Demi Lovato is an American singer and actress with an estimated net worth of $30 million. She was born on August 20, 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her father, Patrick, was a musician and an engineer. Her mother, Dianna, was a former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. Her father has a daughter from a previous marriage, Amber, who is older than Demi. She also has a younger sister who is also an actress. Her name is Madison De La Garza, and you might recognize her from the once very famous show Desperate Housewives. She played the oldest daughter of Eva Longoria’s character during the show. She is Demi Lovato’s sister through her mother’s second marriage. Demi’s parents divorced when she was only two, back in 1994.
Since her parents divorced, Demi Lovato was raised in Dallas, Texas. She and her friend Selena Gomez became television stars when they were little girls when they were chosen to portray friends of Barney the Dinosaur on his hit show. As a child, she was very talented in that she played both the guitar and the piano, and she was good at both. She also loved to sing and dance, but she was badly bullied in school and eventually left to pursue a homeschool career because she could not handle what the other girls and boys at school said and did to her it was just that bad.
It was really back in 2007 that Demi Lovato became more famous. She starred in a Disney Channel Original Movie called “Camp Rock,” with the Jonas Brothers, and they all rose to fame together. They were instant hits and sensations and their fame grew overnight. That movie led to a second movie, which then led to her own show on the Disney Channel called Sonny with A Chance and she was suddenly one of the biggest stars in the game. She wanted to become a singer more than an actress, however, so she released her debut album in 2008. It was good, and people liked it. However, it wasn’t going to be until much later that she reached real success in her musical career.
In 2010, Demi Lovato left television to focus on her music. She was in a lot of personal pain at that point, and she struggled from an eating disorder, depression and she was involved in self-harm. She made the decision to seek treatment for her issues, and she’s been much better ever since. She also added drugs and alcohol to the mix, but treatment for several months has helped her to deal with her own internal struggles and become a much healthier young woman. She has been dating actor Wilmer Valderrama since 2010, though they’ve been off and on for a while.
Her musical career has taken off in a way that many people cannot even believe. She’s a talented young woman, but it was a widespread belief she would not be able to handle the pressure with her disorders and that she would eventually become even more unstable. She’s proved otherwise so far in her life.
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