Rumors are flying about Raven-Symoné's love life, but the actress/singer feels no pressure to address the gossip.
Last week, a new report surfaced claiming that the 26-year-old is gay, and while she didn't address that report specifically, Symoné wrote on Twitter Friday that she's never talked about her dating life, and she doesn’t plan to start now.
The National Enquirer's reported that Symoné is dating and living with AzMarie Livingston, a contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” at her New York City condo.
Without commenting on the speculation directly, Symoné wrote Friday, "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’s to know. I'm not one for a public display of my life."
And regardless of her sexuality, she continued, it's her decision as to whether to share that information.
"However that is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay," she tweeted. "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!"
Symoné currently stars in “Sister Act” on Broadway.
Hell no Raven I still want my baby's from you....lol
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Is this the same Raven from the Cosby Show?
At least this speculation has done its job; when was the last time CNN reported on Raven?
Good for her. It is no one's business.
It is your business, more so, since I have never heard of you.
@sailor12,She has been financially set since she's been a child,her parents invested the money wisely.Deal with that.
Finally someone that stands up for themselves and tells everyone it is none of their business. I so agree!!!! And does it really matter. You GO GIRL!!!!! Singers/actresses need to step up to the plate and let the media know that what they do in their personal iife is their business!!!
That's so Raven. Just typical Raven.
First we elect a bi prez who repeals don't-ask-don't-tell and courageously comes out in support of marriage, then the NAACP announces same gender marriage is a HUMAN right, and now Raven Symone announces. The African American community is on the cutting edge of societal evolution. You go, girl!
STOP THE PRESSES! Wait, what are we talking about? Bill Cosby is gay? That is old news.
When I saw the headline I expected Fat Albert or Mushmouth came out.
Will: that made me laugh so hard a co-worker gave me a dirty look. Well done sir!
Oh you just gave me a good giggle to start my day! :)
Will, you just caused me to guffaw and snort coffee out my nose, at work. Now my cover as the quiet, mild-mannered tech writer is totally blown.
Honestly, doess anyone really care? Hasn't it become old news if someone says they're gay?
She doesn't need Disney money,Raven was financially set for life by the time she was ten years old.
Sorry Monte but child actors don't make that much money. She was on a sitcom or two, she is not a movie star. Everyone who has read this artical now knows she is GAY.
Oh she's gay. Anyone with common sense would simply just deny it and move on. She had to make a long winded statement for nothing. I don't blame her though...she wants to keep that Disney money coming in and no one in their right mind would say they're gay and risk putting their business in jeopardy. I don't think she's ashamed to be gay she's just not stupid enough to come out the closet in Hollywood.
If she were hetero, there is NO WAY she would have made a statement like that. Hence, she's h0m0.
@Lou Cypher.okay,I know you know everything so why didn't you out her before.
yes, you are
one sorry individual
our desire to know something and our "right to know" are not the same things............ in fact, it should be illegal for the news to play the audio tracks of people's 911 distress calls......... even these should not be in the public domain even though many of us get a cheap thrill from listening to them...... in short, we need to know that what we want and what we have the right to are 2 different things......
Why doesn't Raven just be proud of being gay if she is? She doesn't need to discuss the details of her love life but just accept it. When you are a celebrity, you can' t just want fame and money...this is part of what fame costs.
If she is gay, how do you know that she is not proud of it? Because she won't come out? It's nobody's business.
I think you're wrong. There are plenty of celebrities that you never hear anything personal about them.
"I'm not one for a public display of my life."
Then get the heck off of Twitter.
She's quite right, it is no one's business but her own. End of story.
No one cares that she is gay, but she is ashamed to admit it!
C'mon CNN... get us the real dirt we all care about!
– Boxers or briefs?
– Sweet tea or unsweetened?
– Beef: rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, or well done?
– Does she water her toothbrush before tooth-paste, after, or both?
