Demi Lovato Says She Didn’t Talk About Everything in New Docuseries: ‘There’s Things I’ll Never Share With the World’
In her latest YouTube docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, Demi Lovato gets candid about her life story. From sharing the challenges she faced as a child star to going in-depth about her 2018 drug overdose and sobriety, the singer revealed a lot about her highly publicized trials and tribulations.
But it turns out there are a few things about her life Lovato didn’t touch up in the documentary, as she recently spoke about the importance of setting boundaries when it came to sharing her story.
Demi Lovato describes herself as an ‘open book with boundaries’
When it comes to the challenges she’s faced throughout the years, Lovato is an open book.
However, in a new interview with actor Drew Barrymore, the singer revealed that there are a few stories about her life that she hasn’t shared with the world and probably never will.
While appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show on Apr. 13, Lovato discussed her docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, revealing that even though her latest doc unravels her highly publicized trials and tribulations, there are some things she didn’t share with viewers.
“I do wear my heart on my sleeve but I’ve also learned how to protect myself from people intruding too much on the personal stuff,” Lovato shared.
While the “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker describes herself as “an open book,” she notes that she likes to set boundaries and only share what she believes could help others.
“It’s never too late to set a boundary with the world. I learned that,” Lovato said during the interview. “I’ve continued to set boundaries where it seems like I’ve talked a lot about my life but I didn’t talk about everything. That’s where my boundary is.”
She continued, “There’s things I’ll never share with the world because no one will benefit from them. And that’s ok. That’s for me and my treatment team.”
Demi Lovato’s story sparked an important conversation on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’
Though there are some things about her story she prefers not to discuss in public, Lovato was still very open and honest about her life while speaking with Barrymore.
During the interview, the women had an emotional chat about growing up in the spotlight and their struggles as child stars.
“My parents, they did the best that they could,” Lovato, who started working in the entertainment industry at the age of 8, said. “There’s no manual on how to raise a child star. And when the child star retorts back after the parent says, ‘You’re grounded for sneaking out at 3 in the morning,’ whatever, I retorted with, ‘Well, I pay the bills. What are you going to do? What are you going to do to keep me grounded?’ So it was challenging.”
Barrymore, who made her onscreen debut at just 5 years old, added that she and Lovato were both in adult jobs but not yet adults, describing the experience as “weird.”
The Disney Channel alum later shared that she felt she “got along better with adults than kids,” which ultimately kickstarted her abusing alcohol and drugs at a young age.
“I always rebelled against authority ’cause deep down inside, I was always like, ‘I’m paying the rent around here,'” she continued. “Your adult peers are, like I said, going to a bar after work or whatever, and you’re 17, thinking, ‘Well, what do I get to do to play?’ I had this mentality of, if you’re going to work me like an adult, I get to party like one. But the reality was, adults weren’t partying like I was.”