When asked about the problems she faced a year ago, Demi is blunt: “I’m not gonna lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using [drugs], like a lot of teens do to numb their pain.”
And between her substance abuse and confessed struggle with an eating disorder, there’s no doubt that she had a lot of work to do before she could fully heal—but now, she says, she’s beaten her demons.
“I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs, I don’t throw up after my meals, I don’t starve myself,” she said. “There’s nothing that I do that I feel ashamed of.”
And if you’re thinking that she couldn’t have made it without help, you’re right: “There were two people [who were there for me],” Demi confirmed. “No matter how many times we fight, we will always be in each others’ lives. [Miley Cyrus and I] are very strong-headed, so when we fight, it’s brutal and we’re like, ‘We’re never going to be friends again!’ Then two days later, we’re like, ‘I love you and I miss you!’ Selena [Gomez] and I, we never fight. She’s not a confrontational person at all. Both of them will never leave my life no matter what happens, because we’ve been through so much together.”
The takeaway? Even celebs need a BFF to lean on.
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