, the singer, announced on Instagram
early Wednesday that they now identify as nonbinary and will change their pronouns
to they/them. (See the Instagram video and text below.)
“Today is a day I’m so excited 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,” the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer wrote on Instagram.
Lovato stated that they had lived a life “for those on the other side of the cameras,” and she urged others to seize the opportunity to be who they want to be.
Lovato called the change a "revellation" in a video from their 4D podcast that accompanied the text.
“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 am still discovering,” they explained.
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) shared this on Instagram.
The decision, according to Lovato, "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 who haven't been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.
Lovato revealed their broken engagement to Max Ehrich in March, explaining that they were "too queer" to be with a cis man.
“I was engaged to a man this past year, and when it didn’t work, I was like, This is a huge sign. I thought I was going to spend my life with someone, and now that I wasn’t, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth,” the two-time Grammy nominee told Glamour.
The former Disney
Channel star, who has openly discussed personal issues on social media
, announced earlier this month that they will appear in a Peacock show called "Unidentified with Demi Lovato," which will investigate UFOs