Demi Lovato recounts coming out to her parents in 2017: ‘Emotional, but really beautiful’

Demi Lovato is opening up about her journey to self-discovery.

During an interview on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show “Radio Andy,” the singer, 27, spoke about her sexuality. 

“I’m still figuring it out,” she said. “I didn’t officially tell my parents that I saw myself ending up possibly with a woman too until 2017. It was actually emotional, but really beautiful. After everything was done, I was like shaking and crying. I just felt overwhelmed. But I have such incredible parents. They were so supportive.”

She added that her dad reacted very well, referencing her 2015 track that teased bisexuality. 

“He said like, hello, ‘Cool for the Summer,’ ” Lovato recalled.

Lovato said she was more nervous to tell her mom.

“She was just like, ‘I just want you to be happy,’ and that was so beautiful and amazing. Like I said, so grateful,” the singer said.

Demi Lovato singing "Anyone" during the Grammys. The performance earned her a standing ovation.

Lovato also talked about having children during the interview, confirming Cohen’s question about wanting to start a family “within this decade,” whether it’s with a man or woman.

“I don’t know what my future looks like,” she added. “I don’t know if I’m going to have kids this year or in 10 years. I don’t know if I’m going to do it with a partner or without. ‘Cause women, we don’t need partners to – ya know, amen!”

Lovato has been making a comeback after an apparent drug overdose landed her in the hospital in 2018.

She took to the Grammys stage Sunday to perform her new song “Anyone,” marking her first live performance since her hospitalization. 

The performance drew a standing ovation from the Grammys audience, moved by both her beautiful rendering and her return after her struggles.

In addition to her killer Grammys performance, the singer is slated to perform the National Anthem at this Sunday’s Super Bowl in Miami.

Contributing: Rasha Ali

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