Where there’s darkness, there is light, and JoJo Siwa’s week just got a whole lot brighter.
The ‘DWTS’ contestant has been going through some tough times as of late.
The 18-year-old recently just got out of her first serious relationship. The teen sensation was dating Kylie Prew for a good portion of this year, but announced the two had gone their separate ways.
This is a big deal, because JoJo came out earlier this year while simultaneously introducing her girlfriend to the world.
JoJo Siwa Comes Out!
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b
— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
Here’s the silver lining though.
This week, the YouTube star told Paris Hilton on her “This is Paris podcast” that she and her former flame, also 18, are still communicating despite breaking up.
“I have yet to talk about this officially, publicly, but we broke up,” JoJo said. “But she is literally still my best friend. I talked to her yesterday, she just got a new puppy. She’s awesome. She’s having the time of her life, I’m having the time of my life.”
She added she’s “really lucky” on not losing Prew completely even though their relationship ended, because according to her, “friendships don’t have to end.”
Despite the breakup, they’re still best friends
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JoJo concluded that their relationship simply was not at the right timing.
“I was very happy that it can be because that’s all I wanted,” she said. “But I’m really happy that I remember all the fun times, all the good times, and nothing bad happened. It just is the definition of a cheesy saying of ‘right person, wrong time’ and I hate cheesy sayings but they’re true.”
You know what else is true?
JoJo has officially been given the title of “Gay Icon” in the LGBTQ+ world.
The triple threat stopped by “The Ellen Show” on Thursday, November 4, and got to speak with Ellen DeGeneres before her show comes to an end for good.
“I’ve watched 4,550 people come out on this stage and I just got to have that moment, and I am so happy right now,” an excited JoJo said.
The clip then cuts to Ellen talking to JoJo about her “gay icon” status.
See JoJo’s reaction to being called a “gay icon”
“I mean you’re 18-years-old and you’re known as a gay icon. Do you take that on, or how do you feel about that label,” the veteran host asked.
JoJo replied, “It’s wild to me I think because I look at people who are called gay icons… you, Lady Gaga, Freddie Mercury, my favorite people and to be in that category at 18 is just insane and it’s just because of who I am. It feels amazing.”
She continued, “A lot of people have told me, you know, that I’m a gay icon already, which is wild.”
JoJo then went on to tell a story about how she explained to her dancers going on tour with her what that lifestyle is all about.
“I was like, ‘Think of it like 4-year-olds and gay 19-year-olds. It’s like Kids Bop meets Pride Fest. That’s my concert, literally,’” she said.