Take her hair, for instance. When she got a pixie cut in November and dyed it hot pink in January, Lovato was slowly breaking out of the pristine heteronormative pop star mold she had been in for a decade. Ultimately, she's trying to shave her head, and she's realizing that being in a heteronormative relationship isn't necessarily the right fit for her. She and ex-fiancé Max Ehrich broke off their engagement after two months (they were dating for six months prior), and if after the storm comes the rainbow, then Lovato found a "huge sign" about her sexuality afterward.
"When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am," Lovato tells Glamour. "This past year I was engaged to a man, and when it didn’t work, I was like, This is a huge sign. I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth."