Demi Lovato Responds To Relapse Rumors

By Desiree Bowie 12/06/19

Hilton says a source told him that Lovato was "drinking margaritas and smoking weed" at a downtown LA restaurant.

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On a recent episode of his podcast, popular gossip blogger Perez Hilton claims that a source told him that pop star Demi Lovato is being "selective" with her sobriety. The singer suffered an apparent near-fatal overdose in July 2018 but is now in recovery.

Here's what Hilton had to say:

I have a friend who has a friend who works in an establishment in DTLA. Demi Lovato was recently in with her new boyfriend and a group of friends. And what's alarming to me is how public she was being. I'm told Demi was ordering alcoholic drinks and drinking them—specifically she was drinking margaritas. And there's an upstairs rooftop area in this establishment and I'm told she was also smoking weed. Is smoking weed and drinking alcohol a red flag for Demi who has publicly stated that she's sober?

Her New Boyfriend

Austin Wilson, the boyfriend that Hilton mentioned in his gossip report, has been seeing the singer since early November. Weeks ago, Lovato went public with their relationship on Instagram. Wilson, a 25-year-old model, is also newly sober. His mother took to Instagram back in May to celebrate his first year of sobriety in a post on his birthday. "I am so proud of you and grateful that you are doing so amazing!!!" she wrote.

In fact, a source close to the new couple exclusively told US Weekly that “Demi’s friends approve of Austin and they’re both great influences on each other. Austin and Demi are both sober and it’s easy for them to connect and understand each other.”

Demi Reacts

Lovato appears to have caught wind of Hilton's gossipy allegations. She took to instagram to post a simple, but seemingly pointed message: "Don't believe the rumors."

In another Instagram story, Lovato announced that she will be taking a hiatus from social media to work on new music.  “The next time you hear from me, I’ll be singing…” she wrote. 

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Desiree Bowie is a writer and movie lover from Los Angeles, California. Follow her on Twitter @dangerbowie