Demi Lovato is feeling safer, renewed, and welcomed after attending a church recommended by celebrity agent Scooter Braun in L.A.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, the twenty-seven-year-old pop star opened up about her relationship with God, which she admitted had been an up and down one for a while.
“I was not really a big church person, like even a month ago,” she explained, adding that she is now attending regularly.
For Lovato, the change of heart came right after her 2018 drug overdose, which was a major wakeup call for her.
“I tried to seek God through other experiences, whether that’s through other relationships or substances,” she explained. “And it’s just like, I had to realize that the God that I’m seeking, the God that I love and the God that I want to be my God is available 24/7, always at an arm’s length and constantly with me. I need to focus on myself and my relationship with myself and my relationship with God.”
While chatting with Lowe, Lovato shared how her manager, Scooter Braun, helped bring her to a Bible Study and later find a church.
In a 2018 interview, Braun, who also manages Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, opened up about how finding God was the best thing that ever happened to Justin Bieber.
“The best thing that happened to Justin Bieber is that he found God. He was able to remove himself from being worshipped and realize he’s in service to others. Because I don’t think human beings are built to be worshipped.”
Lovato shared that during a “rough night” she was experiencing, Braun, who runs Ithaca Ventures, invited her to a Bible study.
“He was like, ‘Hey, do you wanna go to Bible study?’ And I was like, ‘Wait, aren’t you Jewish?’” Lovato said. “So he took me there and I just heard God clearer than I had heard Him in a long time.”
“I just feel safer and I feel renewed,” Lovato added.
Just this past year, the pop singer was baptized in the Jordan River in Israel, raving about her experience on Instagram.
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel. I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God … something I’ve been missing for a few years now,” Lovato wrote. “To be baptized in the Jordan river — the same place Jesus was baptized — I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”