Demi Lovato Drops ‘They/Them’ Pronouns Because It Was ‘Exhausting’ Having To Explain It

Demi Lovato attends Build Series to discuss "Smurfs: The Lost Village" at Build Studio on March 20, 2017 in New York City

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Actress and singer Demi Lovato, who adopted the ‘they/them’ pronouns a couple of years ago, has reverted back to being called ‘she/her’ because she felt having to explain her non-binary pronouns was “absolutely exhausting.”

During a recent interview with GQ Spain, as translated by Consequence, the 30-year-old Lovato said the “exhaustion” of having to explain they/them to people made her “comfortable” with she/her.

“I constantly had to educate people and explain why I identified with those pronouns. It was absolutely exhausting. And that is one of the reasons that have led me to also feel comfortable with the feminine pronoun,” Lovato said.

“I just got tired. But for that very reason, I know that it is important to continue spreading the word.”

Lovato first got her start as a child actress, appearing in projects such as Barney & Friend, the Disney Channel film series Camp Rock, Sonny with a Chance, Glee, Princess Protection Program, Smurfs: The Lost Village, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

She began to transition to a musical career when she was signed by Hollywood Records, which led to the release of her debut studio album “Don’t Forget” in 2008.

In total, Lovato has released eight studio albums: “Don’t Forget” (2008), “Here We Go Again” (2009), “Unbroken” (2011), “Demi” (2013), “Confident” (2015), “Tell Me You Love Me” (2017), “Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over” (2021), and “Holy Fvck” (2022).

Lovato has also had some high-publicized personal struggles as well, as she suffered from an opioid overdose in 2018 and had to be revived with Narcan. Her overdose was so widely reported, in fact, that she was the most-Googled person in the world that year.

Thankfully, Lovato is doing much better these days, though, as she embarked on a global tour last year in tandem with the release of her 2022 album “Holy Fvck”.

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