EXCLUSIVE: Demi Lovato's Dad Joins Her on Red Carpet as GRAMMYs Date: 'I'm Just Trying to Hold Back Tears'

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Eddie de la Garza is one proud papa!
Demi Lovato brought her stepdad along as her date to the GRAMMYs in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he couldn't help but gush about his little girl.
"[I brought] my dad, he's right here!" Demi confessed to ET's Cameron Mathison on the red carpet, before Eddie ran over.
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"I'm very proud. Very proud and excited," Eddie said. "I'm just trying to hold back tears, but I'm doing alright."

Demi's biological dad, Patrick Lovato, died in 2013, and Demi has called Eddie, who married her mom in 1995, "the greatest dad a girl could ever hope for." 

It's a big night for the Lovato family, as Demi is nominated for her first GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Album for Confident.
"I feel amazing. I feel really excited," the 24-year-old singer revealed before geeking out over the performance she'll be doing during the show. "I'm here to pay tribute to the Bee Gees, and I'm singing 'Stayin' Alive,' so that'll be really exciting!"
While Demi will have her stepdad as company, the former Disney darling told ET's Sophie Schillaci that she won't have the comfort of her BFF, Nick Jonas, during the show.
"I don't think we're sitting next to each other! But we're definitely going to try and see each other, for sure," she promised, before teasing fans about her new music.
"It's going really great. My music is growing, and I'm really excited about it," she said. "I can't wait for my fans to hear it."