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.”