Demi Lovato has posted a powerful message about body positivity as she celebrated the changed in her own appearance.
The 28-year-old former Disney star has a long history of being an open book about her struggles and triumphs in life.
And taking to Instagram on Friday, the singer and actress opened up about the positive changes she has noted in her own body in recent times.
The star – who split from fiancé Max Ehrich, 28, last month – shared a photo of herself posing in a mirror while wearing a vest top and loose fitting jogging bottoms.
Drawing attention to her newfound appreciation for her breasts, the star wrote: “Fun fact: I never had boobs until I started eating what I wanted.
“My whole life I hated my small tittaayyys and then when I finally let go of my eating issues, I GOT THE BOOBS I WANTED!!!
“This is no push-up bra or boob-job y’all!!! IT’S ALL ME!!
“And you know what, they’re gonna change too!!! AND I’LL BE OKAY WITH THAT AS WELL!!”
Demi continued: “But let this be a lesson y’all.. our bodies will do what they are SUPPOSED to when we let go of trying to control what it does for us.
“Oh the irony…. Did you have a similar experience when making peace with your eating issues?? I’d love to hear!!!”
Fans and followers were quick to respond to Demi’s post with many sharing their own body changing experiences in light of the star’s statement.
While many others left notes of encouragement and appreciation for the star’s post as they commended her for bravely speaking out.
One fan replied: “I’m so proud of you Demi, really really proud, I hope one day I can say that I finally made peace with my body, I’m trying to work on that. And you are my inspiration.”
Demi has previously discussed suffering from anorexia and bulimia.
She said during a podcast in 2017: “I thought the past few years was [my] recovery from an eating disorder when it actually was just [me] completely falling into it.
“And I just realized that maybe my symptoms weren’t as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue.”
Reflecting on her recovers, she said at the time: “I honestly think that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past years, just like me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t and then living this kind of lie trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I wasn’t.”
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