C'mon CNN... don't hold back... give us all of the important information. (yawn.... who cares... get a life)
you do realize you're in the Entertainment section, yes? If you want something serious and heavy, check out another category, or better yet, go to NPR, or BBC, or literally any other news site on the entire internet. We all know and understand that CNN doesn't do HEAVY stuff, even when they try. So, if you're going to complain and be snarky, stop. Just go somewhere else. You're not wanted. And quite frankly, I'm tired of reading crap comments from people like you. I come here to the Entertainment section because I DON'T want to read about a poor girl in GA losing limbs because of a flesh eating bug. I DON'T want to read the vitriol being spewed in the Politics sections. After a long, stressful day, I'd like to veg out to some mindless drivel. So get over yourself and get the hell out of here.
lol somebody linked to this article on Raven-Symone's Wikipedia page and got banned from Wikipedia.
like it matters. she is about the most FUGLY person on earth. she looks like a man. if IT is gay, it won't matter, she'll still be an ugly, untalented has-been
She is on the road to become a successful BILLIONAIRE. She has been a c=successful actress since she could talk. I heard that she is the Executive Producer of several Disney shows and projects. I wasn't a regular viewer of "That's So Raven", but every young person I knew when it was on the air was. Billionaire. How are you doing in comparison? Are you even a millionaire? And she's gorgeous! ~ !
So that's your way of saying you're gay, Matt?
jealous much!!! if not you sure sound like it because her looks have nothing to do with her being gay or not so please try again .
This is not a story and it is not any of my business whether or not Raven is straight or gay. This is a personal issue that should not involve any of us!!!!!!!!
@Dirty Your name reflects your mind. She isn't ashamed of anything. She, like millions of others, wants her public life public, and her private life private.
Well wouldn't it be a good thing for the gay community and public perception, for her to be proud of the fact that she is gay? No let's stay in the closet lol
unlike millions of others, SHE CHOSE to be an actress and put her life on display
That's so Raven...
And now her life will include the papparazi hounding her as they have hounded Keanu Reeves.
Wait a minute, Keanu Reeves is gay?
Very sad that she freely chooses to live her life in the closet.
Thank god her ilk is disappearing.
How is it any of your business whether she's in the closet or not? How does that affect you?
It doesn't affect him, but if being gay isn't a bad thing, then why is she ashamed to admit it?
Raven can do whatever the heck she wants to do! She earned it through her hard work and dedication as a beautiful actress/singer/producer/fashion designer/ IDEAL AMERICAN CITIZEN!
Yeah but she needs a nose job, and she looks like the joker wearing that red lipstick!
EXCUSE ME!!!!! Raven needs nothing done!! She is beautiful as she is now!! She isn't going to be some plastic Barbie doll!! She looks AMAZING with that red lipstick! I bet you look like the joker so stop judging others especially RAVEN!
Is she going to be the male or female part of the duo? She looks great. Males have got to learn wnen they get a virgin to take their time and arouse the women. not like a kid, "Wham Bang, Thank you Mam:..I am a senior now and wish that I followed these rules. learn to arouse each other......Bill the Greek
nice, is that you raven?
Wrong person koolaid dude
Good for her. It's no one's business who people love and it's no one's business who is straight or gay. Why do people care what other people do in their bedrooms? Jealousy, ignorance, stupidity? Some of the comments here make me wonder why people are more attracted to hatred than they are to live and let live. Mind your own business, unless your business is so disgusting that you just can't mind it! Grow up and be nice. Really.
Well said, Pam!
I don't understand – is it a DIRTY secret? Does she think it is? I don't care if she is or not but why create all the speculation? Oh yea – press.
So what if she is gay? Really.......being gay is not a crime.......and look at all the gay people who entertain us every day and no one cares.....for example Elton John? Ellen? Get real Raven. No one cares so why not be honest? You lose my respect by trying to deny it.
It's because she is ashamed to be gay!!! Also let's get something "straight", Ellen is not entertaining!
Some of yall need to get a life! Your "blog" comments are pointless. Live your life n stop worrying about other peoples lives! If u wanna be a comedian, go join a comedy club. Stop sitting behind your computers and laptop.
Why does white people always gotta turn everything into a race issue youre no better than the black man in jail or the poor people in need of help with that being said Raven has the right to date whom ever she choose thats her business
Great use of punctuation and grammer! Lol "why does"... Typical!!
