Demi Lovato and Valerie Bertinelli were first spotted on the set of their upcoming pilot Hungry.
Valerie, 61, who became a sitcom icon for her spin on One Day At A Time in the 1970s, will play Demi’s mom on the new show.
The duo appeared to be excited when they were seen grinning widely while shooting outside in Los Angeles.
Back on TV: Demi Lovato and Valerie Bertinelli were first spotted on the set of their upcoming pilot Hungry
Demi, who came out as a non-binary a few months ago, was dressed in workout clothes on set just like Valerie.
In fact, Demi is no stranger to TV stardom either, as he rose to fame as a teenager in the Disney Channel’s Camp Rock movies.
Meanwhile, Valerie’s last regular sitcom was the Betty White vehicle Hot In Cleveland, which ended on TV Land in 2015.
Suzanne Martin, the creator of Hot In Cleveland, is also the writer behind Hungry, which follows the members of a food group.
Legging it: Demi, who came out as a non-binary a few months ago, was dressed in workout clothes on set, just like Valerie
Valerie’s character Lisa runs a restaurant and has repeatedly experienced large swings in her weight over the past few decades.
Lisa is very close to Teddy, Demi’s character, who as a ‘food stylist’ tries to develop both a better love life and less problematic eating habits.
Last week Valerie posted images on Insta Stories of her tearfully discussing her real-life weight struggle over the years.
The sitcom legend, who hosts the Food Network show Valerie’s Home Cooking, had come across a troll in her comments saying she needed to “lose weight.”
Remember when: Valerie became a sitcom icon as a result of her spin on the 1970s show One Day At A Time (pictured)
Laughter: Her last sitcom as a regular series was the TV Land show Hot In Cleveland where she (left) is pictured with Betty White (center) and Wendie Malick (right)
“Because I don’t have a scale or I don’t have clothes that I try to put on every day and I don’t have mirrors so I don’t see what’s become of me,” she replied sarcastically. in the Insta Stories video.
Valerie insisted the jab in her comments was “not damn helpful,” adding that “I could lose the weight and keep it off, I would.”
Meanwhile, in real life, Demi is recovering from bulimia and has been openly candid about the experience of suffering from an eating disorder.
A few months ago, the Heart Attack singer controversially waded into the food debate by slamming the frozen yogurt shop Bigg Chill on Instagram.
‘Finding it extremely difficult to order froyo? [The Bigg Chill] if you have to walk past tons of sugar-free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter,” Demi wrote, accusing them of “harmful messaging from brands or companies that perpetuate a society that not only enables disordered eating, but also praises. ‘
Throwback: In fact, Demi is no stranger to TV stardom either, as he rose to fame as a teenager in the Disney Channel’s Camp Rock movies; she is pictured in the first Camp Rock in 2008
Demi was roundly mocked online for the “stupid” comments, as social media users pointed out that sugar-free products are necessary for diabetic customers, as are gluten-free products for those with celiac disease.
Others were also outraged at the idea of a celebrity targeting a small business as the hospitality industry reeled from the effects of the coronavirus lockdowns.
In an apology video that ran for more than eight minutes, Demi denied trying to “bully a small business” and offered to “work with them” to “do it better.”
However TMZ leaked alleged DMs of Demi slamming the shop over an Instagram photo they apparently posted in 2016 of products labeled ‘GUILT FREE’.
The Confident singer is said to have threatened Bigg Chill in the same conversation: ‘You don’t want to mess with me. You are wrong and the customer is always right. You already know that, listen to your customer and do better.’
Demi announced the following month, “Over the past year and a half I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work and through this work I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary,” explaining a preference for they/them pronouns.
Reply to the trolls: Valerie posted images to Insta Stories last week of her tearfully discussing her real-life weight struggles over the years