The singer's secret sibling - who has been trapped in a basement for 23 years - gets recognition at last, and the world couldn't be happier

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Demi Lovato has FINALLY given her secret sister Poot a public shout out after acknowledging she’s A Thing at last.

For the uninitiated, Demi has a twin sister (according to the internet, not a legitimate family tree) called Poot, who was “locked in a basement her whole life”.

Poot was born when a strangely overexposed picture of Demi appeared back in 2015. It a) looked like a weird but still vaguely passable version of her and then b) led The Internet to claim it wasn’t actually her but a secret twin and then c) a hugely elaborate and amazing back story was bestowed upon this being, a girl named Poot.

The first sighting of the picture, on tumblr, was captioned: “Demi’s twin sister. She was locked in a basement her whole life. This picture was taken the first time she went outside. Her name is Poot.”

And so the world’s greatest meme was born.

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But despite the endless lols, Demi wasn’t having ANY of this Poot business back then, tweeting, “Cool to see a sh**y angle turn into a meme that circulates the Internet to people’s amusement ha… Oh and make actual ‘headlines’”. Chill out bbz.

But now, less than two years on, the icy attitude has melted and she’s 100 per cent embracing her long-lost sibling. And about time too. 

Demi tweeted a gif of Poot, who just looks thrilled to be out of that basement.

Without Poot, we wouldn’t have ANY of the following so let’s all take a second to give thanks for Demi’s twin.