Demi Lovato just came out as pansexual: ‘I’m part of the alphabet mafia and proud’
The singer, 28, said she has long been “super closeted off” due to her staunchly religious upbringing, making her feel “shame” about being attracted to women.
But, like so, so, so many queer people in the world, the moment she realised she was attracted to women – seeing Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar kiss in Cruel Intentions.
Appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience Saturday (27 March), Lovato opened up about being “so fluid” and how she’s attracted to “anything, really”.
When Joe Rogan asked whether the term “pansexual” fits her best, she energetically said yes.
Demi Lovato: ‘I’m part of the alphabet mafia and proud’
“In this moment I want to adopt [children] for sure,” Demi Lovato explained.
“I also don’t know if I’m going to end up with a guy, so I can’t really see myself even getting pregnant.
“I don’t know. I’m so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was super closeted off.”
“You mean sexually fluid?” Rogan asked. “You like girls? You like boys?”
“Yeah, anything, really,” Demi Lovato responded.
“What do they call that?” Rogan asked, “Like pansexual or something like that?”
“Yeah, pansexual,” she replied.
The “Dancing with the Devil” hitmaker added that her sexual awakening was the iconic kiss between Gellar and Blair in Cruel Intentions.
But growing up in a Christian household in the lone star state, she came to feel shame about her sexuality.
“I felt a lot of shame because growing up in Texas as a Christian, that’s very frowned upon,” she recalled.
“Any attraction that I ever had toward a female at a young age, I shut it down before I even let myself process what I was feeling.”
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“I’m part of the alphabet mafia and proud,” she joked. “Why can’t we just say queer, y’all?
“Nah, I’m just kidding.”
Demi Lovato also reflected on her engagement to actor Max Enrich – which she called off just two months after announcing they’re getting hitched.
“I was engaged to a man last year,” she said.
“I totally thought I’d be married, maybe pregnant right now, and that’s not the case, so I’ve just stopped kind of attaching myself to.
“I know that my life is not going according to my plan.”