“It took me until I was 25”

“It took me a long time,” the ‘Skin of My Teeth’ singer shared of the private chat



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Demi Lovato feels liberated and wants to help young people also “feel valued” in their own sexuality.

During a July 11 interview on SiriusXM, the “Skin of My Teeth” singer shared the story of her first revelation to her parents.

“It took me until I was 25 to come out to my mom,” Lovato, 30, said of the private chat. “At the time I was bisexual and then I realized I was pansexual. It took me a while.”

Lovato, who uses the pronouns she/her and they/them, also explained that they “came from a Christian background and grew up queer and didn’t tell people anything until I felt comfortable with it.”



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Specifically recalling some telltale lyrics from her 2015 song “Cool for the Summer,” Lovato recited some of her “obvious” lyrics such as “I taste like cherry, I just need to take a bite of it “.

It was then that she first had a coming-out conversation with her stepfather.

“I was like, ‘Hey, I have to tell you something.’ I was like, ‘I like girls, too,’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, I know. You released ‘Cool for the Summer.'”

Her mother had a similar supportive reaction. “She almost started crying and was like, ‘I just want you to be happy.'”

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Lovato added that her mother’s reaction was “so precious and so appreciated” because “there are so many parents who don’t react that way and it breaks my heart.”

In turn, she often refers to her social media as a “safe space” for the LGBTQI+ community and wants young people to “feel valued” in their personal choices.

Also feeling more liberated with the direction of their music, Lovato announced last week that they would be releasing a new album. REDESIGN, released on September 15 which will feature reworked rock interpretations of their original pop tracks.

The 10-track LP will showcase Lovato’s career-defining pop songs “with a fresh perspective that reflects her current artistic vision,” according to a press release.

“With RENOVATEDI wanted to pay homage to the songs that resonated the most with fans and played a big part in my career, breathing new and exciting life into them,” Lovato said in a statement.

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They continued, “Creating this project has been incredibly fun and allowed me to express my passion for rock music in a new way, and I feel so much closer to my old music because of it. can’t wait for everyone to hear more!”

RENOVATED features Lovato pivoting “her songs from pop to rock while maintaining her powerful signature voice.”

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