Last week Twitter had a full-on meltdown when Demi Lovato was spotted holding hands with a woman, DJ-producer Lauren Abedini, in Disneyland. With Lovato’s relationship with UFC fighter Luke Rockhold newly finished, many people think Abedini is her new girlfriend—but that’s only speculation at this point. Lovato hasn’t said anything about Abedini or her specific sexuality—she’s only spoken in generalities—and that’s intentional.
In a new interview with Pride Source, the “Body Say” singer explains why she prefers to keep her sexuality private despite being such an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.
“I just feel like everyone’s always looking for a headline and they always want their magazine or TV show or whatever to be the one to break what my sexuality is,” Lovato said. “I feel like it’s irrelevant to what my music is all about. I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I’m passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music. Unfortunately, we live in a world where everyone is trying to get that soundbite and I am purposefully not giving the soundbite.”
That being said, she’s open to discussing her sexuality—on her own terms. Lovato says she answers “a lot of questions” people have about her in her new documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, including some about her sexuality.
Of course, Lovato never has to address this issue if she doesn’t want to. Sexuality is a very fluid and complicated thing, and how people choose to deal with it is private and personal. That doesn’t change for Lovato just because she’s a public figure. It’s none of our business. Her happiness is the only thing that matters.
Lovato’s documentary debuts October 12 on YouTube.
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