Demi Lovato is committed to turning her life around.
The “Skyscraper” singer is out of rehab and is said to be taking her sobriety seriously. According to E! News!, although she’s out of the rehab facility she checked into last August, she plans to continue her treatment for the remainder of the year.
“She got out of rehab last week, but her treatment is ongoing. She will be having therapy sessions and attend meetings,” a source tells E! News. “It’s going to be a lifelong commitment and her treatment will not end because she is out of rehab.”
Entertainment Tonight reports that the 26-year-old pop star is seeking treatment with a mental health specialist in Chicago, who focuses on mental health and sobriety.
It’s been almost four months since she was rushed to Cedars-Sinai of an apparent overdose, and the “Skyscraper” singer has been sober for over 90 days now. Over the weekend, she has been spotted out and about in Los Angeles, hanging out with designer Henry Levy.
Apparently, they’ve known each other for quite a while. “Henry and Demi met a few years ago in rehab,” an ET source says. “They hit it off immediately and became fast friends. Henry takes his sober life very seriously and, when Demi sadly relapsed, they lost touch for some time.”
Henry Levy is the founder of high-end avant-garde designer brand Enfants Riches Déprimés – French for “Depressed Rich Kids.” Henri comes from a privileged upbringing. And growing up, he also struggled with addiction and has been to rehab multiple times. It was during one of his stays in rehab that he got the idea to start his fashion line.
“Being around those kids [in rehab], just their absurd entitlement and everything, definitely had an influence,” he opened up to Complex in an interview back in 2016. “They don’t have to work a day in their lives, you know what I mean? Their complete existence is based around what other people think.”
And it was creating and designing for his business that kept him on the straight and narrow.
“I look at a successful day, like, did you make something?” Henry said. “Even if business is great, I don’t value a day as a good day if I didn’t make something — whether it be a shi**y punk song or a tight drawing, or painting. If I didn’t make something, the day doesn’t sit well with me. I think that’s kind of keeping me straight now.”
Sources say that the designer and the songstress are just friends. They have been spending time together, but staying mostly close to home and out of the spotlight.
“Henry is exactly the friend Demi needs right now. He is a perfect sober friend for her,” the source tells ET. “Her friends feel he is a positive influence on her.”
“Henry and Demi have been hanging at Demi’s home watching movies,” the source adds. “This is such a key time in Demi’s sober process and just staying away from the party scene truly helps.”
And it looks like he’s totally supporting Demi with her sobriety. TMZ reports that the two went to an AA meeting on Sunday night. They were also spotted getting iced coffee at a Coffee Bean before heading to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a source told E! News.
“Demi was all smiles and happy,” the source described.
Demi’s mom, Dianna De La Garza, knows her daughter has a long road ahead of her. “I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work,” she said on Conversations with Maria Menounos. “It’s not easy. There are no shortcuts.”
An insider tells E! News that Demi is planning “take it easy and not expose herself to risky situations.”
“She really wants to relax and exercise and do everything she can to stay healthy. She wants to put what happened behind her and move forward committed to her health and making the right choices,” the insider added, saying that “She is feeling really great.”
Demi previously opened up about her hospitalization and her commitment to recovery. “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she wrote in a message on Instagram. “The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”
And an ET source gave an update on the singer’s resolve on the matter. “Demi is taking her sobriety extremely serious, and knows she has a long road ahead of her,” the source says. “At the end of the day, Demi is doing this for herself. She has to stay sober for her, but every time she has family or friends visit her it reminds her of all the other important people in her life that she needs to fight for as well.”
Stay strong, Demi. We’re rooting for you!