TikTok Star JoJo Siwa is in a relationship with “the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world.” She is happy.
The viral teen celebrity who has millions of followers—almost 32 million on Tik Tok alone—appeared on Wednesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where she spoke as a member of the LGBTQ+ community about going public.
Siwa said she knew that it was possible for her to do a Tik Tok with members of the Pride House and added that her friends and family were conscious of her sexuality.
“It’s not something I’m ashamed of,” said the 17-year-old. “I just haven’t shown the internet yet.'”
Siwa said that after the Pride House video and one she did for the Lady Gaga LGBTQ+ anthem “Born This Way.” she shared with her girlfriend, whom she didn’t remember, about all the support that poured from her fans.
The star said she found that she hadn’t verified anything scientifically and was considering doing so by sharing a picture with a “Best Gay Cousin Ever” shirt presented to her by her relative.
“She said it was “super inspiring” for her girlfriend and so Siwa did it.
Siwa said she knows that coming out can be a “a very scary thing,” but for those considering it, she had words of wisdom.
“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’s a million people that don’t accept it, there’s a hundred million that do.”
She decided to have a little fun with it with the help of her girlfriend, sharing a mysterious TikTok collection to Lady Gaga’s anthemic “Born This Way.” The speculation started almost instantly, just as she thought it would, and the publicist of the singer asked her whether she just wanted to test the reports. “Siwa declined at first, but she went ahead 10 minutes later and posted a photo of herself wearing a shirt that read “Best. Homosexual. Cousin. Cousin. Ever,” after a chat with her girlfriend on FaceTime. Siwa said with a chuckle, “I wrote her [my publicist] and I was like, ‘Hey, so about not confirming…'”
The teen artist, who has millions of fans, revealed that, while her peers and family had known about her sexuality for a while, it felt like a “big risk” to come out publicly. “But if I have lost all that I have created because of being myself and loving whom I want to love, then I don’t want it,” she said.