I'm here for Demi Lovato. I'm here for her crazy-catchy summer hits, her fitness Instagram photos, her mental health advocacy, and I am certainly here for her maybe... hopefully... fingers crossed... new girlfriend. After they were spotted holding hands at Disneyland on Saturday, fans are wondering, who is Lauren Abedini and what is she doing with our main girl Demi Lovato?
Fans understandably freaked out when the "Cool For The Summer" singer strolled through the family amusement park has if she A) wasn't just some insanely famous icon, and B) didn't care that she was noticeably linked up with DJ/Producer Lauren Abedini. Together, the two held hands and rocked serious cool-girl vibes, sporting laid back leisurewear, ponytails, and sunglasses. Still, their biggest accessories seemed to be each other.
Elite Daily reached out to both Lovato and Abedini's teams but did not hear back by the time of publication.
Reminder to all mega-celebs: Wearing sunglasses doesn't actually make it so we can't see you. Lovatics know a Demi when they see a Demi.
Plus, the duo held hands in front of Mickey, God, and everyone, as if that wasn't going to set Lovato's fan's worlds on fire and ignite serious rumors about her love life. Loads of Twitter users in the LGBTQ community perked right up, applauding this potential new romance and cheering the hopefully real couple on.
Fans also did their due diligence and were quick to research all there is to know about Abedini. They were not disappointed.
Abedini is known in her professional life as DJ KITTENS and has received loads of critical acclaim for her talent behind the turntables. Her website, says,
With her vast knowledge and relentless curiosity for music, LA based DJ, KITTENS (born Lauren Abedini) has been able to find and deliver a balance between low grinding electronic beats, heavy rap, and future beat music. Earning the support of some of the most influential artists of our time; Usher, Kid Cudi, Skrillex, A-trak, Salva, and more, KITTENS has solidified herself as a cornerstone in the in the ever evolving DJ community. ...KITTENS' aggressive style of DJing, rooted in her foundation as a hip hop aficionado and harder track selections often leave people pleasantly shocked to find she is not as soft and fluffy as her name might suggest.
Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, works for me.
As if this wasn't badass enough, Abedini is also an avid charity supporter and feminist. She hosts PWR, a series of non-profit DK workshops designed for women, and all proceeds donated to the program go to local women's shelters.
Twitter. You were saying?
Despite Demi's sometimes smooth, sometimes bumpy love life that involved a six-year relationship with the much older Wilmer Valderrama, we shouldn't be too surprised by the news of her dating a female.
Back in 2015, Lovato joined host Alan Carr on his British talk show Chatty Man to discuss some of her lyrics that hinted at same-sex relations. At the time, she said,
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, responded with, "I experimented once and it stuck."
Lovato's incredible response? "Hey, I didn't say that it didn't stick either. I didn't say that it didn't stick."
Love to love.
On her end, Lauren Abedini is openly out.
BUT. LET'S NOT BE IGNORANT IDIOTS.
Just because two females hold hands and one happens to openly be into women does not a relationship make... so no one freak out if we learn the two girls are just two friends, being friends, and doing friend things, like holding hands.
Still... would be kinda awesome, right?