7:00am PT by Chris Gardner, Jane Carlson
Frenemies Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus Come Together on Sobriety
The alleged feud between Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato may really be over (despite a brief run-in at the L.A. Women's March). When queried about Cyrus' recovery, Lovato, a new face of Kate Hudson's Fabletics, delivered nothing but love. (Cyrus told Billboard that she's "completely clean" after giving up alcohol, weed and other drugs.)
"I am really proud of Miley," Lovato, who recently celebrated a five-year sobriety milestone, tells THR. "I think that it helps people to know that there are people in the spotlight that have challenges, that are faced with very stressful lives. I think it helps to know that recovery is possible and it’s something that is so important to certain people like myself."
She was speaking about Cyrus as well as Brad Pitt, who revealed to GQ Style that he, too, is now sober: "I wouldn’t be alive without my sobriety, and the people that are sober today in this industry, I commend them a lot. But even in day-to-day life, no matter whether you are from the middle of nowhere or you live in a big city, addiction doesn’t discriminate, so whenever you are able to take control back, it’s really admirable."
Of her current sober stint, Cyrus told Billboard that it has changed her perspective. “I like to surround myself with people that make me want to get better, more evolved, open," said Cyrus, who will have a world premiere performance of her new single "Malibu" at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 21. "And I was noticing, it’s not the people that are stoned. I want to be super clear and sharp, because I know exactly where I want to be.”
A version of this story first appeared in the May 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.