Demi Lovato Isn't Even Pretending to Be Friends With Miley Cyrus Anymore

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato and Miley Cyrus may have developed a close friendship as they both rose to fame on the Disney Channel, but the besties have definitely gone their separate ways over the years. So much so that in a radio interview Monday, November 24, the Sonny With a Chance star awkwardly responded that she and Miley are just acquaintances when asked about their friendship.

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The 22-year-old was answering fan questions on the air with Boston's The TJ Show, when a caller asked if she and Miley were still friends. She responded with a long pause, followed by, "Umm, yeah ... that. We're, like, acquaintances."

She explained herself further, saying that they have drifted apart in recent years, as Miley has made partying her priority and Demi has made sobriety hers. "Yeah, it's life and people change," she admitted. "And you, know, I don't have anything in common with her anymore, and I wish her all the best."

Demi has not been shy about overcoming her demons, which included bulimia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and self-medicating with drugs and alcohol, so it's no wonder she doesn't feel like she has much in common with Miley, who just threw herself a penis-and-cannabis-themed birthday party over the weekend.

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A source close to Lovato said there may be a bit more to the story than the former Disney stars just growing apart. Apparently she cares about her image and doesn't want to be associated with anyone who parties like they just don't care.

The insider dished to E! News, "Miley is a wild card and Demi has made a point of not surrounding herself with people [who party too much]" and added that "Demi's sobriety is very important to her."

"Demi tries to be reserved in public and cares very much about how she is perceived," the source continued, before mentioning an awkward social situation between the two.

"About six months ago at a small gathering, both Miley and Demi were there. They were in the same room for only a few moments, and it was super-awkward, very girly high-school, pretending to ignore each other. They didn't speak, they didn't even make eye contact."

Wowza! It sounds like Demi and Miley have officially become frenemies. I guess if that's the case, it's nice that Demi can just say they've grown apart and leave it at that.

Do you think Demi and Miley will ever be close friends again?

 

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