Weird Celebrity Friendship Alert: Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian

We’ve always known that Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez were besties from their days starring in Disney Channel Original Movies (Princess Protection Project, anyone?), but we were surprised to hear Demi mention another close pal: Kim Kardashian. Talking to Billboard about her new album, Demi said that these two ladies were the ones who stood by her during her freakout and rehab stay last year.

“I feel like there are some people that you’re friends with that talk to you on Twitter or you text, but the people that are really there for me are the people that were there for me when I went into treatment. The people that were calling me while I was in there were Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez. Those two girls, they meant the world to me. They still do.”

You’re probably asking yourself how Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian would’ve crossed paths, right? Turns out the two met at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner last year (that’s the photo above) and have stayed in touch since. Demi was even one of the lucky attendees at Kim’s wedding last month.

They make kind of an odd pair, don’t they? The reality star who’s made a brand out of her body, from the sex tape that put her on the scene to her famous ass; and the Disney starlet who fell from grace. Then again, Kim knows what it’s like to be known only for an embarrassment, and how to turn that around into something approximating respect. Maybe she figures that she might as well share her experiences with her younger counterpart. (Kim’s 30; Demi’s 19.)

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