More than a year after confirming she wanted to only be addressed using they/them pronouns, Demi Lovato has come out about adopting she/her pronouns again.
The singer of “Cool For The Summer” informed her fans in May 2021 that she had switched to using the pronouns they/them.
The singer announced her change in pronouns in a video on Instagram “best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression”.
The 28-year-old captioned the minute-and-a-half-long video as follows: “I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward.”
She went on: “This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work. I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me.
“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 and know I am sending so much love your way.”
She tweeted the same video with the following caption: “Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity & chance to be who we want & wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, & everything in between.”
Fans saw that Lovato updated her preferred pronouns on her Instagram profile in April of this year by adding “she/her” to the previously indicated “they/them.”
The artist has now publicly announced her choice to resume using she/her pronouns.
She stated the following in a Spout podcast interview:
“I’ve actually adopted the pronouns of she/her again. So for me, I’m such a fluid person that I don’t find that I am… I felt like, especially last year, my energy was balanced, my masculine and feminine energy.
“So that when I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said women and men, I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me because I didn’t feel necessarily like a woman, I didn’t feel like a man. I just felt like a human.
“That’s what they/them is about. For me, it’s just about like feeling human at your core. Recently I’ve been feeling more feminine, and so I’ve adopted she/her again. But I think what’s important is nobody’s perfect. Everyone messes up pronouns at some point, and especially when people are learning. ‘It’s just all about respect.”