The 41-year-old actress posted a reaction video on TikTok and the various expressions on her face said it all. In the side-by-side video, Dewan’s reacting in real-time to Siwa’s video, in which the social media star revealed that Dewan performing a “Magic Mike”–inspired number on “Lip Sync Battle” is something she obsessed over and “pretty much watched it every day.”
Dewan, at first, is watching intently before she starts getting into a groove. It’s not long before she starts smiling and laughing hysterically as Siwa tells her Dewan story. She’s clearly touched by the gesture, so much so that the actress raises her hand as if to give Siwa a virtual high-five.
In the caption, Dewan wrote, “Jojo i have never been more honored…!!” The caption prompted Siwa to chime in and comment, “ICONNNNNN FOREVERRRRRR.”
#duet with @itsjojosiwa Jojo i have never been more honored…!! 😘😘😘 🌈 🌈🌈
“I really, really liked it and listened to it all the time,” she said in the video. “I did not know what it meant back then but now that I’m much older and I understand, I know what it means.”
Then came Dewan’s story a few years later, followed by a date with a man that cemented her thoughts all these years later.
Siwa, who came out as gay on social media, in January 2021, shared a similar story about her “gay awakening” during an appearance on Lovato’s “4D With Demi Lovato” show that July, where she again credited the singer’s 2015 track for cementing her sexuality.
“I’ve been figuring out my gay awakenings recently. I think I realized that my very first gay awakening was Jenna Dewan’s performance on ‘Lip Sync Battle’,” Siwa shared with Lovato. “I think that was one of them. But do you remember your dancer, her name is JoJo Gomez, and you did ‘Cool for the Summer’ together? I remember seeing that and just being a little too interested.”
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