Raven Symone revealed last week that she's a lesbian, and now media attention has turned to her rumored girlfriend, AzMarie Livingston. Who is the woman that the 27-year-old former Cosby show actress has been seen with over the past year or so?
Livingston, 24, is a 5-foot, 9-inch tall model of African-American, German, and Indian descent who quickly rose to fame after joining the cast of CW's "America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion," gaining popularity for her unique, androgynous appearance and arm sleeve tattoos.
Though she was eliminated in the sixth episode of the modeling competition after refusing to take part in that week’s challenge, it hasn't hurt her career. Livingston has signed with Bookings Models in London and participated in London Fashion Week and BET’s "Rip the Runway."
In addition to working on her modeling career, Livingston has also been in a number of music videos, including Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” and Nicki Minaj’s “Moment 4 Life.” Livingston is also working on a singing career and in December debuted a single called “Morning Guarantee.” She has said recently that her album, which is unreleased as of yet, is about friendship, romance, life and honesty.
On Friday, actress Symone tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.”
The tweet seems to end years of speculation about Symone's sexual orientation. In June, the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law enacted in 1996 that allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriage granted under the laws of other states. It remains to be seen if Symone and Livingston will walk down the aisle any time soon.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...