JoJo Siwa Reveals She Has A Girlfriend After Coming Out — What We Know About Her Relationship
Just weeks after she came out to the world, JoJo Siwa has confirmed that she has a girlfriend that no
Just weeks after she came out to the world, JoJo Siwa has confirmed that she has a girlfriend that no one knew about. Yep, not only did the Nickelodeon star reveal that she’s indeed dating someone, but she even credited her mystery woman with being the reason she decided to tell her fans that she was was a member of the LGBTQ+ community! Here’s everything we know about her secret relationship…
JoJo Siwa’s Girlfriend Encouraged Her To Come Out
During a recent interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the singer explained that she first thought of coming out after filming a TikTok video in the “Pride House.” And her girlfriend was “super encouraging!”
“We’re doing this TikTok, and I’m like, ‘I think this is going to out me,’” she explained. “And I was like, I don’t really mind, because it is true, I do have the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world. It’s not something I’m ashamed of. I just haven’t shown the internet yet.”
As fans know, Siwa uploaded the video — which showed her singing and dancing to Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” — and the internet quickly started to speculate about her sexuality. Then, the “D.R.E.A.M.” songstress confirmed that she was gay when she posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt that read “Best Gay Cousin Ever.”
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b— JoJo Siwa! ❤️ (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
“My cousin had gotten me that shirt — I took that picture like a week before I posted it — and I put it on my close friends Instagram story,” she recalled to the talk show host. “All my friends know, all my family knows. I was on FaceTime with [my girlfriend], and we were just talking about all the love that came in, and we were both like, technically I still haven’t confirmed it. I was like, I kind of just want to post this picture on my real story. She was super encouraging.”
The internet sensation admitted that it was definitely an abrupt decision, and a risky one.
“The funny thing is, ten minutes before I posted that, my publicist was like, ‘Are you going to confirm it?’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m not going to confirm it yet.’ Ten minutes later, I post that picture,” she said. “Technically, that was a really big risk that I took, posting that. But if I lost everything that I’ve created because of being myself, and because of loving who I want to love, I don’t want it.”
She concluded, “I’m just so happy, because now I get to share what makes me the happiest with the world. And it makes my heart so happy.”
So who is her girlfriend, you ask? Well, unfortunately, Siwa hasn’t revealed her identity just yet, but what’s important is how happy she is. And fans couldn’t be more supportive of the blonde beauty.
“Watching this made me so happy, I’m so happy for her. OMG the smile on her face while being able to mention her girlfriend is so pure,” one fan gushed after watching the interview. Another added, “JoJo Siwa absolutely lighting up talking about her girlfriend is so lovely and I am so happy that she finally gets to experience that.”
jojo siwa absolutely lighting up talking about her girlfriend is so lovely and i am so happy that she finally gets to experience that <3— aliyah (@a1iyahswrld) February 4, 2021
JoJo Siwa Said She’s Been A Member Of The LGBTQ+ Community Her Whole Life
During an Instagram Live a few hours after coming out, the 17-year-old told fans that she knew she was a member of the LGBTQ+ community her “whole life.”
“My whole life I have really really been – I like people. If that person happens to be a boy, great! And if that person happens to be a girl, great!” she explained. “Yeah, I think I’m just really happy.”
Siwa also revealed that her mom said she realized she didn’t “only like boys about two years ago,” and that both her parents have been supportive. She also said she doesn’t want to label herself with one word.
“Somebody asked, ‘What label are you?’ You know, I have thought about this, and the reason why I’m not ready to answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she added. “I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people. I right now am super-duper happy and I want to share everything with the world, I really do, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they’re ready to be public. But right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s OK. And that it’s awesome. And that the world is there for you.”
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JoJo Siwa Previously Dated Mark Bontempo
Back in August 2020, many fans thought Siwa was in a relationship with Instagram star Mark Bontempo, after they posted some pretty cozy pics and videos together. And at the time, she couldn’t stop gushing over her beau.
“Honestly he’s a dream,” she told Seventeen Magazine. “Really, truly unreal and I’m so happy. I couldn’t imagine anyone better.”
How sweet is that?! She also told J-14, “He’s great. Honestly, it’s unreal. I couldn’t imagine anything better. I’m smiling just thinking about it.”
Before dating Bontempo, she was also briefly linked to her childhood friend Elliott Brown. They were spotted spending a lot of time together in May 2020, and when they started to appear all over each other’s social media feeds, everyone started to wonder if they were more than friends.
When asked about the rumored relationship, she explained to J-14, “Elliot is a great kid, super nice, and he has been my family friend for — oh my gosh, since I was born. My mom’s known his mom longer than I’ve been alive. They’re always going to be my friends and always going to be a part of my life.”
Siwa continued, “We weren’t anything but we weren’t nothing. We were just nothing but not anything either. But now, now we’re nothing. That was… Now him and I are solid friends. Solid friends.”