Music superstar Demi Lovato is one of a long list of big name stars to have come through the ranks as a child star over at Disney, where she enjoyed a lot of television success as a young girl, before finally deciding to cut her ties with Disney and head off to make a name for herself on her own. Since those days, Demi has gone on to become a huge music star, proving that there is life after Disney, although she has admitted that it did not come easy. The stunning star has now opened up about some of the difficulties of being a child star, even going as far as to say that she regrets being so successful so young.
Lovato revealed, "'I wouldn't start that young if I could do it over again. It was a difficult transition from child star to transform into a mainstream artist. You have to find your identity. For so long you've been molded and then you're expected to figure out who you are in front of the whole world. I'm turning 25. It's a quarter of a life. I'm looking at my future and my past and I want to share it with my fans. I feel like I've lived a lot longer than I actually have."
As well as talking about the fact that being a child star at Disney made it harder for her to be taken seriously later in life, Demi Lovato also went on to talk about her stint in rehab. Demi is celebrating five years of sobriety and she has admitted that she feels like her life really started once she came out of rehab and began her sober life.
Lovato added, "It means so much to me because I feel like the day that I got sober was the day that I actually started living and so I like to call myself five years old. I've decided to be open about my story and share everything that I've been through because it helps others. And I've had several people come up to me and say, 'Hey, my dad got sober because you did,' or 'I got sober because you did.' And it just is so meaningful and impactful to me that I wouldn't change it for the world."
You really are an inspiration, Demi, keep it up!