Simply because Raven-Symoné is a proud nonbinary in actual life doesn’t imply she has to play one onscreen.
The previous youngster star is opening up about how she turned down the Disney channel’s try to make her Raven’s Dwelling character a member of the LGBTQ neighborhood. Raven has starred within the spin-off since 2017 and didn’t need her Raven Baxter function to intermingle into her non-public life, NY Put up stories.
“I believe Disney wished her to be queer to start with, and I simply didn’t really feel snug doing that,” Raven instructed Them.
“They had been like, ‘Would you like Raven to be homosexual?’ I stated, ‘Why?’ [And they said,] ‘Since you are.’ I stated, ‘Unhealthy, unhealthy cause. That’s a nasty cause,’ ” The Cosby Present star shared.
However based on Raven, who has performed the function since 2003, Raven Baxter by no means addressed her sexual orientation prior to now, so why now?
“No, Raven Baxter by no means exhibited any kind of sexual identification scenario within the priors,” Raven stated. “I’m not being myself on this present; I’m being a personality.”
In real-life, Raven has been married to her spouse Miranda Maday since 2020. Nonetheless, on the present, Raven Baxter is a divorced mother of two elevating her youngsters together with her greatest good friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol).
“Raven Baxter’s not homosexual,” Raven stated.
“It doesn’t matter what the primary 4 seasons regarded like, with me and Chelsea sleeping in the identical room and us elevating a household collectively. OK, that’s not the case. We’re buddies. Who sleep in the identical room.”
Raven’s House is a reboot/spin-off of That’s So Raven, the Disney Channel present that first premiered again in 2003 when Raven was about 18 years outdated. The sitcom got here to an finish in 2007, and the sequel premiered 10 years later.
The spinoff is at present in its fifth season on the Disney Channel.