JoJo Siwa has revealed new details about her “beautiful” girlfriend who gave her the courage to come out to fans.
Wednesday night the YouTuber chatted with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where she gushed about her “super encouraging” sweetheart, who prompted Siwa, 17, to share her truth with followers.
Her comments come a month after the former “Dance Moms” star tweeted a picture of herself wearing a shirt that read “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever” — thus confirming speculation over her sexuality.
Siwa told Fallon that she felt emboldened to share the image while filming with a group of LGBTQ+ TikTokers called Pride House, assuming the collaboration would “out” her anyway.
“I don’t really mind because it is true, I do have the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world,” said the influencer, who boasts 12.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
“One day I was on FaceTime with my girlfriend … and I was like, ‘I kind of just want to post this picture on my [Instagram] Story,’” Siwa explained.
“She was super encouraging, she was like, ‘do it’ and I was like, ‘alright’ and I did it … [then I went] back to FaceTiming with her.”
The “Boomerang” singer fessed up to teasing her sexuality on social media, such as a TikTok featuring her dancing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” — a move that helped her gauge how fans might react to the big reveal.
Thankfully, fans have been overwhelmingly supportive, but Siwa admitted it was a “really big risk.”
“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,” she said. “If I can’t love who I want to love, it’s one of the most important things to me.”
Siwa also confessed that she had been crying just before her “Tonight Show” appearance, but they were tears of joy.
“I’m just so happy because now I get to share what makes me the happiest with the world and it makes my heart so happy.”