A vocal LGBTQ ally who has raised thousands of dollars for GLAAD, Lovato revealed at Logo’s inaugural Trailblazers Honors in 2014 that she had a gay grandfather. She received the Vanguard Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards.
The 27-year-old singer, who has openly struggled with addiction and relapse, revealed in her 2017 YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, that she is open to dating men and women. She has declined to further label herself, declaring, “I love who I love.”
During the interview with Andy Cohen, Demi talked about the time when she told her parents in 2017 that there may be a possibility that she may end up with a woman. She described it as a beautiful and emotional experience.
"It was actually, like, emotional but really beautiful," Lovato said. "After everything was done, I was, like, shaking and crying, and I just felt overwhelmed."
“After everything was done, I was, like, shaking and crying,” Lovato continued. “I’ve just felt overwhelmed. But I have such incredible parents. They were so supportive.”
Lovato’s 2015 bicurious anthem may have actually helped her stepfather process the news.
“My dad was like, ’Yeah, obviously!’ And I was like, ’Whoa, okay, dad,'” she recalled. “He said, like, ’Hello? ’Cool for the Summer!” And I was like, ’Okay, I get it.'”
“But my mom was the one that I was, like, super nervous about, but she was just like, ’I just want you to be happy.’ That was so beautiful and amazing, and I’m… so grateful.”
“I don’t know what my future looks like,” Lovato told Cohen about her plans to start a family. “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. Because women, we don’t need partners to… you know? Amen!”