Demi Lovato says the end of their engagement was the ‘best thing’ that has happened to them as it helped them to come out as non-binary.
The Confident star, 29, was engaged to actor Max Ehrich, 30, for two months last year but broke it off in order to be their ‘authentic self’.
Demi told The 19th that the pandemic and the end of their engagement helped them to discover their true self and come out.
They explained: ‘I was able to stand on my own two feet without needing someone else to validate me or to make me feel accepted.
‘And when I said goodbye to that relationship, I also said goodbye to everything that was holding me back from being my most authentic self.’
Demi added: ‘I met someone and I got into this straight relationship, and that was great, but that led me to ignoring all the parts of myself that I didn’t think were digestible for my partner at the time, who ended up becoming my fiancé.’
The end of Demi’s engagement helped them discover their true self (Picture: Instagram.com/@ddlovato)
They and Max had dated for around seven months but parted ways in September 2020, with Demi coming out as non-binary in May 2021 after ‘a lot of healing and self-reflective work’.
Demi revealed that they first identified as non-binary at the beginning of the pandemic and told friends and family towards the end of last year.
They also believe their gender journey will evolve ‘forever’, with Demi adding: ‘There might be a time where I identify as trans.
‘I don’t know what this looks like for me. There might be a time where I identify as non-binary and gender-nonconforming my entire life.
‘Or maybe there’s a period of time when I get older that I identify as a woman, I don’t know what that looks like, but for me, in this moment right now, this is how I identify.’
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