In a recent interview with Oprah on OWN’s Where Are They Now?, Raven-Symone opened up for the first time about her sexuality. Last year, Raven-Symone set social media on fire with speculations of her sexual preference after she tweeted “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” after the Supreme Court abolished the ban on same-sex marriage in California. Many people took that as her coming out.
“That was my way of saying I’m proud of the country,” Raven, 28 said. “But, I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.”
She went on to say, “On the other side, my mother and people in my family, they’ve taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible. So, I try my best to hold the fence where I can. But I am proud to be who I am and what I am.”
Asked when she knew she was interested in women, the “That’s So Raven” star replied, “I knew when I was, like, 12. I was looking at everything.”
Still, Raven cautioned, “I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay.’ I want to be labeled ‘a human who loves humans.’”