Demi Lovato says coming out to her parents was "emotional"

31 January 2020, 17:08

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Demi Lovato says her parents' reaction to her telling them that she is attracted to men and women was "beautiful".

Demi Lovato has opened up about her coming out story and what her parents said when she told them about her sexuality.

Demi Lovato publicly came out as sexually fluid in her 2017 documentary: Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated. She explained: "I am open to human connection, so whether that’s through a male or female, it doesn’t matter to me." In 2018, Demi spoke to InStyle about her sexuality in-depth and she stated: "I'm very fluid and I think love is love. You can find it in any gender."

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Now, Demi has talked more about being fluid, why she struggled to come out and if her parents were accepting of her.

Demi Lovato opens up about coming out to her parents
Demi Lovato opens up about coming out to her parents. Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM, @diannadelagarza via Instagram

Chatting to Andy Cohen about her coming out story, Demi said: "I didn't officially tell my parents that I saw myself ending up possibly with a woman until 2017." She added: "It was actually emotional but really beautiful. After everything was done, I was like shaking and crying. I just felt overwhelmed. I have such incredible parents. They were so supportive."

She then continued: "My dad was like 'Yeah, obviously... hello 'Cool for the Summer'. My mom was the one that I was super nervous about, but she was like, ‘I just want you to be happy.' And that was so beautiful and amazing. I'm so grateful."

Demi also spoke about her hopes to start a family. She revealed: "I don't know what my future looks like. I don't know if I'm going to have kids this year or in 10 years. I don't know if I'm gonna do it with a partner or without beause women don't need partners."

How Demi Lovato Came Out to Her Parents

Demi also recently told Zane Lowe that she used to struggle with her faith because of her sexuality. She said: "I shied away from church for many years. I didn't feel welcome. I was also questioning my sexuality." However, that's all changed now. She explained: "I found a place in LA that accepts me for who I am no matter who I love. That's what I needed."