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Demi Lovato encouraged Selena Gomez to go to rehab

Selena Gomez turned to her friend, Demi Lovato, when she needed help.

By Gabrielle Levy
Demi Lovato encouraged Selena Gomez to go to rehab
Cast member Selena Gomez attends the premiere of the motion picture crime drama "Getaway" at the Regency Village Theatre in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on August 26, 2013. "Getaway" is the gritty, exciting action thriller from Warner Brothers in which former race car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock as he commandeers a custom Shelby Super Snake Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner on a high-speed adventure at the command of a mysterious villain on a race against time to save the life of his kidnapped wife. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Demi Lovato knows a thing or two about going to rehab, so when Selena Gomez faced troubles of her own, the singer urged her friend to get help.

Lovato, who spent time in rehab in 2010 and 2011 for physical and mental issues, encouraged Gomez to acknowledge her problems and check herself into rehab.

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“Demi helped her find the strength to do it,” an insider said. "Demi told her it's OK to be honest about having a problem."

Lovato and Gomez have been friends since childhood, and though they had a falling-out, they say they're stronger than ever.

“They’ve really bonded over their issues," the source said.

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