Renay is white,probably you.
I am not Raven! I only wish I was! Just look at her amazing acting career and you will see how amazing she is! Raven is amazing, funny, beautiful, charming, outgoing, and loving, all things you all of you lack!! Stop beinginng so jealous of her!
Were you weeping when you wrote this?
So you're not raven? Then you must be John Travolta! Do you comment on stories in between massages??
you sound like that guy defending Brittany
"leave her alone..."
Lol ! Some funny sh !t
Thats her business if she wanna be gay or not
to mhe raven is old enough to do what she wnts to do, and like she says what happens in her personal life, stays between her and no one else, so there for. i jst wnt to say that raven you been my idol sence day one, and still is in a way... but all i got to say just keep doin you cauzz at the end of the day it really dont matter what other people thinks about you...
that light being likes to dive into the muff pie. the show the whole cast was a joke. i've never met one black family like that. there's usually four missing fathers, crack, parole and a couple of pit bulls.
Lol, You forgot the grape Koolaid!
@bubba if you weren't pwt(poor white trash)you would know some well to do blacks,because I grew up around lots of people like the Cosbys.White people drink more kool-aid than blacks you don't know anything.
Haha "well to do blacks" LMAO! That's the best joke I heard today.
Is it possible that she could become another Chaz Bono?
idiot. gay does not equal transgender.
Well Chaz started off as lesbian, so who's the idiot... when raven cuts off her boobs and starts wearing a wife beater, I'll have the last laugh!
You id iots favorite thing to comment on- g@ys.
So, she has a roommate, big deal, Hollywood won't be happy until everyone is gay. I'm not gay, and I really could care less about who's gay and who'd not. I also could care less about who Hollywood thinks is or not fat. They already think everyone is fat, they're all pro-ana.
Carlos torrealba....... You must be Raven. Cause who the f*** else would come out with "ravens the best actress in the world??"
Anybody else not care and just wish they had her money??
II agree. I would love to have the money she pays in taxes every year.
Raven is a class act and always has been. Cosby did a good job with this one.
How do you know that Cosby even liked her?
Well, seeing how Lisa Bonet turned out, it's a shame that the actresses aren't as nice morally.
So Canopy, essentially what you're saying is, you'd date a dude if he lets you dominate when you want, can keep it hard for a long time, and blasts his "goo" elsewhere? Alright then...wanna grab a drink?
The most important thing I got from this article: Sister Act is on Broadway?!
Sister act is a contradiction in terms. Everyone knows sisters can't act!
While sisters of the Catholic Church commonly don't appear on cinema, they definitely can act... Just ask my old drama teacher, Sister Jude!
I meant black chicks lol, but thank you for the enlightenment!
yo diss be ya n!gga yung T. I keeps it real cuuuzzz. I keeps it real by slanging that hard dope and droppin outta schoo in da tenf grade.
My Chief Big Hard Slap from the Slappaho Tribe says we must slap more B!tches
VIve border bunnies! I work for 10 dollars a day. Hey you want to f–k my sizzzter?
The reason i'm a dick is because overall thats what broads prefer. Treat em like a dick and they keep coming back. Treat em like mr. ef-ing-nice-guy and they walk all over a guy.
I only wish what you were sayig was not true mangasm but form what I have seen you are mostly correct. Girls like the bad boys... Women like men.
BLacks=eneducated and try to hide it by calling it ebonics. "yo diss ni**a hurrr beez trippin hard yo cuuuzz. I gots ta get diss welfare down on fouth skreet"
I don't care, I still love her.
she is a Big girl and should make up her own mind.
Her response started with...
"I AM A LIGHT BEING MADE OF LOVE"....enough said!
THis B!tch thinks her life isnt anyones biz. Sorry you dumb B!tch.. Thats what happens when u choose this line of work
If she is, she is and if she isn't, she isn't. Just leave it at that and move on.
Legalize inbreeding! I wanna marry my sister. Mississippi rules
its so sad that whenever a post contains a person of color of ANY race the comment board turns into a racist back and forth with stereotypes and insults. This article has nothing to do with race – grow up people.
