JoJo Siwa Recalls “Gay Awakenings” in Conversation on Sexuality With Demi Lovato

screenmixJuly 14, 2021

Siwa, who Prew met on a cruise ship, went on to recall their first encounter. “I knew right once I saw her like, ‘Woah, she’s really, really pretty. I really like her,'” the “D.R.E.A.M” artist remembered. “But I was just thinking like, ‘Oh, like a friend’…As we became best friends, I was like, ‘I don’t think it’s that.'”

Then, over Christmas break, Prew came to visit Siwa and her family in Orlando. “In that time, I couldn’t avoid my feelings,” she continued. “The tension was, like, you could cut it with a knife. It was insane.”

When Prew asked Siwa if she had a crush on anyone, the social media star said she did but didn’t say on who. “She says that right then she knew it was her and she had had a crush on me,” Siwa said. “But I was like, ‘I can’t tell her because she’s my best friend.’ And why I didn’t want to tell is because I didn’t want to lose her friendship.”