Demi Lovato, a singer, has revealed that she is nonbinary and is changing her pronouns, telling fans that she is “proud” to make the change after “a lot of self-reflective work.”
Lovato, who rose to fame as a teen movie star and has since become one of the world’s most popular singers, made the announcement to fans on Wednesday in a video and tweets posted online.
Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity & chance to be who we want & wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, & everything in between. pic.twitter.com/HSBcfmNruo
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) May 19, 2021
“I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression, and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still discovering,” the singer explained.
Lovato continued, “after a lot of healing and self-reflective work.” they made the decision.
“I’m still learning and growing as an individual, and I make no claims to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you puts me in a new position of vulnerability “According to Lovato.
“I’m doing this for those who haven’t had the opportunity to share their true selves with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths and know that I am sending you so much love.”
In a YouTube documentary that followed their journey before and after a near-fatal overdose in 2018, the “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker recently opened up about their personal struggles with mental health and addiction.
“My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes,” Lovato says in the documentary about the incident.
In a subsequent interview with EW, Lovato stated that the breakup with actor Max Ehrich helped them realize they are “just too queer” for such a commitment to a man right now.
“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.”