Demi Lovato's Dad Blames Show-Biz 'Pressures' for Her Breakdown

Demi Lovato's Dad Blames Show-Biz 'Pressures' for Her Breakdown-photo

Did Disney have a hand in Demi Lovato's decision to enter rehab? Her estranged father, Patrick Lovato, seems to think so.

The elder Lovato, who divorced the 18-year-old Disney queen's mother, Dianne, in 1994 and has had limited contact with his daughter since then, is speaking up about Demi's decision to enter a rehab facility for treatment to Radar Online, and he points his finger squarely at the demands that fame has placed on Demi:

“There are a lot of pressures. That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney...It’s just going to happen.”

The elder Lovato, who last saw the Camp Rock star in 2008, admits that it was a shock when he heard news that his daughter had chosen to enter rehab for what her publicist called "emotional physical issues," saying he "didn't know anything about it." And while sources have intimated that bullying—a topic that the younger Lovato has vocally spoken out against over the years—was central to the issues that drove her to rehab, Patrick claims that he had no awareness that his daughter had been bullied in school, admitting,

“No I sure didn’t [know]."

Mr. Lovato further claims ignorance about rumors that Demi had engaged in cutting in the past; when asked if his daughter had ever been a cutter, he replied, "I can’t say."

Nonetheless, the elder Lovato, who is currently battling cancer, remains confident that his daughter will pull through her current troubles:

“She’ll be fine. She’s strong alright.”

 

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  • mrsdestinyhope
    mrsdestinyhope

    She is addicted to coke, and they need to stop lying about it and making little kids think they need rehab for bullying because that is exactly how a 12 year old will interpret this. Disney needs to quit trying to churn out monkey maker tweens. I wish u idiots would shut the f*ck up about demi snorting COKE. DEMI IS NOT A f*cking DRUG ADDICT? GOT IT? GET IT? GOOD!

  • goldeng
    goldeng

    hahaha I can only laugh about this "interwiew"... PLEASE CELEBUZZ u're bringing your own interview down... YOU SPECIFY THAT THIS MAN "HAD LIMITED CONTACT" and then u think we'll trust his words? i thought this interview was at least with her stepdad a person who REALLY spend time with her not some man that abandon her daughter and knows her less than a FAN like me do :S...

  • unknown
    unknown

    She is addicted to coke, and they need to stop lying about it and making little kids think they need rehab for bullying because that is exactly how a 12 year old will interpret this. Disney needs to quit trying to churn out monkey maker tweens. How do you know she´s addicted to coke?

  • StopLying
    StopLying

    She is addicted to coke, and they need to stop lying about it and making little kids think they need rehab for bullying because that is exactly how a 12 year old will interpret this. Disney needs to quit trying to churn out monkey maker tweens.

  • forevertrust
    forevertrust

    So, a man who barely has contact with his daughter is now considered a credible source?

  • ana
    ana

    he's speaking now????? he abandon her...and he barely has contact with her..

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    When you lose a man that you love to another women- that can bring mental stress to anyone famous or not. But she needs to be strong and move forward. I had a guy break my heart, but if he didn't break up with me- then I would of not have met the wonderful man that is my husband today. Everything happens for a reson.

 
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