Raven-Symone Ends The Rumors And Comes Out

The former Disney star voiced her support for marriage equality via Twitter on Friday and says she’s thrilled to finally be able to get married.

1. Actress Raven-Symone has been followed by rumors concerning her sexuality for years.

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2. But the extremely private star has never publicly addressed whether or not she is gay.

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3. That is until today, when she tweeted this:

5. To many, the news was shocking:

Did she just come out? RT @MissRavenSymone I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you

— TUSK81 (@Gabe Ort�edz)

Wait..Raven-Symone is a lesbian?

— _talkMYshit (@the good kid.)


— ELYSlUM (@jayden)

10. Others, not so much:

Raven Symone been gay for years.. yal late

— HeartbreakJas (@Vodka Connoisseur)

Raven Symone...I mean I'm not shocked b/c it was already out there.

— ItsCourtKnee_ (@')

I thought everyone knew Raven Symone was gay.

— ElStache (@Domino Gomez)

Raven Symone has been half answering the "are you gay?" questions since 2011. FINALLY.

— BeyonceKSays (@Clark Kent.)

14. According to US Weekly, in 2011 the star tweeted:

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,” she continued. “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.

16. Shortly after, Raven RT’d these two tweets to the world:

She been out, momma just didn't have time for bullshit. and I LIVVVEEE "@_BeatrixKiddoo: You better come out sis. @MissRavenSymone"

— H8teTheeSquares (@Versace Bigpurse)

@MissRavenSymone Can I have your spot in the Cheetah Girls? Disney might not like you anymore.

— SilentKoalaBear (@Thugnificent.)

18. Keeping everyone on their toes? That’s so Raven.

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