Demi Lovato Got Sober Because of Her Younger Sister Madison

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Demi Lovato wanted nothing more than to be able to be around her little sister, Madison De La Garza.
 
According to Access Hollywood, it was the threat of not being able to see her sister that really woke her up and motivated her to get sober.
 
“The last time that I had an intervention, it was my management, my entire team, manager, lawyers, everyone and my parents coming into a room saying if you don’t get sober – my mom specifically said, ‘You know, we’re going to move back to Texas and you’re not going to be able to be around your little sister,’” Lovato explained.
 
Lovato's mom, Dianna Hart, recalled this being the tough love her daughter needed to really change her life around. “I couldn’t allow her, at that point, to be around her little sister because of the things that we found out, that really were going on,” Hart said. “I had to set an example for Madison… I had to protect her and [Demi] knew that.”
 
She continued, “So when I said, ‘I’m moving back to Texas,’ she knew that I finally meant it that time, and that’s when we all sat down with her and said, ‘This is it, you have to make a change or we’re all going our separate ways because if you don’t want this career, we’re not going to want it for you.’”
 
And that's exactly what happened. The 21-year-old "Neon Lights" singer checked herself into rehab that very night.

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