Teen Star Demi Lovato Claims Jewish Roots

November 12, 2012 4:41 pm 4 comments

Demi Lovato. Photo: Ashton Noe.

Actress-singer/tortured child star/current X Factor host Demi Lovato made a big announcement on Twitter Monday—well sort of. During the course of a conversation on her Twitter page she made mention of the fact that she is part Jewish. We’re not sure how much Jewish she is though. Below is the actual tweet and the reactions from some of her more, shall we say, committed fans. Whether this is a recent discovery or she’s only just divulging this sacred truth is unclear.

A welcoming fan:

An overwhelmed fan:

4 Comments

  • Demi, hi, why ur doing this? Now the middle eastern is hating u but me, i will not hate u, but please help gaza so god can give u courage to fight what ur dreaming for and let u be strong and have faith, we believe in u, and trust u but please dont be jewish, dojt be against ur own best friend selena, she is helping gaza because they dont have food, home, and babies are dying please help save gaza so we could be together in peace! I hope u listen and feel their pain!

  • Cool! I love her music!!!

  • Her father comes from the Mexican community in New Mexico. Her mother is the daughter of a Protestant minister.

    My best guess is, she knows or thinks she knows she has “crypto-Jewish” ancestry on her father’s side, as many Mexicans in New Mexico do. Linda Chavez, the politician, is also the daughter of a New Mexican Mexican father and an Anglo mother; on a television series, a DNA test showed she likely had as much as 20% Sephardic ancestry (i.e. her father was about half).

    Demi’s father could have as much.

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