It is a prerequisite for the ignorant. I use big words to throw them off.
Catholics can eat a fat d.i.c.k.
What kind do you eat?
To "the jayster" I couldn't have said it better myself! I cannot stand it when people say "I could care less." What really irks me is that people say it on TV and in movies all the time! If you are being paid to write then you should be able to use proper english. It's like using a double negative. I think we are kindred spirits!
As for Raven, who really cares? I think it takes great maturity for her not to immediately try to save face and deny the accusations. From some of the comments her it looks like some of you could use a little of that maturity. It's her business, just let her live her life and leave her alone. Who would you feel to have everything you did out under a microsoft for every idiot with access to a phone or computer to comment on?
I agree that Raven really responded in the best possible way! That just goes to show how amazing she is! I am really proud of her!
High Five! ....websites need "High Five" icons not "Like" buttons
Leave the young woman *alone*! Her private life is just that–PRIVATE!
She can make her own decisions, no one has te right to judge her.
She can make her own decisions. No one has the right to judge her.
She likes eatting that jello pudding!
That's best comment yet!
i can't help wondering, if these lez broads don't like the Dick, why do they still take the strap-on from another broad?
...I don't think it's so much the penis as much as the macho bs that comes along with it.
Maybe they like the Dick, just not what it's attached to.
Because that dick isn't attached to a dick like you. And who uses the word "broad" in 2012? Ugh.... ignorance really must be bliss because so many people are way too comfortable in it.
Mangasm...as a lesbian that dates feminine and masculine women I can answer that for you. Its about being in control in certain situations and not wanting to be in control in others. Typically with men, they want to be dominant and in control. The difference between a strap-on and a penis is that one stays harder much longer than the other and one releases this goo.
Dick? Have you got God in your trousers?
Hey Mr.know it I bet you mom r lady wouldn't mind seeing this big black Dick..
Lol! "I bet you mom r lady"... That's very articulate. Why don't you go back to prison and get your GED, then you can find out what articulate means!
Mr.Know it=pasty and so boring.
Dick...stop being a Dick
people on this comment post need to get a job and GET A LIFE
If i was a broad, i'd be a lez too.
Gay or not, I'd still like to spit in her face while making her sweat
We white women love dead beat jail birds.
I'll fix her.
Hey, if you are a celebrity then your public life is on camera. Is it fair, no but that's the way it is. The price if fame.
The fact is her "public" life is about appearances, awards shows, TV, etc. It has NOTHING to do with what she ate for dinner, who she is sleeping with, and what toothpaste she uses.
A lot of people like you forget that, while they are celebrities, they are also human beings. Being a "celebrity" doesn't give us the right to look up their personal information and lifestyles unless they are willing to disclose that information to us. That's like saying that just because Bill Gates is famous we should be making his Social Security Number public. Do you get the point, or are you still trying to justify poor tabloid behavior?
Privacy my butt. She's ashamed of being a carpet muncher.
Bigots like you are the reason so many gays feel the need to keep it a secret.
And your afraid to tell people you ride the long end of a broom.
"Ketchup" is another example of the absence of uniform evolution.
Keep those knuckles dragging on the ground, K!
She's probably just assuming that it'll be easier to live her life without neanderthals like you being given ammunition to use against her. I honestly though you guys were extinct. Unfortunate to find otherwise.
Not our business her personal life.
Do you blame her for being gay? most black guys are deadbeats!
Thats a very harsh statement against a whole race of people..further more, why does she have to date a black man? there is a whole lot of other races, creeds, and colors, to choose from.. I dont know your nationality but maybe you should try looking at people for who they are and not the color of their skin...and how do you know ALL black men are dead beat? Do you know ALL the black men in this world?
First off, I didn't say all black men are deadbeats, I said most... And I think your right! I shouldn't say those things. She could always date Bobby Brown, I hear he's real decent, just ask Whitney... Oops
Yeah and MOST WHITE MEN love little children...OPPs did I say that....
I'm not white, but thanks! Also you probably shouldn't post your Fantasy on here! This is CNN, have some class lol
That SO Raven!!!
