Demi Lovato and her mom Dianna De La Garza stopped by Good Morning America on Friday (Mar. 16) to discuss De La Garza’s new memoir Falling With Wings: A Mother’s Story.
De La Garza spoke with Michael Staham of her experiences with anorexia, depression and addiction. “I think being brought up in a very strict environment, I set goals that were almost unattainable for myself at a young age…trying to be perfect and keep everyone happy. My eating disorder was sort of a way to gain back that control that I felt like I didn’t have. And that makes sense to people who have eating disorder.”
Lovato, who as of Thursday has been six years sober, was beaming with pride for her mother. “The changes that I’ve seen in my mom: She’s happier, and she’s calmer,” she said. “She used to suffer with anxiety, and when she self-medicated, she was more depressed, and she kind of had a cloud over her. Now she glows, and she is just so cheerful, and she’s the most positive person I know.”
Watch the full interview below.