It’s been almost a year since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.
Fortunately, the singer has dedicated that time to recovery, self-improvement, and spending time with the people who are most important to her.
Lovato recently returned from a vacation to Bora Bora with two of her closest friends.
On Instagram, she’s been gushing about the experience non-stop, calling the French Polynesian island her “favorite place” on Earth.
In some scenarios, it might be irritating to listen to a wealthy young celebrity boast about her awesome vacation.
But given how much Demi has been through in the past year, it’s a joy to see her so happy.
Plus, she posted a bunch of bikini pics, so it’s sort of like she brought us back a souvenir.
“Just left what’s possibly my favorite place on Earth with my best friends,” Demi captioned one photo.
“Bora Bora is literal heaven on Earth.. I may be posting a lot of pics in the next few days.. I’m sorry in advance.”
But it’s not just sun-soaked beaches that captured Demi’s heart these past few days.
The time with her closest confidantes was obviously a major mood-booster, as well.
“Just me and my best friends living our best lives..,” captiones a selfie in which she’s posing alongside Matthew Scott Montgomery and Sirah.
“Thank you for never leaving me in my darkest moments, for always drying my tears.. even when they’re from watching Moana.. thank you for being loyal, honest and so grateful for every little thing.”
“I’m so lucky to be best friends with two incredible souls who are so talented and creative because it inspires me daily. And you’re so supportive of me and every little thing I do.”
While Demi never mentioned her overdose directly, she thanked Matthew and Sirah for “never abandoning” her when she was “going through s–t.”
“You’ve traveled across the country to visit me and stayed with me at my house for days on end when I’m struggling to make sure,” she wrote.
“I’m okay but most importantly you never abandoned me like others did when I was going through s–t.. you were there to listen, without judgement and only love and I can never fully express what that means to me.”
Sirah returned the favor in a heartfelt post dedicated to Lovato:
“Sorry not sorry I’m sobbing like coral reef. Thank you for everything you are and do,” the 30-year-old musician wrote.
“I’m so grateful to you and for you and so beyond proud of the work you’ve done.”
In the early days of the singer’s recovery, many fans blamed Demi’s friends for her overdose.
While that’s obviously not fair, Lovato has cut some negative influences out of her life and is reportedly far more selective about her social circle these days.
These days, the singer seems to be living her best life, and we couldn’t be happier for her.
Even if we are a bit jealous of her vacation photos.