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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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