Demi Lovato knows that maintaining her health is a daily battle — but she has some surprising celebrity inspiration to keep her on track.
The pop star told Fitness magazine that she almost relapsed into her eating disorder recently, but some surprising stars gave her the strength to fight her demons.
“It’s been difficult,” she admitted to the mag. “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 [Valderrama, her boyfriend] noticed and called me out on it, which was a relief.”
But it’s not just her love interest keeping her in line. Lovato calls on a bevy of strong, healthy, curvaceous stars to keep her self-image in check.
“If Beyoncé can do it, I can do it,” she said. “If she can work out, have the incredible body she has, have a kid, and be as successful as she is, then I sure as hell can, too.”
“Say what you will about the Kardashians, but they’ve really helped make curvy bodies beautiful again,” she continued. “It’s so nice to look around and see women with hips and a butt, like Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez. They have great figures, but you know they also work really hard for them and don’t try to hide their [curves].”
But at the end of the day, Lovato is her own greatest inspiration. “It helps to remind myself how far I’ve come,” she said. “I recently saw pictures from my first tour, and I spent that whole summer performing in the heat in a red leather jacket because I was ashamed to show my arms. And that was when I was 105 pounds!
“This tour, I’ve had the confidence to show my arms at every single concert. It may seem like a small thing, but for me, that’s huge.”
We’re so proud of this girl and her commitment to recovery!