There’s nothing more heartfelt than a reunion between a child and her estranged father. Unless, of course, the child is famous and dad decides to sell the story to a tabloid. No, we’re not talking about Michael Lohan, though Demi Lovato’s dad, Patrick Lovato, seems to be taking a cue from Lindsay's notorious father.
The Disney up-and-comer's dad divorced her mom, an ex-Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, back in 1994 and grew distant from Demi, but in February, Demi paid him a surprise visit. “I was at my dad's house when I heard a knock on the door, and he yelled out that someone wanted to see me,” Patrick blabbed to Star Magazine. “I walked out of the bedroom, and there was Demi! I couldn't believe how beautiful she was. The first thing she said to me was, 'Hey, partner… I love you!' We threw our arms around each other and began to cry." It's a little weird that Demi calls her dad 'partner' (Huh?), but we’re happy for her. How long until Ryan Seacrest commissions a new reality series on the family called Living Lovato Loca?