Raven-Symone Comes Out As A Lesbian, Finally

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By: Charley Rogulewski / August 3, 2013

Little Olivia of the Cosby show has come out the closet. Raven Symone, who played Bill Cosby’s on-screen, pint-sized step-granddaughter on the beloved ’80s family sitcom and later went on to Disney Channel domination with shows like Kim Possible and That’s So Raven, has revealed she is a lesbian.

On Friday, Raven Symone tweeted, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” The tweet came after gay marriages became legal in both Minnesota and Rhode Island. Now, thirteen states allow same-sex marriages, more than a quarter of the nation.

Symone quickly followed-up with a legit statement via her reps.

“I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted,” she said. “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.”

The 27-year-old has hinted at her sexuality in the past. “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 tweeted in 2012.