Demi Lovato identifies as non-binary, It is far more critical to live your truth.
Demi Lovato has come out as non-binary, a revelation brought about by their 2018 overdose.
The singer of “Sorry Not Sorry” revealed their truth on Wednesday’s premiere episode of the “4D with Demi Lovato” podcast, informing fans that they will now use they/them pronouns.
“I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work for the last year and a half,” Lovato explained.
“I believe that this best reflects the fluidity I experience with my gender expression and enables me to be most authentic and true to the person I am both aware of and still discovering. I’m excited to share with you in this first episode what this means to me and what it might look like for others. I want to emphasize that I am still learning and developing as a person, and I make no claim to be an expert or spokesperson.”
Lovato, 28, referred to their July 2018 relapse, which landed them in the hospital for two weeks, and explained that they realized they had been ignoring their “truth.”
“I was suppressing my true self in order to appease stylists, team members, this or that, or even fans who wanted me to be the sexy, feminine pop star in the leotard and looking a certain way, you know?” On the podcast, Lovato stated.
“I believed that was my destiny, but now I see how much more critical it is to live your truth than it is to ever suppress yourself, because that is exactly what happens when you do.”
Lovato revealed to controversial comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan in late March that they identify as pansexual, joking that they are members of the LGBTQIA+ community’s “alphabet mafia.”
Additionally, they told Entertainment Weekly that they are “just too queer” to commit to a man at the moment following their breakup with actor Max Ehrich earlier this year.
“Regardless of whether drama occurs or not, I am currently too gay to marry a man,” they stated. “I’m not sure if that will change in ten years, or if it will never change, but I enjoy accepting myself.”