Raven-Symoné: “I’m Tired of Being Labeled”

In 2013, Raven-Symoné, star of That’s So Raven, sent out a tweet in support of gay marriage that caused a sensation. “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” the tweet read. Was this Raven’s way of publicly coming out?

“That was my way of saying I’m proud of the country,” Raven says. “But I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner, a woman.”

While Raven is happy to admit she is in love, she prefers to keep her personal life private. “I don’t want to be labeled as gay,” she says. “I want to be labeled as a human who loves humans. I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American, I’m an American.”

“Oh girl, don’t set the Twitter on fire,” Oprah says. “You are going to get a lot of flack for saying you’re not African-American. You know that, right?”

Watch Raven go on to explain exactly what she means and why she’s proud of “who I am and what I am.”

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