Published February 07, 2013
Demi Lovato continues to be a mouthpiece for teens struggling with body image issues as she keeps on talking frankly about her own struggles.
Lovato’s latest comments come in the new issue of Britain’s Cosmo on Campus, a spinoff of Cosmopolitan magazine targeted toward students.
E online had a preview of the article in which the X Factor judge talks about why she has been so vocal with her personal battles, particularly eating disorders.
The singer said that at the time she was developing her eating disorder, in her early teens, “nobody in the public eye talked about their body issues."
"I feel that if someone had admitted they had a problem, then I wouldn't have gone down that route myself.”
"That's my goal in talking about my problems,” Lovato added.
“I want to be the person for other girls that I needed to admire when I was looking for help and strength."
With Valentine’s Day coming up, talk inevitably shifted to Lovato’s take on relationships.
"It is very unhealthy when girls devote all of their time to a guy and forget their friends and family," Lovato told the mag.
"I did that. I was always looking for distractions because I was so afraid of being alone."
While Lovato did not reveal if she is dating anyone, she did say she is now in a place "where I can finally trust and love and be a better person for the man I am in a relationship with, instead of being a clingy girlfriend or getting jealous."