Demi Lovato has announced to fans that they have changed their pronouns officially to “they/them” and now identify as non-binary.
The 28-year-old singer released a new podcast last Wednesday, and the same day took to Twitter to make the announcement about their identity.
The “Dancing With the Devil” pop star has been open in the past about identifying as pansexual and said there was “another level of vulnerability” involved in sharing the latest personal news with fans.
A video clip in which Demi Lovato opened up about “something very personal” and their journey over the past year and a half was shared along with a series of Twitter posts.
The “healing” journey has revealed to Lovato that they are non-binary, a term which they feel best represents the “fluidity” in their gender expression.
The “OK Not To Be OK” singer also spoke about their near-fatal drug overdose in 2018, which has been at the center of the recent documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.
In the post on Twitter this week, Lovato said that every day is another opportunity and a chance to be “who we want and wish to be.”
They also highlighted the struggles of celebrity life in front of the cameras, saying that fans had seen the bad, good, and everything in between.
It comes as podcast 4D with Demi Lovato launched this week, with the singer talking to writer and artist Alok Vaid-Menon about their personal story.
They said: “Over the past year-and-a-half I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary. ‘With that said, I’ll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them. 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 am discovering.”
Lovato — who stressed they were not a spokesperson or expert on the issue — said they felt the reason they overdosed in 2018 was the result of “ignoring my truth” and suppressing themselves to please others.
They added that they thought it was important to “live your truth” and said there is “nothing more freeing” than shaking off the confines of the role that society wants an individual to play.
Via Instagram, Demi Lovato shared a post giving a master class on “enby” and non-binary identity, and they received huge support from some of their followers, while others criticized them for lashing out at a frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles for its gluten-free and sugar-free options.
A critic said: “The struggle to remain relevant continues. But Pepperidge farm never forgets.”
While another stated: “Remember when you tried to destroy a business because they sold sugar-free cookies? Pepperidge farm remembers.”
Lovato has since apologized to the owners of the yogurt shop for the comments.