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Demi Lovato Talks Body Love & New Music With 'Teen Vogue' -- 'I Am Grateful For My Strength'

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Demi Lovato looked healthy and happy while speaking at the Teen Vogue 2019 Summit following her reported split from Mike Johnson.

The Confident songstress took the stage on Saturday in El Lay, chatting with the publication’s editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner about self confidence, body love, strength, and what we can expect from her in the future.

Related: Demi’s Nude Photos Leaked Online After Snapchat Reportedly Accessed

Instead of trying to fit an old mold of who she once was, Miz Lovato explained to the crowd she’s just trying to accept herself today:

“I think it’s been a very introspective year for me. I’ve learned a lot, been through a lot. We hear the term body positivity all the time. To be honest, I don’t always feel positive about my body. Sometimes I do not like what I see. I don’t sit there and dwell on it. I also don’t lie to myself. I used to look in the mirror if I was having a bad body image day and say ‘I love my body, you’re beautifully and wonderfully made.’ But I didn’t believe it. I don’t have to lie to myself and tell myself I have an amazing body. All I have to say is ‘I’m healthy.’ In that statement, I express gratitude. I am grateful for my strength and things I can do with my body. I am saying I’m healthy and I accept the way my body is today without changing anything.”

Part of learning to accept and love her body is listening to the cues it gives her. Demi opened up (below):

“For so many years I dealt with an eating disorder. What I wasn’t ever open with myself about was, whenever I was in the gym I was doing it to an unhealthy extreme. I think that’s what led me down a darker path — I was still engaging in these behaviors. Embracing my body as it is naturally is why I took the month of October off the gym.”

In September, the singer shared an unedited snap from a Bora Bora vacay earlier in the year and got REAL about proudly showing off her bod — cellulite and all! However, just because she’s able to feel confident enough to bare all on Instagram, it doesn’t mean that hate comments still don’t get to her:

“What people don’t realize is I’m an extremely sensitive person. When someone says something mean about me or makes a meme making fun of me, I have a good sense of humor. But when it’s a very serious subject it can be hurtful. Even if you have an account thats like ‘ImaDemiFan,’ that’s the name, and you leave one comment that said ‘You look like Lord Farquaad with that hair,’ I’m like, ‘damn, that kind of sucks.’ I’m so tired of pretending I’m not human. When you say stuff, it affects me. I try not to look, but I see it.”

Ch-ch-check out pix from the event (below):

On the business front, the 27-year-old confirmed she has new music in the works. Teasing, she shared:

“I have new music coming. I didn’t say when — now I’m just teasing you. It’s important to remember that I am so cautious this time around of jumping back into things. I’ve really decided to take my time with things. When the time is right, I will put it out there. I am dying to release new music … but everything in due time.”

It truly seems like she’s stronger than ever, and we’re sure that will reflect in her new music. Lovato explained:

“What I see in the mirror [is] someone that’s overcome a lot. I’ve been through a lot and I genuinely see a fighter. I don’t see a championship winner, but I see a fighter and someone who is going to continue to fight no matter what is thrown their way. I have a lot of confidence now because I have said the things I believe in. I know I can hold my own on a first date with someone, in a conversation with someone. That’s what I see when I look in the mirror — a strong woman.”

We’re SO glad she seems to be doing so well!

[Image via Demi Lovato/Instagram.]

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Nov 03, 2019 08:30am PDT

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