JoJo Siwa recently came out to the public as a member of the LGBTQ+ community which you can read about here:
Which, to be quite frank, is so amazing especially as a good role model for the young children who are her audience!
She’s now gone on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and revealed she has a girlfriend in the sweetest, confident and articulate way I’ve ever seen a 17-year-old speak.
“… 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.”
She discusses with Fallon the steps it took for her to come out and whether or not she planned it with her partner.
“The day after I posted on TikTok, I was on FaceTime with her, and we were just talking about it and talking about all of the love that came in, and we were both like technically I still hadn’t confirmed it…”
“And I was like… I kind of want to post this picture on my real story. She was super encouraging like, ‘Do it!’ I was like, ‘Alright, I did it.'”
The brave girl risked losing the empire she had created so she could be her authentic self and encourage other people to do the same, because coming out can be an incredibly difficult thing to go through.
“I was like, ‘Technically, that was a really big risk that I took posting that,” she continued. “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…if I can’t love who I want to love. That’s one of the most important things to me.