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 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, 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 dropped major news regarding their gender pronouns.

Demi Lovato came out as nonbinary and uses they/them 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," they wrote on Twitter.

In the same thread, Lovato sent solidarity to fans who may be grappling with gender identity. "I'm still learning & coming into myself, & I don't claim to be an expert or a spokesperson," they wrote. "I'm doing this for those out there that haven't been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths" (via Twitter).

As part of their ever-growing gender identity journey, being fluid and open to the evolution of gender seems to be important and personal to Lovato. "There might be a time where I identify as trans, I don't know what this looks like for me," the singer said in a virtual appearance during The 19th Represents Summit three months after their announcement. "There might be a time where I identify as nonbinary and gender non-conforming my entire life. Or maybe there's a period of time when I get older that I identify as a woman."

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 was a lot of norms that were already pushed on to me when it came to sexuality and gender," they said. "And I'm a very fluid person, I'm a very free spirited, open person."

In response to Lovato's coming out, fans have taken to Twitter to express how their 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 "The Today Show," 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."