Raven Symone recently shocked followers when she revealed that she was married. The Disney Channel star recently opened up about the experience of putting her personal life out there for the world to see.
Growing up in the spotlight is hard enough. However, growing up as a queer person of color is even harder.
There has been speculation about Symone’s sexuality for the past decade and rumors that she was with an America’s Next Top Model alum.
Raven mainly kept quiet about the speculation surrounding her until she dropped the biggest bomb possible when she shared her beautiful wedding photos.
The actress married Miranda Pearman-Maday in a lovely small ceremony. It was a heartwarming revelation in a time where everything feels so heavy.
The 33-year-old interviewed with People Magazine where she explained why she went public with her marriage and gave up the details about her new album.
She will be releasing The Reintroduction album over the next few weeks by slowly putting out singles.
‘If you really dive into the songs and read between the lines and all the things inside, I’m releasing anger, pain and grudges towards the entertainment industry, myself and others. It’s a weight off my shoulders.’
She revealed more of the inspiration behind the album by talking about how growing up in the spotlight was.
‘My whole life is kind of based on what the industry wants. Other people controlled my hair, my eyebrows, my clothing, my words, everything.’
She also struggled with her fluctuating weight.
Now, she’s ready to talk about it all.
Including why she made her wedding news public.
‘Despite being someone who has kept my personal life private, I decided to share this moment because it’s one of the biggest and happiest of my life. Miranda makes me feel confident and empowered in an entirely new way. We planned our ceremony together and it was a true reflection of our love and partnership.’
It sounds like the couple is off to an amazing start.