Enquirer: Raven-Symone is a lesbian and she’s living with her model girlfriend

Call me out-of-touch, because I’ve never heard any of the (seemingly widespread?) rumors that Raven-Symone could possibly be a lesbian. Apparently, people have been saying it for years. And now The Enquirer – the go-to tabloid for outing celebrities against their will – reports that Raven-Symone is not only a lesbian, but she’s currently in a relationship with a woman. And Raven is fighting with her family about all of it!

FORMER “Cosby Show” cutie RAVEN-SYMONE’s fam­ily is furious that she’s fallen in love with another woman and has moved the sexy model into her home, say sources.

Lesbian rumors have hounded the talented 26-year-old actress for years, and as recently as 2008 she denied them, stating: “It’s false that I’m dating a girl right now.”

But sources close to Raven say she’s gay and has shacked up with AzMarie Livingston, the androgynous beauty recently seen on “America’s Next Top Model.” The two are living together in Raven’s luxury $11,000-a-month New York City condo.

“Raven has lost almost 30 pounds, has done a whole image makeover, and now she is the star of ‘Sister Act’ on Broadway,” said a close source. “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. She feels her parents are still trying to treat her like she’s a kid, and she’s told them she’s going to do what she wants.”

And that includes Raven maintaining her own love-nest apartment with her 24-year-old girlfriend, say insiders.

Best remembered as Olivia, the adorable 3-year-old on “The Cosby Show” in the late ’80s, the talented entertainer went on to star in the Disney Channel series “That’s So Raven.” She’s also appeared in “The Cheetah Girls” TV movies.

“Raven has hidden being gay for a long time now,” said the source. “But about a year ago, she was introduced by a friend to AzMarie, who is absolutely gorgeous. “The two began seeing each other, and a few months ago, Raven finally got the nerve to ask her to move into her lavish Manhattan condo. When her family found out, they blew their stack and it’s created a gay scandal for Raven.”

“She told her parents she loves them, but her home – especially her bedroom – is nobody’s business, and she was not going to back down, so they needed to accept it, period.”

[From The National Enquirer]

One of the most startling things to me is that Raven-Symone is only 26 years old? Wow. Anyway, I tend to believe this. I think The Enquirer wouldn’t be running with this story, framing it in this way without some big, off-the-record confirmations from someone close to Raven. As for AzMarie – she IS beautiful. And I think they make a lovely pair. They should totally get married.

Oh, and Raven really has lost some weight – she looks really good! She looked good before too, I thought.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Archive images of AzMarie.

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  1. Eve says:

    Good for her.

    P.S.: I like her much improved eyebrows in the first picture.

  2. sarah says:

    Never heard the rumor but if she’s happy, GOOD FOR HER!! Both are beautiful girls. I hope they are together and are happy :)

  3. Asli says:

    Really? You go, Raven! Good for her.

  4. Winter says:

    I love her I wish they still showed that’s so raven it was actually a decent show.

  5. Rosalee says:

    big whoop, does anyone care who sleeps with who or what gender.

  6. Rachel says:

    Best part of the story? Her bedroom is nobody’s business. Word.

  7. Krock says:

    Never heard about the rumors but not shocked either. If shes happy then good for her. Glad shes not hiding in the closet.

  8. Jessica says:

    Something about Raven is rather Nicole Richeyish..

    • RocketMerry says:

      I was thinking exactly the same thing!
      Her eyes, her jaw-line, her mouth, her nose… very resemblant of Nicole Richie and a bit of (skinny) Star Jones, too.
      Probably same ethnic origins?

      • Jessica says:

        yes that’s probably it!! : )

      • Lukie says:

        Was that odd sarcasm?

        They are both Black women mixed with European like almost all black American women. That would pretty much be the only ethnic connection they have.

        Oh and Nicole Richie may have some Caribbean indigenous in her while Raven Symone may have some Native American.

        Don’t know why I felt the need to address.that, except I just found the ethnic connection comment rather odd…

      • jwoolman says:

        Lukie- not odd at all to speculate about common ethnicity. Black is really a sociological category, doesn’t say anything specific about genetics. In addition to all the diverse bits of Native American (many possible ethnic groups), Asian and European (gobs more different ethnic groups) that can be mixed into someone labeled “black”, Africa is bursting at the seams with many many different ethnic groups with diverse features. So even an American with pure African ancestry can be a combination of many different ethnicities – any one of which might be responsible for specific facial features.

      • RocketMerry says:

        @Lukie, it was not sarcasm.
        In case of mixed ethnicity, some of the person’s traits can be more or less revealing of some of her/his origins.
        Also, in case of African origins, traits can vary a lot from an ethic group to another!
        A woman from Senegal looks extremely different from an Etiopian woman: this is what I was referring to, although I can really not identify the traits that I previously specified in Richie, Raven-Symone and Star Jones. I guess East Africa? I’m not so sure though, since I know people from Somalia, Eritrea and Etiopia and I don’t think those are their traits.

