Per the insider, the Confident singer is still recovering from her July overdose, and is doing really well following all the steps of her program. While she’s already been in treatment for 60 days, she is expected to stay at least 30 more.
And it sounds like Wilmer will continue to be by her side to support her through her relapse, whether through a text message or a visit to the treatment center. The source also shared that the NCIS star definitely still cares about his ex, even if they’re no longer romantically involved.
So glad she has his support in her corner, on top of the love from her family!
Demi Lovato has the full support of her family as she’s in rehab!
While it’s been reported that the starlet’s ex Wilmer Valderrama has flown to be by her side as she seeks treatment following a terrifying overdose, her sister, Madison De La Garza, can confirm she’s “doing really well.”
Speaking as a guest on the Millennial Hollywood with Dakota T. Jones podcast, the young actress gave an update on the 26-year-old’s health:
“Demi’s doing, she’s doing really well. 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, but we’ve been through a lot together and every single time, I mean if you read my mom’s book you would know… 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, we’ve just been so thankful for everything. For the little things.”
Of course, Madison already has plans for when her sister is out of treatment, and it sounds really sweet. Like frozen yogurt sweet.
“I guess I’m really excited to… I mean there’s so many little things. It sounds so small, but go to Menchie’s. Honestly, I’m more of a Pinkberry person, but she likes Menchie’s, so we like we usually go there.”
We’re wishing Demi and her family the best!
Catch Madison’s full podcast guest appearance (below) where you can listen to her speak about Lovato at the 41:37 mark:
Demi Lovato is clearing her mind (and caffeinating her body) two months after her shocking overdose.
As she continues to undergo a long-term rehab program at a Utah treatment facility, the Sober singer has been spotted hitting up a local coffee shop and seems to be “in good spirits,” according to a Radar source who works there.
An employee at the Salt Lake City-area coffee shop told the outlet the 26-year-old has been frequenting the establishment over the past few weeks. Though she’s been spotted getting coffee with a friend from rehab, the source said Demi sometimes likes to sit alone, possibly reflecting on her progress.
The employee dished:
“She seemed happy to be out getting fresh air. The other day, she sat alone for like 30 minutes staring out the window. But it looked like she was hopeful and in good spirits.”
We’re glad she’s taking time to stop and smell the coffee.
Demi Lovato can continue to count on Wilmer Valderrama.
As you know, the singer is still in rehab nearly two months after her terrifying overdose. And while it was previously reported she would no longer to be able to see her ex, new reports are saying he flies out to visit as much as he can.
According to TMZ, the 26-year-old switched to a different treatment center, which she has been at for over a month, with Wilmer “putting his life on hold” to fly out several times already on visiting days.
Eyewitnesses have seen the pair out at the local Starbucks, where they appear to look like a couple, though it’s unclear if the former flames have really gotten together or if they’ve just gotten closer.
Regardless, the 38-year-old is making it known he’s there for Demi as she seeks treatment following her overdose.
News of the starlet’s life-or-death experience shocked the world back in July. Now for the first time since the scary incident, Demi’s mom Dianna de la Garza is sharing exactly what it felt like in that moment she got the news.
In an exclusive sit-down with Newsmax TV, the mother begins:
“It’s still a really difficult thing to talk about. I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day. I was actually looking at my phone and all these texts started coming in.”
De la Garza reveals that she had no idea what happened until the incoming flood of texts:
“‘I just heard the news, I’m so sorry, I’m praying for your family, I’m praying for Demi.’ I was in shock. I thought, what is going on? … My heart just dropped.”
Here’s what happened shortly after:
“I got a phone call from Demi’s assistant at the time, Kelsey… I answered the phone and Kelsey was rambling like she had obviously been through something terrible, and she said, ‘I need to tell you what’s going on … you’re going to see a report come out.’ I stopped her and said, ‘Kelsey, just tell me what’s going on.’ The next words that came out of her mouth were words … that are so difficult to hear as a parent.
She said Demi overdosed. So I was in shock, I didn’t know what to say. It was something I never, ever expected to hear as a parent about any of my kids. … I said, ‘Is she OK?’ And she stopped for a second and she said, ‘She’s conscious, but she’s not talking.’ I knew at that point that we were in trouble.”
De la Garza and family immediately rushed to the hospital to be by Demi’s side:
“We ran into the emergency room to be by her side, and she just didn’t look good, at all. She was in bad shape, but I said to her, ‘Demi, I’m here. I love you.’ At that point, she said back to me, ‘I love you too.’ From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren’t going to be OK.”
And things weren’t quite okay. Dianna recounts the days where Lovato’s condition was critical:
“We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not.
I was very concerned, and I was trying to be strong for her and for her sisters and for my family back home. … I just feel like the reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day.”
In addition to the fans, Demi’s momma also thanks the doctors at Cedars-Sinai:
“I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to save her life.”
Thankfully, the Sorry Not Sorry singer’s mother ends her interview with some positive news about the pop star’s recovery:
“I can honestly say today that she is doing really well. She’s happy, she’s healthy, she’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs. That in itself encourages me about her future and the future of our family.”
In the wake of this terrifying ordeal, de la Garza hopes to use her book and efforts to fight in whatever way she can to combat the opioid crisis sweeping America.
And though Selena was tight-lipped even in her public comments about Lovato’s drug battles for the mag, it’s clear she cares:
“All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I … I love her. I’ve known her since I was 7. So … it’s … that’s what I’ll say.”
Remember, Gomez and Lovato go back forever (they were on Barney & Friends together as little kids nearly twenty years ago!) so it’s normal that Gomez would feel strongly (and privately) about what Lovato has been going through.
Demi Lovato knew she was taking hard drugs the night she overdosed, according to the man who supplied her with “after market pills.”
Brandon Johnson told TMZ that the superstar texted him at 4 a.m. the morning she OD’d and asked him to come over, which he took to mean come over and bring pills. He did, and the two freebased together.
As we reported, the 26-year-old’s overdose was likely triggered by Oxycodone laced with fentanyl from Johnson’s batch. Demi’s friends have told press they knew Johnson was “bad news” and will do everything they can to keep him away from her.
Back in March, one month before he allegedly linked up with the former Disney darling, Johnson was arrested for possession of guns, drugs and ammo. He was also arrested in June and charged with DUI and possession of cocaine.
But according to TMZ, cops were able to get intelligence early on that a group of thieves was planning a heist, and the LAPD reportedly arrested a group of men planning the hit before it ever happened.
Things are still uneasy, though — with Lovato gone for so long, her home is still absolutely a target for thieves. Cops have reportedly increased patrols around it and are doubling down to keep an eye on suspicious activity.
“She needs her privacy, and it’s this funny tightrope for her to walk because she is so vulnerable and honest, and she touches so many people with her honesty and her openness, so I don’t know how she’ll continue this”