|Former X Factor judge allegedly 'gave her the strength'|
Selena Gomez's short stay in rehab earlier this year was a surprise to many of her followers, but it is reported today that the person who urged her to seek help was none other than her famous BFF Demi Lovato.
Demi herself is no stranger to facing her demons head-on, having sought treatment for a plethora of issues several years ago.
While Selena's problems are reportedly completely different to those of the former X Factor USA judge's, she was still able to lend a supportive hand.
"Demi helped her find the strength to [go]," an insider tells In Touch.
"Demi told her it's OK to be honest about having a problem."
The 'Skyscraper' singer has been openly supportive of Selena's time in treatment over recent weeks, but has also remained respectfully tight-lipped on the finer details.
"They've really bonded over their issues," the source added, confirming that the friendship of the two Disney pals is now stronger than ever.
Dems is now on her Neon Lights tour, which is being musically and creatively directed by Nick Jonas, while Selena is laying low after a whirlwind 2013.
She previously scrapped a string of concert dates at the end of last year due to unspecified personal issues.
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