In an incredibly candid interview with Susie Magazine, Tiffany Thornton dished about Demi Lovato being one of her “closest friends” as well as the domestic issues she was forced to deal with as a child.
Tiffany described Demi as “like a little sister,” adding, “All of us (cast of Sonny with a Chance) are pretty much in the same age range, although Brandon did say on Radio Disney that I’m like the mom of the cast. I was like, ‘Brandon, wait a second! I’m only 24. I’ve been 24 for two weeks!’”
The interview drastically shifted when Tiffany began to discuss her life in Texas at the age of four. After her parents divorced, Tiffany’s mother remarried and took a job out of state, thus leaving Tiff and her brother with their stepfather.
“My mom became a flight attendant when I was young, and she was stationed out of Newark, New Jersey,” she explained. ”You don’t get to choose your station.”
Tiffany continued, “Unless we were with our grandparents, we didn’t go to church. We went through a rough time with my second stepfather. I always found comfort in small spaces. I’d go into my bedroom closet and pray and sing to God. One night it came to blows between my mom and my stepfather, and he became violent.”
Tiffany told Susie Magazine it was the first time she had ever witnessed domestic violence and consequently found solace in singing.
“He (stepfather) tried to suffocate my mom, and I heard that whole thing going down,” Tiff stated. ”She was crying, of course, and my brother was hugging her.”
Read the full interview in the latest issue of Susie Magazine.