Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato open up about on-and-off friendship

Making lemonade out of lemons!

Pop stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato took advantage of self-isolation to reconnect on a joint Instagram Live chat on Tuesday. The gabfest was part of Cyrus’ new afternoon talk show called “Bright Minded: Live with Miley,” which streams on the “Malibu” singer’s Instagram.

The conversation between the two pop queens, both 27, veered from lighthearted to more serious topics, including body image.

Cyrus opened up about her own struggles that followed after her infamous 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, performing alongside Robin Thicke while clad in a tan bodysuit.

“I basically went through two or three years where I wouldn’t wear shorts. I stopped wearing skirts on stage, all this s— because after the VMAs…everyone started comparing me to a turkey and putting a turkey in my outfit,” she explained.

“I was just so skinny and so pasty and they kept putting me next to this turkey, and I was feeling so bad on myself,” Cyrus noted.

Cyrus continued, “I think what was so hard about it was my brand has always been about being so unapologetically myself and being confident, and the worse thing that I would feel like I would be to my fans is lying or a fraud.”

“I’m so sad that you went through that and I had no idea,” Lovato responded.  “I wish I could’ve been there…if that ever f—— happens again, you better call me,” she continued.

Cyrus and Lovato then discussed their friendship — the two have known each other since the age of 14 during their days as Disney Chanel starlets — and acknowledged that they often go for stretches without talking to each other.

“We can not talk forever and then some bulls— will go down, and I’ll just know you’re the person I want to reach out to,” Cyrus confessed. “In dark times, it’s really important to reach towards those who are illuminated. I just think that you’re such a light — even if it took this crisis to get us connected again.”

Lovato mused that perhaps they connected “because of spirituality or maybe it was just our hearts.”

“Or maybe we were just gay as f—,” Cyrus cheekily added, causing Lovato to laugh raucously.

Both singers have been open about their sexuality in the past.

Cyrus is dating Aussie singer Cody Simpson following her split from husband Liam Hemsworth, but identifies as pansexual and has dated both men and women. Lovato, for her part, has described her sexuality as “very fluid” in a 2018 In Style magazine interview.

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