Demi Lovato Opens Up On Eating Disorder & Her Bond With Her Mother

Demi Lovato Opens Up On Eating Disorder & Her Bond With Her Mother

In her new memoir, “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year,” Demi Lovato speaks candidly about her battles with drugs and an eating disorder. In a new exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Kit Hoover, Demi opens up about her struggles – and her special bond with her mother Dianna.

I think I'm easing into it as it's going on. Okay I can get used to this. This is so cool. I love being here. 15-year-old demi lovato at the camp rock premier in 2008. All smiles then but she was hiding some dark secrets and now kit has more of her interview with demi and demi's mom. All right demi reflects on turbulent past in the new book and she reveals severe eating disorder. You are so open demi which is so remarkable and so refreshing. You talk in the book about your eating consist order when did that start? My eating disorder is something that I feel like it was just, I remember just constantly. It was never something that just kind of developed. It was always there but then I acted on it at around like 8 or nine yaround like 8 or nine years old. Over eating. Compulsive ill. Bake cookie then eat the whole pan. I went from doing that to I was unhappy with my bodey went to just completely starvestarving myself and that turned into growing up and starving myself and it was this crazy ba that was going I know of me and it got really difficult. I would throw up and it would be blood and it was something that I realize if I don't stop this I am going to die. There a trigger for you with food. I can't eat pasta. If hamburgers or something that i don't eat I'll eat it without the bun. But they are scary foods for me that I stay away from and something that make me feel guilty afterwards. With demi rehab treatment in october of 2010 being a moment of life or death, once she successfully completed the program demi left the facility with moment of clarity. When it came to her own childhood specifically the example set forth at home by mother diana. Mom and I share something in common which I don't know. It's okay. She's also in recovery and so after I went to treatment -- I had a terrible eating disorder for many, many years and hi to, I didn't realize it. I had to face up to the fact that I was suffering as well and a lot of what she went through with the eating disorder had to do with is what she had seen growing up. I also had severe depression and I ended up asking for help. Actually they did an intervention with me and said mom you need to get help. How old are you then demi. 18. It was a couple months after I got out of rehab. I realized that I think being around this environment and not putting any blame on anybody who says when you are sick like you are sick and you can't help it I think growing up around this was something that kind of -- it contributed. It contributed. And with her, with me getting out of treatment and being in recovery and her active and her issues i couldn't be around her and. You saw all the signs. Did a light bulb go off where you realized where you had seen or learned it from and wanted to help your mom. Yes and I don't know if my grandma is okay with this but my grandma had eating disorder as well so it was general rigs after generation. I definitely believe it's generational. The issue I had was definitely a mental health issue and I also had to get help for my trouble as well as she did and then once I did f-we became closer, you know, as mother and daughter but we also became well as a family. I'm so the proud of her. I'm so -- so happy that's why. It's fine. I love you so much. Tomorrow on "access