Who Is Alex Welch, Demi Lovato's Alleged Victim?

Who Is Alex Welch, Demi Lovato's Alleged Victim?-photo

Demi Lovato was sent to a treatment center after she allegedly punched a back-up dancer on her South American tour with the Jonas Brothers. According to TMZ, that back-up dancer is the raven-haired Alex "Bgirl Shorty" Welch, one of Demi's closest friends on tour.

Who is Alex and why is she being brought into Demi's breakdown? Celebuzz has the answers.

TMZ claims that Alex was the dancer targeted by Demi in an airport fist-fight. According to the website, Alex has visible bruises and is reportedly considering legal action against the Sonny with a Chance star.

Watch Alex dancing with Big Rob and Demi during a tour show in Toronto from earlier this year.

According to sources, Demi punched Alex because she thought that she had ratted her out to her parents and manager Kevin Jonas, Sr..

Alex has refused to comment about the situation surrounding Demi, but that hasn't stopped people from speculating that she was on the receiving end of a punch from the Disney star.

Things weren't always so bad between Demi and Alex – the two were close close friends on tour and Demi even tweeted pictures of her hanging out with Alex backstage.

The 21-year-old dancer first performed with the JoBros and Demi when she appeared on Camp Rock 2 as a back-up dancer. Check out Alex dancing behind Demi in "Can't Back Down" from Camp Rock 2.

The Utah-native had her first big break when she danced on the basketball court at a Utah Jazz game when she was 12-years-old. Alex later moved to Los Angeles to become a professional dancer, dancing alongside such A-listers as Miley Cyrus, T-Pain and Justin Bieber.

Check out Alex dancing in Justin's "Baby" video.

Once in LA, Alex joined the Beat Freaks dance crew, which received the runner-up title on season 3 of America's Best Dance Crew. Alex has also appeared in Step Up 2 the Streets, Bring It On All or Nothing and Date Movie.

Alex has remained mum about the fighting allegations and she and all the dancers on the tour are reportedly bound by a confidentiality agreement – a fairly standard contract with almost all celebrities. Alex's Twitter has been fairly quiet since Demi left the tour, with no mention of the star's troubles.

Demi entered a rehab treatment center over the Halloween weekend. The star was reportedly urged to seek help following a fight with an dancer at an airport in South America. The star reportedly battled problems with eating disorders and self-harm in the past.

Want to know more about Alex? Check out more photos of her performing and hanging out with Demi before the fight.

Do you think Alex really got into a fight with Demi? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Emma
    Emma

    Actually, the real reason Demi hit this girl is because of a mental breakdown that happened because she was suffering from an eating disorder. I guess you could say she had a lot of problems, mostly with her cutting herself and the eating disorder, she couldn't take it anymore. She had stayed bottled up inside, even her own parents did not know about the issues. She got help and is better now, though. =]

  • Emy
    Emy

    So, Im guessin ur Saint ass has never hit anyone before.. lol God.. Im so tired of people judging stars for what they do dat normal people do worse every day.. And u claim dat no one knows her but that shes really a psycho.. umm How do U kno dat? U DO kno her by any chance? Do u also kno dat other chick?? plz, juss because she punched someone doesnt mean shes a bad person or psycho.. it means she made a dumb mistake, but Im sre you dont know what dat is cuz ur perfect right? lmao Liz, u really should look at what u post.. Ur so ignorant.. dont accuse us fans of not knowing her when U urself dont know her either..

  • Liz
    Liz

    Hilarious! All the posts on here with "Leave Demi alone! She's so sweet, you don't know her!" are absurd. Do any of you really KNOW her? Uh, no. You only see the characters she portrays and plays on TV and in her movies. That is --not the real her--. Get it? None of the fans truly know Demi, what her home life is like, who she's all friends with, what her parents are like, what she does in her personal life other than what is advertised in the media. NO ONE KNOWS this chick. She could be a complete psycho you're all defending. LOL

  • Liz
    Liz

    Even if it was provoked with words, it's okay to punch someone? Really? Idiots. 95% of these posts are moronic.

