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The X Factor

Best Friend Selena Gomez Supports Demi Lovato After Rehab

It’s been a tough couple of years for Demi Lovato. The now-20-year-old X Factor judge went to rehab where she faced down the demons of bulimia and cutting; Demi also learned she’s bipolar. Through it all, she had her bestie Selena Gomez by her side.

“She called me crying when I was in there and was just so worried,” Demi said. “I was like, ‘Look, I should be the one crying. It’s all good!’ But she was so worried and ever since then we’ve gotten closer.”

Demi also thanked Nick Jonas, brother of her ex Joe, for his support saying “he’s always been there for me.”

Selena and Demi met more than 10 years ago on the set of Barney & Friends where they starred as adorable schoolkids. After leaving the playground, both their careers rocketed to Disney star levels.

Unfortunately, Demi was also battling personal issues of body image and depression. Her family and friends once became so worried they asked her to sign a suicide contract. She was seven.

“I’ve been through a lot and I’ve been able to talk about everything that I’ve been through through my music,” she continued. “Being a young woman or even a young boy when your body’s changing you don’t have to succumb to what other people want you to look like. It’s about accepting yourself, loving yourself.”

Barney would be so proud. We know we are.

Source: Just Jared

06.10.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Elisabeth Kramer
Related: The X Factor, Demi Lovato, X Factor 2013

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