Demi Lovato has come out as queer in an interview with Glamour magazine.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 11, 2021
She opened up about her identity struggles, sexuality, and brief engagement with Max Ehrich.
“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,” said Lovato.
Calling off her engagement was an eye-opening experience and helped Lovato sort out her sexuality, she now describes herself as “really queer” and is exploring what that means for her.
Lovato described her intimate encounters with a girl and said it felt right and more comfortable than her experiences with men.
“Some of the guys I was hanging out with—when it would come time to be sexual or intimate, I would have this kind of visceral reaction … I just found myself really appreciating the friendships of those people more than the romance, and I didn’t want the romance from anybody of the opposite sex,” said Lovato.
The “Confident” singer previously felt trapped by living a stereotypical hetero lifestyle. On her journey of self-discovery, she would try on different identities that appeared to fit, but none felt right to her.
“The super-feminine pop star was an identity that sounded like it fit and looked like it fit, so I put it on like it fit,” said Lovato, but she knew deeper down she was not being authentic.
As a way of reclaiming her freedom and pushing away for hetero-norms, the 28-year-old dyed her hair pink and is now rocking a pixie cut.
“I know who I am and what I am, but I’m just waiting until a specific timeline to come out to the world as what I am,” the singer goes on to say she’s, “using this time to really study and educate myself on my journey and what I’m preparing to do,” said Lovato.
Fans are proud of the “OK Not to Be OK” singer for coming to terms with her sexuality and her new-found freedom.
— sum 🦋 (@shejustafangirl) March 11, 2021
Following the interview, the singer posted a mysterious link to Twitter that seems to be hinting at a new musical era in her career.
The title of the project is “The Art of Starting Over,” while that is all we know the title seems fitting for Lovato’s current life state.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 12, 2021