Demi Lovato's sister reveals how she is doing amid her recovery in rehab
After an alleged drug overdose in July, things have been fairly quiet on the Demi Lovato front. As the singer takes time away from the spotlight and recovers in rehab, her fans are left to send good wishes, pray for her recovery and wait for news.
This week, however, grateful followers received an update on her progress from her little sister.
In an interview with Dakota T. Jones on the Millennial Hollywood podcast to discuss her upcoming movie Subject 16, Madison De La Garza revealed that her older sister is "doing well" and is working hard on getting better.
"She’s working really hard on her sobriety and we’re all so incredibly proud of her. It’s been crazy for our family. It’s been a lot." She continued: "But we’ve been through a lot together... I mean, if you read my mom’s book you would know."
The book that Madison references is called Falling With Wings: A Mother's Story, in which her and Demi's mother, Dianna De La Garza discloses details on their family's tumultuous history, including her troubled relationship with her first husband—the father of elder daughters Dallas and Demi—as well as her own struggles with addiction (to both alcohol and prescription medication).
The 16-year-old continued: "Every time we go through something, we always come out on the other side a hundred times stronger than before, and so we’ve just been um we’ve been so thankful for everything. For the little things."
In the same interview, Madison - an actress in her own right, known for playing Juanita Solis on Desperate Housewives - also revealed the things she was looking forward to doing with Demi once she is out of rehab.
Specifically, she's planning a fro-yo date for them. She said: "Honestly, I’m more of a Pinkberry person, but she likes Menchie’s and so we like, we usually go there."
The name and location of the facility the Sorry Not Sorry songstress is staying at remains private, but it is allegedly known all over the world for addiction recovery.
The star has been receiving treatment there for about two months now and is reportedly surrounded by her family, as well as her ex-boyfriend, That '70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama.
Back in September, Demi's mother also broke her silence on her daughter's apparent overdose. In an interview with Newsmax TV, she admitted that the memory of that day is still very emotional for her.
"It's still a really difficult thing to talk about," she said. "I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day."
Dianna recalled how the incident unravelled, stating that she had no idea what was happening until she was bombarded with texts from friends and family wishing her daughter well.
When Demi's assistant finally called to tell her, she was "in shock. "I didn't know what to say," she said. "It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear, as a parent, about any of my kids."
She continued to express her thanks for all of the prayers from people around the world, stating: "I just feel like the reason she's alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day when everybody found out what was happening. I don't think she would be here if it hadn't been for those prayers."
It's good to hear Demi is doing well and is surrounded by her loved ones. Keep fighting Demi, we know you can do it.