Demi Lovato clocked herself 1.5 million likes in under an hour today, taking to Instagram to celebrate her curves and the better side of an ugly eating disorders battle. The 28-year-old singer, newly single following her split from actor Max Ehrich, updated her Instagram just in time for the weekend with the ultimate feel-good factor.
Demi, who has battled bulimia and self-starvation, posted revealing and stunning snaps of herself in a skintight nude bodysuit – the caption talked “boobs” and how recovery has finally given Demi the chest size she wants. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos. Demi, followed by 93.2 million, opened with a low-frills selfie. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer was looking gorgeous in a swimsuit-style bodysuit showing a reasonable amount of cleavage, with tight fabrics also flashing a little more. The former Disney star, also wearing slouchy white sweats and perspex clear glasses, wore her hair down, with small hoop earrings adding unfussy flourishes.
“Fun fact: I never had boobs until I started eating what I wanted,” Demi opened, then saying she had “hated my small tittayyys” her entire life.
Demi, who candidly spoke of her eating disorder battles on model Ashley Graham’s “Pretty Big Deal” podcast this year, continued:
“? This is no push-up bra or boob-job y’all!!! IT’S ALL ME!! And you know what, they’re gonna change too!!! AND I’LL BE OKAY WITH THAT AS WELL!!”
“But let this be a lesson y’all.. our bodies will do what they are SUPPOSED to when we let go of trying to control what it does for us. Oh the irony…. ? ” she added.
Demi, who began binge-eating and purging aged just nine and continued to battle her demons with her near-fatal 2018 drug overdose, now sees fans thinking she’s stronger than ever.
“You’re facing so many battles, which you WILL win, but to see you being confident and still you despite all that’s happening shows how much strength you have!” a user replied.
Demi has admitted she didn’t think she’d made it to 21. In 2010, she quit her tour to enter a treatment facility, where her long recovery from bulimia began. By 2016, though, the singer had relapsed, with her split from boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama seeing her purging again.
Speaking to Ashley Graham in February, Demi outlined how her Hollywood career has come complete with its body-image pressures.
“I had to work my -ss off every day in the gym, six days a week, to maintain that figure,” she said, adding: “And it’s just like, that led me only one way and I don’t want to go down that path again. I’m not willing to destroy my mental health to look a certain way anymore.”
Celebrity likes today were quick to come in. The post wasn’t yet an hour old before gaining likes from 22-year-old actress Bella Thorne and 28-year-old model Olivia Culpo.