Back in July of 2018, Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.
In the months since, Lovato checked into rehab and committed herself to the hard work of sobriety.
Demi left rehab back in November, and though her loved ones were initially optimistic, in recent weeks there have been concerns about the singer's mental state.
For starters, Demi is dating Henri Levy, a fashion designer whom she met during her time in treatment.
People who are new to recovery are generally discouraged from entering new romantic relationships.
And they're discouraged from dating fellow recovering addicts.
Levy recently celebrated six months of sobriety, but there are concerns that if either he or Demi fall off the wagon, they'll take the other one with them.
On top of that Demi recently quit Twitter after receiving some backlash for an ill-advised joke, and there are concerns that she's grappling with depression and anxiety.
According to a new report from Radar Online, Demi has been withdrawing from her usual social circles, and loved ones are concerned about the implications of that decision.
“Like she did after her overdose, she has fired everyone around her very recently and got rid of new friends in a drastic measure to save herself and sobriety,” says one insider.
“She has her own apartment in the San Fernando Valley now,” the source adds.
“She is definitely out of her house. The apartment is her very own and she is alone.”
Normally, a 26-year-old woman moving into her own apartment would not be cause for concern, but Demi's inner circle fears she's falling into a familiar pattern.
“Demi is living alone which can be a bad thing because she can’t be alone and she becomes co-dependent,” says the informant.
Friends fear that Lovato has created a situation in which Levy is her sole means of support:
“When people heard she was dating Henri, they were shocked. No one knew," says one supporter.
It was such a surprise especially so quick after nearly dying and then trying to be sober when you aren’t supposed to date anyone,” the friend adds.
“It just has shown everyone that she simply can’t be alone. It’s like she doesn’t know how.”
Obviously, we have no way of knowing for sure if Levy is a negative force in Lovato's life.
But it's not hard to see why fans might be concerned that his influence seems to be growing as Demi's world continues to shrink.