What Are Demi Lovato's Pronouns?

Disney child star turned Grammy nominated pop vocalist Demi Lovato has gone through many life-altering changes over the past few years. Notably, the hitmaker suffered a near-fatal overdose, called-off an engagement with a former "The Young and the Restless" star, and made a huge personal announcement about their identity. Lovato opened up further in the 2021 biographical YouTube docuseries, "Dancing With the Devil."

Throughout the last decade, the "Cool for the Summer" singer has been honest with fans. Lovato shares personal insecurities and celebrations on social media and within the lyrics of hit songs. For example, the star recently discussed self-love struggles on the song "I Am Me." By being so honest, Lovato highlights a plethora of wins and losses.

One of those wins was being open about their evolving queerness. When asked about sexuality in an interview with Glamour in 2021, Lovato explained, "When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am. This past year I was engaged to a man, 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. Now that I wasn't going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth."

Shortly after that, Lovato came out as nonbinary and changed their pronouns to they/them in May 2021. A little over a year later, Lovato's pronouns are shifting again.

Demi Lovato previously came out as nonbinary, but now uses she/her pronouns

In May 2021, Demi Lovato shared via "4D with Demi Lovato," a weekly podcast series, that they identified as nonbinary and went by they/them/theirs pronouns. "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 & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward," Lovato wrote on Twitter.

But now, the hitmaker has decided to add she/her pronouns, in addition to they/them, as their preferred pronouns.

The "Substance" singer made this public announcement on the "Spout" podcast, saying, "I've actually adopted the pronouns of she/her again with me." She added, "Recently, I've been feeling more feminine." The change is reflected in her Instagram bio, citing "they/them/she/her."

It's no surprise that Twitter had some opinions on Lovato's fluidity to gender. One user tweeted, "Many nonbinary people use multiple pronouns. Lovato said they're using she/her in addition to they/them. It's very common and not a big deal. Please do not insert some kind of 'reversal' or detransitioning narrative where there is none." Another wrote, "Demi Lovato's pronouns don't need to be national news."

Coming out as nonbinary has been a journey for Demi Lovato

Since coming out as nonbinary, Demi Lovato has spoken about how their life changed and how it can be complex transition.

In June 2021, Lovato appeared on Jane Fonda's podcast, "Fire Drill Friday," and talked about how coming out as nonbinary has been both a gratifying and reflective experience, especially growing up in the conservative state of Texas. "In the south, being Christian, there [were] a lot of norms that were already pushed on to me when it came to sexuality and gender," Lovato said. "And I'm a very fluid person, I'm a very free spirited, open person."

In response to their coming out and further gender exploration, fans have taken to Twitter to express how Lovato's nonbinary representation has been transformative. Others were not all understanding. "This [coming out] doesn't make you hip or edgy. It makes you confusing to deal with and a poor role model for children," a critic wrote.

Lovato broke down how they see living as a gender non-conforming person in response to naysayers. In a conversation with Hoda Kotb on NBC's "Today," Lovato said, "The way I explain being nonbinary to people, or gender nonconforming, is for me personally, I can't speak to everyone in their experience ... My masculine and feminine energy are equal ... I don't identify as just a woman or just a man, I identify as both."