DEMI Lovato has been leaning on her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, following the death of her father.
The star missed the June 24 auditions, for season three of The X Factor, after she learned her estranged father, Patrick Lovato, passed away.
Since then, Demi has been getting a lot of support from Wilmer, friends and co-workers.
“[Wilmer] is her rock and he has been in constant contact with her, both by text and in person, during this difficult time and he’ll continue to be her shoulder to cry on,” a source said.
“X Factor is going to give her all the time she needs to mourn and take care of that sad situation. She can return when she is ready.”
Demi has not talked to her father in nearly five years.
“The last time I talked to him was two years ago, you try to have faith in somebody, even when you’re the last person that believes in him. But when somebody lets you down after you’ve been the only one there for them, and so many times, you don’t know what else to do,” she once said.