Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her 21st Birthday And Her Change In Priorities

Posted on May 1 2014 - 12:27am by Siyana Riley

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her 21st Birthday And Her Change In Priorities

Demi Lovato’s changed a lot in the past few years, hasn’t she? Out of all the Disney stars that have lost their way, she’s one of the few that’s managed to claw back. Demi covers the latest issue of Cosmos Latina, and she opens up about her priorities in life, how she’s changed over the past few years, turning 21, and her inspirations.

On the topic of her 21st birthday, she explains, “I was used to drinking and doing drugs on my birthday. I always imagined my 21st being a huge party where I’d get sh*t-faced and go crazy. But I realized that there’s so much more to life than that. Imagine walking 10 miles a day just to get water for your family? We have so much to be grateful for.”

Well, if this was five years ago, that definitely would have happened. Demi wasn’t exactly the epitome of ‘wild child’ [at least, not outwardly], but she’s been open about her past addiction to partying and drugs. However, she’s one of the few young celebrities that saw that they were ruining their life, and decided to do something about it before it was too late. And now, she’s able to appreciate the lucky position that she’s in, and to never take that for granted.

She also discusses the fact that she didn’t have anybody to look up to when she was younger, and she felt that she needed be that person for the younger generation, including her sister. Unfortunately, she’s right – there aren’t a ton of positive role models for young kids, especially in the tween and teen generation. Demi herself isn’t the perfect person to look up to either, considering her past, but she’s better than most of her contemporaries.

Finally, Demi discusses dealing with her bipolar disorder, explaining, “It’s a daily thing. I treat it with medication. Not everybody does that, but for me it works. That’s what works for me — medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things.”

And it’s definitely clear that she is grateful for her life. It just took a while for her to get there.

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Janelle May 1, 2014 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Demi sure spends a lot of time whining. She seems to complain a lot.

    • Jen May 1, 2014 at 4:06 am - Reply

      Yeah we live in a self-obsessed victim mentality culture. Bring back wartime when people kept their dirty washing to themselves!

  2. Allie May 1, 2014 at 2:10 am - Reply

    It’s good to see that she’s doing better, but she really should move on.

    • Jen May 1, 2014 at 4:07 am - Reply

      Yeah basically she just went through a bit of a wild phase. It’s good she’s pulled it together but move on, kiddo!

  3. Jen May 1, 2014 at 4:05 am - Reply

    She looks better as a brunette rather than a blonde.

  4. Pamela May 1, 2014 at 8:36 am - Reply

    She sounds like she is finally getting over her issues, hope she moves on.

  5. BusyBee May 1, 2014 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    OK Demi, work out those issues but don’t dwell on them.

  6. BusyBee May 3, 2014 at 8:44 am - Reply

    And at least she medicates her bi-polar disorder. Instead of being in more denial

  7. dd May 4, 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I love her. She is really changing for the better!

  8. DD May 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I adore Demi Lovato, but not liking the blonde hair.

  9. MK May 11, 2014 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I just adore Demi Lovato, I used to not like her but after I got to know her on ‘X Factor’ – I changed my mind, she’s such a doll!

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