    • Moreaces says:

      I was thinking the Exact same thing.

  9. Lee says:

    AzMarie is ridiculously hot. And Raven looks great too. It’s too bad that the enquirer continues to steal the opportunity from celebrities to come out in their own time and way, but if it’s true, I couldn’t be happier for Raven. It takes serious guts to tell your family to accept you the way you are or be damned. And I hope that they do.

    • Tiffany says:

      Great comment Lee. But why should there be an announcement to begin with. Why should you have to beat some nosy busy body to the punch when it should not be their concern to begin. Sorry for the rant but I cannot believe this type of thing is still happening.

      • Lee says:

        In my experience, coming out doesn’t only mean a big announcement. it could just mean living honestly and not caring who notices. I’d like to think that if I was a celebrity, I wouldn’t make some big announcement on People magazine, but nor would I beard up and/or avoid ever mentioning my wife. Easier said than done perhaps. In an ideal world, no one would care one way or another.

        In any case, when I posted my original comment I was mostly thinking about how there are potentially still people in Raven’s life that she would rather have had the opportunity to tell herself, assuming this is true. I seem to remember Portia de Rossi being outed by the same rag in a similar manner.

  10. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I am believing this. Tis all.

  11. palermo says:

    She has got the weirdest eyebrows I have ever seen. oh, and good for her.

  12. ladybert62 says:

    That last picture of her is scary with the “Julia-Roberts-like-mouth”!

    I am convinced everyone in Hollyweird is homosexual! Seems like us heteros are a dying breed.

  13. gee says:

    She lost SO MUCH MORE than 30 lbs. Anyway, she keeps her private life private, I don’t like that the Inquirer is trying to out her. If she’s a lesbian, that is great, if not, that’s fine too!

  14. Reece says:

    Ummm, so…
    I’m more disturbed by that last picture. *Bones voice* My. God. Woman! It is too early in the morning for that.

  15. Memory30 says:

    her eyebrows are so weird wtf :(

  16. daz says:

    I read the title but all i think is ”damn there goes two beautiful women i didn’t need to know i no longer have a shot with”. Thankyou celebitchy, my world just got a little bit darker. ps. good luck to them

  17. Tiffany27 says:

    Didn’t the Enquirer out Jeremy Renner too?
    I think it’s sh*tty of them to do that. Especially with it being a source of tension with her family.

    PS- Her girlfriend is STUNNING!!

  18. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Raven is really beautiful huh? Well anyway, good for her. Go get that, girl!

  19. littlestar says:

    I have never heard of these rumours before. If she is, shame on the Enquirer for outing her! That’s her business, and she should be able to come out when and if she chooses to!

    Anyway, wow is she ever gorgeous though. I cannot believe how grownup and beautiful she has become. Kinda looks a little like Nicole Richie.

  20. Day says:

    Good for her. I don’t remember any gay rumors swirling around her. But, if she is, I am happy for her. Hopefully her family will come around and accept her for who she is. I hate when parents shun their kids over stupid crap. Life is too short to be kicking your kids out your life because they refuse to live how you want them to live.

  21. Sue says:

    These headlines make me laugh! Do you ever see John Doe is heterosexual and living with his girlfriend????? I don’t think so….. Too funny…..

  22. Green is Good says:

    So what if she’s Gay? It’s her business. Done. Period.

    And big FU@K Y@U to the National Enquirer for outing somebody who’s minding their own business and not playing fame-whore with the media.

  23. Caprice says:

    This story really makes me wonder about the days when she and Lindsay Lohan were roommates!

    They more than likely do not speak anymore, but I want to know if they had a relationship!

  24. Sure says:

    If she’s denying it then I don’t believe it. They could just be friends.

  25. lilibet says:

    Don’t think she’s been rigorously denying it by saying in 2008 “It’s false that I’m dating a girl right now.”.

    Why to magazines consider it their right to out people when it’s none of anyone else’s business? So what if she is, she obviously doesn’t feel the need to declare it to the world and why should she!

  26. phlyfiremama says:

    Yayy! So many people never find real love their whole lives, it is wonderful to see when someone does. YOU CAN NOT LEGISLATE LOVE OUT OF EXISTENCE. It is long since time that this intolerence towards LGBT relationships is abolished. End the bigotry and hatred~

  27. Tia says:

    Hot couple!! Best of luck ladies.. hope you last forever.. :) :)

  28. Nev says:

    GO ON Raven!!!

    I find her hysterical!!!

    way to go!

  29. DeltaJuliet says:

    Am I missing something? She looks so masculine! I’m only saying that as I wouldn’t use the word beautiful to describe her. She’s certainly interesting, but gorgeous? Eh, no.

    Raven looks great though. I’ve always found her to be pretty, heavy or not.

    • Meecey says:

      I thought nobody else was gonna say the gf looked “mannish” but me! Thank you!!! She looks like a drag queen to me but I say to each his/her own. If they r happy, so be it! You go Raven, you look great!

