Months after her breakup, pop singer Demi Lovato recently got candid about her split from fiance Max Ehrich and revealed that she took it as a “huge sign” about her sexuality. “When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am,” Demi told Glamour.
“This past year I was engaged to a man, and when it didn’t work, I was like, This is a huge sign. I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth.”
For the unversed, Max and Demi got engaged after dating for a short period but called things off in September of 2020. Demi added she feels “too queer” to be with a cis man. “I hooked up with a girl and was like, ‘I like this a lot more.’ It felt better. It felt right,” she added.
“Some of the guys I was hanging out with—when it would come time to be sexual or intimate, I would have this kind of visceral reaction. Like, ‘I just don’t want to put my mouth there.’ It wasn’t even based on the person it was with. I just found myself really appreciating the friendships of those people more than the romance, and I didn’t want the romance from anybody of the opposite sex.”
As for when she’ll define her sexuality, Demi said, “I know who I am and what I am, but I’m just waiting until a specific timeline to come out to the world as what I am. I’m following my healers’ timeline, and I’m using this time to really study and educate myself on my journey and what I’m preparing to do.”