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Demi Lovato wouldn't be alive without Wilmer Valderrama

"He'll never take credit for a lot of my sobriety and my recovery, but I guarantee it"

By Liz Bautista | Published: 29 May 2015

Wilmer saved Demi
Photo: ddlovato/Instagram

Demi Lovato has always been open about her struggles with drug addiction, bulimia and mental disorder, and this week she gave People an update on how she is faring nearly five years after going to rehab.

"I'm living well with my mental illness – I am actually functioning like a very happy person would," she said. 

Aside from checking herself into rehab and attending regular therapy sessions, the 22-year-old pop star also credits a strong support system, which includes boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, as part of her road to recovery. "He'll never take credit for a lot of my sobriety and my recovery, but I guarantee it, I wouldn't be alive without him today," she told HuffPost Live in an interview.

Not everyone, of course, is as lucky as Demi. So in an effort to raise awareness of mental health and hopefully save more lives, the Neon Lights singer has also announced a campaign with mental health organisation Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health. We're proud of you, Demi!

Related: 5 minutes with Demi Lovato


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