Demi Lovato has opened up to fans about the importance of giving yourself grace.
On Sunday, the 29-year-old singer shared a screenshot of her lock screen to her Instagram Story showing a smiling childhood photo of the future star.
“This is my new background until I feel like I’ve healed my inner child enough to change it. It’s a constant reminder that I should only talk to myself with little Demi in mind… Only words of love and healing for this little Lil’ Lovato captioned the photo.
The artist also shared a fan-made video clip about a scene from the movie Pixar Coco Show Miguel collects a torn image. The restored image shows a smiling adult Lovato along with a smaller version of him. The track was recorded by the popular TikTok excerpt “And I wanted you to know that, by the way, I’m proud of you.”
Over the years, Lovato has been open about their struggles with self-love, which have affected many areas of their lives, relationships included. During an interview in August, the “Unforgettable” singer admitted that identifying as a non-binary caused problems in their short-lived relationship with ex-fiancé Max Ellrich.
“Initially, starting in March of 2020, I was starting to come to terms with being non-binary. Then I met someone and got into this straight relationship, which was great, but it made me ignore all the parts of myself that I didn’t think were digestible. For my partner at the time, who ended up becoming my fiancé remember Lovato.
“I mean, in hindsight, dissolving that relationship was actually probably the best thing that ever happened to me, because of what that drove me inside. And when I said goodbye to that relationship, I also said goodbye to everything that was preventing me from being my most authentic self.”