    • Onyx XV says:

      I will chime in and third that. My first thought when seeing those pix of Azmarie was “that looks like a man.” I mean, look at the hands – they are HUGE. I’ve never met a woman with hands like that. Just sayin’…

      But either way – gay, straight, male, female, whatever – none of that matters. She’s enjoying her life and good for her!

  30. LeeLoo says:

    I really don’t like it that magazines continue to out people. This is one subject that crosses the line. If celebrities wish to discuss their sexual orientation then they can but I hate it when celebrities are shamed into outing themselves. It’s not okay at all. I don’t understand why sexual orientation is a huge issue.

    Either way, whatever is going on I hope Raven is happy and good for her to be standing up to her parents on this issue.

  31. some bitch says:

    Okay… I don’t really care because it’s none of my business who she sleeps with, but if she is in fact living with a model, she lucked out and consider me envious!

  32. connie says:

    Can’t recall if I’ve heard the rumors or not, but I can def say I’m not surprised. On another note, (playing devils advocate) does anyone think there’s a possibility celebs leak this sort of info to rags like the enquirer on purpose? To avoid having to deny/come out etc. on their own? Idk, I’m sure not in all cases but maybe?

    • Chatcat says:

      I think you may be right about them leaking it. I also believe the Hollywood machine behind these celebs are pinheads! Most of us “mere mortals” don’t give a rats ass about being gay/lesbian or not…most of us have a problem with being lied to, mislead, and treated as if we are morons that need to be lead around by the nose!

      Having said that, the more actors/celebs that get outed the more that it is likely there are more gay/lesbians then hetero’s in showbiz…I don’t personally care, but it is an interesting dynamic for the industry.

      • connie says:

        Re: The prevalence of homosexuality in hwood…

        I said in another post someone here turned me on to a blog called lipstick alley. Some of the posts on there I think may be a little outlandish (conspiracy theory) but it got me thinking… In hollywood there is so much money & power. I think there is a lot of depravity that comes along with that (not in any way insinuating homosexuality=depravity) but I do think a lot of the major power players are gay. I definately believe people in the business at a young age are subjected to things they shouldn’t be (in all the wrong ways, looking at you disney) and it possibly shapes their sexuality? The likes of britney, lindsay etc. I’m still shaping this hypothesis, but ever since going to that blog I really do have a much different view of ‘celebrity’

  33. jesstar says:

    I had no idea, but damn if they aren’t a hot couple!

  34. the original bellaluna says:

    Good on her! I like that she stood up to her parents and told them her bedroom is nobodies business, while still letting them know she loved them.

    Classy way to handle it, even if the Enquirer has no business “outing” her.

  35. Marianne says:

    I’ve actually never heard that rumor before now…but I can actually see it.

  36. Moreaces says:

    Both of them are super sexy. Welcome to the world outside the closet.

  37. Renee says:

    If true. Rock on sister! Stand up for your self and what you want. It’s not always easy.

  38. jwoolman says:

    Raven looks really good in these pictures. When she first lost a lot of weight, she didn’t look like herself, her distinctive look was gone. It’s back now.

  39. Alexis says:

    Raven looks so pretty and happy. I never noticed how similar she looks to Nicole Richie. They could be sisters. It’s great to see Raven all grown up and at a healthy weight. (I also agree with those who suggest she’s lost more than 30 pounds)

    I do think that forcible outing is an unnecessary form of bullying. A big old “coming out to the public” announcement doesn’t fit with everyone’s personality. There are people like Anderson Cooper and Queen Latifah who seem to be out to their friends and family but choose not to make specific public announcements alluding to their sexuality. Maybe Raven’s rolling like that too. I don’t think making a choice to keep private matters private makes a famous gay person any less proud of their identity, and the press should respect their choices.

  40. Rachael says:

    Wow interesting … I’ve always kinda liked Raven Symone … “That’s so Raven” was a cute show and she has always struck me as being a fun person with a good sense of humor. If she’s with this chick then good for her … if anything it just makes her more interesting to me than she was before, hahah.

  41. Trashaddict says:

    Gives “that’s so Raven” a whole new meaning. Too bad we live in a world where people feel they still need to hide it, but cosign – nobody’s business.

  42. Ginger says:

    Good for her to make such a brave move at a young age!! They are a drop dead gorgeous couple too.

  43. Mita Jay says:

    First the rumor was that she was pregnant, that rumor started way back in 2005 & has been going on ever since. Now she is a lesbian? lol The tabloids and paparazzi are just mad because shes the only celeb that has truley kept her private life private. Which no celebrity has yet to succeed at. She is a true role model, she didnt let the paparazzi tear her career down like Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Britney Spears.

  44. HRH_DML says:

    When magazines start blazing headlines like “Ms. America Is In A Heterosexual Relationshionship With Mr. Squeaky Clean and Their Parents Are Furious!” or some other stupid hoopla with the word “HETEROSEXUAL” across the front page, I’ll stop being offended. Not that anyone gives a care if lil ole me is offended, but there! anyway. Lol.