Demi Lovato is living their most authentic life. On May 19, Lovato uploaded a video announcing that they identify as nonbinary and moving forward will use the pronouns they/them. The “Confident” singer revealed their gender identity with the launch of their new podcast, 4D With Demi Lovato, which is produced by OBB Sound. They took to social media to share the news with fans.
“Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be,” Lovato began the Instagram caption. “I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, and everything in between.”
They continued, “Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras. Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all—I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
Lovato added, “This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me. I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way xox.”
Lovato discussed their sexuality in the March issue of Glamour, explaining how they’ve embraced their queer identity. “When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am,” they said, referring to their past engagement to Max Ehlrich: “This past year, I was engaged to a man and when it didn’t work, I was like, ‘This is a huge sign.’ I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth.”