The Truth About Demi Lovato's Relationship With Other Disney Alums

After recovering from an apparent drug overdose in July 2018, Demi Lovato, 27, is staging a comeback, complete with a new single she released on March 6, 2020. "I Love Me," as Lovato described to Ellen DeGeneres, is an anthem about self-love. "We are good by ourselves," she explained. "We don't need a partner, we don't need, like, substance. We're good." 

Although it's clear the singer is moving forward with her life, there are some topics from her past that she struggles to avoid in interviews, including her earlier work with Disney. In a March 2020 interview with Harper's Bazaar,  Lovato — who appeared alongside the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock and starred in Sonny with a Chance — was asked about whether she stays in touch with other alums from the House of Mouse. In addition to the Jonas Brothers, these names include Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, both of who have had friendships with Lovato.

As for where these relationships stand today? Let's just say Lovato shared some compelling nuggets of info in the chat. 

Demi Lovato will always have love for Selena Gomez

Once upon a time, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez were inseparable, a friendship that began on the set of Barney and Friends in 2002 and included Disney's Princess Protection Program in 2009. But once Gomez became tight with musician Taylor Swift, their relationship appeared to go downhill, and in 2010, Lovato told a fan to "ask Taylor" when questioned about the status of their friendship. 

It's unclear what happened between the two, although Gomez did allude to Lovato's addiction in an interview. "She was going through things and I was so young and it was confusing," she told Seventeen in 2014. "I processed it saying, 'OK, I don't understand what she's going through so I'm just going to do this.' I don't think it was fair, and I'm so happy that I have her back in my life now."

Cut to 2020. Although the former pals don't appear to be BFFs like before, the love they have for one another hasn't faded. "When you grow up with somebody, you're always going to have love for them, Lovato told Harper's Bazaar. "But I'm not friends with her ... I will always have love for her, and I wish everybody nothing but the best."

Gomez echoed this sentiment in an interview after Lovato's apparent overdose, telling Elle, "I reached out personally. I didn't do a public thing ... I love her. I've known her since I was seven."

Demi Lovato's complicated past with the Jonas Brothers

Phew, where do we even start with Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato? After starring in 2008's Camp Rock together, Lovato dated Joe Jonas briefly in 2010, and during this time, she became close with his younger sibling, Nick Jonas. The two sang a duet together at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in 2014, and in May 2016, they appeared in an episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. "[Demi and I] became even closer because it was never going to be romantic," Nick explained to Billboard about their sweet friendship.

The Jonas Brothers and Lovato also maintained a business relationship, touring together and appearing at each other's concerts. Although everything seemed awesome between the friends, the mood seemed to shift after Lovato seemingly teased a romantic connection with Nick in October 2017. "You know, something that I will always keep to myself is? Who I write my songs about," she coyly told Ellen DeGeneres when asked about her romantic single, "Ruin a Friendship." The awkward piece to this puzzle? Nick and his wife, Priyanka Chopra, were reportedly dating at this point.

When Lovato had her apparent overdose in July 2018, the Jonas Brothers sent her well wishes on social media.  However, the singer unfollowed Nick in November 2018, and she confirmed to Harper's Bazaar that she no longer talks to the siblings. What's more? Lovato seemed to shade the brothers in her "I Love Me" music video.

Demi Lovato has a true friend in Miley Cyrus

Out of all Devi Lovato's Disney pals, she appears the closest to Miley Cyrus, despite a brief fallout in 2014. "I don't have anything in common with her anymore," Lovato said at the time during an interview with Boston's 103.3 AMP Radio (via Billboard). The two have since reconnected, and the Sonny with a Chance alum appeared on Cyrus' Instagram Live series, Bright Minded: Live With Miley. "You've always been a light in my life and that's why we connected at 14," Lovato told the Hannah Montana alum during the conversation. "I had a f*****g gap in my tooth. And we still connected then because we just saw something in each other."

As if their friendship wasn't already clear enough, Lovato confirmed their good standing to Harper's Bazaar. "I talk to Miley [Cyrus]," she said. "She's awesome, and I love her to death and always will, always have. But I think she's kind of the only one from that era that I still stay in touch with."

Although Cyrus and Lovato are on good terms, there are plenty of other Disney channel stars who didn't get along.