One year after the former child star came out, Raven-Symoné talks to Oprah about her sexuality for the first time.
Raven first came out via Twitter last year. When the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, she tweeted, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.”
A year later, she opened up to Oprah about the cryptic tweet. “That was my way of saying I’m proud of the country. But, I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.
“People in my family, they’ve taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible. So, I try my best to hold the fence where I can,” adding, “But I am proud to be who I am and what I am.”
Raven told Oprah that feelings of same-sex attraction hit her when she was a preteen. “I knew when I was, like, 12. But I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay’. I want to be labeled ‘a human who loves humans.'”
“I’m tired of being labeled,” she said.
Raven is currently in a relationship with US fashion model, AzMarie Livingston.
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