Over the weekend, fans spotted Demi Lovato holding hands with Lauren Abedini, a DJ who goes by Kittens, at Disneyworld — and Twitter could not be having more of a meltdown.
good morning to demi lovato and her possible girlfriend and no one else pic.twitter.com/ZrDKzhVBBD— kendra (@toldbykendra) September 11, 2017
Thanks to the big smiles and body language between the 25-year-old "Sorry Not Sorry" singer and Abedini, people on Twitter were quick to assume that they were a couple. Neither has confirmed or denied anything, but that doesn't stop Twitter from freaking out.
YES HONEY YES YES OMG LOOK AT HER AND HER GIRLFRIEND pic.twitter.com/jqvKuyiLh3— Drea (@Flawless_Demi_) September 11, 2017
Demi Lovato spotted today with her rumored new girlfriend Lauren Abedini; a DJ, Producer, charity runner, and feminist! 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/lCJc8ayiBH— Music News & Facts (@musicnewsfact) September 11, 2017
demi and girlfriend btw oh my god pic.twitter.com/OWkgNlcVdN— 🍒 (@JournaIsDeluxe) September 10, 2017
Abedini, a 26-year-old DJ who has worked with celebrities Usher, Kid Cudi and Skrillex, is an intersectional feminist (per her Instagram bio) and runs a charity for women called PWR by KITTENS that raises money for women's shelters.
Demi Lovato having a girlfriend is one of the best things 2017 has given us tbh— Abbie || 18 (@earpsvanlis) September 11, 2017
Back in 2015, Lovato opened up after rumors swirled that her hit "Cool for the Summer" hinted at same-sex relations. The song includes lyrics like "Just something that we wanna try," "Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite" and "Even if they judge, f--k it."
She appeared on the British talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, and said of the suggestive lyrics, "I am not confirming and I'm definitely not denying. All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don't think there's anything wrong with experimentation at all."
Carr, who is openly gay, retorted that, "I experimented once and it stuck."
Lovato's response: "Hey, I didn't say that it didn't stick either. I didn't say that it didn't stick."
Lovato has also opened up about her sexuality to PEOPLE last year, saying that she doesn't think it needs to have a label.
“[Sexuality is] something I don’t think needs to have a label,” she said. “As humans, it’s just about a connection with someone.”