Now that she’s a co-host of The View, Raven-Symoné knows there are times when she will have to let viewers in a bit when it comes to her private life.
Talking to People magazine, she said
I’ve got to put some personal stuff out there. But now that I’m 29, I feel more comfortable releasing certain things about my life,”
Symoné is in a relationship with actress AzMarie Livingston who had a recurring role on the Fox drama Empire last season – a show that Symoné guest starred in as well.
My partner is in a show that people are going ape crazy for. I’m proud of her.”
The one-time That’s So Raven and The Cosby Show star came out publicly in 2013 because
I was tired of answering the same question over and over.”
But she told Oprah Winfrey last year that she does not like labels.
I don’t want to be labelled gay. I want to be labelled a human who loves humans. I’m tired of being labelled.”
Before taking the full-time slot on The View this year, Symoné had been taking stock and letting her career take a back seat to her private life.
I’ve done a lot of things in my life that I’ve just had to smile through, and I don’t want to have to pretend anymore. For a long time I didn’t enjoy myself in life. But it could all end tomorrow. I don’t want to be dying and go, “I forgot to do this.” Now, I’m living life for myself.”