The back story: A former child actress beloved by millions for her roles in The Cosby Show and That’s So Raven, the 27-year-old performer was recently linked to America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston in The National Enquirer:
Sources close to Raven say she’s gay and has shacked up with AzMarie Livingston, the androgynous beauty seen on America’s Next Top Model.
The two are living together in Raven’s luxury $11,00-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.”
Odds Raven will come out: 1 in 2. This is actually a case where coming out could help a star: Symoné is currently earning some grown-up cred in Broadway’s Sister Act. If she was indeed a lesbian (or bi) sharing it publicly would further help the public see her as an adult, not that adolescent Disney star with the psychic powers and annoying catchphrase.
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