Jojo Siwa comes out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
Jojo Siwa is happily in a relationship with “the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world.” The YouTube star revealed her recent decision to go public was a very scary thing and talked about it Wednesday night on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
JoJo says working on a TikTok at the “Pride House” got her thinking about outing herself, and she decided to just go for it … with some extra encouragement from her girlfriend.
“It’s not something I’m ashamed of,” the 17-year-old said. “I just haven’t shown the internet yet.'”
Siwa said she talked to her girlfriend, who she didn’t identify, about all the love that flowed in from her followers after the Pride House video and one she did to the Lady Gaga LGBTQ+ anthem “Born This Way.”
The star said she noted that technically she hadn’t confirmed anything and was considering doing it by posting a photo wearing a “Best Gay Cousin Ever” shirt her relative had given to her.
She said her girlfriend was “super encouraging” and so Siwa did it.
Siwa said she knows that coming out can be “a very scary thing,” but she had words of wisdom for those considering it.
“Of course not everybody in the world is going to accept it right now, but there are so many people that are going to accept it right now,” she said. “And like I say, even if there are a million people that don’t accept it, there’s a hundred million that do.”
She says she was FaceTiming with her GF when she posted that photo — the one where she’s wearing the “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.” t-shirt — and then went right back talking to her like it was no big deal.