Demi Lovato has announced that they are non-binary, in a personal statement with fans following more than a year of 'self-reflecting and healing'.
Sharing a video on Twitter on May 19, 2021, the singer looked happy when delivering their statement, saying: '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.'
The star confirmed that with this milestone, they will '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 to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering,' they added.
Lovato said that they will continue to discuss her non-binary identity and how they reached this point in their video series '4D With Demi Lovato', as well as opening up the conversation to the many people whose gender identity is found on a much broader spectrum.
The 28-year-old followed up their video with a series of tweets, including one where the 'Sorry (Not Sorry) singer' writes: 'Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the camera.'
During a recent appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show, Lovato discussed their recent decision to cut their hair short after years of wearing it long, telling the Charlie's Angels actor: 'I cut my hair because I just wanted to free myself of all of the gender and sexuality norms that were placed on me as a Christian in the south and when I cut my hair I felt so liberated because I wasn't subscribing to an ideal or belief placed upon me to be something that I'm not. Now that I'm owning who I am, I feel the happiest I've ever felt.'
Lovato, who was elevated to stardom at just 16-years-old when they starred in Disney's Camp Rock alongside the Jonas Brothers, has been open with fans throughout their mental health struggles and well-documented difficult times in their personal life, which have included a near-fatal overdose and an eating disorder.
In March, their fly-on-the-wall documentary Dancing With The Devil was released on YouTube in which feature Lovato speaks about how a 2018 drug overdose left them with long term physical health effects, after they suffered three strokes and a heart attack.
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