  • Liz
    Liz

    Right, so just because someone says something to you that is mean doesn't give you the right to PUNCH them! Grow up, people! Demi is a big girl and doesn't have to bring herself to such a level of immaturity. Really! It's not like it was a full-fledged fight. Demi threw the first punch. I love Demi, but just because I am a fan and love the girl doesn't mean I am gonna stick up for her when she clearly did something wrong. You can be a loyal fan and still stand up for what's not right.... Buncha tweens who are still in middle school posting on here anyway. Doesn't matter what I say I guess LOL

  • Elise
    Elise

    Your Mean!!!!!!! I love Demi, it's not her fault she is anorexic! :(

  • ash
    ash

    seriously demi?!?! look at that girl. she's sooo cute!! hahahah. she's even holding a puppy! how could u do that. but in all seriousness that was a dick move demi!!! thats what people do to act innocent, she may have provoked her to do it, u never know =/

  • Erica
    Erica

    Agreed... Everyone should just back off of Demi because there is no proof that Demi acutally hit this girl. So, unless, you saw this happen, you should shut your mouth because its none of our business, anyways. Leave Demi alone!!!! Get a life and stop analyzing other people's life.

  • Fuck You!
    Fuck You!

    seriously demi?!?! look at that girl. she's sooo cute!! hahahah. she's even holding a puppy! how could u do that. but in all seriousness that was a dick move demi!!! Dude, seriously. Demi was bullied when she was young, she has emotional issues, shes in a treatment center now. Seriously f*ck off, And how are u an damn Jonas brothers lover? Nick Jonas is planning to pick Demi up after she is realased from the treatment center. Shut the f*ck up, your the damn dick now.Your welcome XD

  • xkaylajonas
    xkaylajonas

    Whatever she did, it probably was wrong, being a Lovato fan myself, im not condoling anything she has done, i guess that stays private.

  • yash
    yash

    demi got provoked it was all that other chicks fault and dont go on blaming Demi

  • I Support Demi
    I Support Demi

    what i dont get is why didnt this girl lay demis twit ass out, yea right id let an 18 year old hit me in a public place and not knock them off their high horse. Maybe it was something to do with the fact that Demi had just finished handing her a** to her. My guess is she had already taken one of Demi's punches and quickly realized she didn't want to take anymore.

  • I Support Demi
    I Support Demi

    Wow! That's hilarious how they used a photo of Alex Welch holding a puppy. LOL. And they used an "intense" looking photo of Demi. There's no slant going on here... ROFL

  • lrn2think
    lrn2think

    I can't believe the people who are saying Alex probably deserved being punched. Nobody ever deserves to be a victim of violence.

  • cm
    cm

    I love Demi. Time will tell what happened. And with a retarded nickname like that i'd punch her face too lol

  • Tony
    Tony

    I'm sure there was a good reason the girl got punched...lol seriously. no one's innocent. I dont think the Alex girl deserves money for it at all.

  • givemeabreak
    givemeabreak

    what i dont get is why didnt this girl lay demis twit ass out, yea right id let an 18 year old hit me in a public place and not knock them off their high horse.

  • moemoe
    moemoe

    sarabieber... read the news stories. It's clear that bgirlshorty did not rat anyone out. Demi only mistakenly thought she did. And so Demi hit BGS Hun, go back and re-read every news story theyve put out since she entered the treatment center. I know how she feels bc im dealin with the same thing. honestly, i prolly woulda handled the situation the exact same way she did. so unless u know the facts, dont go spreadin false things. thanks kbai.

  • Morgann
    Morgann

    Everyone should just back off of Demi because there is no proof that Demi acutally hit this girl. So, unless, you saw this happen, you should shut your mouth because its none of our business, anyways. Leave Demi alone!!!! Get a life and stop analyzing other people's life.

