Raven-Symoné has been dodging questions about her sexuality for a few years now. It’s nobody’s business and totally up to her whether she wants to discuss it or not. She decided to end the rumors and speculation by tweeting, in reference to the reversals on gay marriage bans,
I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.
ET Online reported that she also exclusively told Gossip Cop that she’s not planning to wed anytime soon, but “it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”
In May of 2012 she responded to a story about her sexuality in National Enquirer, saying,
I’m living my PERSONAL life the way I’m happiest. I’m not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I’m dating. and I shall not start now. My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life. However that is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I’m not harming anyone. I am a light being made from love. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!
Entertainment Weekly already beat me to a That’s So Raven joke, so you can thank them.
August 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
“I’m living my PERSONAL life the way I’m happiest. I’m not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I’m dating. and I shall not start now. My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life. However that is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I’m not harming anyone. I am a light being made from love. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!”
The above quote is in response to a story that appeared in the National Enquirer about Raven-Symoné being gay. The girlfriend in question is ‘America’s Top Model’ contestant, AzMarie Livingston, who Raven is rumored to be living with in New York City, and honestly, I could give two shits whether or not Olivia from ‘The Cosby Show’ is a lesbian or not. Really, I couldn’t, and I don’t mean that in a nasty way. I mean it in a “so what?” type of capacity, and if Raven is making this statement because they’re really her sentiments, then I have to give her mad props for leaving all predispositions behind and telling everyone what’s up.
However, if the story’s not even true, but girlfriend decided she wanted to get more publicity for it than *just* the National Enquirer, well. That’s another story entirely.
Way to make me totally curious, RAVEN. I still don’t care whether you’re gay or not; now I just want to know your motives behind your Tweet.
May 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Raven-Symoné is killing it. Lately, the woman is a sexy shadow of her former self, which can only be the product of hard work and masochism.
Even at her biggest she usually looked A-OK, I always thought, except for her penchant for wearing none-too-flattering curtains and togas. (And now that she’s lost 70 pounds, I think she should try uncovering her upper arms. Come on, lady.)
The cruel irony: on her new ABC Family show, “State of Georgia,” Raven-Symoné essentially has to wear a fat suit. She tells The Insider,
Well, Georgia started off as a bigger girl, and yes, I did have to wear body pads. I wore the same amount of body pads to make me the size that I was when I left “That’s So Raven.” [bursts into giggles] Which, everybody was complaining that I was too big.
As the show goes on, she hopes that they’ll write her weight out of the scripts. “One, the show shouldn’t be about weight,” she says. Then she turns cynical: “Eventually, I really don’t want to wear pads. You know? Because as a female I’m going to fluctuate, monthly—please keep that in, I don’t care—as a female I’m gonna fluctuate monthly, let alone fluctuate through relationships, let alone fluctuate because… they might add salt more to something that I eat that I don’t know about, and then I gotta stop eating that.”
The helplessness of this last sentiment rings really true to me, because I am currently on my 28-day upswing (you can especially see it in my cankles), and every time I accidentally glance at a mirror, I think “How is this even possible,” and then I make a puffer-fish face at myself. I will feel normal again later this week.
July 4, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
Can someone please pull Raven-Symoné to the side and speak to her about interpreting a theme to literally? Mahgawd.
This is what the actress wore to a vodka party called, “Glitz and Glam Gala,” over the weekend. Wow, Raven. Way to really work everything they were saying with the name of this event into one outfit, girl. Great job.
Honestly? I think that any one of the things she has going on here would be just fine by itself. The eyes are not my thing, but they’re admittedly kinda cool. The dress looks good on her. It’s a bit much, but again, that may be the hair/eye/cleavage combo that’s making it seem weird.
What do you think about what Miss. Raven has going on in these photos?
May 9, 2011 at 7:30 am by Molls
I know Molls posted a video of Raven back in March, but things have changed since then. Just look at this girl! I mean, y’all know I’m not trying to hate, but where did she go?! This picture was taken just a few days ago, and I’m worried that come June, all we will have is a pile of dust in some grungy ass jacket. And let me just tell you – that is not so Raven.
Another really interesting tidbit – Amy Grindhouse points out that Raven looks like Nicole Richie now, and I can’t unsee that. It’s too accurate, and now my poor hormone-riddled brain* can’t stop imagining Nicole and Paris dumbing up The Cosby Show. And that’s one fantastical mental image I don’t need.
*Seriously, I had to call Ask-A-Nurse last night because I’ve had to take a mad amount of contraceptives in the past few weeks, long story, but I’d been crying for three straight hours because my puppy bit me and it hurt my feelings, and this anonymous nurse had to tell me that it was ok to feel feelings and that I was probably going to be crazy for a couple months. Get excited!
May 3, 2011 at 6:30 am by Emily
I just watched this Teen.com with Raven-Symoné, and I don’t think I’ve been more confused about my opinion on a person since my friend dated this really sweet sociopath who lied about needing an abortion to swindle money and attention out of him and then disappeared completely one day. Well, actually, her I think I hate, but Raven-Symoné is a little harder to pin down.
Is this chick funny? She might be. She kind of makes me smile and she definitely has an animated personality, but she’s also kind of a cheeseball and I can swear that at least half of the things she said didn’t make sense.
Also, I think she might be kind of pretty now? Her skin looks amazing. And yo! Did you know that Olivia from the Cosby Show is 25 years old now?! I could have sworn that I was anywhere from 10-100 years older than this chick, but she’s just two years younger than me. That’s kinda mind-blowing.
What’s your verdict on Raven-Symoné and do you have any idea why she weirds me out so much?