Demi Lovato Used To Have Only Male Friends, But She Made A Change

Demi Lovato Used To Have Only Male Friends, But She Made A Change

Demi Lovato found common ground with her character Smurfette in Smurfs: The Lost Village for a rather unexpected reason: both of them were always surrounded by men.

“In my work environment, I used to only surround myself with men,” Demi told Mamamia in an interview. “I only had guys in my band, and I toured with guys and my tour manager was a guy and this and that.”

She then began to examine herself to try to figure out why she was only seeking out relationships with men, and closing off women entirely.

“I reevaluated why I didn’t get along with girls, and… I didn’t really have any in my life that I trusted,” she revealed.

Thankfully, Demi recognized the harm her actions might be causing her, and started to open her heart up to friendships with women — to great effect.

“I’ve made it a point to surround myself with strong women and it’s really made a difference in my life,” she continued, and because of this she has befriended many incredible women who she sees as role models in her life.

Perhaps this connection to Smurfette gave her greater insight into how to play the character.

“I really relate to Smurfette, because I was the only female for a little bit,” she said. “I had to make changes in my life to surround myself with influences and people that I could relate to. I’m really grateful that I did.”

Female friendships are powerful, and we’re so glad she’s opened her heart to influences who have changed her life.

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  • Kris

    And about the friends who was there for you and you choose to shut them out of your life? IT wasn’t the friends fault because you choose to do drugs and go off the road with whatever you were doing at parties/clubs. If they weren’t doing what you were doing at the time you wouldn’t have been friends with them. Simple as that.

    Honestly, you shouldn’t generalize against woman cause you made choices in your life you didn’t like. Girls didn’t like what you were doing at the time so it’s understandable for them to not hang out with you. The same goes for a man too.

    And how do you determine who is a positive role model and who isn’t?? Again, your being sexist, stereotypical and an hypocrite because you choose to hang out with whoever you thought would make you look good.