Demi Lovato covers the new issue of Cosmo on Campus, a magazine supplement given away to university students.
Inside the issue, as mentioned earlier, Lovato admitted that she was not ready to return to work when she agreed to do X Factor. Moreover, looking back she can admit to compromising her sobriety.
Also in this issue, Lovato blames other celebrities for creating a stigma about eating disorders. She says if celebrities were as open a few years ago as she is now, she may have gotten help sooner.
On the stigma of eating disorders: “I was about 12 or 13 when I developed my eating disorder, and at that time nobody in the public eye talked about their body issues. I feel that if someone had admitted they had a problem, then I wouldn’t have gone down that route myself. That’s my goal in talking about my problems. I want to be the person for other girls that I needed to admire when I was looking for help and strength. It’s okay to love your body the way it is and it’s okay to reach out for help if you have drug and alcohol problems, or if you’re self-harming or being bullied.”
On learning how to be in a healthy relationship: “It is very unhealthy when girls devote all of their time to a guy and forget their friends and family. I did that. I was always looking for distractions because I was so afraid of being alone. I have spent the last year focusing on myself and it’s been incredible. More has come out of the past year than in my entire career so far, and I truly believe it was because I was taking care of myself and not focusing on guys. Now I’m in a place where I can finally trust and love and be a better person for the man I am in a relationship with, instead of being a clingy girlfriend or getting jealous.”
On her relationships: “I’m a southern Texas girl. I have a really strong personality. I speak my mind and I don’t hold back. I’m the type of woman who doesn’t put up with bulls**t, so when I date I have to find someone who won’t either. I don’t think any woman should ever hold back what she’s really thinking.” - via Cosmo on Campus.