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Cory Lopez / March 7, 2013

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Demi Lovato has discovered she has a long-lost sister.

The “Heart Attack” singer was raised alongside two siblings — older sister Dallas Lovato, and a younger half-sister, Madison De La Garza, from her mother’s re-marriage. But now the former Disney darling has revealed there’s a third in the mix.

“I have an older sister I’ve never known my whole life, who’s in her 30s,” Lovato, 20, told Dana & Jeffrey in the Morning on the Long Island, N.Y., radio station WBLI, when asked if she had anything personal to share with her fans.

“She’s my half-sister,” she added. “But I talked to her for the very first time in my life around when I turned 20.”

 

Calling from the comforts a “fancy” V.I.P airport lounge before boarding a flight, she explained, “I asked her, I said, ‘Why haven’t you ever contacted me?’ She said, ‘Well, I never wanted you to think I wanted anything from you. So I’ve just been kind of waiting to see if you wanted a relationship.'”

“I thought that was so incredible,” Lovato said. “So I actually have a third sister that I didn’t know until this year.”

But Lovato was far more tight-lipped when talk turned to her love life. The X Factor judge wouldn’t address rumors that she and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama are back together.

“I just like to keep my private life, like my love life and stuff like that,” she said. “And my friends and family and everything like that, I like to keep very sacred. There’s things I’ve been through in my life, and there’s some things that you just have to keep to yourself. Unfortunately, no, I would not like to comment.”

Lovato is currently enjoying the success of “Heart Attack”: it No. 1 on iTunes in nine countries just 14 hours after it was released.

“Yeah, it was pretty crazy,” she said. “And then the next day it jumped up to like 15 countries, and that was just like freakin’ incredible, and crazy, and amazing. It’s been a whirlwind of a couple few days. We weren’t expecting it to be released this soon. We planned for March 4, and then it was leaked so we were like, might as well release it now…. Then the next day it was doing so well, I was like, ‘What just happened?'”

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