Pop superstar JoJo Siwa will be one half of the first same-sex couple on ABC’s hit show, “Dancing with the Stars,” according to Variety.
ABC revealed the news during Thursday’s Television Critics Association gathering.
Siwa, who came out as pansexual in April, said, “It’s really special that not only now do I get to share with the world that you get to love who you want to love, but also you get a dance with whom you want to dance. There’s a lot of barriers that we’re going to have to break through — who leads, how do you dress, what shoes do you wear? But I think it’s all something that I’m looking forward to. It’s going to be tricky, but it’s going to give so much to people out there — people of the LGBTQ community, people who feel just a little different. It’s going to give them a sense of happiness.”
In April, Siwa announced that she was in a same-sex relationship with Florida native Kylie Prew.
At the time, she said, “It’s like, I want to figure [sexuality] out. And I have this joke. Her name is Kylie. And so I say that I’m Ky-sexual. But like, I don’t know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight.”