Raven Symone has been in the limelight since she just three-years-old when she first appeared on The Cosby Show as little Olivia. From there, Symone went on to Disney fame, starring in the shows That's So Raven and The Cheetah Girls. But now, at 26-years-old, Raven Symone is all grown up, and the world is keeping a close eye on her transition from a child star into an adult woman.
Part of growing up in the limelight is the gossip. Right now, Raven Symone is at the center of a gossip story claiming that she will be coming out as a lesbian. Symone is reportedly dating American's Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston.
The Stir reported that various gossip sites claim that the National Enquirer is set to publish the story about Symone coming out as a lesbian and her plans to announce her relationship with androgynous model Livingston.
Hot 93.7 FM reported that Symone and Livingston are living together in the actress' luxury $11,000-a-month New York City condo.
She's at a point now where she doesn't care what her family thinks, and she's in love with AzMarie. She's a lesbian and wants to live that way. Can you believe it, reported the Hartford-based radio station.
Zimbio pointed out that, in the past, there have been stories suggesting that Raven Symone is a lesbian; but the Disney star was always quick to shoot down the rumors.
Some continue to be skeptical.
But we probably should still be holding our applause, wrote The Stir's Maressa Brown. There's nothing that screams 'Throw the girl a coming out party!' quite like a gossip story printed in The National Enquirer (of all publications). What I mean is ... Out of respect, I wouldn't buy this until Raven actually releases a statement, does the cover of People, you know, pulls an Ellen, Lance Bass, or NPH (aka Neil Patrick Harris).
As for confirmed news about Raven Symone, the actress made her Broadway debut in Sister Act in March and was looking decidedly slimmer.
Raven Symone's weight loss was the talk of the town on March 27 as the Disney-cutie-turned-Broadway-star showed off a decidedly slimmed-down figure. According to WetPaint, the actress lost a shocking 70 pounds!
The actress flaunted thin, toned legs in a striped mini dress, leather jacket and two-toned shoes. Her red lips popped against a bright yellow scarf. She also sported a new cropped hairdo with long side bangs.
*The photo of AzMarie Livingston and Raven Symone is courtesy of the AzMarie Livingston - ANTM British Invasion Facebook page.