Demi Lovato Says She’s Open To Dating Both Men And Women In New Documentary

"I am open to human connection so whether that's through a male or female, it doesn't matter to me."

Demi Lovato’s YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, has hit the Internet and, as promised, the pop star addresses her sexuality on camera.

After touching on her career, addiction issues, and romance with (and split from) Wilmer Valderrama, the “Really Don’t Care” singer talks about the single life—sharing that she’s on Raya, a dating app available mostly to celebs and industry insiders.

“I am on the dating app for both guys and girls,” Lovato says. “I am open to human connection so whether that’s through a male or female, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m trying to keep an open heart and an open mind when it comes to that.” (Although most of the suitors she talks about are referred to as “he” or “him.”)


Lovato says she’s happy to be exploring casual dating and hooking up after being in a long-term relationship with Valderamma since age 19.

“I just wasn’t ready,” she confesses. “There is so much of my life I haven’t explored yet.”

Now 25, Lovato is opening up about many things, but her sexuality doesn’t seem to be one of them: She doesn’t share anything else related to her sexual identity, except for showing what appears to be a photo of a potential lady date to her stylist, who remarks “She’s hot.”


In September, Lovato was photographed Disneyland getting frisky with DJ Lauren Abedini and tongues started wagging. But she remained adamant about not discussing her sexuality. except to say “Love is love”—and tell people to tune into the doc.

It’s unlikely she’ll expand on the topic in the future as she has always preferred to be label-free.


Trish Bendix is a Los Angeles-based writer.