Demetria Devonne Lovato, born on the 20th of August, 1920 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a singer/songwriter, musician, and actress. Famous for her stints in “Barney and Friends” where she got her head start in her acting career, she had also cemented herself a spot in the list of Disney Darlings, starring in TV shows such as “Sonny With A Chance”, as well as other leading roles in the films “Camp Rock” and “Princess Protection Program”. She had also secured recurring roles and guest roles on the TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy”, “As The Bell Goes”, and also has “X Factor Judge” under her belt.
Sibling to two other girls, she has an older sister named Dallas, and a younger sister named Madison who’s best known for her role as the daughter of Eva Longoria’s character Gabi on Desperate Housewives. Demi has released three albums, and had won an award back in 2009 for Favorite Pop Artist. She has written over100 songs, one of which became the soundtrack to Disney animated hit “Enchanted”. Away from her life under the limelight, Demi has faced troubles and pressure with her eating habits, resulting in her need to check into Rehab for bulimia. She had also been diagnosed with Bipolar diseases in 2011and sought treatment for that as well. For more incredible facts about Demi Lovato we bet you didn’t know, here are 10 more for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Fact 1: Demi got her start as playing a character on “Barney and Friends”, where she played a character named Angela. There, she met fellow actress and artist Selena Gomez who she quickly formed a close friendship with. She asked Selena to sit on her jacket and draw with crayons with her, and the rest is history. They also have matching guitar pick necklaces, by the way. #squadgoals
Fact 2: Her full name is Demetria Devonne Lovato, and she is of Mexican, Irish, Italian and English descent. Wow! What an exquisite ancestry. She also has an older sister named Dallas and a younger sister named Madison. They all grew up in Texas.
Fact 3: Snagging a guest role on the hit series “Grey’s Anatomy”, Demi had won a People’s Choice Award for playing a character who was suffering from a mental disorder. Brava.
Fact 4: Demi’s mother, Dianna Hart De La Gaza, was a former Dallas Texas Cowboys cheerleader! To top it all off, she also had her fair share in the music industry by being a former country singer. It runs in the family.
Fact 5: Demi prefers Tacos over Pizza. Her favorite place in the world is Kenya, and she also loves oranges, too. And for her 16th birthday? She went to celebrate at Applebee’s!
Fact 6: Aside from her gorgeous range, Miss Lovato can play the guitar, drums, and piano. So does that make her a Quadruple threat now? And oh, her favorite band is Paramore! And the artist that inspires her the most? Kelly Clarkson.
Fact 7: Demi is friends with Kim Kardashian, Iggy Azalea, and Britney Spears! How’s that for star power?
Fact 8: She suffers from eating disorders such as bulimia, and bipolar disease. She has sought treatment and has improved tremendously since.
Fact 9: Demi was bullied as a child. Kids at her school would go around bashing her demos and yelling awful things across the street, even going as far as making a “hate petition” and having it circulate to get signatures. As a result, she asked her mom to be homeschooled. She received her diploma back in 2009, where she graduated earlier than the anticipated time.
Fact 10: She’s been romantically linked to Joe Jonas of “The Jonas Brothers” and Will Valderrama as Pez from “That 70’s Show”!