Musician and the new face of Kate Hudson’s Fabletics, Demi Lovato recently told The Hollywood Reporter that she’s proud of Miley Cyrus’ decision to become sober.
While promoting her new single “Malibu” in early May, Cyrus told Billboard she’s completely sober: “I haven’t smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I’ve ever [gone without it]. I’m not doing drugs, I’m not drinking, I’m completely clean right now! That was just something I wanted to do.”
Lovato, who recently celebrated a five-year sobriety milestone shared a countdown in March on Instagram stating: “So grateful. It’s been quite the journey. So many ups and downs.”
So grateful. It's been quite the journey. So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession. I'm so proud of myself but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me. 🙏🏼
The singer and actress had nothing but support for her fellow Disney Channel Star. “I am really proud of Miley, I think that it helps people to know that there are people in the spotlight that have challenges that are faced with very stressful lives,” Lovato told THR. “I think it helps to know that recovery is possible and it’s something that is so important to certain people like myself.”
Meanwhile, with Cyrus’ new record in the making, she expressed her plans of evolving without using drugs or alcohol. “I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open. And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be,” Cyrus told Billboard.
Lovato and Cyrus aren’t the only ones opening up about keeping on the straight and narrow. Brad Pitt also recently spoke candidly with GQ Style about his sobriety.
“I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good,” Pitt said.
Lovato credits the likes of Cyrus and Pitt for talking about their addition struggles.
“I wouldn’t be alive without my sobriety, and the people that are sober today in this industry, I commend them a lot,” Lovato said. “But even in day-to-day life, no matter whether you are from the middle of nowhere or you live in a big city, addiction doesn’t discriminate, so whenever you are able to take control back, it’s really admirable.”