By Sandra Rose  | 

After 30 years in show business, actress Raven-Symoné says she is ready to raise a family as a single mom in Atlanta.

The plus-size actress who played adorable Olivia on The Cosby Show now plays single mother Raven Baxter on her 2nd Disney show, Raven's Home. She is pictured with her TV kids, Issac Ryan Brown, left, and Navia Robinson.

Raven plays a single woman, trying to raise her two children while forging her path as an up-and-coming fashion designer on Raven's Home.

But in real life, Raven-Symoné is ready to take on more responsibilities by giving birth to her own children the traditional way.

The Atlanta native is pictured center with Loni Love, left, and Loretta Devine at the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards on Monday, June 17.

In a recent interview interview with syndicated columnist Allison Kugel, Raven-Symoné says she's ready to be a mom, and, at 33, she doesn't have a lot of time to waste.

"Being in the [entertainment] industry from the time I was a kid, you get pushed into only thinking about your career, career, career. And it's a little bit more of a conscious effort, especially in my world being within the LGBT community, to plan out [motherhood]. It's definitely in my future. I have a timeline-ish. But it is malleable because not everything can be planned."

"I know that I am part of that generation where they say, "You are trying to be friends with your kids." But I'm absolutely crazy and I want my kids to know that it's okay to be your authentic self every morning, every day."

She said she still believes in the traditional way or raising children to respect elders, such as calling adults 'Mister' or 'Miss.'

"I can't help it. But I run into some kids and they're like 'Hi Raven.' I'm like, 'I’m thirty-three and you're twelve. I am Miss Raven.'"

Raven-Symoné, who broke up with longtime girlfriend, Empire actress AzMarie Livingston in 2015, is currently single and still struggles with her identity.

I don't want to be labeled gay," Raven-Symone said in October 2014. "I want to be labeled a human who loves humans."

Photos by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images, Michael Tran/FilmMagic

  • AphroKween

    Do you Raven!!

  • Marlika

    I haven’t liked this bish since she was a host on the View. ?????

  • E Ethel Ballys

    How did that cute little Cosby girl turn into this?

  • Gloria

    Loved That’s So Raven and her once upon a time. Only for her to be a nut job in real life..... le sigh. Hollywood is toxic af.

  • Seldomseen

    She looks like Queen Latifah

  • AphroKween

    Could pass for her lil Sis.

  • Phillybruh

    I've always liked Raven...And Ravens home is a hoot, thank god one of my kids still watches

  • Karen Brady

    I didn't know she has a show but then again I have no reason to watch the Disney chanel (THANK GOD!) :-) :-).

  • Karen Brady

    lol, True though.

  • KcoolMuziq

    That's So Raven is one of my ALL TIME favorite shows. Raven(whom use to date Jussie Smollett back in the day)) would make a great mother. I also watch "Raven's Home".that's in it's third season. And LOVED her in Debbie Allen's stage production 'The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker'

  • Bossy704

    Raven was cancelled long ago. First she isn't Black - but you have Black t.v. kids? Now you not gay but you are in the LGBT and lived publicly with a woman for years? Miss me with all the foolishness.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Love me some raven. Do ya thing boo

  • Lady_Elle

    Raven... No comment because I don't care! Loved her as a kid actress!

    Loni Love... She is bigger each time she is photographed! They talk about everything else on "The Real"... she needs an intervention!

    Love, Love, Love Loretta Devine!

  • E Ethel Ballys

    She must have spent some time up in Chicago. My grandson’s wife told me most of the women there look like Burger King versions Queen Latina or Ellen Degenrest there.

  • Phillybruh

    Even without Kids Phineas and Ferb would have been my

  • Gloria

    Her and Jussie are both gay tho

  • bemetoo

    I thought her confused azz already shatted our a baby ?

  • AphroKween


  • Phillybruh

    Probably why they

  • Gloria

    AHT AHT! The women in Chicago look just like all the other women in this country ? Don’t put her on us

  • SpillyNillie

    What's in her locs? Newspaper?

  • leapyearpisces

    So it's no secret that I LOVE cartoons. My favorite is that dang on Gumball. That whole dang on Watterson family is hoot. Heck, the whole dang on town of Elmore is a hoot!!! The creators and storyboard writers are COMEDIC geniuses. I used to like Regular Show and Adventure Time, but they took them off. Don't get me started on cartoons, I will talk your head off! LOL

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So many unfortunate children IN FOSTER CARE left behind yet these mufuggas with all the money I the world wont adopts as if this over populated world needs more people. HUMANITY IS SUFERING AND THE RICH ARE A SELFISH BUNCH.

