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Raven Symone takes to Twitter to address gay rumors

'My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I'm dating to know'

Raven Symone, the television, recording, stage and film star who first came to fame as a child on The Cosby Show, is saying that her sexuality isn't anybody's  business.

Symone, 26, took to Twitter to respond to tabloid reports that she is in a lesbian relationship.

'My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I'm dating to know,' she tweeted. 'I'm not one for a public display of my life.'

Symone added: '... 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. ... I am a light being made from love. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!'

The actress made her Broadway debut in January as the star of the musical Sister Act in the role of as Deloris van Cartier which was played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film.

Her feature film credits include College Road Trip, The Princess Diaries 2, Dr. Dolittle and its sequel Dr. Dolittle 2.

She is best known for her role in various Disney franchises including the sitcom That's So Raven, the musical Cheetah Girls films, the highly-rated TV film Revenge of the Bridesmaids and last year's 12-episode series State of Georgia.

On The Cosby Show, she played the step-granddaughter of Cosby's character for the show's last three seasons.

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