JoJo Siwa couldn't be more proud to tell the world that she's got a girlfriend! As Entertainment Tonight shares, Siwa appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, and while she didn't mention her partner by name, she revealed how her support influenced her decision to come out!
Siwa calls her girlfriend "amazing, wonderful, perfect"
Siwa mentioned that she became aware her sexuality would become public after she filmed a fun video with a Los Angeles-based collective of LGBTQ+ social media stars. "I was doing TikTok with the people in the Pride House... and I'm like, 'I think this TikTok is going to out me,'" she said.
However, the former Dance Moms star shared that she didn't feel like that part of her life was something she needed to continue to hide. "I was like, 'I don't really mind, it is true. I do have the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world,'" Siwa shared. "'It's not something I'm ashamed of, I just haven't shown the internet yet.'"
Siwa says her girlfriend was "super encouraging"
Siwa officially came out shortly after sharing the video, and went on to reveal that her girlfriend encouraged her to do so! "The day after I posted on TikTok, I was on FaceTime with her and we were talking about it, and talking about all of the love that came in and technically I still hadn't confirmed it," she shared.
But when Siwa told her girlfriend— who she says she's "on the phone literally 24/7" with— that she wanted to post a picture of her wearing a shirt that declared 'Best Gay Cousin Ever,' she was all for the idea! "She was super encouraging like, 'Do it!' I was like, 'Alright, I did it,'" Siwa said.
The young star also reflected on the impact of her coming out, sharing she has no regrets about it. "I was like, 'Technically it was a really big risk 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," Siwa said. "If I can't love who I want to love, that's one of the most important things to me."