Earlier this week, the Internet lit up with rumors that former Disney star Raven Symone is gay. Now, the Broadway starlet is speaking out via Twitter, saying that her sexuality is no one's business but her own.
"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 tweeted.
Rumors surrounding Symone's sexual orientation were first ignited by sources who told the National Enquirer that the former "Cosby Show" child star was shacking up with a female love interest -- openly gay "America's Next Top Model" contestant AzMarie Livingston -- in her New York City apartment.
“Raven has hidden being gay for a long time now,” a source told the National Enquirer. “But about a year ago, she was introduced by a friend to AzMarie, who is absolutely gorgeous. The two began seeing each other, and a few months ago, Raven finally got the nerve to ask her to move into her lavish Manhattan condo. When her family found out, they blew their stack and it’s created a gay scandal for Raven."
Despite the Enquirer story, Symone feels no obligation to respond with a definition of her sexual preferences.
"However that is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I'm not harming anyone," Symone continued via the social networking site.