Pop star Demi Lovato has squeezed a lot of life out of their first 29 years.
The multi-talented singer and actor began their career in show business at 10 years old as Angela on Barney & Friends. They released her hit debut single, "This Is Me," six years later.
By age 18, Lovato had developed an eating disorder and cocaine addiction. They then entered rehab where they were diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In the years since completing the program, Demi has admitted with admirable honesty to having relapses, at least one of which was triggered by the harsh glare of media attention.
In 2021 Demi Lovato came out as nonbinary (a gender identity that isn't male or female) and said they go by the pronouns they/them. It was a hallmark year in other ways as well—Lovato filmed their first-ever sex scene during production for an upcoming series, Hungry. The singer addressed the experience on Instagram, writing in part, "Yay for this random burst of body confidence and yay for awkward hilarious sex."
Lovato has also become an even stronger voice for mental health and LGBTQ+ rights in the last year or so—and they aren't done with music, either, recently posting on Instagram that they have something in the works with an old friend, rapper and producer G-Eazy.
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