Demi Lovato has never hesitated to share her struggle with addiction and health issues with the world, and now more than ever she’s promoting lots of self love. And girl, that self love is beaming! She looks radiant on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s September issue.
She talks dating, new music and overcoming her addictions. She says she and longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama “relate on a lot of levels.” And admits that their off and on relationship was always a result of her relapses. “The only times we ever broke up were when I was relapsing, whether it was drugs or in a bad place and rebelling against everybody, not just him… People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse before you take that drink or that first hit,” the singer opens up to the magazine.
She also told Cosmo,”The times we’d broken up, I had already gone to that place of, Yeah, this is what’s happening. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself.”
When the almost 23-year-old entered rehab at 18, she and Wilmer were just starting to date. But she tells the magazine, that it didn’t scare him away. “People told him, ‘You should probably leave. She’s on a spiral, and you’re going to be sucked down with it.’ But he was like, ‘I’m not leaving. This is somebody I really care about.'” AWWW. Can we fast forward to the part where he proposes?!
The couple has been together for five years now. To read more about their relationship, her music and more check out Cosmpolitan’s website for the full interview and photo shoot, or pick up your own copy on newsstands now!
Not only did she have one sexy shoot with Cosmo, Demi wow’d at the 2015 VMA’s this past weekend. First, she stepped out on the red carpet in a pink embellished Nicolas Jebran dress with a deep v-neck, where she also dropped hints of her new album ‘Confident’ coming soon! The dress was perfectly tailored and looked absolutely stunning. Then on top of killing it on the red carpet, she rocked it out on stage in an even sexier outfit. For the performance of her recent hit, “Cool for the Summer,” she wore a one piece made of black ribbon and purple rhinestone covered fabric. The whole look was pulled together with black fishnets and glittering black thigh high boots. Demi turned that VMA stage into a giant pool party when she brought Iggy Azalea out on stage with her, perfect way to end summer.
Watch Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea’s full performance here and let us know what you thought!