The Struggle Started as a Child
"I was depressed at a very, very young age. Fascinated with death. Wondering what it would be like to have a funeral. I never knew why I would think so darkly and it took me a long time to figure out what was actually going on."
She Was Bullied
"When I was 12, I was bullied. I developed a social anxiety where I didn’t trust other girls my age. Then one day, this girl who was popular started saying, 'Demi should kill herself. She should slit her wrists.' And it resulted in a suicide petition that got passed around and she had other classmates sign it. And when I asked them why, nobody could give me a specific reason why they were treating me the way they were. I had no friends. I was alone. So I went off of what they were calling me, which was a whore and being fat."
All About Wilmer Valderrama
The actor and Lovato dated for about six years. Demi talks a lot about him in the film. "I’ve never loved anybody like I’ve loved Wilmer. And like I still love Wilmer," she says.
How Did They Meet?
"I was in hair and makeup and I was like, ‘I love his man and I have to have him.’ But I was only 17 so he was like, ‘Get away from me.’ After I turned 18, we began dating and I think it was love at first sight. I don’t really believe in that, but I believe that it happened. We connected on a level that I’ve never connected with anybody before. He was just my rock, my everything.
So, Why Did They Split?
Demi says it "had nothing to do with falling out of love. Instead, "[they] decided together that [they’re] probably just better as friends."
Does She Have Regrets?
"I do have moments where it's late at night and I'm lonely and I wonder if I made the right decision - because love is a gamble."