  • Phillybruh

    But why begrudge them for wanting biological children, it doesn't mean at some point they can't adopt.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    LONI LOVE... not admirable... She's a sheep! Always drunk no balls no scripted scared just going along with the program to remain afloat..

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    She can go back under the covers of obscurity! Lil Olivia is a now a Big RAVEN!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Is she ghey on the show? Just asking because she looks like a stud up top.

    I really like Loretta Devine. I don't think she gets the respect she deserves.

    In related news, I finally got around to seeing Shazam. Ummm did Megan Good really land a role in a multi-million dollar superhero franchise? Whew chile, that marriage continues to open doors for her career.

  • Topic Influencer

    If you have a daughter name her Watermelondrea you pompous dyke ass whore

  • Vonn

    Auntie, why did you have to point out the fact that she is a plus-size actress? ???

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lawwwd ham Mercee...what’s going on wiff Loretta Devine feet. Looks???as though alla her toes are walk’n the red carpet all ten are hang’n.

  • Karen Brady


  • Karen Brady

    Love, Love, Love Loretta Devine!

  • Karen Brady

    I just laughed out loud! I hear you! :-)

  • Trace da Ace

    damn went in!!! lol

  • DallasRosebud

    Whew! Tell us how you really feel sis ???

  • Trace da Ace

    ok...but didn't she loose a lot of weight ??? are these before pics??? I'm confused??!?!? And no shade...but I have not watched anything she has been on since Cosby.....soooo.....

  • Let them eat cake

    I still like her despite her fall from grace. for some reason i have a really hard time believing shes gay.

  • Let them eat cake

    she gained it back

  • Rayscoty

    Where is Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa)

  • WhoKnew

    Look at the way she's standing in that plaid screams butch dom for real..It makes me wonder who got a hold of Raven when she was younger and turned her out and where were her parents...

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Yea she did but God don't like ugly so he gave it back to her with interest. LOL!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I love me some Loretta Divine. They got Raven up top looking like a whole linebacker. She one step away from grabbing her nutsack. I just caint with her. Too many shenanigans.

  • Sha

    Luv the yellow dress on her. Hi Raven

  • iWasteTime

    Somewhere with Ron Johnson living her best life

  • Coy little wink

    Didn't she say she wasn't black or something? Ol chunky heffa ?

  • WhoKnew

    Why does Loni "super sized" Love talk about everything and everybody but don't talk about the circumference of the moon that is her own ass. That joint is huge and in my Frankenstein voice...master that ass is alive and it's getting bigger! WTF??

  • dontgetblocked

    She's only 33?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I love Loretta all I got !

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I was thinking the same thing like she is trying to be a straight out butch now.

  • Guest

    Who cares? New post please!

  • Keekz

    Lawd help that child?????

  • Bam Bam Li

    I shouldn't but .....????????

  • Trace da Ace

    lmbao!!!!!! dayuummmm......yeah....she gain it all back and them a garbage bag full of mango pulp!

  • Carrington

    That’s a studly a$$ed photo you chose there, Sandra.

  • EasyBreezy


  • EasyBreezy

    That'd be Raven.... A mess..... OT- do you think she visits Cosby in the pokey?

  • Phillybruh

    Soft Butches are the sane lesbians, they are a fun bunch when yall

  • tintin

    yeh she's definitely a good contender if they do a set it off remake. she done look like Queen latifah when she was playing Cleo in that movie.

  • DeJeri

    I had a friend that identified as a stud in college and that was my drinking partner. Her nickname was Hennessy after her signature drink. LOL.

  • tintin

    "says she is ready to raise a family as a single mom in Atlanta"

    Sandra did she really say that??

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Wasn’t she very skinny at one time?

  • stav


  • Peppermint Patty

    Raven symone look crazy as hell in that top picture

  • Let them eat cake

    yea it does but that is her new demeanor. to me, before she "came out" she was feminine and had long hair and i truly believe thats who she is...she was always so sure of herself. only when she decided to hop on the lgbtxyz train did her life and her essence start going down hill. I just don't believe she's gay.

  • Karen Brady

    Neither have I

  • Topic Influencer

    I hate that damn self hating girl

  • Renee26

    Good for her... She should go for it.

    The ladies looked very classy at the NAACP awards!

