Demi Lovato Wishes She Didn't Start Her Career at Such a Young Age

Demi Lovato Wishes She Didn't Start Her Career at Such a Young Age

Demi Lovato is opening up about being a child star on the Disney Channel.

The 24-year-old singer talked about it during a discussion at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival on Monday (June 19) in Cannes, France.

“I wouldn’t start out that young if I could do it over again,” Demi said (via Variety). “I don’t regret anything. It was difficult to transition from a child star to transforming into a mainstream artist. It’s something that is very challenging.”

“You have to find your identity. For so long you’ve been molded into something and now you’re expected to figure out who you are very fast in front of the entire world,” she continued. “It’s definitely has been difficult, but it’s been a learning experience. I am still figuring out who I am every day.”

Demi is busy working on her upcoming YouTube docu-series Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, which will debut later this year.

“I feel like I’m at a turning point in my life,” Demi said. “I’m turning 25. I feel like I’ve lived a lot longer than I actually have.

“If you asked me a year ago, I would have said within the next five years I would be married, starting a family,” she shared. “That all changed, which I touch on in my documentary. I don’t know what I want the next five years to look like. I’m still figuring that out. I love music, I want to make music and tour. I want to dive back into acting at some point.”

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  • Kris

    Exactly. She made the choice to be an actress/singer. those were your dreams. your not young enough to know what you’ll get into anyways. if someone were to tell you to wait for your dreams, most likely you wouldn’t listen and carry forth with it anyways. So to say your dreams shouldn’t have happened at a later date is like saying all your accomplishments didn’t mean anything and what you have earned and gained should be thrown away. Just because you are not a sellout today doesn’t mean what you earned has no value either. It doesn’t matter what age you start in the industry- it is still cut throat. You face insecurities and difficulties because that is the process. NO one teaches you that sweetheart. Facing challenges is apart of life and as much as you don’t know who you are or still figuring yourself out, it doesn’t get easier. Unless if you have people looking out of you then yes it would be an easy transition but if you don’t and you go in expecting nothing then the results wouldn’t be good. So appreciate what you have now and be grateful your not in a generation where people judge constantly on social media and other platforms to have a voice.