Just weeks after coming out as gay, JoJo Siwa confirmed she’s dating someone who helped push her to be open with the public about her sexuality.
JoJo Siwa, 17, has a very special woman in her life! The Nickelodeon star, who recently came out as gay, revealed that she has a girlfriend during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 3. “I do have the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world,” JoJo gushed. “It’s not something I’m ashamed of. I just haven’t shown the Internet yet.”
In fact, it was this unidentified girlfriend who pushed JoJo to officially come out by posting a photo of herself wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.’ Fans had already begun speculating about the teenager’s sexuality due to a TikTok of her singing along to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” but at that point, she had not directly confirmed that she was gay. “I took that picture a week before and I posted it on my close friend’s Instagram story — all my friends and family already know,” JoJo explained. “So after the “Born This Way” TikTok, I was on FaceTime with [my girlfriend] talking about all the love that came in but I still hadn’t actually confirmed it. So I was like…I kind of just want to post this picture on my real story. And she was like, ‘Do it!’”
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— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
JoJo also had encouraging words for those who are having a harder time with coming out than she did. “My thing with coming out is that it can be a scary thing,” she admitted. “Of course, not everyone in the world is going to accept it right now, but there are so many people who are going to accept it right now. Let’s say a million don’t accept it — that’s a lot of people. But there’s a hundred million who do! A hundred million is a lot of people. Always keep that in mind.”
As for her mysterious girlfriend, JoJo didn’t give too many more details, except to reveal that they’re “long distance” and “on the phone literally 24/7.” In fact, right before JoJo’s interview with Jimmy, she was on the phone with her girl. “I was like, that’s a really big risk I took my posting that, and she was like, ‘Why, because you could’ve lost everything?’” JoJo said. “And I was like yeah — but if I lost everything that I created because of being myself and loving who I want to love, I don’t want it. That’s not what I want if I can’t love who I want to love. That’s one of the most important things to me. About ten minutes before this interview, I was on the phone with [her] and I started crying. I’m like…I’m just so happy I get to share what makes me happiest with the world. It makes my heart so happy.”
For JoJo, the support has been overwhelming. “Literally everyone and their brother messaged me, called me, texted me, send me an Instagram message, tweeted me — it was that most love I think I’ve ever received,” she gushed. “The coolest thing about it was showing the world the last little piece of me they haven’t seen yet. It was awesome.
Sofia Richie Rocks A Sexy String Bikini While Hitting The Beach In St. Barts — Photos
Sofia Richie looked super cute in the white and orange two-piece that she fashioned for her day at the beach in St. Barts! Check out the young model’s swimsuit style.
Sofia Richie had some fun in the sun on her recent trip to St. Barts! The model, 22, enjoyed a day at the beach, where she was photographed sporting a super cute orange and white bikini. Sofia accessorized her beach day look with a green bucket hat and wore a pair of sunglasses to keep the beaming rays out of her eyes. Along with being photographed by paparazzi, Sofia also shared a few photos to her Instagram account on April 19, which featured her look!
Sofia has really been enjoying her island getaway, and she’s posted about it on her social media accounts! Prior to her recent carousel post, Sofia shared a photo of herself with her new boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, going for a ride in a luxurious convertible. In the photo, Sofia could be seen positively beaming, as she lifted her arms in the air and threw up two peace signs.
The model also captioned the snap with the perfect word to encapsulate her day. “Dreamy,” she wrote alongside the photo, which was seemingly captured by Sofia’s pals Nicolas Bijan and Roxy Bijan. While Sofia has been keeping her romance fairly low-key, she’s clearly been enjoying herself with her new beau in St. Barts!
It also seems that Sofia’s newfound romance has a lot of support from her famous father, Lionel Richie. “There is a deep level of trust between [Sofia and Elliot],” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Their dads are very close, so she’s known him a long time. Her dad could not be happier.” Indeed, there’s already a lot of trust between the families, since Lionel has known Elliot’s dad, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge, for years. Plus, Elliot is quite accomplished, himself!
“He studied business and after he graduated her launched his own record label, he’s very ambitious and very smart. Everyone in Sofia’s life is happy about this, they all think he’s a great choice. She’s such a sweet girl she deserves a really great guy and by all accounts Elliot is a winner.” As Sofia continues to enjoy her tropical getaway, take a look at her and more stars rocking swimsuits on the beach with the gallery above!
Mark Wahlberg Honors Mom Alma After Her Death With Photo Of Her & His 4 Kids: ‘Miss You’
Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his late mother, Alma Wahlberg, with a beautiful photo of her cuddling up with her grandchildren.
Gone, but not forgotten. Mark Wahlberg honored his mother, Ama Wahlberg on Instagram with a sweet photo two days after announcing the devastating news to his fans. The Transformers star, 49, posted a beautiful throwback of Ama sitting on a couch surrounded by his four adorable kids: Brendan, 12, Ella, 17, Grace, 11, and Michael, 15. Mark and his wife, Rhea Durham, are in on the cuddles, too.
He captioned the post, “Miss you grandma” with a red heart emoji. Mark announced 78-year-old Ama’s death in an April 18 tweet. The Daddy’s Home star posted a lovely photo of his mother with a huge smile on her face, captioning it, “My angel. Rest in peace.” Ama’s other children, including singer Donnie Wahlberg, also honored their mother online. Donnie, 51, penned a lengthy tribute on Instagram accompanied by a slideshow of photos and videos.
“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman,” he wrote, in part. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I’ve ever known.”
Ama was mother to nine children and was a regular fixture on Wahlburgers, the A&E reality show that followed the family’s Boston-based burger chain. The show, which aired from 2014 to 2019, showcased many members of the Wahlberg family, including son Paul Wahlberg — who later named another restaurant Alma Nova in her honor. “I was very hesitant and nervous at first,” Alma told USA Today in 2014 about being on the show. “[My sons] said, ‘You can talk to a wall, Ma. You won’t have any trouble.’”
Suri Cruise Sports Long Hair While Posing With Flowers & Goofing Off With Friends On 15th Birthday
Suri Cruise looked super sweet while enjoying her 15th birthday in the Big Apple! The teenager showed off her long hair and posed with some flowers as her friend snapped some pics!
Suri Cruise is another year older! The teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise turned 15 years old on April 18, and she looked like she had a total blast on her big day. The newly minted 15-year-old spent her birthday out and about in New York City and was spotted having some low-key birthday fun. Suri and a few of her pals were seen snapping some photos together while posing with a pretty bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The birthday girl also showed off her long, brunette ‘do, and looked like the spitting image of her famous mom, 42. Naturally, Suri followed the necessary safety precautions while celebrating her birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her friends wore protective face masks while having fun in the Big Apple. The teens only removed their face masks while smiling for a quick photo, or enjoying some delicious ice cream!
Despite her birthday falling during the middle of a pandemic, Suri truly showed the she was enjoying her day like so many around the world who celebrated their special days during COVID-19, as well. Suri’s mom, Katie, made sure to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking to Instagram and sharing a carousel of photos to her social media account. Far more precious than the intimate pics of Suri and her mom, however, was the sweet caption Katie wrote and dedicated to her teen.
“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you,” Katie wrote, adding a string of exclamation points and a number of emojis. “I can’t believe you are already 15!” Katie concluded the post. It’s hard to believe that Suri is already 15 years old. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was just a tiny tot being photographed while out with her famous parents.
Over the course of the last few years, though, Suri’s adoring mom has made a concerted effort to offer her daughter as normal an upbringing as possible. Suri’s bond with her mom is so incredibly strong and it’s amazing to see the teen grow up to be her Katie’s mini-me. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for the teenager!