Demi Lovato has handled the life of a celebrity with transparency and grace. We’ve watched her blossom from a Disney Channel star into a fearless pop sensation. Check out her totally stunning transformation from then to now.

Even though today Demi Lovato is wealthy, talented, and famous, things weren’t always easy for her. Rather, her childhood was quite chaotic because of her birth father, Patrick Lovato. In Simply Complicated, a documentary about her life, the singer revealed,

“My dad was an addict and an alcoholic…He chose that over a family.”

A childhood friend of Lovato also observed the star’s struggles with her father, and revealed during the documentary,

“He would tell them he had cancer when he didn’t, or he would tell them he’s dying tomorrow when he wasn’t.”

He also reportedly had a temper when he drank, and he would go into violent rages. Obviously, behavior like that can have a long-term impact on children. Lovato’s parents split up in 1994, and her mother, Dianna, got remarried in 1995. Keep watching to learn more about Demi Lovato’s Beautiful Transformation!


Chaotic beginnings | 0:00
Modeling career | 1:04
Big Barney break | 1:41
Camp Rock | 2:12
Bullied in school | 2:53
Teen pop queen | 3:27
Recovery | 4:05
Her birth father’s passing | 4:56
Continued success | 5:37
Body positivity | 6:22
Self-love | 11:14

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