I cld give a me what she does. Being in the public eye has its downfalls. Seeing her with that shade of lipstick on is a crime to the publics eyes!lmao
I can care less who she is banging. At least she isn't trying to be in a Mr. America contest.
COULDN'T care less. Or "can't care less. As in could NOT or can NOT.
If you "can care less" that means you care some, but can care less if you tried. Points though for using the little heard "can care less" instead of the more common "could care less".
She doesn't have to tell anything.and to the person saying bill cosby would be rolling in his grave hard to do when dr cosby is still very much alive idiot
black people = drama
idiot == idiot
Black people = jail time
This is complete lack of drama. An she's doing her best to keep it like that. Twit.
More Whites in the soaps than blacks...
Intruth23 do some research. Prisons are 46% black, 36% white, and 16% Hispanic.
So what if she is gay. that is her business. Why Can'T You Leave Simone Alone.... HAHAHAHAHA funny
Like I said white people boring,and stop f ucking up our lingo you suck at it lol.
Raven is 100% straight we got busy(knocked boots) a couple of weeks ago.
Another non-humorous L.D. who would not know how to treat a woman.
bill cosby is rolling over in his grave!
Bill Cosby is alive. If he's rolling over in a grave, its isn't his grave.
Bill is not dead yet.....
Bill Cosby isn't dead!!
He's still alive and well .. Thank you very much.....
You would be too if you were put in your grave while you were still alive.
In light of this new development (not dead) I'm glad you didn't cremate him.
I'm laughing so hard right now at these comments!! I like the one that said "You would be too if you were put in your grave while still alive". LOL. If she wants to be gay or straight, I hope she lives a happy life. Good luck to you Raven-Simone.
She doesn't have to say she's Gay, she probably is and SO WHAT!
Is that Helena Bonham Carter in Planet of the Apes?
From a public relations standpoint, Raven would be much better off just coming out, if she is gay. By making comments like these about her private dating life, she's essentially pouring gasoline on the fire, and eventually, some unscrupulous jerk is going to out her on unfavorable terms. If she just owns up to it, she'll become yesterday's news in a hurry, and she'll actually net more privacy in the long term.
No she doesn't have to come out. When are people are going to stop dipping into peoples personal business. Her life is no concern of yours or mine, so stay out of it!!!
I cannot believe that we are wasting news space with this crap. Raven Simone has ALWAYS been a self-centered child begging for attention. She has never been funny nor entertaining. She was the death of the Cosby show (c'mon, everyone knows when a child comes in the show has one more season tops). She is a waste of time and space. And with that behind of hers....alot more space.
Raven is 100000000000x better than all you freaks! Leave her alone and let her live her life! She isn't Miley Cyrus!
No different than any other whiny celebrity. They don't want other people in their business. Well maybe they should have thought about that bfore they chose their current profession. It may not be right, but that's the way celebrity stardom has always been. Did they think it would somehow be different for them alone?
Raven, i love and support you. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you. Love, jesus
@Tree. I take it you are nun?
Really...you feel the same way about the child molesters in your church?
Tree, i love and support you. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you. Love, jesus
I only know her from the Cosby show as a cute little girl. If she is gay, then so what. Just Jack on Will and Grace did the same thing. He refused to say and he is so gay. I don't get it. Nobody cares if you are a mo or not.
Well well, little Raven's all growed up & snaackin' on crack! Mmm mmm good!
She should worry far more about her complete lack of talent.
Hey Mitch, her "complete lack of talent" has paid her very well over the years. How much has your talent earned you?
That's so Raven.
Its funny how people defend celebs that they don't even personally know! With that said cares what she's sleeping with! There's more important things going on then what chub rock here is banging!!!
Zombie420: Its not funny, its sad. The same thing happens if you see a movie that others liked but that you hated. If you start ragging on it they invariably get mad at you. Why? Who cares about these celebrities that wouldnt cross the street to spit on you.
First of all i dont agree with gay bussiness at all but that does not anyone the right 2 invade in anybody privacy.beside whether your gay lesbian or even straight what goes on inside 4 walls should stay inside.just like the rest of us they have 2 answer 2 god not me its already sodom and gomorrah its a lost world anyway
sodom and gomorrah was not a "gay" story.
