Dove Cameron spoke about her experience of coming out during her performance on Friday’s episode of The conversation.
The 25-year-old Disney Channel alum appeared on the show to explain her feelings regarding her sexuality and to give the show’s hosts a little insight into her life.
The Daytime Emmy-winning actress recently shared her personal life in a cover story for Gay Times which initially made its debut in May.
Giving context: Dove Cameron spoke about her experience of coming out on Friday’s episode of The Talk
Cameron started the conversation by saying that she assumed everyone around her knew about her sexuality.
She stated that prior to the story’s publication, “I think I thought I was gone…I lived my life as a queer girl and then as a woman.”
The Liv And Maddie actress also noted that because she was sure of who she was at the time, “I didn’t feel the need to come out that way.”
The artist then noted that after the story was published, she received media attention, although she was focused on her own well-being.
Making It Known: The Disney Channel alum originally broke the news about her sexuality through a cover story for Gay Times
For a while: The artist said that before the story was made public, she had “lived my life as a queer girl and then as a woman”
“When the Gay Times cover came out, it was something that was so natural to me, but it caught on in a much bigger way,” she said.
Cameron admitted that after the story was made available to the public, she was initially overwhelmed by the response, although she has come to accept her situation.
“I think it came as a shock to me because I thought the world knew. That was a bit of an adjustment period, but it’s been really nice,” she noted.
The actress concluded by saying that many of her fans responded positively to the story, for which she was grateful.
Ahead: Cameron pointed out that, after an initial period of adjustment, her life had been “very beautiful” since the story’s publication; she’ll be featured at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2021
“The people were very nice, very supportive. My life feels a little richer now, feels more like 3D than 2D,” she said.
Cameron originally spoke to Gay Times about her sexuality and noted that she wanted to express her feelings through her music, as she sought comfort in various songs.
“I hope my fans learn to do the same through that experience. I hope they celebrate themselves and it encourages them,” she noted.
The singer also told media that while she was previously insecure, she eventually learned how to accept herself for who she was.
Feeling good: The actress said her life felt “a little more 3D than 2D”; she can be seen in 2020
“I was really nervous about coming out and one day I dropped it because I was acting like someone who was out and I realized I wasn’t,” she said.
Cameron decided by telling the media that her decision to be open about her sexuality was completely her decision, and she felt much more confident as a result.
“The process of coming out was about who I am as a whole rather than who I choose to date… I choose to love myself.”
Reasoning: Cameron previously told Gay Times that she came out because she felt like she “acted like someone who was out and I realized I wasn’t”; she is seen in july