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Cosby Star Comes Out

Posted by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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Raven-Symone says she's a lesbian, grateful for legalized gay marriage

By Michael Martinez, CNN
updated 6:16 PM EDT, Fri August 2, 2013
Raven-Symone tweeted in August 2013 that she was pleased with the recent rulings on gay marriage. "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you," the former "Cosby Show" star wrote. Here are a few more celebrities in Hollywood for whom this issue is very personal:Raven-Symone tweeted in August 2013 that she was pleased with the recent rulings on gay marriage. "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you," the former "Cosby Show" star wrote. Here are a few more celebrities in Hollywood for whom this issue is very personal:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Raven-Symone says "It's great to know" she can have a legal gay marriage
  • "I, however am not currently getting married," she says
  • In the past, she said her sexual orientation was a private matter
  • She starred in "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s and more recently on the Disney Channel

(CNN) -- Raven-Symone, who played 3-year-old Olivia on the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show," indicated for the first time Friday that she is a lesbian.

"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," the actress said in a statement through her representatives.

"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," she said.

Earlier Friday, Symone posted a tweet: "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you."

In response to media inquiries after that tweet, her representatives said that "Raven is not getting married. She was just supporting the fact that she heard on NPR that more states legalized gay marriage today."

Symone then subsequently issued her official statement.

In the past, she has said her sexual orientation was a private matter. "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 wrote on her Twitter page in May 2012.

After "The Cosby Show," Symone was featured with Eddie Murphy in his "Dr. Dolittle" films and starred in Disney Channel's "That's So Raven."

by on Aug. 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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AlekD
by Gold Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM
I could have sworn she was already married. Must be thinking of someone else.
Thomigirl
by Gold Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

FFS Raven. Attention-whoring much? Now she wants to be all coy with it?

lydias_mommy12
by Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Well that one caught me off guard!
mommy2Kailey
by Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM

 was she Rudy?

Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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Okay she is a lesbian that's nice maybe its just so normal to me I don't see the big deal.
Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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Nope Olivia. She was Denise's stepdaughter that she got when she married the guy from the navy

Quoting mommy2Kailey:

 was she Rudy?

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Hmmm okay?
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by HRH of MJ on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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My son and I saw her tweet and wondered. Didn't know if she came out or was abstaining from marriage in protest of our laws.

Good for her.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Paigesmommy78
by Bronze Member on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Never would have guessed
Friday
by HRH of MJ on Aug. 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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I texted my son, cuz he is up on these things and he said ...

'That wasn't very Raven.'

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

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