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What made Demi Lovato stop being a clingy, jealous girlfriend?

Valentine’s is right around the corner and with that comes loving your significant other, but what about self-love? For any reader out there who feel stuck in a self-love or relationship rut, you are not alone. Demi too realized that she was looking for love to solve deep seeded emotional issues.

In an interview with Cosmo on Campus Magazine, Demi states:

“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.”

Make sure this Valentine’s Day is a healthy one. Love yourself first and then focus on finding true love. Not a love that completes you, but one that compliments the complete person that you are! By seeking help and working on herself, Miss Lovato states that she “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.” She has come a long way since her days in rehab. From Disney child star, to her current role on X Factor, she has had quite a life journey at such a young age and we can’t wait to see her continue to blossom. Honesty with not only herself, but also the public, has made Demi a role model for positive body image and healthy relationships.

We at Being Latino wish all of you a Valentine season full of self-love!


About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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