Singer Demi Lovato talks about her eating disorder, friendship with women and more in the May Issue of Harpers Bazaar magazine.
“I always long for friendships with women. I think it’s so sacred. And actually, late last year, the night of the winter solstice, I had about 16 girls [for a] group meditation, and we set our intentions for the new year. It was so beautiful, and that divine feminine energy is what has picked me up and carried me through some of my darkest times.”
In addition to her music, Lovato is also making her return to acting this year in the Netflix comedy Eurovision, with Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and Pierce Brosnan. “My eating disorder kept me from going back to acting for years,” Lovato says. “But I finally came to a place with my body where I thought, ‘Why am I going to let this stop me when it’s just my shell?’ ” she explains. “I’ve stopped letting my weight control my life.”
“My life motto was ‘powering through it,’ ” she says. “But when you power through your life all day, every day for 10 years, you’re ignoring all that pain or you’re just trying not to self-destruct … . It’s not really living.
“I’m feeling it out as things go,” she adds. “But I finally feel free.”