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Demi Lovato hasn't always been a girl's girl, choosing to surround herself with men instead of women for a large portion of her career—but with good reason.

The "Stone Cold" singer admits that for a long time she didn't really have any female friends, largely because there weren't any women in her life that she truly trusted. "In my work environment, I used to only surround myself with men," she told Mamamia while promoting her new animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village. "I only had guys in my band, and I toured with guys and my tour manager was a guy and this and that."

But now, the star sees things differently and has made a conscious effort to surround herself with trustworthy ladies that she admires and looks up to—and she's reaped the benefits. "I made a specific change. There was a time I used to say that I just didn't get along with girls," she shared. "I reevaluated why I didn't get along with girls, and I think it's because I didn't really have any in my life that I trusted. Now I've made it a point to surround myself with strong women and it's really made a difference in my life."

Lovato shared that her newfound female friends have become positive role models that she regularly turns to for advice, and it has changed her world for the better.

We'd accept an inivitation to be a part of Demi's #GirlSquad anyday.