As Demi Lovato steps back into the public eye, she’s going out of her way to be as honest as possible with her fans. And in a new interview, she did just that.
On Thursday’s (Jan. 30) episode of Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show “Radio Andy,” Lovato chatted with the Watch What Happens Live host about her emotional performance at the Grammys, her upcoming music and more. But at one point in the interview, Cohen asked the star about something she mentioned in a recent interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, where she said she didn’t know if she would eventually end up in a relationship with a man or a woman.
Lovato told Cohen that when it comes to her sexuality, she’s “still figuring it out,” but that she did have a moment where she decided to tell her parents that she may end up with a woman. “I didn’t tell my parents that I saw myself possibly ending up possibly with a woman until 2017,” she said. “It was actually, like, emotional but really beautiful.”
Both of Lovato’s parents were “so supportive,” she said, telling Cohen that her dad had a particularly sweet reaction to the news. “My dad was like, ‘Yeah obviously!’ And I was like, ‘OK, Dad,'” she recalls, laughing. “He said like, ‘Hello? ‘Cool for the Summer!” And I was like, ‘Ok, I get it.'”
She also revealed that her mother was the one she was worried about telling, but that her mom reacted with love. “My mom was the one that I was super nervous about, but she was just like ‘I just want you to be happy,'” she says. “That was so beautiful and amazing, and like, I said, I’m so grateful.”
As far as starting a family goes, Lovato said that she’s still not clear on where she’s headed, and she’s okay with that. “I don’t know what my future looks like — I don’t know if I’m gonna 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!”
Check out the full clip from Lovato’s appearance on “Radio Andy” below: