Demi Lovato Reaches Out to Her Birth Dad From Rehab

Demi Lovato Reaches Out to Her Birth Dad From Rehab-photo

Is rehab the new venue for healing fractured family ties?

First, Lindsay Lohan and her estranged father Michael reconnected through the venue of the Betty Ford Center, and now, Radar Online reports, Disney princess Demi Lovato has re-established contact with her birth father, Patrick Lovato, from her undisclosed treatment facility.

The elder Lovato tells Radar that his 18-year-old daughter, with whom he's shared a strained, distant relationship over the years, called him from treatment, and the news is good:

"Demi’s doing great, she’s such a strong girl...She told me she loved me, she really loves her daddy....She told me she’s getting better.”

News broke that Demi had entered treatment on November 1, following a reported altercation with a female backup dancer on the Camp Rock 2 tour, which she subsequently dropped out of. And though, since her biological father came out of obscurity to comment on her daughter's situation, there have been some strong words of caution from Disney, that's apparently not stopping him—or Demi—from mending their relationship.

Do you think that it's good for Demi to be reaching out to her estranged father in her time of need, or does that just create a further complication that might impede her recovery? Share your theories in the comments section.

 

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  • tiffany
    tiffany

    patrick lovato is like another michael lohn but worst

  • Ryan
    Ryan

    Patrick is no father to Demi, that's Eddie's role in her life & rightfully so. What kind of parent sells baby photos of his daughter to a tabloid website, does an interview w/ a worthless news magazine (Inside Edition), & as far as we know, leaks to the press where his daughter is seeking treatment? There's a reason they're estranged & it's clear Demi wants nothing to do with him. He waits 2 years to do this & comes out NOW w/ her being in treatment & getting the help she needs. He pretends as if he knows what's going on & all that she's been through in her life, career. Way to get free publicity off of someone who doesn't want you in her life. Just what we need, the 2nd coming of Michael Lohan. Give me a break!

  • pete
    pete

    I think that it's probably complete crap. Her dad has shown in a single week that he'll jump at anything he thinks will make him relevant and therefore make him money, and I doubt this is any different. He can sense that his 15 minutes is just about over unless he can come up with something new, so he whips this out. I mean, lets look at the history "It was Disney! I knew it from day one!" to "We're still close and she hasn't sounded the same" to spilling all of her childhood photos.

  • maximum miley
    maximum miley

    If Demi thinks it will make her feel better of course ..no one really knows what she is going through except Demi..we can live inside her head..so obviously she needs to work through some things..I wish her the best and am hoping her road to recovery is a good one:)

  • Giovanna
    Giovanna

    Whether he contacted her in the last few days or not, she would have had to do so eventually. Don't the advise patients who are undergoing treatment/rehab to connect with their close family in order to better their overall treatment/rehabilitation. If anything this was probably a call that her therapists advised her to make. Her family recently visited with her over the weekend, they probably had to do a family therapy session with her too.

  • holly
    holly

    I think it is good to do that because she may not see her Dad ever.And she can have a Mom and a Dad to love not just her Mom. If it weren't for the fact that she voluntarily cut him out of her life because the emotional toll of dealing with him was so high, I'd agree. Besides, she's publicly stated a number of times that she considers her step father, Eddie De La Garza, to be her true father.

  • sali
    sali

    What Happened?

  • Jordan
    Jordan

    I think it is good to do that because she may not see her Dad ever.And she can have a Mom and a Dad to love not just her Mom.

  • holly
    holly

    I think that it's probably complete crap. Her dad has shown in a single week that he'll jump at anything he thinks will make him relevant and therefore make him money, and I doubt this is any different. He can sense that his 15 minutes is just about over unless he can come up with something new, so he whips this out. I mean, lets look at the history "It was Disney! I knew it from day one!" to "We're still close and she hasn't sounded the same" to spilling all of her childhood photos.

 
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