Demi Lovato’s Boyfriend Saved Her From Eating Disorder Relapse
Pop star Demi Lovato says her actor boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama helped her stay healthy after she almost suffered a setback in her eating disorder battle last year. The Skyscraper hitmaker has been open about her battle with bulimia and her subsequent stint in a treatment facility, and Lovato admits that life on the road isn't conducive to maintaining good health.
In an interview with Fitness magazine, the singer is asked how she stays well on tour, and Lovato confesses it is "difficult" but she has her boyfriend to thank for looking out for her. She says, "I almost went back to rehab for my eating disorder last summer. I was obsessing over food and terrified of it at the same time. Wilmer noticed and called me out on it, which was a relief.
"I was done being afraid of food and so tired of overeating and not knowing why I did it. Now I'm on a structured meal plan. I eat four small meals and two snacks a day. It's teaching me portion control... "I don't have a lot of yes-people around me, and most people in this business do. It's good to surround myself with those who aren't afraid to tell it like it is, because sometimes they see things before I do. It also creates an environment where I'm not ashamed to ask for help."
Lovato has been dating Valderrama on and off since 2010. Earlier this year, she Tweeted about her love for the actor, writing, “To the funniest, most inspiring, incredible man I know..@WilmerValderrama – thank you for helping me get through my darkest moments.. You truly are a light to this world and to my life..”