Demi Lovato has what appears to be a constant companion, and he has a few things in common with her that are now the centerpiece of her life — addiction and sobriety. We just got these photos of Demi and clothing guru Henry…
As we reported earlier today, Demi Lovato is out of rehab, and she’s not allowing her sobriety to interfere with her social life.
It looks as though Demi already has a new boyfriend, and while it’s nice to see her smile after such a difficult year, there may be cause for concern.
Typically, those who are new to recovery are discouraged from embarking on new romantic relationships.
But Demi’s new companion reportedly checks two boxes, as he’s both a source of emotional support and an expert on sobriety.
His name is Henry Levy, and he’s a clothing designer who’s been to rehab several times, having first sought treatment when he was 15 years old.
Now, that may sound like a recipe for disaster at first, as Demi’s latest relapse is so recent that she probably shouldn’t involve herself with another addict at the moment.
But those who know Henry best say he’s been sober for over a year and may actually be a good influence on Demi
His latest stint in rehab–where he reportedly re-connected with Demi–was apparently just a tune-up.
Although it can’t be that long since Levy’s last relapse, as here he is pouring himself a glass of whiskey in 2016.
Sources close to the situation say Henry and Demi have been friends for years, but their romance is a recent development.
Though not exactly a household name, Levy is no slouch in the fashion world, and his clothing has been worn by Sophie Turner, Kanye West, Sophia Richie and, of course, Demi.
So Henry’s successful in his own right … but that doesn’t mean he’s stable.
As head of Enfants Riches Deprimes (which translates to “rich depressed children”) Henry has stirred up a good deal of controversy over the years.
“If I wasn’t Jewish I would kill myself. Because I wouldn’t be rich,” Levy wrote on Facebook last year, much to the chagrin of customers and employees.
In the Complex magazine interview that accompanied the whiskey photo, Levy said that one of his primary artistic motivations is the rage he feels toward his parents for sending him to rehab.
Asked by the interviewer at that time if he was sober, Levy answered simply, “No.”
Now, close friendships and romantic relationships are common among rehab patients, but experts generally caution against them for a number of reasons.
Every addict and every recovery is different, but fans are already troubled by the fact that Demi left rehab months ahead of schedule.
The fact that the new man in her life is relatively newly sober himself is likely to be greeted with even greater concern.
After all, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Demi’s overdose in July nearly claimed her life.
With the help of family, friends, fans, and an army of specialists, Demi recently celebrated 90 days of sobriety.
But just like every other addict, she’s always just one bad decision from throwing it all away.
Here’s hoping Henry is equipped to help her remain on the right path.
When Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life back in July, family, friends, and a legion of devoted fans rallied around the singer and implored her to seek the help she needs for her ongoing addiction problems.
Fortunately, Demi was able to recognize that she would be unable to navigate the hard road to recovery on her own.
Lovato checked into rehab in August immediately after detoxing in an LA hospital.
And for a while, the reports of her progress were overwhelmingly positive.
Just last week, Demi’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, confirmed that Lovato is 90 days sober and planning to continue treatment for several more months.
So needless to say, fans were shocked by reports that Demi is now out of rehab and was spotted hitting the town in LA this weekend with a new love interest by her side.
Yes, TMZ has obtained photos of Demi looking very coupled-up with clothing designer Henry Levy.
On Saturday night, the twosome went out to dinner at a posh Beverly Hills sushi restaurant, where they held hands and gazed into one another’s eyes as they awaited their meals.
TMZ also reports that Lovato spent some time being pampered at a spa this weekend.
The news that Demi is out of rehab and seems to be embarking on a new relationship has received a mixed response from fans.
Obviously, it’s great to see the singer smiling after such a difficult few months, but Demi was scheduled to spend the rest of the year in rehab, and as her recovery is literally a matter of life and death, many hoped she would remain in treatment.
Not only that, newly sober addicts are generally discouraged from entering new relationships, particularly when past heartbreaks have served as triggering events, as is the case with Demi.
With her most recent relapse, Demi no doubt learned the hard lesson that most addicts will learn at one point another — recovery is a lifelong process and there are sure to be major setbacks along the way.
And the best way to avoid falling off the wagon is to adhere to the conventional wisdom of those who have been down this road before.
That said, every addict and every recovery is different.
For all we know, Demi’s decision to leave rehab ahead of schedule and enter a new relationship may have the full blessing of the experts she’s been working with for several months.
Whatever the case, we wish her all the best and hope that she’s receiving exactly the kind of help she needs.
Demi Lovato is back in circulation … apparently out of rehab and looking clear, sober and generally great. Demi hit up Matsuhisa restaurant in Bev Hills Saturday night. We’re told she and a guy were having a great time inside the super expensive…
It’s been three months since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.
After spending over a week in the hospital detoxing and recovering from the physical damage she had endured, Demi relocated to a treatment facility in Arizona.
Lovato isn’t taking any chances this around, spending most of her time in Arizona, but also taking regular trips to Chicago, where she consults with the team of specialists who helped her get sober the first time around.
(Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety just prior to her most recent relapse.)
While the process is reportedly going as well as can be expected, those who know the singer best say she’ll be remaining in treatment for quite some time, just to be safe.
In fact, fans shouldn’t expect to see Demi making any public appearances prior to 2019.
“Demi is taking her sobriety extremely serious, and knows she has a long road ahead of her,” a source close to the situation tells Entertainment Tonight.
“At the end of the day, Demi is doing this for herself.
“She has to stay sober for her, but every time she has family or friends visit her it reminds her of all the other important people in her life that she needs to fight for as well.”
On Maria Menounos’ podcast this week Lovato’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, revealed that Demi is 90 days sober and fully committed to the lifelong work of recovery.
“I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work,” she said of Lovato’s road to recovery. “It’s not easy. There are no shortcuts.”
Insiders say Lovato looks back on her sober years as the happiest time of her life, and she’s determined to get back there.
“Demi is thankful she’s still alive and is doing whatever she can to never get to that point again,” says one source.
It certainly won’t be easy, but it sounds like Demi is very much up to the task.
We wish her all the best as she continues in her recovery process.