Actress Raven-Symone (Apparently) Comes Out on Twitter

by | August 2, 2013 at 8:44 PM | Celebrities

Raven-Symone (ABC Family)

Actress Raven-Symone, who played the young Olivia on the famed NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show,” indicated for the first time to the public that she is a lesbian.

The star of Disney Channel’s former series “That’s So Raven” took to Twitter on Friday to share her happiness at recent decisions around the country to legalize gay marriage.

“I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” she wrote on Twitter.

Symone later told told E! News in a statement,, however, that her words were meant to celebrate her ability to marry, not that she was about to get married.

“I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted,” she said. “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.”

Previously, the actress has dodged rumors about her sexuality and in 2012, the actress wrote, “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 dating to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life,” she added.