Best known as the mother of actress and internationally renowned pop singer Demi Lovato.
During the 1980s, she worked professionally as a cheerleader for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. She then turned her sights to a country music career.
In 2008, she appeared in the audience at the final jam in Demi Lovato's breakout film Camp Rock.
Her first husband, Patrick Lovato, fathered daughters Demi and Dallas. They divorced in 1994 and she remarried to Eddie De La Garza the following year. Several years later, she gave birth to a third daughter, Madison.
In 1996, she made her acting debut in a small role in the Michael Pare film Carver's Gate.