American singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato has come back from a difficult year, and she’s done so with a strength and confidence most of us can only dream of.
Lovato starting practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2016 and, after a year of hard work, earned her blue belt.
She shared the milestone in an Instagram post from August 2017:
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I'm so beyond excited because I just received my blue belt in #brazilianjiujitsu!!!! I fell in love with #BJJ over a year ago and have been training several times a week ever since.. thank you so much to @chilcote.dunn @captainHarlan_ @tarsisbjj for giving me my belt along with one of the most important and special women in my life today @officialdaniellemartin/@trueboundaries – I love you so much and couldn't be more grateful for you 💙💙💙💙 also special shoutout to @jayglazer for flying in to give me my belt as well!!! Love you jay!!!
After an accidental drug overdose earlier this year, Lovato has not been active on social media.
Donning her blue belt and robe once again, she shared a photo that seems to reinforce the statement she made to fans once she left the hospital: “I will keep fighting.”
And the message is really speaking to her fans’ hearts.
Demi Lovato just posted a photo of her back at her jiu jitsu studio and my entire heart has fallen back into place
— Erini (@Erinim4) December 4, 2018
You looking fabulous lady! Heal and come back to us refreshed, and better than ever. God has his arms around you, just stop to feel his embrace. Review Romans 10: 10-20.
— LaQusha Finley (@LaqushaF) December 5, 2018
— Bobby Aguirre (@bobbyaguirre) December 5, 2018
Being the lover of Jiu Jitsu that I am, I always geek when I see @ddlovato back on the mats. It's always a therapeutic feeling and clears your mind. Love seeing her promote it to the rest of the world. Also, the moral of the story is get you a girl that can kick ass 🥊 pic.twitter.com/tuIeJFOES0
— Diestefano Loma (@ChicagoMamba) December 5, 2018
— ♡🌹 AJ Loves Demi 🌹♡ (@waitingforevrx) December 5, 2018
The “Sober” singer said:
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 21, 2018
So this update is giving people hope for her journey.
Demi Lovato is keeping busy post-rehab; looking happy, healthy and achieving her blue belt in jiu jitsu. 🥋💙 pic.twitter.com/HcGfs3k4fp
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) December 4, 2018
— Jaymee (@JaymeeBabiii) December 5, 2018
@ddlovato doing Jiu-Jitsu again!! 😱😍🥰☺️😊 I’m a blue belt myself too !! If you ever wanna roll 😏
— himynameisdanny 🦖 (@D_Duzit) December 5, 2018
Well in recent news Demi Lovato is back on the mats again. I bet a lot if you all didn't know that Demi was a mat savage outside of her career did you? But don't worry homie your Jiu-Jitsu fam has your back!
— Ryan Graham (@Grahamcracker25) December 5, 2018
@ddlovato it is lovely to see you back training jiu jitsu, what a queen 😍 You are incredible and I am so proud of you 😘 I love you so much xx
— Annmarie (@jb2kaii10) December 5, 2018
Lovato would remind anyone struggling with addiction that you are stronger than it. #KeepFighting.
@ddlovato we are happy to hear that you have returned to jiu-jitsu and I'm so happy to see you so good 💗🥰
— ju loves demi ︽✵︽ (@earlydobrev) December 5, 2018
i was thinking about demi lovato earlier today and i just opened up instagram and the first photo i see is her after jiu jitsu. :’)
— نورهان (@nurhankaisii) December 5, 2018
@ddlovato I ❤ Jiu-jitsu and I want to roll with you!!!
— Jillian Latorre (@jillineerts) December 2, 2018
Who else is down to roll with Demi?