Demi Lovato identifies as non-binary. The singer made the announcement in the opening segment of their new podcast, and in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be,” Lovato writes in the post. “I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you … you’ve seen the good, the bad, and 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. 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 and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
Lovato added that the decision was part of a long process of self-reflection and that they are “still learning and coming into myself.” The singer ends the post with the message, “Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me. 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 and know I am sending so much love your way.”
The post was accompanied by an opening clip from Lovato’s new podcast, “4D With Demi Lovato.” In the video clip, Lovato speaks candidly about their identity, which they more fully realized over the past year and a half in quarantine. “I feel 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.”
Non-binary identity was also the topic of Lovato’s first podcast. The podcast featured guest Alok Vaid-Menon, a non-binary artist and personality who performs under the moniker Alok.
Lovato came out as pansexual earlier this year. In a March interview with Glamour proceeding the release of their YouTube documentary series, “Dancing With the Devil,” Lovato said that they identified as “really queer.”