Demi Lovato’s triumphant return to public life continues, this time with a visit to Andy Choehn’s radio show Radio Andy. Things got deep quick when the singer described the moment she came out to her parents as sexually fluid about three years ago.
Lovato, who just brought the house down at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, was talking about having kids when the subject arose. The singer revealed she is hoping to start a family this decade but isn’t sure whether she wants to do it with a man or a woman.
“I’m still figuring it out,” she told Cohen. “I didn’t officially tell my parents that I saw myself ending up possibly with a woman until 2017.”
The conversation with her parents went well, she explained: “It was actually emotional but really beautiful. After everything was done, I was like shaking and crying. I just felt overwhelmed. I have such incredible parents. They were so supportive.”
According to Lovato, it was her mother’s reaction she was most concerned with. “My mom was the one that I was super nervous about,” Lovato said. “But she was like, ‘I just want you to be happy.’ And that was so beautiful and amazing. I’m so grateful.”
During her chat with the radio personality, Lovato also revealed that she considered putting her music career behind her after an overdose almost two years ago. “I think as time goes on I’ll be able to give more details, but it was a general thought,” Demi said. “We didn’t know what was going to happen. We didn’t know how healthy I would be when I left. It was a scary time in my life for sure.”
After Lovato’s heart-wrenching performance at the Grammys, where she debuted her new song called “Anyone,” Selena Gomez spoke out on Instagram Stories to lend her support. “I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational and DESERVED this moment was,” she wrote over an image of the performance. “Demi I’m so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery.”
Clearly, Demi’s hordes of fans aren’t the only ones happy she is continuing to create music. And thankfully, we will all get to see her perform the national anthem on Superbowl Sunday.