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Huge congrats to TikTok teen and hair-bow ambassador JoJo Siwa, who says she is the “happiest [she’s] ever been” since coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community ca. Wednesday. In an Instagram Live on Saturday, the 17-year-old Dance Moms alum said she had received “the most endless amount of love and support” after sharing the news with her fans in a series of content units last week. This is what we like to hear!
“I’ve been happy in this land for a minute now,” Siwa told viewers, “and now that I get to share that with the world, it just, it’s awesome!”
Siwa initially got her followers wondering on Wednesday, when she TikToked a video of herself dancing and lip-syncing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” with a rainbow lighting scheme and a rainbow bow in her hair. She followed those clues with a tweet on Friday: “My cousin got me a new shirt,” she wrote above a phone of herself in a tee that read “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.” Any lingering mystery solved!
Still, as she explained in Saturday’s Instagram Live, she’s not quite ready to label her sexuality. “The reason I’m not going to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she said. “I think humans are awesome.” Later in the video, she added: “My whole life, I’ve really really been, I just liked people, but I have never fallen in love before. But I always believed that my person was just going to be my person. If that person happened to be a boy, great! And if that person happened to be a girl, great! I think I’m just really happy. I think in life you know when you meet your person, I really do.” Siwa also noted that her “parents have known,” and have “been so everything.”
“Right now,” she emphasized, “what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s okay. And that it’s awesome … There’s so many accepting and loving people out there.”