Demi Lovato describes how addiction almost came between her and Nick Jonas

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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have been through a lot – both separately and together. They’ve had their ups, their downs, a friendship breakup, and a friendship reunion. Fortunately, in spite of their tumultuous history, Nick and Demi’s friendship has only grown stronger.

I distanced myself as I was getting involved with self-destructive things,” Demi told Billboard, referring to the time when she had to part from the 2010 Jonas Tour before it was over. This premature split occurred because Demi was struggling with mental illness and addiction.

“I mean, it was bad,” Nick explained, adding that he feared The Jonas Brothers (his band with his brothers Joe and Kevin) would end up in trouble. “On top of losing a friend, we have seven dates left, it’s a big production, people are expecting to see Demi and that’s not going to happen.” 

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Though Demi and Nick’s friendship may have hit a rough patch, that hasn’t stopped the two from working to reconcile after some time passed. “After treatment, I had to have some time sober before I wasn’t embarrassed to talk to him,” Demi revealed. “The first time we saw each other since that tour was my [2012 Los Angeles] concert at the Greek [Theater]. We caught up right before the show, then performed. It was an emotional reunion – I got one of my best friends back.” (If you’re teary-eyed right now, you’re definitely not alone.)

Now that Nick and Demi are back in each other’s lives, they’ve been able to bond over their past lives as Disney stars. 

We joked around that it was Disney High, except we all were shooting shows and really overworking,” Demi explained, referring to their time on Camp Rock. “I joke that I sometimes have PTSD after leaving the channel, because if my schedule starts to get too busy, I rebel and I get bitchy…

These two are also able to discuss their relationship status. As of right now, Nick admitted that he is single – though it’s been “tricky.” As for Demi, who recently broke up with That ’70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama (her boyfriend of six years), she doesn’t plan to dive back into a relationship any time soon.

It’s not on my mind, but I welcome anything,” Demi stated. “I’ll have fun. But a relationship … I won’t want that for a long time.

Relationship statuses aside, we love the fact that Nick and Demi can talk to each other about such things. Together, these two have demonstrated the importance of friendship – even when it comes along with both ups and downs.

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