Demi Lovato Admits She Jumped Into “X-Factor” Too Soon Following Rehab (PHOTOS)

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America loves a comeback story, and Demi Lovato is no exception. 

The former Disney starlet turned X-Factor judge had a bout with rehab back in 2011 for bulimia and self-harming, but has come out on top, or at least that’s how it seems for the singer. 

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Demi earned a spot on the cover of Cosmo On Campus, and the 20-year-old is opening up about her struggles in the corresponding interview. 

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Demi snatched up the opportunity when she was offered the job to join Simon, LA Reid and Britney Spears on the X-Factor USA panel back in the fall, but in the recent interview, she reveals that she wished she would have given herself a little longer to recover from rehab before jumping into the spotlight. 

On getting back into work so soon:

‘I don’t think I was ready when I started on The X Factor. In an ideal situation I would have maybe waited a year or more. I dived into work really quickly and maybe that wasn’t the best idea at the time, but the place I am in today is so much better than I could have ever imagined, so I’m really glad.’

On dating since rehab: 

‘It is very unhealthy when girls devote all of their time to a guy and forget their friends and family. I did that. I was always looking for distractions because I was so afraid of being alone. I have spent the last year focusing on myself and it’s been incredible. More has come out of the past year than in my entire career so far, and I truly believe it was because I was taking care of myself and not focusing on guys. I’m in a place where I can finally trust and love and be a better person for the man I am in a relationship with, instead of being a clingy girlfriend or getting jealous.’

Kudos to Demi for combating her demons and getting the help she needs; she has a long career ahead of her!

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