Speaking their truth! On May 19, Demi Lovato took to Instagram to reveal they identify as nonbinary.
The declaration is something that took "a lot of healing" over the "past year and a half," but they're now as proud as can be to embrace their true self.
"Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity and chance to be who we want and wish to be," Lovato's message to fans started off. "I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you … you’ve seen the good, the bad, and everything in between."
"Not only has my life been a journey for myself, I was also living for those on the other side of the cameras," they noted of documenting their struggles, which included drug use and an eating disorder.
To give fans more insight, the star is going to discuss their journey of self-discovery on their new podcast, "4D with Demi Lovato."
"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 and will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward," Lovato continued in her social media post.
The singer explained that they chose to switch their pronouns because it "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."
"This has come after a lot of healing and self-reflective work," they continued. "I’m still learning and coming into myself, and I don’t claim to be an expert or a spokesperson."
The former Disney star acknowledged that sharing their story opens up "another level of vulnerability," but the celeb knew they needed to do so 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 xox," the crooner concluded.
In the first episode of their podcast, Lovato acknowledged that it will take time for people to start using their correct pronouns, but "it would mean the world" to them "if people could start identifying me as they/them."
"I will also be accepting if people slip and say her/she," they noted, "because I know that being in my position, it's going to take a while for people to get used to."