Demi Lovato revealed they identify as nonbinary in the launch of their of their new podcast.
“I want to take this moment to share something very personal with you,” Lovato began in a video posted to social media. “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 nonbinary. 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 to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and still am discovering.”
While admitting they are no expert on the subject and they are still learning what it means to be nonbinary, Lovato wrote on their post they were “doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.”
The podcast, titled 4D with Demi Lovato, is a series that kicks off with writer and activist ALOK. ALOK notably wrote Beyond the Gender Binary. 4D with Demi is produced by OBB Sound, the same group that produced Lovato's documentary, Dancing with the Devil.
Earlier this year, Lovato revealed they were pansexual during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. In response to a question about the possibility of having children, Lovato revealed they’d probably want to adopt in part because they believed their sexual fluidity hindered their changes of getting pregnant.
“I’m so fluid now,” they said at the time. “And part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was super closeted off.”
Lovato went on to say they were attracted to “anything really” and identified as “pansexual.”
In a previous discussion on their sexuality, Lovato eschewed definitive labels. They famously filmed the music video for their song “I Really Don’t Care” at the Los Angeles Pride Parade in 2014 where they were Grand Marshall.
Lovato first gained national attention for their performance as Mitchie Torres in the 2008 Disney television musical Camp Rock and its 2010 sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. They went on to a successful singing career, with multiple platinum-certified albums like Confident and Tell Me You Love Me.
The singer revealed in the documentary series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil they nearly died after suffering a heroin overdose in 2018.
“I had three strokes, I had a heart attack, my doctors said I had five to ten more minutes,” Lovato revealed in the trailer for the series.