Demi Lovato tells MTV News that she learned from Britney that you don’t have to let the industry mold you into someone you’re not.

“What I learned from Britney is that you don’t have to change. Her family, we laughed several times, ’cause our families are so similar. Our moms are super close now,” X-Factor judge Demi Lovato recently shared.

Demi added, “And our dads are really similar. She has this southern down-to-earth family. And she’s still a southern down-to-earth girl. I already knew that you don’t have to change in the industry, but even at her level of success being the icon that she is, it was really refreshing.”