Demi Lovato says she is using she/her pronouns again. “I’m such a fluid person when it comes to my gender, my sexuality, my music, my creativity,” the 29-year-old singer said on this week’s episode of the Spout Podcast, which aired on Monday. Explaining that she used they/them pronouns when her “masculine and feminine energy” felt balanced, Lovato said she has recently “been feeling more feminine” and has “adopted she/her again.”
Lovato, who identifies as both queer and pansexual, first came out as nonbinary in 2021, taking to Twitter to announce that she had changed her pronouns to they/them after “doing some healing and reflective work.” Per Lovato, the decision captured “the fluidity I still feel in my gender expression” and allowed her “to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am and am still discovering.” On Monday’s Spout episode, Lovato emphasized showing understanding when people try and fail to use gender pronouns correctly, saying, “What’s important is nobody’s perfect. Everyone messes up pronouns at some point, especially when people are still learning. It’s just all about respect.” On Instagram, Lovato now lists her pronouns as they/them/she/her.
In addition to addressing the change in pronouns, Lovato promoted her eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, which comes out on August 19. Describing the album as a move to rock and roll with a lot of “sexually empowered” songs, Lovato — who has openly struggled with addiction and survived a near-fatal overdose in 2018 — expressed joy over creating new music while sober. “I’m so proud of it,” she said of the album. “To look back at a body of work and think, Wow, I was clearheaded for all of it, makes me so grateful.”