Demi Lovato On Rehab, Friends And Niall Horan
Star also discusses newly discovered sister in magazine interview...
Demi Lovato has opened up about the way that her spell in rehab has changed her approach to her friends.
Speaking in an intimate new interview with Company magazine, the pop star and The X Factor USA judge said that her troubles had helped her realise who her true friends are.
She said: "A couple of months before I went to rehab, I had a birthday party and there were a couple of hundred people there. It was full of people who I considered my closest friends.
"When I turned my phone on after being in rehab for three months, I expected lots of text messages and phone calls. I had four texts. That was a wake-up call. I have severe trust issues but I try not be jaded."
And the 20-year-old also revealed that she likes to socialise with people who exist outside of the showbiz bubble.
"I don't have loads of friends. I used to, but then I realised, do any of them actually care? Now I have people who, if I break my leg in the middle of the night, they'll come to the hospital with me. Or they'll answer the phone at 4am if I need them.
"Most of my friends are not in the industry. I don't like that lifestyle, the paparazzi, going to Hollywood places. I stick to my neighbourhood and to my closest friendships."
Demi also poured cold water on rumours of a romance with One Direction's Niall Horan.
"I'm so tired of that! It never happened. Niall's a really sweet guy and I definitely consider him a friend, but it's never crossed that line.
"He's a sweet kid and we have an understanding, but we're just friends."
And she spoke about her relationship with her recently discovered older sister.
"I don't have a relationship with my birth father so I never knew about her," she explained. "It was really funny because we never talked throughout my whole life and, when we shared our life stories, I found out we had similar lives – we'd been through the same things.
"I think it's really interesting that God has put each other in our lives. Now I have a niece who is 14 and hopefully I can be there for her if she has to deal with any issues that I've dealt with.
"I asked my sister why she never reached out to me before and she said, 'I just never wanted you to feel like I wanted anything from you. So I've been waiting to see if you wanted a relationship.'
"I respected that so much that it made me cry. I had a sister who was waiting for a relationship but didn't want to force things. She'd already felt for me before we'd even had contact."