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Raven-Symoné and her life partner, Miranda Pearman-Maday, appeared as guests on The View to celebrate 25 years of The View. Raven-Symoné, who co-hosted from 2015 to 2016, said she lost 40 pounds thanks to Miranda's cooking and giving up sugar.

Raven said her weight loss was due to Miranda's "help and guidance and love and fantastic cooking skills."

"So what made me wanna change was her [Miranda], actually. I wanna be here for her as long as I can. And I found out some numbers at the doctor that were no pleasant for someone in my age bracket, or any age bracket, to be honest with you.

And with her help, and guidance, and love, and fantastic cooking skills, which everyone here knows... she helped me kick sugar. And I say kick sugar because it is an addictive drug. I was addicted to it in wheat form, in regular form, and it's out of my system!"

When co-host Sunny Hostin said "In Fish Filet form," Raven joked, "In Fish Filet with an extra packet of ketchup too, on Fridays, cuz it's cheaper."

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She added that she doesn't eat carbohydrates or candy, she substitutes keto cookies and sugar-free snacks for dessert. Raven, who is 5'-3", said she tipped the scales at 210 pounds when she left The View back in 2016, and she currently weighs 170.
 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) signed his controversial "Parental Rights in Education" bill into law on Monday, March 28.

The legislation, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, bans teaching LGBT+ subjects including gender identity or sexual orientation to young students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

DeSantis said the subjects can be taught to students in grades 4 or higher, but the lessons should be age and developmentally appropriate.

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Gov. DeSantis, a traditional Republican, said parents should send their children to school for an "education, not an indoctrination."

The bill drew criticism and backlash from LGBT+ groups and Hollywood celebrities who say children as young as ages 5-8 should learn about gender identities and transgenderism.

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Actress Raven-Symoné and the cast and crew of her Disney+ series "Raven's Home" joined Disney employees in a planned walkout last week.
 
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Raven, who is openly lesbian, shared a video on Instagram, which she captioned:

"In support of our LGBTQ+ family and all of those who will be damaged by the 'don't say gay bill' we the cast of Ravens Home are walking out. In todays world it is imperative that we take stands, show support, and move forward not backwards. Every family every person and every child deserves to be recognized no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Education that reflects the truth and the world we live in is something we must fight for [sic]."

Disney on Monday promised to join efforts to repeal Florida's law. Disney's LGBT+ employees had complained that the company failed to oppose the bill it was passed.

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Actress Raven-Symoné and the cast and crew of her show "Raven's Home" joined LGBT+ Disney workers who walked off the job in protest of Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" bill.

The cast and crew of Raven's Home joined the protest on Wednesday after Disney CEO Bob Chapek walked back comments saying that corporate statements do nothing but divide a company and its customers.

Raven shared a video on Instagram which she captioned:

"In support of our LGBTQ+ family and all of those who will be damaged by the 'don't say gay bill' we the cast of Ravens Home are walking out. In todays world it is imperative that we take stands, show support, and move forward not backwards. Every family every person and every child deserves to be recognized no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Education that reflects the truth and the world we live in is something we must fight for [sic]."

The "Don't Say Gay" bill, aka "Don't Groom kids" bill, prohibits teaching LGBT+ subjects such as gender identity to minor children in grades K-3.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis says the bill's goal is to "empower parents" in their children's education.

The bill's supporters say the law is important because it imposes restrictions on would-be predators who seek out teaching jobs to gain access to minor children.

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Actress Raven-Symoné, who is openly lesbian, said she had "no need" to make her "Raven's Home" character a lesbian.

The former child star of That's So Raven - which ran from 2003 to 2007 on the Disney Channel - reprised her role of Raven Baxter in the series that launched in 2017.

The reboot follows an adult Baxter and her best friend Chelsea Daniels, played by Anneliese van der Pol, as they move in together as divorced single mothers.

Raven-Symoné, 35, said she had conversations with Disney producers who asked whether she wanted her alter ego to reflect her lesbian lifestyle.

The sitcom star - who came out as a lesbian in 2013 - knows her audience and she knew that making her character a lesbian probably would not be well received.

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The Atlanta native, pictured with her mom and brother in 1996, insisted her decision wasn't because she wasn't "proud" of her sexuality. She said she didn't feel depicting the character as a lesbian would be a true reflection of who she was.

"There was a conversation before the series started and I was asked the question, 'Would you like Raven Baxter to be a lesbian?' And I said, no," she told the Pride podcast on Wednesday.

