Demi Lovato’s New Documentary Is Heart-Breakingly Honest
Demi Lovato’s new documentary, Simply Complicated, was released exclusively on Youtube on Tuesday, and gives fans a very intimate look at Demi’s life from the time she was cast on Barney & Friends as a child, to her now as a 25-year-old woman. Though Lovato has been honest before about having addition problems, eating disorders, and attending rehab, this documentary is a much deeper look at all she has gone through in her already decade-long career.
The pop star released a previous documentary seemingly about her life after getting clean in 2012, Stay Strong, but in this new film admits that she was high on cocaine while filming it, unbeknownst to her family and team. She also talks about the famous altercation with her backup dancer from 2010, and admits that she punched her in the face for telling the Jonas Brothers’ father–whom she was on tour with at the time–that she was on Adderall.
Demi reveals that she has now been sober for 5 years, and her last night of drinking resulted in her performing hungover on American Idol–her management team staged an intervention, threatened to drop her, and made her discard her phone so that she could finally, honestly get clean. Though she’s been successful in her sobriety efforts, Lovato admits that her breakup with Wilmer Valderama caused her to relapse with her eating disorder. She also spends much of the doc expressing her love for him and wondering if they made the right choice breaking up.
This documentary is extremely honest and will definitely help those everywhere who might be dealing with these issues themselves. It takes a lot of courage to divulge such personal information about both current and past life struggles to millions of people, and Lovato did just that.