Demi Lovato has been out of rehab for a while now, just a little earlier than we all thought she might be. Still, Demi’s choice. It’s also Demi’s choice who gets a paycheck from her every month, and she recently proved she doesn’t appreciate it when random fans try to tell her which members of her inner circle they believe don’t have her best interests at heart.
Recently, Demi’s team went down a member. Last week, Demi’s personal trainer of three years Danielle Martin revealed to Radar Online that Demi had given her the boot. Danielle says she tried to speak up honestly about Demi’s issues, and that she told Demi that she’s got to stand up around some of the people she surrounds herself with. Danielle alleges that some of the more questionable people in Demi’s entourage went to Demi, accusing Danielle of making it all about herself. And then Danielle found herself without a job.
Danielle isn’t to be confused with Demi’s backup dancer Dani Vitale. After Demi was hospitalized in July of a suspected overdose, it was rumored she had been partying for 12 hours straight while celebrating Dani’s birthday. It was also rumored that Dani might have provided drugs to Demi (although that was later confirmed to be not true). Not long after Demi’s overdose, Dani spoke out about the situation to the press, saying she cared about Demi but wasn’t with her when the overdose allegedly happened and that she’s never even seen a drug in her life.
One of Demi’s fans has clearly been paying attention to the Dani/Danielle drama over the past few months. According to People magazine, a Twitter and Instagram user let their feelings be known by accusing Demi of picking a poor entourage.
People say that Demi wasn’t having it, and she jumped into the comments to set the record straight. Demi reportedly replied:
“You have no idea what you’re talking about. True friends don’t do interviews when you OD.”
It sounded like Demi was referring to Dani, her former backup dancer. But Demi later clarified her comment, writing: “I’m not talking about Dani Vitale.” So it could be that Demi was referring to Danielle, her former personal trainer. Or who knows? Maybe there’s another Dani in here somewhere that has just added another Danielle-flavored layer to this drama.
The fan kind of makes it sound like Demi’s team is comprised of shady characters, ready to push her out on stage and instruct her to “Sparkle, Demi, sparkle” as they count their money. But it also sounds like Demi has maybe cut out the people she doesn’t want around her, specifically those with loose lips. I guess we’ll know for sure if anyone in her team has rotten motives if Demi suddenly announces The ‘Gotta Make That Cash’ Recovery Exploitation Tour.