It looks like Justin Bieber’s not the only one growing up and in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s spotlight. Pop star Demi Lovato holds nothing back in her upcoming cover feature for the September edition of the magazine, which hits stands on August 11th. In it, Demi has some choice quotes on topics of interest to her fans, talking about everything from sobriety to her 35-year-old boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama to her thoughts on Miley Cyrus to her successful music career.
More than three years sober, Demi broke down her past battle with getting clean. The brunette beauty admitted, “I didn’t realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself.”
Demi talked about the support that Wilmer has poured into their five-year relationship, especially during her struggle with addiction and recovery. “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.’ We relate on a lot of levels,” she said.
She also takes on the subject of her rivalry with Miley Cyrus, admitting that she was once ‘super-jealous’ of this year’s host of the VMA’s. “There was a time when I was jealous of people who were able to party,” Demi continued. “For instance, Miley in her music video ‘Can’t Stop’ … Miley’s whole thing was partying and not giving a f@#k. Part of me was jealous that I couldn’t do that.”
As for her music, Demi credits herself for being one of the few artists who will always speak her mind. “There are a lot of girls in pop. They have badass lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to say, ‘Try something on me and I’ll f@#king beat your ass,'” the singer said.
What do you think about Demi’s thoughts on Wilmer and Miley? Do you really think she, along with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, is among the few female pop stars willing to speak their own mind?
See more pictures from the September 2015 issue below.
(Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan Magazine and the @itsohsodemi Twitter account)
As widely rumored, pop singer Demi Lovato’s beloved dog Buddy was killed in an attack by a coyote last Sunday in LA County. TMZ and other websites first reported the rumors, then confirmed the details of the attack.
However, Demi Lovato’s family has been harshly critical of some of these websites for their sensationalizing of the tragic incident, as well as the reporting of details that they thought were insensitive to the feelings of Demi and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. In particular, Demi’s sister and mother singled out TMZ’s reporting as inappropriate to the situation.
For her part, Demi has held off any personal criticisms of the press, and instead took to Instagram and Twitter today to thank her fans for their support. “We can’t thank you all enough,“ wrote Demi. “This has been the most painful week of my life but because Wilmer and I had so much love and support, I’ve been able to stay strong and will continue to get through this difficult time.”
Demi Lovato took to Twitter yesterday to address the sudden death of her beloved pup named Buddy.
“We are absolutely heartbroken to be writing this but Wilmer and I are devastated to inform you that we lost our little angel Buddy last Sunday,” wrote the popstar. “He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident and though I will never know why this had to happen, I do know that God only puts us through situations that we can handle so with that, together we our staying strong.”
In the past Demi has been known to post pictures of Buddy frequently to her social media accounts. She and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama were sighted just a few days earlier walking the dog together in Vancouver. Demi provided no details as to what the “tragic accident” was that took the life of her dog.
Demi has already followed up with thanks to fans who have offered condolences on social media.
Demi Lovato may be all business promoting hernewly released music videofor the song, “Cool For The Summer,” but that didn’t stop boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama from showing his support while also having a little fun. Wilmer posted side-by-side pictures on his Instagram account of Demi and his younger self playing his “That 70’s Show” character Fez, rocking dual black lingerie outfits.
The actor wrote, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.. Thank you Demi…,” along with the hashtags #FezGotThatSauce and #ThighGameStrong. Not to be outdone, Demi posted the same photo of the two lingerie enthusiasts with the caption, “The couple who slays together… STAYS TOGETHER #RELATIONSHIPGOALSAF#MYFEELS #ICANT #YAAAAASSSSS#YONCE #COOLFORTHESUMMER.”
Demi’s “Cool For The Summer” video was officially released on Thursday July 23rd, and since it’s debut, it has accumulated over 6 million views on Youtube. But Demi’s choice of wardrobe in the video has caused some questions and attempts at clarification.
Do you think Wilmer’s post was a cute way of showing support, or a completely orchestrated gag to promote the video?
Apparently there’s been a method behind Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” fashion madness after all. MTV got the scoop about the unconventional fashion choices that Demi made for her “Cool for the Summer” video and subsequent mini-tour when it received some answers from stylist Avo Yermagyan who worked extensively with Demi on creating the “CFTS” look..
Basically, Avo says that the unusual choices – faux furs with bathing suits, thigh-high fishnet boots, strappy body suits, custom made platform shoes, denim cutoffs under couture swimsuit coverups – were all about reinforcing with fashion the song’s themes of “breaking the rules” and “being bold.”
Avo also explained how some of the wardrobe from the video made it into Demi’s initial “Cool for the Summer” live events. “We shot the video the night before her [launch event] pool party,” Avo said, adding that Demi “loved the look so much that we decided to carry over the inspiration from the video look to her pool party performance, which had the same playful, fun, summer-vibe.”
So “breaking the rules” and “being bold” seem to be the reasons why Demi has continued to take so many risks with her outfits on the Cool For The Summer tour, sometimes resulting in memorable looks and other times resulting in the kind of strange getups that have been seen at some of her live performances.
Are you convinced? Do you think that the fashion risks on “Cool for the Summer” have paid off for Demi – or not?