For Demi Lovato fans, there was no better way to celebrate Christmas than with the release of her new music video “Nightingale” earlier this week. And for boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, it wasn’t half bad either.
Demi surprised her Lovatics via Twitter with a special treat, when she released the music video for her single “Nightingale” on Christmas Eve. And according to E! Online, the track that originally debuted last year on Lovato’s Demi album was even more meaningful because the stars were all of her wonderful fans. But, of course, the big news surrounding “Nightingale” was the guest appearance by Valderrama, who steals a smooch backstage in a sweet cameo in the video.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 24, 2014
Celebs showcasing their loved ones appears to be the new trend in music these days. Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine featured his new wife, model Behati Prinsloo, in his controversial video for “Animals” earlier in the year. But in this particular case, showcasing Wilmer is also a big thank you from Demi for all the support he’s given her since they’ve been dating. Demi credits Valderrama for helping her avoid rehab for an eating disorder she has been battling.
“It’s been difficult. I almost went back to rehab for my eating disorder last summer. I was obsessing over food and terrified of it at the same time,” Demi told Fitness magazine this month. “Wilmer noticed and called me out on it, which was a relief. I was done being afraid of food and so tired of overeating and not knowing why I did it. Now I’m on a structured meal plan. I eat four small meals and two snacks a day. It’s teaching me portion control.”
Weight has always been an issue for Lovato, as reported by Inquistr, but credits Valderrama’s honesty along with her friends for staying positive and seeing her way through.
“I don’t have a lot of yes-people around me, and most people in this business do,” Demi said. “It’s good to surround myself with those who aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, because sometimes they see things before I do. It also creates an environment where I’m not ashamed to ask for help.”
Demi also gives this advice for all her fans who may be dealing with weight loss and body image problems.
“Be patient, because real change takes time,” Lovato explained. “If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to work for it. If you want to get stronger, you’ve got work for it. Any other way isn’t going to be healthy, and it’s not going to last.”
[Demi Lovato image via Billboard]