'Demi gave me courage!' Lovato's mom thanks hitmaker for helping her beat eating disorder and drug abuse after being so open about her own struggle

Family is the key to a happy life.

So says singer Demi Lovato and her mother Dianna De La Garza thanking their nearest and dearest for helping them both recover from eating disorders and substance abuse.

The duo discussed Dianna's new memoir, Falling With Wings: A Mother's Story, with Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan in New York on Friday.

They dare to share: Demi Lovato, right, joined her mom Dianna De La Garza on GMA on Friday to talk about the 55-year-old's new memoir Falling With Wings: A Mother's Story

They dare to share: Demi Lovato, right, joined her mom Dianna De La Garza on GMA on Friday to talk about the 55-year-old's new memoir Falling With Wings: A Mother's Story

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From being on stage Demi Lovato is used to putting on costumes and showing us her quirky style. She was at it again when appearing on Good Morning America with her mum to promote a new book.

The singer was in a co-ord trouser suit from designer Akris that is covered in sketchy faces for a fun angle on the power suit and finished the look with black Gucci stiletto pumps. The silk crepe blazer features a shawl collar and is cut with a relaxed fit, whilst the trousers are a high-rise, straight-let style.

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Dianna, wearing a bright red dress, appeared solo first.

'Demi is the one that gave me the courage because she was being so open and honest and vocal about her struggles and I saw how much it was helping people everywhere,' the 55-year-old shared.

'When I was writing my book, I thought, "I want to be honest and open and tell the whole story." '

Her book reveals the struggle with fame and mental illness and what's possible with the love and support of family.

The beautiful 55-year-old blonde wore a scarlet dress while her 25-year-old daughter opted for an unusual white pants suit decorated with  stick people drawn in black ink

The beautiful 55-year-old blonde wore a scarlet dress while her 25-year-old daughter opted for an unusual white pants suit decorated with  stick people drawn in black ink

Lavishing praise: The hitmaker told GMA co-host Michael Strahan how proud she was of her mom for 'sharing her story'

Lavishing praise: The hitmaker told GMA co-host Michael Strahan how proud she was of her mom for 'sharing her story'

Beautiful blonde: Dianna appeared solo at first, talking about the struggle with her mental illness and what's possible with the love and support of family
'This equals happiness':  'The reality for me today is being mentally and physically healthy'

Beautiful blonde: Dianna appeared solo at first, talking about the struggle with her mental illness and what's possible with the love and support of family

'Despite how far and how hard we had fallen as a family, we had restored our wings through therapy and were able to soar toward a brighter future as a family together,' Dianna said.

'The reality for me today is being mentally and physically healthy, plus being able to work a job that you truly love every day of your life.

'That's what I think really equals happiness,' she continued.

Dianna went into treatment in 2011 for substance abuse and eating disorders and Demi has frequently talked about her similar problems.

Telling it all: Dianna, bottom right on her book cover with Demi, top right, and daughters Madison, top left, and Dallas 

Telling it all: Dianna, bottom right on her book cover with Demi, top right, and daughters Madison, top left, and Dallas 

Stage presence: Demi performed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 3 in Las Vegas. Dealing with her fame was a problem for the singer and her mom

Stage presence: Demi performed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 3 in Las Vegas. Dealing with her fame was a problem for the singer and her mom

Demi, 25, who later joined her mom onstage, added: 'I know it's not easy to be open with the world and for her to share her story is something that I'm extremely proud of.'

The hitmaker-actress, who wore a white pants suit decorated with stick people drawn in black ink, also said her mom's outlook on life had changed.

'She kind of had a cloud over her and now she glows and she is just so cheerful and she's the most positive person I know,' she said.

Early start: Dianna wore a green trenchcoat when she turned up at GMA's New York studio

Early start: Dianna wore a green trenchcoat when she turned up at GMA's New York studio

Eye-catching entrance: The Sorry Not Sorry star made a statement in her white pants suit when she arrived at the GMA studio

Eye-catching entrance: The Sorry Not Sorry star made a statement in her white pants suit when she arrived at the GMA studio

Good from all angles: Demi's raven tresses cascaded over her shoulders and down her back
Rear-ly great view: The singer-actress stopped to greet fans as she went into the studio

Good from all angles: Demi's raven tresses cascaded over her shoulders and down her back

 

 

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