  • Renee26

    Soft butch....smdh

  • Phillybruh

    Yeah Rayven, Queen are soft butches rough around the edges but still like high heels and make up


    She look like a grandmother.



  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    You are out of pocket today yo!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I was watching Waiting to Exhale on Sunday and when I tell you I love that cast with all my heart...everyone fit perfectly into their role...I love me some Loretta Divine...

  • angrysolo

    a bull daggin grandmamny

  • Logan Roberts

    How is Queen Latifah Jr., gonna raise kids when she's still confused af ?

  • angrysolo

    Auntie don’t lie... wait is it still safe to call you that??

  • Coy little wink

    I'm sure she does. She adores him I think...

  • Renee26

    Too many times for me to try to keep up with but I thought the terms butch and stud had been replaced with the acronym MIL or something like that

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "I don't want to be labeled gay," Raven-Symone said in October 2014. "I want to be labeled a human who loves humans."
    Which means there's about a 40-50% chance she's get with a dude one day, and then declare herself bisexual.

  • WhoKnew

    I think she is gay. I agree that she appears to have gone from a fem lesbian to a butch.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile love Loretta I was watching dirty Laundry and was rolling the other day

  • Phillybruh

    Soft Butches have always been around like MC lyte and Missy. I missed a few meetings but I think a stud is still a

  • Connie

    We are not here for the aunty loretta slander....*slyly peeking at the toes tho*

  • Renee26


  • Wile E. Coli

    NO. ON second thought. .find a hobby. Don't ruin another kid's life.

  • Wile E. Coli

    "Miss Raven" lol.. whatever lady.


    I can't

  • chris

    She was so cute growing up. Shame

  • NewNew

    But MC Lyte is married to a man. I thought she was straight-ish . . .

  • JazzyBossyJen


  • Candance

    Its still hard to believe that that was Olivia...

  • hi-liter

    Jesus....every time I see Loretta Divine, it looks like she been styled by a band of Gypsies.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Stawp it!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Luv luv luv Lo D!

  • keviethedreamer

    ??? Your whole comment is a fool and has me WEAKKK ?

  • Dahl

    Raven looks more ready for fatherhood in that top pic, but whatever...

  • Dahl

    Lesser white, I believe it was...

  • Phillybruh

    Soft butch don't always have to be gay.

  • NewNew

    Thanks. I don't understand any of this terminology

  • Brooklyn23

    "I want to be labeled a human who loves humans."

  • ???TheRider???


  • currvalicious

    Damn Raven has completely transformed into the man she"s always wanted to be.

  • Notatall


  • Dee

    You are a mess????????

  • Dee


  • Dee


  • Alextra Ballard

    Ova hea>>>>H-O-L-L-O-W-R-E-N??????

  • Alextra Ballard

    Sooo I’m guessin she gon use a surrogate

  • Eileen

    sooooooooooooooo she wants a baby the traditional way so I guess she likes d-ck I hope so.

  • DeepThinker

    Oh another pan$exual that will find a man this time to make the baby. Then flip back to whoever they find attractive

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ?I used to really like her?

  • yvette46

    Confusion everywhere....

  • Allihave2say

    I thought Raven already had a baby years and years ago. What happened to it.

  • TeamCowboys

    She’s 30 or 55?

  • the guest


  • Jussjess25

    Im confused?

  • Pamela

    Does she still insist she's not African American?

  • The Chosen One

    Also Lisa Raye

  • Look@m3

    Unfit.......if she does please do not let it be a black child!

  • Look@m3

    Question...I tried reading on this pansexual this the same as Bi-Sexual? I'm so confused.

  • eank

    She still a woman. if sh want a child let. And this Article is crazy lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    If Raven’s dress were white,it would remind yew of an old white lace tablecloth yo grandma usta use on her kitchen table.

  • Cheryl10

    If u ask me it's the same thing but what do I know???? They make up words to make them feel better about not really knowing who they are or who they want.

  • Decked Out

    Ol chunky heffa ?

  • Mz_Opinionated


  • Lucky8

    She needs to lose weight

  • Lucky8

    Or 103?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Sassie

    I wish her the best. I like her.

  • Bree

    She has been mistaken for Kyla Pratt for years.

  • TeamCowboys

    And I OOP ?

  • Big Sprinter

    no comment.

  • Not Today


  • parisjok

    yeah she was no doubt molested while a child star like many others. her parents were not around all of the time. shame

  • the conscious one

    "I want to be labeled a human who loves humans" smmfh