Demi Lovato has thanked her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama for saving her life.
Demi Lovato’s boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama saved her life.
The 22-year-old singer has been in an on/off relationship with the 35-year-old actor since 2010.
Late that year Demi checked into rehab, with the star later admitting she’d been using alcohol and drugs, self-harming and battling bulimia.
She is now celebrating three years sober and has posted a touching message about Wilmer online, claiming he is the reason she is now well.
“I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here. But my love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me,” she wrote on Instagram, next to a close up shot of them kissing. “He’s loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober… After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery… he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is. I really wouldn’t be alive today without him. I love you Wilmer (sic).”
The star has been outspoken about her problems since getting help and has made it her mission to help young women accept themselves.
This has hit a nerve with her fans, many of who flocked to Twitter to congratulate her on being well for so long.
“I’m still catching up to texts and congrats tweets… Thank everyone who has supported my journey. I never knew sobriety was possible for me (sic)” she wrote on Twitter.
She added that knowing she was loved and supported by her friends, family and fans has made her able to stick with the process and get through it.
That’s not to say it’s been an easy journey though, as last year Demi admitted she had considered going back to rehab because of her eating disorder. It was Wilmer who helped her through that period.
“It’s been difficult. I almost went back to rehab for my eating disorder last summer,” Demi admitted to Fitness magazine in December. "I was obsessing over food and terrified of it at the same time.
“Wilmer noticed and called me out on it, which was a relief. I was done being afraid of food and so tired of overeating and not knowing why I did it. Now I’m on a structured meal plan. I eat four small meals and two snacks a day. It’s teaching me portion control.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2015
Monday, 16. March 2015