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“Sweaty, messy jiu jitsu hair,” Lovato captioned the photo, along with the hashtags #bluebelt and #nevergiveup. Lovato’s #nevergiveup hashtag has a deeper meaning when put in the context of her sobriety. After her hospitalization in July 2018, Lovato took to Instagram to enlighten her fans about her struggle with addiction, calling it “something I must continue to overcome.”
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Lovato has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for years and her tireless commitment (#nevergiveup) to the sport is not lost on us. This photo even got a prayer hands emoji from the official UFC Instagram account.
In a video going around social media, Lovato’s sister, Dallas Lovato, said, “Ya know what? Here’s another thing I’m just saying to all the f–king tabloids out there right now calling my sister fat, go f–k yourself because she’s the most beautiful, strong, amazing person that I’ve ever met in my entire life. And everyone why are you making my sister’s body the topic of your conversation, go f–k yourself.”
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