- Demi Lovato’s candid documentary inspired Paris Hilton to open up about her own life.
- Lovato released “Simply Complicated” in 2017, and Hilton released her own documentary in 2020.
- “I was just as stunned as the rest of the world by how real and vulnerable and brave he was.”
paris hilton has said Demi lovato The decision to speak candidly about the difficulties she has faced inspired her to do the same.
“I had no intention of revealing the truth about myself. years of ‘boarding’. But then Demi Lovato rocked my world,” Hilton wrote in her autobiography, “Paris: memories,” released on Tuesday.
“I knew and loved Demi for a while, but I was just as stunned as the rest of the world by how real and vulnerable and brave she was,” she said of Lovato’s documentary.Just complicated.“
Published in its entirety on YouTube, 2017 documentary film featured emotional interviews with the grammy nominated singer about navigating child stardom in the public eye. It covers his breakup with the actor. wilmer valderramashe complicated sexualityits course eating disorderand her drug use while performing on the Disney Channel.
“In the doc, Demi shared a painful reckoning with a difficult past; in person, I saw her in the midst of an intense journey of self-acceptance and discovery,” the hotel heiress continued.
“I envied that acceptance,” Hilton wrote of the singer who performed at Hilton’s 2021. wedding with carter reum.
“I wanted that discovery for myself. But most of all, I was inspired by Demi’s courage.”
Hilton wrote that Lovato’s trip “awakened courage” in herself and she changed her earlier decision to keep the abuse and subsequent trauma she said she experienced in a series of abusive boarding schools a secret.
“Instead of worrying about what it would mean for my brand, I started thinking about what it would do to the troubled teen industry if I came out of the shadows and spoke my truth,” Hilton explained.
Hilton did not speak publicly about the 11 months she spent in residential treatment centers as Provo Canyon School until 2020 in a documentary, also posted on YouTube, titled “This Is Paris”.
He recent mom said in the documentary that she and other students were victims of physical and mental abuse and that the school was a “scary” place to live because the staff were “sadistic” and “wanted to torture and hurt the children.”
The following year, Hilton testified on Capitol Hill in favor of a bill that would give boys more protection at facilities for “troubled teens,” saying she had been “strangled, slapped, and watched in the shower by male staff” during her time at Provo Canyon School, which is based in Utah.
Speaking to PeopleA spokesman for the school, which changed ownership in 2000, two years after Hilton left, said: “Therefore, we cannot comment on operations or the patient experience prior to that time.”
“We are committed to providing high-quality care for youth with special and often complex emotional, behavioral and psychiatric needs.”
Paris Hilton’s “Paris: The Memoir” is out now.