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Demi Lovato comes out as pansexual, says she's attracted to 'anything, really'

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'I'm so fluid now'

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Pop star Demi Lovato recently opened up about her newfound sexuality in an interview on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, telling host Joe Rogan she is pansexual now and is attracted to "anything, really."

The 28-year-old "Dancing with the Devil" singer said she is attracted to men, women, and anything in between and described herself as "fluid" sexually.

"I'm so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was, like, super closeted off," she said, prompting Rogan to ask, "You mean sexually fluid? You like girls? You like boys?"

"Yeah, anything, really" Lovato responded.

When Rogan asked if the term "pansexual" was fitting, she responded, "Yeah, pansexual."

Later in the interview, she recalled how she "heard someone call the LGBTQIA+ community the alphabet mafia" and said, "That's it! That's what I'm going with."

"I'm part of the alphabet mafia and proud," she added.

Lovato, who called off her engagement to Max Ehrich last year, said she first learned she was attracted to women after watching Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair kiss in the 1999 teen drama "Cruel Intentions" as a kid. But she said her sexual awakening at the scene caused her to feel guilt and shame because of her Christian upbringing.

"I felt a lot of shame because growing up in Texas as a Christian, that's very frowned upon," she recalled. "Any attraction that I ever had toward a female at a young age, I shut it down before I even let myself process what I was feeling."

Lovato opened up more about her canceled engagement to Ehrich in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly in which she recalled realizing she was "just too queer" to settle down with a man.

"Regardless if drama is happening or not, I am too gay to marry a man right now," she said. "I don't know if that will change in 10 years and I don't know if that'll never change, but I love accepting myself."

"I've always known I was hella queer, but I have fully embraced it," she said.

In another interview, this time with Glamour, Lovato noted that around the time of the couple's breakup, she "hooked up with a girl and was like, 'I like this a lot more.' It felt better. It felt right."

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