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Demi Lovato Supported Selena Gomez Going To Rehab In The Sweetest Way Possible

Demi Lovato attending X Factor finale blue hair December 2013Isn’t it funny how things in life come full circle? That Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez started their careers together as best friends, then drifted apart, and now are coming back together again? Maybe it’s because they’re similiar people, or maybe it’s because Disney does similar things to its child stars, but they’ve followed very similar paths.

They both began their careers with a squeaky clean image, both started with television and then moved on to music, both dated high-profile teen stars (Joe Jonas for Demi, and of course Justin Bieber for Selena), both have struggled a bit with being taken seriously as adults, given their success as child stars…and now both have been to rehab.

As we discovered yesterday, that ‘me time’ that Selena canceled the Australian leg of her Stars Dance Tour for earlier this year was actually a very secretive two-week trip to a facility in Arizona, where she was treated for something her rep is insisting wasn’t substance abuse. But whatever it is, we’re very proud of Selena for taking such an important step toward recovery and making her health a priority. It’s not an easy choice to make, and no one knows that better than Demi, who tweeted yesterday:

See, I could keep talking for paragraphs and paragraphs, and still Demi can say it better than I can in only 140 characters. It continues to blow my mind how intelligent, compassionate, and mature she is at only twenty-one years old. Honestly I can’t imagine a better resource for Selena at this point in her life, and I love that Demi is taking the time to reach out and defend her friend without actually attacking anyone. According to a source, talking about why Selena decided to check into treatment:

“She needed to work on her emotional life. She needed to learn tools on how to deal with Justin and letting go of that relationship. This is the first time she’s ever taken the time to deal with issues, to deal with herself, with a therapist.”

Love it. Love it. Did I mention how much I love it? I love it.

(Photo: Brian To / WENN.com)

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  • ayesha

    I’m not hating, but for the longest time you guys disliked Serena, but now that there’s a flaw in her image, and she’s more…real you suddenly feel positively towards her. Is it the polished, squeaky clean persona that you guys get put-off by or do you feel more relatable when this happens??

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I don’t know that we disliked Selena herself, just found it hard to understand her off-and-on relationship with Bieber and her lip syncing at concerts.

      I think we’re feeling more positive now because she’s making a positive, healthy choice.

  • Jessieface

    Sometimes people who are close to those who have addictions need to go to rehab. Loving someone who suffers from addiction can be just as detrimental as having the addiction yourself. Either way, good for her. I would go to rehab in secret also.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Absolutely. It takes someone really REALLY brave to be open about their rehab stay.

    • happy1ga

      To be open about it, she should quit having her people say she’s getting over her meltdown/issues due to Bieber. She went to two of four week rehab, is not getting treatment or counseling now, and there’s no way she has gotten over a booze, cocaine, weed, Rx addiction in two weeks. I think she needs to quit worrying about what the gossip rags write, fire her crappy mgmt that agreed she needed to be at Sundance instead of rehab, put out continual ridiculous statements, “me time!” “no drugs!” “lupus!” and just go and get long term help like Kesha is doing. I hope someone, (not her stage mom), helps her and gets her in care.

  • Katrina

    It’s a great treatment center at least. I went there when I was 22 for some issues and came out of the experience better for it. Best wishes to her.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Oh that’s great to hear! Thank you for sharing.