Twitter reacts with love and pride as Demi Lovato announces they are non-binary

Harriet Brewis
Wednesday 19 May 2021 11:21
Celebrities

Demi Lovato has announced they are non-binary in a moving new video.

The chart-topping pop star, 28, shared the personal news across social media on Wednesday to the admiration of fans across the world.

In a clip, posted on Instagram and Twitter, Lovato said they would be changing their pronouns to “they/them moving forward”, and that they had made the decision after “a lot of healing and self-reflective work.”

“I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones,” the Sorry not Sorry singer wrote in an impassioned statement.

“Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way.”

The news has prompted an outpouring of love and support towards the music icon, with Lovato’s Insta post alone racking up more than 26,400 likes in just two hours.

Here’s just a glimpse at the reaction they have inspired:

Their full statement reads as follows:

"Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and 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, 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. This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work.

"I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. 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 xox."

In the accompanying video Lovato says: "Living in the fourth dimension means existing consciously in both time and space, but for me it means having conversations that transcend the typical discourse.

"I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you. 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 officially be changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering."

The musician and former TV star added that they would be discussing the move more in their podcast 4D with Demi Lovato, saying: "In this first episode, I’m excited to share with you what this means to me and what it may look like for other people.”

The positive announcement comes just weeks after the release of Lovato’s harrowing documentary Dancing With The Devil.

TheYouTube series documented their battle with addiction, including the serious health issues they continued to battle following a near-fatal drug overdose in 2018.

The 28-year-old said at the time that they wanted to “set the record straight” with the documentary, which featured a friend telling the camera “she should be dead”.

Lovato added: “I’ve had a lot of lives, like a cat. I’m on my ninth life.”

Here’s to this one being a lot happier and healthier.

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