And just like, JoJo Siwa is giving us a little more information about her life.
The Dance Moms and TikTok star has had the craziest few weeks recently, having come out publicly to the world. But as she revealed in a recent interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, it wasn't a part of some meticulous plan. Things kind of just snowballed by accident.
According to Siwa, the first part that started it all just happened while making content with a TikTok group called the Pride House. While they danced to the lyrics "one of us, one of us," Siwa said to herself that she thought people would interpret the moment as her coming out. though she didn't post the clip on her own TikTok, that's exactly what happened.
"I think this is going to out me," she told the group. "I don't really mind because it is true: I do have the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world. It's not something I'm ashamed of, I just haven't shown the internet yet." Now she has, "showing the world the last little piece" of herself after an incredibly visible career.
Things happened spur of the moment after that: she posted a video of her lipsyncing to "Born this Way" by Lady Gaga to allay fears of anyone else who might be in the closet. Then, ten minutes after she told her publicist that she was not ready to confirm to the world that she was a part of the LGBTQ+ community, while on FaceTime with her girlfriend she did just that, posting a week-old photo of herself wearing a "Best. Gay. Cousin." shirt. And just like that, she was out.
"My thing with coming out is that it can be a very scary thing," she said on The Tonight Show. "Of course not everyone in the world is going to accept it right now but there are so many in the world that are going to accept it right now." There's been a ton of support from celebs and fans alike and Siwa also hasn't had a problem responding to homophobic parents disavowing the star.
While Siwa didn't reveal the identity of her girlfriend she did say they talk nonstop on FaceTime as the relationship is long distance. Siwa seemed to nod to the possibly that she was in a relationship, telling the world via an Instagram Live that she wanted to "keep things in my life private until they are ready to be shared with the public." Since her coming out, fans have been poring over details for signs for who it may be. When discussing the dangers of coming out with her girlfriend, Siwa made it clear why she would prefer that danger over staying closeted.
"If I lost everything I have created because of being myself and because of loving who I want to love then I don't want it," she said.
Currently, Siwa is in Canada about to work on a musical about her life with Nickelodeon. It's titled The J Team.
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