Raven Symone Addresses Gay Rumors

by | May 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM | Celebrities

Raven-Symone on State of Georgia (ABC Family)


After rumors surfaced earlier this week that former Disney star and “Cosby” kid Raven Symone was gay, the Broadway actress took on the murmurs with a strong statement to the world, namely “butt out.”

“My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life,” she tweeted.

She went on to write, “”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.”

The rumors surfaced thanks to a National Enquirer report that stated that the actress had been living in a New York City apartment with a female love interest, former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant and openly gay AzMarie Livingston.

The National Enquirer story found a source who noted that the relationship took a toll on her relationship with her family.

“Raven has hidden being gay for a long time now,” the source told the publication. “But about a year ago, she was introduced by a friend to AzMarie, who is absolutely gorgeous. The two began see­ing each other, and a few months ago, Raven finally got the nerve to ask her to move into her lavish Manhattan condo. When her family found out, they blew their stack and it’s created a gay scandal for Raven.”