Ever since she completed her stay in rehab in early 2011, Demi Lovato has been very vocal about the issues that forced her to seek professional help and the struggles she's facing daily to stay sober. According to a new report, this could be just an act.
This isn't the first time
that word gets out that Demi might still not be 100% sober but, this time, Radar Online
claims to have it from a source very close to the star that she's still partying as hard as before.
The only difference is, according to the tab, that she's being more careful now.
“The X Factor judge Demi Lovato has worked hard to regain her wholesome image, but Radar Online has exclusively learned that the former Disney star is still partying hard behind the scenes,” the celebrity publication writes.
“Despite a stint in rehab for 'emotional and physical issues' in November 2010, those close to Demi say there are a few habits she didn't drop,” Radar adds.
She's out as much as before and doing the same things as before but, for a change, she's surrounded herself with friends who would never sell her out to the press as it happened a couple of years ago, when the entire world got a whiff of her issues
“Demi has really busted her [backside] to get her career back after the incident with the Jonas Brothers backup dancer and rehab and stuff. But she's not as sober as she's leading everyone to believe and is still partying hard,” says the insider.
Just recently, Demi made headlines after she told an aspiring rapper on X Factor auditions that he couldn't rap about taking bath salts on the show, in front of kids.
That too is part of this new, wholesome image of herself she's pushing.
“She's really excited about the gig on the The X Factor and is using it as a platform to push her clean image on the public. So she really needs to keep her partying under control,” the insider explains.
As it happens, just the other day, a brand new interview with Demi came out
(for Self magazine) and, in it, she spoke about her demons and how she was still struggling with them on her worst days – but that's the farthest thing from an admission.
In other words, the above report is best taken with a grain of salt.