Raven Symone Comes Out: New Girlfriend Ari Lennox PHOTOS, VIDEO; Professed Love on Twitter?
on Aug 14, 2013 11:49 AM EDT
Two weeks after child star Raven Symone reportedly came out on Twitter that she is a lesbian, a new report revealed who the actress is currently dating.
Media Takeout reported Wednesday that the former Cosby Show star is dating Ari Lennox. The report shows a screengrab of Symone that suggest she professed her love for the rising star. The screengrab shows that Symone wrote on Twitter on May 24, "I ment...Ari Lennox..I love you!!!"
The article also features photos of Lennox and Symone together.
Lennox is a rising singer and songwriter who is originally from Washington D.C., according to her official website, Ariography.com. The 22-year-old became a Youtube sensation after she released a single, La, la, la, la, according to necolebitchie.com. The blogger describe her music as "soulful" and a "younger Erykah Badu."
Symone unofficially came out that she is lesbian when she thanked the government's stance on gay marriage on Aug. 2. The former Disney star wrote on Twitter, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." After the tweet went viral, Symone debunked the rumors that she plans to walk down the aisle.
"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," Symone told E! News. "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," Symone added.
Symone's sexuality was first questioned in May 2012 when a family insider told The National Enquirer that she had moved her model girlfriend into her $11,000 a month New York City condominium. National Enquirer published a report that Symone was dating America's Next Top Model: British Invasion contestant AzMarie Livingston and that she moved the statuesque beauty in her home, despite her family's disapproval. The source said when Symone's family learned of their relationship, it became a "gay scandal" for the star.
Symone responded to the report in a series of rants on 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," she wrote.
MediaTakeout later reported in September 2012 that Symone broke up with Livingston. The couple reportedly lived together in Los Angeles and "grew apart." Sources told the gossip website that Livingston may have been cheating on the That's So Raven actress.
Watch Ari Lennox's video for La, la, la, la below.
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