  • jobro
    jobro

    seriously demi?!?! look at that girl. she's sooo cute!! hahahah. she's even holding a puppy! how could u do that. but in all seriousness that was a dick move demi!!! shut up u rediculous ho

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie

    We dont know this girl alex to say she didnt deserve whatever... We honestly dont know the wholeee story and all its details... We never know... maybe demi hadd a reason to be angry... and maybe she just cracked... it happens to evryone.... Anyway...this girl is better off than demi right now anyway, demi's the one in a treatment center getting help... I hope demi gets better soon

  • Yasmine
    Yasmine

    Hahahaha Thats why i love demi!! shejust punchedher right in her face! no one should messwith Demi ahahah

  • ultimatejobrosfan
    ultimatejobrosfan

    Poor girl, i didn't know demi could be so aggressive.

  • Brittany
    Brittany

    Honestly, while hitting someone is never okay, I think Demi just didn't randomly hit her. She most likely was hurting Demi, and it all just kind of exploded. Also, I think Demi has some serious emotional issues. Which is good she's getting help.

  • goodstorybro
    goodstorybro

    Demi is obviously fighting some serious emotional issues, I don't think people realize that eating disorders are DISORDERS they affect your mind and emotions as well. She isn't in the right mind set right now and shes getting help. Its not fair to accuse her because even though she did hit a friend she had been driven to do that over time. Stop bashing Demi because truth is none of us know the full story and most likely never will, and all of this media attention is probably not helping either girls situation.

  • cool
    cool

    Everyone should just back off of Demi because there is no proof that Demi acutally hit this girl. So, unless, you saw this happen, you should shut your mouth because its none of our business, anyways. Leave Demi alone!!!! Get a life and stop analyzing other people's life. Um Demi has put out press releases saying that she did.

  • cool
    cool

    sarabieber... read the news stories. It's clear that bgirlshorty did not rat anyone out. Demi only mistakenly thought she did. And so Demi hit BGS

  • sarabieber
    sarabieber

    why would bgirl shorty rat demi out.shorty is the funniest and sweetest girl in the world and part of beat freaks my favorite crew

  • Monique
    Monique

    How do we know that Alex Girl didn't say something really hurtful to Demi? Or that there were more issue's between them then brought forward? These reports are making Demi seem like the bad guy when we don't even know for sure! I've always loved Demi and she will always be my Idol! She has my full support!

  • aylaa
    aylaa

    awhh.. what kind of puppy is that?

  • Lilly
    Lilly

    I agree with Cheyenne. We have no proof that Demi punched this person. We can't just go around, spitting out rumors and believing that they are true. Until there is either a video tape of the fight, or Demi herself comes out and says that she did indeed punch this person in the face, Demi is innocent. Innocent until proven guilty.

  • Cheyenne
    Cheyenne

    Everyone should just back off of Demi because there is no proof that Demi acutally hit this girl. So, unless, you saw this happen, you should shut your mouth because its none of our business, anyways. Leave Demi alone!!!! Get a life and stop analyzing other people's life.

  • Jorge
    Jorge

    Fact is this. Law suits are messy. They never tend to go your way. Especially when you're going up against the big Mouse himself. Granted the talent that Disney puts out is left to opinion, none the less these people are product. Product making them LOTS of money. And like I said that one good lawyer that decides to take up a cause? Is going up against an army of GREAT lawyers. Don't think Disney is just gonna have a few mediocre lawyers working for them. They're not stupid Also from what it looks like now and from what Alex said herself, she isn't looking to bring the police into this. Nor is she even looking for anything else. In fact I agree with the person who says that Demi should just write her a check. She was in the wrong and if she's looking for money, give it to her. And then boom. That's it.

  • jblover
    jblover

    seriously demi?!?! look at that girl. she's sooo cute!! hahahah. she's even holding a puppy! how could u do that. but in all seriousness that was a dick move demi!!!

 
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