Ambassador for Secret’s “Mean Stinks” Campaign

After experiencing bullying firsthand, Demi took a stand and decided to help others who are going through the same thing. In 2012, she became the new ambassador for Secret’s “Mean Stinks” campaign. This campaign encourages girls to “gang up for good” to end bullying in schools.

Secret’s “Mean Stinks” campaign

15. She was the Face of Americans for Marriage Equality Campaign

In 2014, Demi became the face of the human rights campaign’s re-launch of Americans for Marriage Equality. In her PSA, Demi declared, “Whether you’re LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful and an incredible gift,” When speaking at Logo TV’s inaugural “Trailblazers” special, Demi revealed that her grandad had been gay and that “a lot of [her] spirit” comes from him. We applaude you for supporting the LGBT community, Demi!

Americans for Marriage Equality campaign

16. Demi Dated Wilmer Valderrama for 6 Years

The Heart Attack singer was in an on-and-off relationship with actor, Wilmer Valderrama since 2010 until 2016. Demi revealed to Cosmopolitan that she had broken up with That ’70s Show star when she had been relapsing. They got back together but she announced in June 2016 that she had split up with Wilmer but they remain as “best friends”.

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17. Demi is Open About her Bisexuality

That’s right. On Chatty Man in 2015, Demi (sorta) admitted that she was bisexual. The lyrics for her single Cool for the Summer even suggested the singer was “experimenting”. In 2017, it was rumored Demi was dating DJ Lauren Abedini.

Whether it’s her support for anti-bullying campaigns or her battle through personal struggles, we’re sure we’ve taught you a thing or two about the Sorry Not Sorry singer. If these facts about Demi Lovato haven’t turned you into a Lovatic yet, we don’t know what will!

This article was originally published on October 31, 2015.

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