Demi Lovato & Miley Cyrus Aren’t Friends Anymore, But Is There Hope For The Future?
I don't know about you, but I find the loss of celebrity friendships a lot more tragic than your average celebrity break up. I mean, when two celebrities date or get married, they have a higher chance of breaking up than even a regular person. However, celebrity friendships — especially female celebrity friendships — are close to my heart since those seem a lot more rock solid. Just look at Taylor Swift and Lorde or Swift and Selena Gomez or Swift and Karlie Kloss or Swift and any of the five hundred other women she can count among her lady friends. So, excuse me a moment while I shed a tear over the fact that Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus aren't friends anymore, according to an interview Lovato gave to Boston’s 103.3 AMP Radio on Monday.
"Um…yeah… that, um… we’re, we’re like, we’re acquaintances," said Lovato. "It’s life, and people change, and, you know, I don’t have anything in common with her anymore, and I wish her all the best." From that, we can at least be comforted by the fact that the two singers don't seem to be feuding or at odds after a friendship-ending fight. I'm not sure if that's better or worse, actually, because a feud or a fight could be overcome, but simply growing apart makes it harder to reconcile in a friendship.
According to the International Business Times, Lovato and Cyrus have been friends since she was 14 years old — back when both girls were working for the Disney Channel on Hannah Montana and Camp Rock respectively. However, their friendship was not without its turbulence, turbulence that had nothing to do with Cyrus' complete reinvention of her image at the 2013 MTV VMAs or Lovato's stint in rehab and subsequent reinvention of her own image. For example, in March 2014, the two were engaged in a rather nasty feud that led Cyrus and Lovato to unfollow each other on Twitter.
However, they soon made up, as Lovato said in the March 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine. "[Miley] and I are strong headed. When we fight it's brutal and we're like, 'We're never going to be friends again!' Then two days later, were like, 'I love you and I miss you!'" By July 2014, Lovato was defending Cyrus from critics who persisted in calling her a bad influence or needlessly shocking, so it seemed that their friendship was just as solid as it ever was. In light of all that, it seems to come out of left field for Lovato to reveal that they're back to not speaking and that this time there's no fight or feud behind it. It's just life.
So, are Lovato and Cyrus ever going to be friends again? At this point, I would say that even if they are, it's unlikely they're going to be as close as they were before. After all, Selena Gomez and Lovato are friends and yet they still don't spend nearly as much time together as they did when they were both on the Disney Channel and making YouTube videos together. Lovato's former place in Gomez's life seems to be neatly replaced by Swift and Gomez's former place in Lovato's life seemed to be replaced by Cyrus — until now.
While I'm sad to see the end of the Lovato-Cyrus era, at least we can be glad that their friendship ended in what seems to be a quiet and mature way. The last thing the world needs is another celebrity feud, especially between former friends. And the lack of a feud will make it easier for them to catch up later down the line if they feel like finding common ground and becoming friends again, since there won't be any lingering anger or resentment to overcome first.
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