Demi Lovato Opens Up About Being Attracted to Women

Demi Lovato has had a rough few years. On July 24, 2018, the singer was hospitalized for an overdose. Since then, Lovato has been trying to live clean, sober, and truthfully. Now, the star is opening up about a lot of aspects in her life, including her sexuality.

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What is Demi Lovato’s sexuality?

In a world of sexual and gender labels, Lovato is still trying to figure out what her sexuality is.

“I’m very fluid,” she told InStyle in an interview. “I think love is love. You can find it in any gender. I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”

She recently opened up to Andy Cohen on Radio Andy SiriusXM show about what it was like to tell her parents that she wasn’t straight.

“It was actually, like emotional, but really beautiful,” Lovato said of the moment she told her parents in 2017. “After everything was done I was like shaking and crying and I just felt overwhelmed.”

Her dad wasn’t surprised at all.

“My dad was like, ‘yeah, obviously,’” she said. “And I was like, ‘oh, okay dad.'”

And her mom had a pretty pleasant reaction as well.

“My mom was the one that I was like super nervous about, but she was just like, ‘I just want you to be happy,’” Lovato said. “That was so beautiful and amazing, and like I said, I’m so grateful.”

“I don’t know what my future looks like,” she continued. “I don’t know if I’m going to have kids this year or in 10 years. I don’t know if I’m going to do it with a partner or without.”

How did Demi Lovato overcome her overdose?

Two weeks after her hospitalization, Lovato addressed the incident on her Instagram.

“I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well,” she wrote. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”

Since then, Lovato has gone to therapy and wants to use her experiences as a way to help other young girls.

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“You have to speak out about stuff,” she said in the InStyle interview. “You have to use your voice for good. That’s what I think a lot of people are starting to do. I didn’t have anybody who was doing that when I was younger. I grew up in the era of really, really skinny celebrities. That was the look. And it was cool to be seen partying. Drugs were glamorized, and when I was 12 or 13, nobody [I looked up to] was talking about mental illness. Nobody was talking about eating disorders. Nobody was talking about cutting. I wanted somebody for my little sister to look up to. I took on that role because I knew it was important.”

Lovato has found ways to cope with her illness through therapy, physical exercise, and creating gratitude lists.

“I’ll text with a friend, and we’ll send each other four or five things we’re grateful for and why.”

The list might include ordinary events, as well as big things.

“My dogs, my friends, this gym,” she said recalling some of the things on her list. “The ability to fly to New York within a couple of hours rather than having to drive there. The opportunity to be able to share my opinions and my story with you.”