“I think it best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and makes me feel the most authentic and true to the person I know I am and who I am still discovering,” said the singer.
Lovato added that they came to the decision “after a lot of healing and self-reflection.”
“I’m always learning and coming inside myself, and I don’t pretend to be an expert or a spokesperson. Sharing this with you now opens up another level of vulnerability for me, ”Lovato said.
The “Sorry Not Sorry” hitmaker recently shared his personal struggles with mental health and addiction in a documentary on YouTube, which followed their journey before and after a near-fatal overdose in 2018.
“My doctors said I had five to ten minutes more,” Lovato explains in the documentary, of the incident.
In a subsequent interview with EW, Lovato said that ending their engagement with actor Max Ehrich helped them understand that they were “just too queer” for such a commitment to a man right now.
“It doesn’t matter if a drama is happening or not, I’m too gay to marry a man right now,” Lovato said. “I don’t know if that will change in 10 years and I don’t know if it will ever change, but I like to accept myself. “
CNN’s Lisa Respers France contributed reporting.