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Raven-Symoné said her audience was smart enough to separate her private life from her fictional character. Being a lesbian in real-life doesn't mean she should be typecast to play one on TV.

"The reason I said no wasn't because I wasn't proud of who I was, or I didn't want to represent the LGBTQ+ community in any way. It was because Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter is Raven Baxter.

"There was no reason for me to change the human that she was in order to fit the actress that played her. And Raven Baxter is a character that I was proud to play, even if she is straight, cisgender, I don't mind. Let her have her moment."

The former "Cosby Show" star said she didn't mind her character missing out on male love interests in the show.

"She was divorced though, and I had no worries about saying, 'No boyfriends,'" she laughed.

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Raven-Symoné stunned her followers when she announced she had tied the knot with her Caucasian girlfriend on Thursday.

The 34-year-old mixed-race actress and singer announced her intimate nuptials to Miranda Pearman-Maday in a series of photos on Instagram.com.

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She captioned the photos: "I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home. I love you Mrs. Pearman-Maday! Let's tear this world a new asshole!!! I's married NOW."

But not everyone was happy for her. The reaction to Raven's announcement ranged from praise to outrage. She is pictured below with her father Christopher Pearman.

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Many expressed anger that Raven tied the knot with a white person amid the racial tension and strife in America following the deaths of unarmed Black men at the hands of police.

One follower raged: "I am roasting her for denouncing herself as a black person. Marrying a white woman makes it look like she's not with us due to her past comments. Otherwise, I don't care who or what she marries. Just disappointed, my childhood hero doesn't align with her people."

Another IG user wrote: "All of you make God do America just like he did Sodom and Gomorrah."

But others were more tolerant toward Raven's unorthodox union.

"What is wrong with all of you," one woman wrote, "'this isn't the time to be married to a white person' are all of you, okay? You can 100 percent support BLM and be with a white person, and it's not supposed to black vs. whites. It's supposed to be all of us versus racism, injustices, and ignorance. Come on."

Another IG user addd: "What does marrying white people have to do with ending racism when many racists sleep with black people?"

Fans warned Raven that her new life partner might be a gold digger after her money. They prayed that Raven was smart enough to have a prenup in place.

Raven-Symoné previously dated part-time model and 'Empire' actress AzMarie Livingston. They officially called it quits in 2015 after 3 years together.

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Raven-Symoné jumped the broom with her longtime girlfriend Miranda Pearman-Maday in an intimate ceremony.

The 34-year-old actress announced her nuptials in a series of photos on Instagram.com on Thursday.

She captioned the photos: "I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home. I love you Mrs. Pearman-Maday! Let's tear this world a new asshole!!! I's married NOW."

In a separate post, Raven-Symoné hinted that something happened. "So something happened this week, that has changed my life FOR THE BETTER!" she wrote.

Raven also shared photos from her special occasion on her Instagram story.

Raven-Symoné previously dated part-time model and 'Empire' actress AzMarie Livingston. They officially called it quits in 2015 after 3 years together.

Fans are accusing Raven-Symoné's new life partner of being a gold digger.
We hope that's not the case. Raven has been through so much drama in her life.
 

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DaBaby broke quarantine to make his way to "childhood crush" Raven-Symoné's house to deliver beer and ice cream to her while she's on quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.

The 28-year-old rapper had been self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he went live on Instagram with the 'That's So Raven' star from his car.

DaBaby was very flirtatious with the 34-year-old openly lesbian actress and singer. He said he was going to make all of his female followers mad by publicly speaking with the "Space Truck" singer.

Raven had a message for DaBaby's female fans: "Oh, they're fine. Y'all, I'm a lesbian. Y'all can have him."

The "Find My Way" rapper then showed Raven a box of Corona beers and some Snickers ice cream and she said she wanted some - so he drove over to her house to drop the groceries off.

When the pair met up outside her home, DaBaby took his mask off and got up close and personal with the former Cosby kid, who was quick to insist: "You're not supposed to be this close to me... Watch I get the coronavirus because of this one right here!"

Raven debuted her single "Space Truck" late last month. What do you think of Raven's new music?
 

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Yesterday, a few bloggers hinted that troubled superstar Raven-Symone was fired from The View. She reportedly cleaned out her desk and quietly left the building 2 weeks ago.

Well, Raven returned to the studio today… maybe she's there to get the last of her things?

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