Disney darling Demi Lovato believes in magic. During a recent interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the “Sonny with a Chance” star turned chart-topping singer revealed that she believes in the existence of mythical (or at least unproven) beings like aliens and mermaids.
“Do you think aliens are real?” Meyers, 40, asked the 21-year-old songstress Wednesday night. “I know that they’re real,” the singer responded. “How self-centered would we be as humans to believe that we are the only living things in the universe?”
According to Lovato, not only do aliens exist, but mermaids also reside in undiscovered waters. “I believe that there could possibly be mermaids, which is actually an alien species, that lives in parts of the Indian Ocean which we have never explored before as human beings,” she said, adding her belief that Columbus spotted the mythical species during his voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. “Christopher Columbus had actually seen three mermaids on his way to America,” Lovato said.
What caused Lovato to believe this? Animal Planet’s highly controversial mockumentary “Mermaids: The New Evidence,“ a follow-up to “Mermaids: The Body Found,” is apparently responsible. “I just think it’s possible, and there’s like this really extremely convincing documentary that came out,” Lovato said of the popular May 2013 TV special, whose assertions have since been shot down by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Lovato claims to not be a fan of other popular notions like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, but is unsure about the 1969 moon landing’s authenticity. “I haven’t done my research on that one,” she said.
While not as surprising as her Seth Meyer appearance, another Lovato interview is also making headlines this week. During a promotion for her pop single “Neon Lights” Thursday, she revealed her desire to start a family and resume her acting career, the Associated Press reported. “Someday I want to be a mom,” Lovato told the AP. “I want to win an Oscar, or win a Grammy or something like that, and it’s a big dream, but no dream is too big.”