Selena Gomez clearly still has a lot of respect for her former best friend Demi Lovato, and we love to see it. The Rare singer took to Instagram last night to praise Demi for her incredible, heartfelt performance at the Grammy Awards, calling her "inspirational". For those who missed it, Demi performed her newest single, Anyone , which she reportedly wrote and recorded just four days before her near-fatal overdose in , according to TMZ. She was visibly emotional during the performance, and received a standing ovation and a lot of tears from the crowd. What an unbelievable night.
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Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez go way, way back. But their enduring friendship is more than just a legacy connection, intact thanks primarily to nostalgia and the occasional red carpet reunion. Both Gomez and Lovato have risen to great heights and stumbled along the way. Both have sought treatment when their respective issues were in danger of winning. They haven't always been there for each other, no more than any two non-celebrity friends whose paths have diverged don't always know what's going on behind the other's scenes.
I… I love her. Gomez was not the only celebrity to praise Lovato following her Grammys performance. I am in tears. That is singing. That is heart and that is the truth. You just gave the whole world a gift straight from the heart. Thank you. So emotional for me. Thank you all for the love, support and for sharing this moment with me.
When Demi Lovato suffered an overdose in July there was no shortage of people who came out to offer their support to the singer during her recovery. But one person who did not comment publicly is her long-time friend and fellow Disney alumn Selena Gomez , but that doesn't mean she didn't reach out to Demi directly. And now the 'Back To You' singer has broken her silence on the matter for the first time, confirming she got in contact with Demi personally in a new interview with Elle magazine. Understandably, Selena didn't go into too much detail, but she did say: "All I'm saying is, I reached out personally.