Raven Symone, the That’s So Raven and The Cosby Show actress, came out publicly as a lesbian on Friday when she sent out a tweet referring to the recent rulings on marriage equality.

After her tweet started to make headlines, Symone released an official statement addressing her sexuality. "I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," the actress said. "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.”

The actress’ representatives further clarified Symone’s tweet, stating, "Raven is not getting married. She was just supporting the fact that she heard on NPR that more states legalized gay marriage today."

Raven Symone in 'Cheetah Girls'

Despite the public interest in her sexuality, Symone has repeatedly opted to keep silent, instead choosing to keep her personal life to herself. In May 2012, the Disney star wrote on Twitter, “My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.”

Symone is best known for her young work on The Cosby Show, starring in the Cheetah Girls and appearing alongside Eddie Murphy in the Dr. Dolittle movies. Now, the actress does mostly voice work, but starred in the live action series State of Georgia in 2011.

– Chelsea Regan

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