Raven-Symone Opens Up About Life With Female Partner
Though Raven-Symone has remained somewhat coy about her sexuality, especially when she sat down with Oprah Winfrey, it has been pretty clear that she has been dating a woman for the past handful of years. This woman would be former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant AzMarie Livingston, whom Raven has been with since 2012. Now that she is a full-time co-host on “The View,” taking over for Rosie O’Donnell and Livingston is in the midst of filming season two of FOX’s “Empire,” the duo do not get much time to spend together. That means foregoing one of their favorite pastimes: binge-watching Netflix shows. Again, another reason why celebrities are just like us in so many ways.
How many of you have already completed and re-watched season three of “Orange Is the New Black” or do you not want to admit it? When Raven, 29 spoke with People, she got candid about how much she misses AzMarie when they cannot block out time together, mostly because they only watch their Netflix programs together. “I refuse to binge-watch shows with anyone unless it’s my partner because I need to watch it when I need to watch it. Right now, I can’t watch the rest of Suits because I gotta wait for her. I’m like, ‘I want to watch it now!'” We feel for you Raven because there are just some shows only other people in our lives get and that we want to share with. I appreciate her loyalty and dedication and ability to not sneak a peek of what is going on when AzMarie is away; that is love.
But Raven, who has appeared on “Empire” during season one, understands why it is so important that her love throw herself into her work right now: “My partner is in a show that people are going ape crazy for. I’m proud of her.” Raven does say that she wants to go the domestic mommy path but for now, Netflix will be her baby: “I’ll get there one day. I’m about to get on [Netflix’s new series] Sense8. I’ve been hearing really good things.” You enjoy your Netflix and your partner in crime!