In a new interview, JoJo spoke out about coming out, how she identifies, how long she’s known about her sexuality, and more.
“I still don’t know what I am,” the 17-year-old star told People at first when asked how she identifies. “It’s like, I want to figure it out. And I have this joke. Her name is Kylie. And so I say that I’m Ky-sexual. But like, I don’t know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool.”
“I like queer,” she added, before revealing what she identifies as today. “Technically I would say that I am pansexual because that’s how I have always been my whole life is just like, my human is my human.”
“I never wanted [my coming out] to be a big deal,” JoJo said. “I’ve known since I was little.” JoJo‘s mom, Jessalynn, who appeared on Dance Moms with her, added, “I did too.A mother knows.”
JoJo added that she met her girlfriend on a cruise ship. “I told her my whole spiel that I tell everyone when they ask me my life story. She goes, ‘I could have Googled that. I want to know your life story. You just told me about your career. I want to know about you.’ And I was like, ‘No one’s ever asked me that before.’”