JoJo Siwa may have been a Nickelodeon star, but she has some special connections to Disney, too — so much so, she even says she discovered her sexuality at one of their theme parks!
The 19-year-old Dance Moms alum spoke to People on Tuesday during a preview of the new TRON ride at Disney World and said it’s where she’s had tons of life experiences:
“I have a lot of really fun memories here. I have a lot of really hard memories here, but I have grown a lot at Disney.”
Elaborating, the actress attributed lots of her biggest life milestones to trips to the Happiest Place on Earth:
“I fell in love for the first time at Disney World. I realized I was gay at Disney World. I went through stages of heartbreak at Disney World. There’s been a lot in my personal life that Disney World has really attributed to.”
Aww! It really is a magical place for JoJo!
The High School Musical: The Series star recalled taking a trip to Disney and falling for a “good friend”:
“I was here for 14 days with a girl that was my really good friend and I realized that, ‘Oh, I like her.’ And having all those feelings while just being in the most magical place in the world and the happiest place on Earth was so cool. We’re not together anymore, but we did have some really fun, happy memories here.”
Before she came out in 2021, JoJo took a trip with her brother Jayden, his girlfriend, and Kylie Prew, who she would later call her girlfriend. Kylie and the singer would go on to date from February to November 2021 and be on again, off again until they finally ended their relationship again last summer. But just because they’re not together anymore doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to take a trip down memory lane and recall the fun times:
“[I remember] the tension of riding every ride, sitting next to each other, walking around the park like my brother and his girlfriend because we thought it was funny. But really, we both just wanted to hold hands. Those memories just make my heart so happy.”
Since breaking up with Kylie, JoJo has been linked to TikTok star Avery Cyrus whom she dated for three months before they broke up in December, which has turned into quite the messy split. For now, though, it seems like the teen is just enjoying the single life!
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[Image via Instagram/JoJo Siwa]