Raven-Symoné Says Taking a Career Hiatus Helped Her Sexuality

by Shine My Crown Staff

Former Cosby Show actress Raven-Symoné has revealed that her decision to take a career break back in 2013, helped her with her sexuality.

“What it did was help me with my sexuality,” Raven-Symoné told PEOPLE. “I actually had time to think for myself and no one to tell me differently. It helped me realize that I’m kind of addicted to the industry because of the fact I had been in it for so long. I had to transform that addiction into something that is positive for me because I was getting very toxic to myself and others.”

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Raven-Symoné made headlines last month when she tied the knot with wife, Miranda Pearman-Maday, 32. She announced the happy news via her Instagram account.

“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,” Raven-Symoné previously told PEOPLE. “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.”

During her stint on daytime talk show, The View, back in 2016, she opened up about her sexuality, saying that after she “forced” herself to pursue relationships with men, she ultimately fell in love with a woman.

“I went to college. I felt good,” she said at the time. “I had support there beyond belief, and that was the first time I felt like I didn’t have to have a beard. I didn’t have to have a man standing beside me because I [was] in love with a girl.”

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