Childhood actress Raven Symone has revealed that she is a lesbian, and shared the news via Twitter. The 27-year-old, who most notably starred on “The Cosby Show” and “That’s So Raven,” addressed her sexuality Friday afternoon after years of speculation.

"I can finally get married! Yay government!"  So proud of you.” Symone wrote. It seems the actress was referring to The Defense of Marriage Act that was overturned by the Supreme Court in June. The federal law enacted in 1996, allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage granted under the laws of other states, but it was later ruled unconstitutional.

Last May, Symone made the tabloids when she was rumored to be dating America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingstone.


"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," Symone tweeted in response.

"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 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!" she continued.