Living authentically! Demi Lovato updated their pronouns to include “she/her,” and the “Substance” singer explained that the reason behind the decision is due to her gender fluidity.
During an interview on the “Spout” podcast on Tuesday, August 2, Lovato, 29, noted that she “actually adopted the pronouns of she/her again” because she’s “recently … been feeling more feminine.”
The “Dancing With the Devil” artist, who updated her Instagram bio pronouns to “they/them/she/her,” explained that when she initially came out as non-binary in May 2021, “they/them” pronouns were what fit her at the time — but now, they aren’t the only descriptors she goes by.
“For me, I’m such a fluid person that … I felt like, especially last year, my energy was balanced in my masculine and feminine energy so that when I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said ‘women’ and ‘men,’ I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me because I didn’t feel necessarily like a woman. I didn’t feel like a man. I just felt like a human,” she said.
The Disney Channel alum elaborated, “That’s what they/them is about for me. It’s just about, like, feeling human at your core.”
Now that Lovato has once again adopted “she/her” as pronouns, the “Cool for the Summer” artist added, “I think what’s important is, like, nobody’s perfect. Everyone messes up pronouns at some point, and especially when people are learning. It’s just all about respect.”
When the Camp Rock star came out as nonbinary last spring, she revealed that her pronouns were “they/them” at the time. “This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work,” the “Skyscraper” singer said via Instagram of her journey of self-discovery. “I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson.”
She continued, “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.”
While Lovato — who has long been candid about her struggles with mental health and substance abuse — was aware that coming out as non-binary opened “another level of vulnerability for me,” she did so in order to normalize the wide spectrum of gender identity “for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.”
The “I Love Me” singer, who currently identifies as pansexual, has also been open about her sexuality since she was in her mid-20s, ultimately revealing that she identifies as pansexual in March 2021.