Let’s put rumors about Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber aside.
Demi Lovato checked into a medical center on Monday to get professional help because, as a source close to Lovato’s family told People, “she fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting. [She] is taking control by getting help.”
A fight with a dancer on tour was the catalyst for Demi’s decision to seek treatment, the source confirmed.
Demi, 18, had reportedly been struggling with her weight for quite some time.
“She definitely had body-image issues. She was always conscious of her weight.”
“Like many other teenage girls, she struggled a lot to fit in and find acceptance,” said a family friend.
This is so sad to see, a beautiful girl with a poor body image because of the pressures of Hollywood. It’s yet another troubling example of how our young girls of today struggle with self-acceptance because of an unhealthy body image in the media.
Perhaps Demi is also showing signs of depression as well. According to another insider, Lovato “doesn’t have that same kind of love for life that she at one point had.”
“She’s very sensitive, very intuitive and that is part of what makes her a wonderful performer – very talented. It is double-edged sword. I think she felt that the hard time she had [in school], problems with kids who were incredibly vicious made her stronger. But none of us feels strong every day,” the family friend said.
The singer-actress has recently said, “Feeling comfortable in your clothes is something I deal with to this day. I wish I had somebody I had to look up to when I was younger to stand up and say, ‘Hey, I have fat days.’
So I want to be able to start a foundation or something that’s for girls feeling confident, to empower them.”