Entertainer Demi Lovato came out as “non-binary” on social media early Wednesday morning.
What are the details?
Lovato shared the news in a video shared to Twitter, and captioned it, “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.”
“Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras,” Lovato admitted.
Lovato, a former Disney movie star and musician, implored fans and supporters to use the terms “they” or “them” when discussing or referring to the entertainer.
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
Lovato added, “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 & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
The decision and subsequent announcement, Lovato explained, came after a lot of “healing and self-reflective work.”
Lovato wrote, “This has come after a lot of healing & self-reflective work. I’m still learning & coming into myself, & I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opened another level of vulnerability for me.”
Lovato concluded the thread, “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 & know I am sending so much love your way xox.”
Lovato announced in March her pansexual orientation and an attraction to “anything, really.”
In a recent interview with podcast host Joe Rogan, the entertainer said, “I’m part of the [LGBTQ+] alphabet mafia and proud.”
Lovato broke up with fiancée Max Ehrich in 2019 after admitting to being “too queer” to settle down with a man.
“I felt a lot of shame because growing up in Texas as a Christian, that’s very frowned upon,” Lovato recalled. “Any attraction that I ever had toward a female at a young age, I shut it down before I even let myself process what I was feeling.”
The former Disney star added, “Regardless if drama is happening or not, I am too gay to marry a man right now. 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.”
“I’ve always known I was hella queer, but I have fully embraced it,” Lovato added.