You failed bible 101.
@ Joe from CT, not Lieberman
Don't forget Flipper! (the agua-Lassie)
Moooo, moooo, mooooo. Fat cow
What the hell is wrong with you?!??!
I am so proud of you and love your answer
It's her business and only her business. Leave her alone.
The decision on when and if to out herself is HERS to make, not the media's!!!!
cnn hates free speech. NOBAMA 2012. no romney either... come to think of it Ron Paul is the only candidate who isn't some puppet on a string.
What the Presdient have to do with this story? Just aaking.
Just leave her the hell alone already. Nobody's business but hers.
I totally agree Esteb!
You are so right!
Gay or not. She rich and sucessful. Cased closed.
I'm just jealous
Only God can judge you, so whoever you choose to be with male or female is between you, them, and Him! So be happy my dear!
Words bergle Raven flurgle troll dergle!!
I never knew she had a show "That's so Raven". However, when you make news by denying something you are just playing into it!
You must not have kids or have seen the Disney Channel.
@GaPeach. Yea, that's so Raven and Cheetah Girls has earned her over $400 million. She's mega rich. I don't watch it, but I know of it. You must have been hiding under a rock?
What a sad and ignornat world I live in! May the comment really convict those who are the MOST ignorant! You pain me..
thats nothing.......wait til Obama comes out before the elections.......
What the hell does the president have to do with this?? Some people are just so damn stupid!
Good for you Raven!!! Only the ones who have no talent and are struggling to get work put their personal life on display so they can get some face time in the media.
So this makes CNN headline news? Someone might be gay? That's like saying that someone is black. It's unnecessary and an out dated topic.
It's hardly an "outdated" topic when republicans are trying to crush gay rights on a daily basis. It must be nice to enjoy rights and freedoms that are denied to others.
Look no one's denying their right to be with whoever they choose to be with. They can live with each other, they could hold hands in public they even have a parade named after them for crying out loud. Just because marriage is between a man & a woman that means they have no rights? That's stupid.
@Adam – This is not CNN headline news – it's the Marquee Blog in the CNN ENTERTAINMENT section! Funny, how you took the time to comment on this "headline news" story! LOL!
If you dont like the story, dont read it.......moron.
i knew something was up w/ Rudy & her.
THAT'S SOOOO RAVEN!!!
What's up with your dumb a55?
Oh and stuey when is your body going to catch up with that big empty head of yours?
Honey, that's part of the price you pay for being in the public eye. Way to sidestep the question like a politician. You were cute when you were little on the Cosby show, but when you grew up, not so much. On "That's So Raven", most of your comedy was recycled ideas stolen from "I Love Lucy" ... just sayin' what's true.
Leave it to a troll to cast the first stone. jealousy's not attractive....."just sayin what's true"
I LUV LUCY was a lame show.
Yes, and the Flintstones rehashed old Honeymooner episodes, and Full House was "Father Knows Best" with three dads. Don't blame the entertainer for the lack of originality on the part of the writers. I always felt that Raven was a good actor who used her over-the-top personality to carry a lot of otherwise poor performances. The only disappointing thing I ever saw her in was Princess Diary II, as one of Mia's friends when she wasn't in the first movie at all.
Excuse me! Raven-Symone is one of the greatest, funniest, most amazing actress to grace us with her presence on this godforsaken planet! I personally have seen EVERY single episode and I can say without a question of doubt in my mind that she stole nothing from the show I Love Lucy. Episode 15 of season 4, "Soup to Nuts," has a a scene similar to I Love Lucy's episode 1, 'Job Switching,' of season 2. That similarity was purposely made in honor of I Love Lucy and if Lucille Ball were still alive she would most definitely agree!I cannot believe that you have the audacity to come and spread lies about that sweet girl! You know nothing about Raven or her shows or her life, So why don’t you get out of here and live in the real world! You don't even have the right to utter Raven's beautiful name! Shame on you!
I hate teletubbies as well. WEAK!!!!
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