Actress Raven-Symone is 28 today
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain
Dec. 10: Drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores is 67. Singer Ralph Tavares of Tavares is 65. Actress Nia Peeples is 52. Actress Raven-Symone is 28.
Dec. 10, 1950: Ralph J Bunche becomes the first black person awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for successfully negotiating a truce to the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1949.
*Raven-Symone got more than 14,000 likes for the above pic posted to her Instagram on Sunday.
The former Cosby kid poses in a plunging printed top while also giving a shout-out to her rumored girlfriend, AzMarie Livingston.
“Messing around with after light…. Great job at the viper room Az! WELL DONE (mortal combat voice),” the 27-year-old wrote.
Livingston, a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” recently performed at the Viper Room in West Hollywood.
Symone, who came out back in August on Twitter, was first linked to Livingston two years ago. The two were spotted hanging out in Atlanta in September.
*Live Nation announced that Jay Z will be hitting cities in North America this year as part of his Magna Carta tour.
They haven’t released official dates yet for the tour, but it will likely begin after Jay’s overseas run.
Jay has spent most of the summer on the road promoting his platinum selling album “Magna Carta Holy Grail.” Last month he finished co-headlining the “Legends of the Summer” tour with Justin Timberlake.
Late last week, the duo dropped the music video for “Holy Grail” via Facebook.
Jay’s album has pushed over 900,000 physical units in addition to the one million digital copies downloaded by Samsung Galaxy users.
*Raven-Symoné and girlfriend, model AzMarie Livingston, were spotted together at the LudaDay Weekend Celebrity Pool Party in Atlanta.
After clearing the air about her rumored sexual orientation last month on Twitter, this marked the first appearance Symone made with Livingston.
Word is they began dating two years ago and looked happy to be out together for the the annual charity event thrown by rapper Ludacris, which includes appearances, concerts and a celebrity basketball game.
Tika Sumpter, Raven Symone, Ciara
*Labor Day Weekend is officially over and you know what that means? An overload of parties galore.
Last night, we caught celebs (including: Raven Symone, Tika Sumpter, Ciara and Future, Seven Streeter, Larenz Tate, Terrence J, Monyetta Shaw, James Harding, Kenny Burns, Monyetta Shaw, Keshia Knight Pulliam) partying at ATL’s Prive for rapper/actor Ludacris’ annual Luda Day Weekend.
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*An Internet backlash followed actress Raven-Symone’s coming out earlier this month, as Twitter users responded with 140-character claims that the news has ruined their childhood.
The hashtag #childhoodruined sprung up on tweets spreading the news, insinuating that the realization of the star’s sexuality somehow destroys the impact of her hit Disney Channel show “That’s So Raven” on their development.
Prior to Raven’s understated coming out via Tweet, speculation surrounding her sexuality was nothing new. Last year, fueled by a story published in The National Enquirer, rumors spiraled that Raven-Symone was in a relationship with AzMarie Livingston, a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model.”
Raven responded to the rumors via Twitter: “I’m living my PERSONAL life the way I’m happiest. I’m not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I’m dating. And I shall not start now.”
On Aug. 2, Symone tweeted: “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” It’s assumed the 27-year-old actress was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act back in June, which allows same same-sex marriages to be recognized by the Federal government.
‘That’s So Raven’ star Raven Symone recently came out on the social media website Twitter, tweeting: “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you
*Raven-Symonè appears to have put long-held rumors about her sexual orientation to rest when she tweeted that she can “finally get married” and thanked the government for it, reports The Huffington Post.
Of course, it’s a safe assumption that the 27-year-old actress is referring to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act back in June, which will allow same same-sex marriages to be recognized by the Federal government — and that just this week Minnesota and Rhode Island became the latest states to legalize same sex marriage.
In the past, Symonè has been much more private about her personal life. The last time the Internet lit up with rumors that she was gay was when she tweeted:
“My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m dating to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life,”
In a statement, Symonè told E! News: “I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted. 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.”