Wild, Crazy, Beautiful: Fun Facts About Demi Lovato
Laura Lee - July 6, 2019


By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

Going from Disney star to a punk princess,  now twenty-four-year-old Demi Lovato is not exactly your typical girl. Whether you’re a fan or not of the actress-singer, it would be an understatement to say that she’s had an interesting life, and it’s hard to believe how long she’s been in the industry. Here are some surprising facts that you may not know about the star…


Her First Time Singing



It’s always fun to try to picture the very first time our favorite stars sang in public. For Demi, it was in fact at a talent show in kindergarten with a less than easy song – My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion.  There’s no doubt in the world that the entire audience knew that they had something seriously special in front of them.



A Very Special Birthday



When Demi turned 21, she had gone through a whole lot more than most girls at that age. From stardom to battling personal issues, she’s had no shortage of problems to deal with. Since was sober and trying to stray away from partying, she decided to celebrate her special birthday in Africa. It was a healthy alternative for her to mark this milestone in her life.


Her Own Idol



Most celebrities, although are talented and successful, are also huge fans of other stars in many cases.  For Demi, her idol is Kelly Clarkson, and she’s been lucky enough to run into her at a number of events over the years. In fact, when she was younger she even used Kelly’s name in her AOL screen name, and at the time probably never imagined that she would have had these opportunities.



Crime Is Her Calm



You may have wondered what Demi Lovato does in her free time when she’s done performing and filming. After all, she also deserves to relax, and we’ve got the answer for you. Lovato loves nothing more than to get cozy on the couch and watch some crime shows.  It’s also a chance for her to scout out shows to guest star on.


She Was Teased



We all assume that she was one of the most popular kids in school while growing up, after all, she rose to fame at a very young age getting roles on Disney Channel shows. But as it turns out, she was actually teased and had such a difficult time that she even asked her mom to be home-schooled to avoid all the negative comments.  Eventually she had to anyway leave school to fit her schedule, but nonetheless it wasn’t a fun time for her. Well,  Demi surely proved them all wrong with how far she’s come!



Iggy Azalea’s Bridesmaid



Did anyone even know that Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato were friends? We sure didn’t! In fact, they are such good friends that Iggy even asked Demi to be a bridesmaid at her wedding.  Well, given the fact that are both young stars in the music world, they surely have a lot in common after all.


Emotional Struggles



Due to the bullying that she suffered from as a young teenager, she admitted that she developed an eating disorder as well as other emotional problems. This took place during her tour with The Jonas Brothers, which is why she had to stop in order to seek help back in 2010. 



Her Mom Was A Cheerleader



Believe it or not, Demi Lovato’s mother, Dianna Hart De La Garza was actually a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, as well as a country music singer. Clearly, talent and a love of being in the spotlight runs in the family. 


Her Real Roots



Most people don’t know, but her real name is actually Demetria Devonne Lovato. She goes by Demi on stage.  Although she was born in New Mexico, she was raised in Dallas, Texas, and has both Mexican, Irish, Italian and English roots. She’s clearly got no shortage of culture. 



Her Best Friend



Demi started her acting career at the very young age of 7 years old on the set of Barney & Friends, which is where she met her now long-time friend and fellow star Selena Gomez. The two have been killing it ever since .


You Make Me Beautiful



Demi has a tattoo on the right side of her body which says ”You Make Me Beautiful” which is actually only one of her 22 (known) tattoos. She got it in September of 2016 and is in honor of the Bethany Dillon song Beautiful.  For Demi, it has a religious meaning and reminds her that she can always find confidence in knowing that God made her perfect. 



Her Sister Is Famous Too



Madison De La Garza, Demi Lovato’s half sister (they share only the same mother) is also famous. Who knew? She’s best known for her role on the show Desperate Housewives with her role as Gabi, the daughter of Eva Longoria. Demi has another younger sister too, Dallas Lovato, who was most likely named after where they grew up. 


A Sweet Tooth



Demi is known to have a serious sweet tooth, and is a huge fan of Rice Krispie treats, as well as M&M’s and Areo bars.  Well, she surely deserves it after all of her hard work and incredible shows she puts on, and is certainly doesn’t show in her perfect body.



Almost A Criminal


Back in April of 2012, she almost ran over Beatles legend Paul McCartney while she was trying to park her car innocently in Los Angeles. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but it was a close call between the two stars.


Grateful To The Kardashians



Demi Lovato feels very grateful to the Kardashian girls for helping to allow curvy girls to be more accepted in Hollywood, and for allowing for a more positive body image for them.  Demi believes that they completely revolutionized the definition of what a beautiful body shape means from the moment they entered the spotlight. 



Mental Health Awareness



Today, after all the mental health struggles that she’s been through, she actually advocates for mental health awareness and founded her own organization called Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health. This organization is a community where those who suffer from mental health issues can find a safe place to share their stories and get the support they need.


Jo-Bro Romance



Many people are dying for Demi to get together, or at the very least, hook up with one of the Jonas Brothers. Although she already dated Joe Jonas while on Camp Rock, some fans simply can’t handle the fact that she’s not with one of them today.  When questioned about this, she responded that she goes for older guys, such as Wilmer Valderrama who was 13 years older than her when they dated.