Raven Symone, the former child actress who rose to fame on "The Cosby Show", tweeted over the weekend her support for gay marriage and said how happy she is to know that when she's ready to settle down with someone, marriage won't be an issue for her.
The Disney Channel star took to Twitter in her excitement over gay marriage laws changing around the country, and when the social media site blew up in response, she released a statement.
"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," the statement 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."
Though several people were already under the impression that Symone was gay, the news came as a shock to many, who took to the social media site to talk about it.
"@KimoraFoxx: I don't get the whole uproar about raven coming out the closet. I thought everybody knew she was gay." Raven Symone? o.O
— ♌ Lebron Planes ♌ (@KamGeta) August 5, 2013
I can't believe Raven Symone is a lesbian ...I never would have figured!! But happy she finally came out about it!!
— J. Ward (@MissTY_MeUp31) August 5, 2013
And I swear, in that moment, Raven Symone's sexuality had absolutely nothing to do with your childhood.
— Alex Pdot (@ShitPirtleSays) August 5, 2013
Raven Symonè just came out as gay, good for her. Now, instead of people saying "That's so gay" about stuff, they can say "That's so Raven!"
— Apparently Alan (@meglennandgeoff) August 5, 2013
If your "childhood is ruined" becasue Raven Symone is a lesbian I am going to rip your eyes out and shove them down your throat 🙂
— ☯kiera☯ (@cimorelliwhat) August 5, 2013
I am proud of Raven-Symone for coming out. She is living her truth. We need more young beautiful amazing intelligent role models like her n
— audrey edwards (@gmai_audrey) August 5, 2013
Why is Raven Symone on the news for tweeting she can finally get married, didn't everyone know she was a lesbian already?
— Alberto Aguilar (@Oldmndyoungbody) August 5, 2013
"raven symone says she's a lesbian.. childhood ruined." wtf is wrong with that
— i'm a mouse, duh. (@AAnnestiee) August 5, 2013