Demi Lovato Reveals They Identify As Non-Binary And Are Changing Their Pronouns
The popstar will now use they/them pronouns…
Singer Demi Lovato has revealed they are non-binary and are changing their pronouns, telling fans they are “proud” to make the change after “a lot of self-reflective work.”
Lovato, who rose to fame as a teenage movie star and has become one of the world’s most popular singers over the past decade, made the announcement to fans on Instagram, writing, “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. 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.”
Lovato will also discuss coming out as non-binary on the first episode of their new podcast, 4D, which features a conversation with gender non-conforming writer, performer, and public speaker Alok Vaid-Menon. That episode arrives Wednesday, May 19th.
In the intro to the episode, Lovato said they wanted to use the show to “share what this means to me and what it may look like for other people.” Lovato added that their conversation with Vaid-Menon will touch on “identity at large, but also take time to personally reflect on how I came into my truth so that we, like many others, are able to live our lives authentically.”
The “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker also recently shared their personal struggles with mental health and addiction in a YouTube documentary, which followed their journey prior to and following a near-fatal overdose in 2018.
“My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes,” Lovato says in the documentary, speaking about the incident.
In a subsequent interview with EW, Lovato said ending their engagement to actor Max Ehrich helped them understand they are “just too queer” for such a commitment to a man at the moment.
“Regardless if drama is happening or not, I am too gay to marry a man right now,” Lovato said. “I don’t know if that will change in 10 years and I don’t know if that’ll never change, but I love accepting myself.”