The former Dance Moms star revealed she has a girlfriend during a February 2021 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and fans couldn’t be happier. While spilling the tea on her love life, the “Boomerang” songstress shared how her “super encouraging” other half helped her publicly come out as part of the LGBTQ+ community in January 2021. As fans know, JoJo confirmed her sexuality with a photo posted on social media in which she was wearing a shirt that read “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.”
“I was on FaceTime with my girlfriend … and we were just talking about all the love that came in, and we were both like, technically I still haven’t confirmed it,” she recalled. “I was like, I kind of just want to post this picture on my real [Instagram] Story.”
Days later, JoJo revealed the identity of her girlfriend, Kylie, who she called “the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world.” As for how they met? JoJo referred to Kylie as her “best friend” during an exclusive interview with J-14 in December 2020.
“My brother was hanging out with these people and they were like, ‘JoJo come play UNO with us,'” she recalled, noting that she turned down their offer. “One of the girls looked at me and she goes, ‘Oh, what? You think you’re going to win or something?’ And I was like, well, now I have to play! We were just hanging out and then I kinda was like, ‘Whoa, this girl is like fun.'”
JoJo explained that meeting “a teenager” that wanted to be friends with her was “so foreign,” but the pair hit it off!
“We’re fighting over this stuffed animal that’s in this crane game machine. And she looks at me. This is after like five minutes, she looks at me and goes, ‘Aren’t you supposed to be nice?’ And I was like, ‘You went there!’ and it was like a joke, but like, she wasn’t joking,” the singer said. “And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you are insane. And I love you to death.’ So I met my best friend last year on Christmas Eve, actually.”
One month later, the pair started dating!
“After being my best friend for over a year, January 8th, 2021, I got to start calling this exceptional human my Girlfriend,” JoJo wrote in an Instagram post from January 2021 “Since then I’ve been the happiest I have ever been! She seriously is the most loving, supportive, happiest, protective, and just the most beautiful perfect person in the world. And I get to call her mine! Happy one month to my girl! I love you more and more every day.”
The couple also celebrated the relationship milestone with a TikTok video. “It’s been 1 month since my best friend asked me to be her girlfriend, and it’s been the best month ever,” JoJo captioned the clip where they showed off their love. The video also included audio that said, “Guys, I did it, I found the person that makes me the happiest I have ever been.”
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