Demi Lovato says their family has done an 'incredible job' of using they/them pronouns

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Demi Lovato has opened up about how their family is adjusting to the singer's new pronouns after the singer announced that they are non-binary.

Demi told the world that their pronouns are now 'they/them' - and it's safe to say their family has been nothing but incredible in the way they refer to the singer.

In an interview with Audacy, Demi said it took "a year and a half of exploration" to get to this point in their life.

The singer said it's incredible to see those close to them do their best to adapt to their new pronouns, stating they've done "an incredible job."

Demi said: "I've noticed - especially my older sister Dallas - I've noticed ... her using 'them' and 'they,' and it really does warm my heart up that people are trying. My friends have had a little harder time to get used to it, actually.

"Just because I think your friends are the ones who you're more likely to be like, 'Biii**h!' So I'm like, look, you can still call me 'b***h'," Demi laughed.

Last month, in their new podcast - 4D with Demi Lovato - the pop star came out as non-binary during an episode, before diving into a personal conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender non-conforming writer and performer.

Last month, Demi came out as non-binary during an episode of their podcast titled 4D With Demi Lovato.

The singer told fans: "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 non-binary. With that said, I'll be officially 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 am still discovering."

They added: "I feel like the reason why that happened was because I was ignoring my truth, and I was suppressing who I really am in order to please stylists or team members or this or that, or even fans that wanted me to be the sexy, feminine pop star in the ... leotard and look a certain way, you know?"

The singer said it would "mean the world" to them if others "could start identifying me as they/them."

Acknowledging they understand if fans use the wrong pronoun, Lovato said what means most is seeing others "making the effort."

"I think it's important because I want to use these pronouns that feel right to me. I also just don't want people to be so afraid of messing up that they don't try to use them," they added.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Demi Lovato says their family has done an 'incredible job' of using they/them pronouns

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Demi Lovato has opened up about how their family is adjusting to the singer's new pronouns after the singer announced that they are non-binary.

Demi told the world that their pronouns are now 'they/them' - and it's safe to say their family has been nothing but incredible in the way they refer to the singer.

In an interview with Audacy, Demi said it took "a year and a half of exploration" to get to this point in their life.

The singer said it's incredible to see those close to them do their best to adapt to their new pronouns, stating they've done "an incredible job."

Demi said: "I've noticed - especially my older sister Dallas - I've noticed ... her using 'them' and 'they,' and it really does warm my heart up that people are trying. My friends have had a little harder time to get used to it, actually.

"Just because I think your friends are the ones who you're more likely to be like, 'Biii**h!' So I'm like, look, you can still call me 'b***h'," Demi laughed.

Last month, in their new podcast - 4D with Demi Lovato - the pop star came out as non-binary during an episode, before diving into a personal conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender non-conforming writer and performer.

Last month, Demi came out as non-binary during an episode of their podcast titled 4D With Demi Lovato.

The singer told fans: "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 non-binary. With that said, I'll be officially 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 am still discovering."

They added: "I feel like the reason why that happened was because I was ignoring my truth, and I was suppressing who I really am in order to please stylists or team members or this or that, or even fans that wanted me to be the sexy, feminine pop star in the ... leotard and look a certain way, you know?"

The singer said it would "mean the world" to them if others "could start identifying me as they/them."

Acknowledging they understand if fans use the wrong pronoun, Lovato said what means most is seeing others "making the effort."

"I think it's important because I want to use these pronouns that feel right to me. I also just don't want people to be so afraid of messing up that they don't try to use them," they added.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy