Demi Lovato Reveals Relapsing Caused Splits With Wilmer Valderrama
Demi Lovato reveals in the September issue of Cosmopolitan that she and longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama have split up several times during their five years together. Lovato admits they called it quits during the times she relapsed.
“People say that relapses happen before you use. Your mind starts setting up the relapse before you take that drink or that first hit. The times we’d broken up, I had already gone to that place of, ‘Yeah, this is what’s happening,'” says Lovato, adding, “I didn’t realize it at the time, but I just wanted to sabotage everything around me so that I could sabotage myself.”
Despite their ups and downs, Lovato and Valderrama have continued to stick by each other’s side. As Gossip Cop previously reported, the singer wrote a touching Instagram post about Valderrama back in March on the third anniversary of her sobriety, thanking him for helping her overcome her addictions. Lovato tells Cosmopolitan, “We started dating when I turned 18. Right after that, I went to rehab. People told him, ‘You should probably leave. She’s on a spiral, and you’re going to be sucked down with it.’ But he was like, ‘I’m not leaving. This is somebody I really care about.”
Lovato also discusses the odd dynamic Valderrama has with being friends with her ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas. She notes, “It’s weird. In the beginning, I was like, ‘Why the f*ck are you friends with Joe?’ He was like, ‘He’s a cool guy.’ Yeah, I know. I dated him.”