Demi Lovato shares how their family and friends are adapting to their new pronouns

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A headshot of actor and singer Demi Lovato.
The actor and singer Demi Lovato changed their pronouns to they/them in May. Emma McIntyre / Getty Images
  • In an interview, Demi Lovato shared how their friends and family are adapting to their new pronouns.

  • Lovato said their family is doing an "incredible job" and that it's been a little harder with friends.

  • In May, Lovato announced that they were nonbinary and changed their pronouns to they/them.

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Demi Lovato opened up in an interview Thursday to discuss how their family and friends have adapted to their new pronouns.

"You know my family has done an incredible job, actually," Lovato said in an interview with the radio broadcast company Audacy.

In May, the actor and singer came out as nonbinary and changed their pronouns to they/them, Insider previously reported.

Lovato told Audacy that their family has done a great job and that their sister Dallas quickly adapted.

"I've noticed especially my older sister Dallas... I've noticed her using 'them' and 'they,' and it really does warm my heart up that people are trying," Lovato told Audacy.

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A screenshot from Demi Lovato's Instagram announcement. Demi Lovato/Instagram

They added that the adjustment has been a little more challenging with their friends.

"My friends have had a little harder time to get used to it, actually," they told Audacy. "Just because I think your friends are the ones who you're more likely to be like, 'Biiitch!'"

"I'm like, look, you can still call me 'bitch,'" they added.

Lovato said that they understand the change is new and added that they even slip up sometimes.

"It feels weird to me when I get called a 'she' or a 'her' and, you know, I understand that people might have a hard time adjusting to it because it is something new," Lovato said. "I want to encourage people to keep trying and that I understand that it is a process to get used to. Sometimes I still mess up myself, but it's OK."

Lovato also said in the interview that it took "a year and a half of exploration" to get to the point where they felt comfortable sharing their identity publicly.

"I've used this time to really explore what feels right to me," Lovato told Audacy.

As Insider previously reported, Lovato is famously open about their life.

Earlier this month, they shared that being the breadwinner in their family impacted their relationship with their parents. Lovato has also opened up about a 2018 night when they said they were sexually assaulted and almost fatally overdosed, as well as their sobriety.

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