We're still extremely proud of Demi Lovato for being sooo open and honest about the dark phase in her life!
And since dropping the cocaine smuggling bomb yesterday, the singer figured she'd take her truthfulness and roll with it!
The X Factor judge confessed new details about her debilitating eating disorder—including how her mother and grandmother suffered from many similar symptoms and mental health issues, which influenced her food choices at a young age.
“I had issues I needed to work on as well because I wasn’t setting a good example for her. I had a terrible eating disorder that I had for many, many years and I didn’t realize it and I had to face up to the fact that I was suffering as well. And a lot of what [Demi] went through with an eating disorder had to do with what she had seen growing up and I also had severe depression and I ended up asking for help actually they did an intervention with me and said, ‘Mom, you need to get help.’"
Demi-corn was also candid about her issues with food, describing the exact stages of her disorder:
“It was always there, but then I just acted on it at around 8 or 9 years old. I started overeating, compulsively overeating. I would bake cookies and then eat the whole pan. I went from doing that to being unhappy with my body. I went to just completely starving myself and that turned into throwing up and starving myself and it was just this crazy battle going on inside of me. It got really difficult [and] I would throw up and it would just be blood and it was something that I realized if I don’t stop this, I am going to die.”
Demi goes on to mention certain trigger foods like pasta and hamburgers that may make her feel guilty after consuming.
These days, the Neon Lights singer stays away from those items to try and maintain her zen level of mental health!
Both of the ladies explained that sharing their issues with one another has brought them closer as a family—and we think it's wonderful!
Ch-ch-check out the full interview (above) where Demz goes into deep detail about her addiction!