Former Disney Channel actress and “The View” host Raven-Symoné announced her marriage on Instagram on Thursday.The announcement was a surprise: the couple’s relationship appears to have been kept secret until now.Raven-Symoné first publicly addressed her sexuality in 2013, tweeting at the time, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you” and later clarifying that she wasn’t immeditaely planning to get married.After she posted, “Raven Symone” began to trend on Twitter as people expressed messages of support.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Raven-Symoné announced her marriage on Thursday, June 18, via a series of Instagram posts showing a small ceremony as well as a photo with her with her now-wife, tagged on Instagram as @mirandamaday. People sent her and her wife well-wishes in the comments with fellow Disney Channel star Christy Carlson Romano writing, “Congrats Raven!!! That’s amazing! I’m really happy for you!” and Todrick Hall saying, “Congrats my love! Awwwww you both look so incredibly happy!”
“I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home,” her caption reads. “I love you Mrs. Pearman-Maday! Let’s tear this world a new asshole!!! I’s married NOW.”The former Disney Channel actress and “The View” host, whose full name is Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, also shared two other posts tied to the wedding. In one featuring a photo of someone holding a wine glass, she wrote, “So something happened this week, that has changed my life FOR THE BETTER!” In the other, which included a photo of a yard, she wrote, “Thank you to all those who helped and for those who understand why it was small during this time.”Maday — or rather, Pearman-Maday — posted a moving image on Instagram of her and Raven-Symoné kissing, with the caption, “8PM ~ my wife for life,” posting several photos presumably from the ceremony on her story as well.
The pair’s relationship doesn’t appear to have been public before now. Raven-Symoné first publicly addressed her sexuality in 2013 in the wake of same-sex marriage being legalized in the United States. She tweeted, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” later clarifying that she was not immediately planning on getting married at the time.Within approximately an hour of Raven-Symoné posting the photos, the phrase “Raven Symone” was trending on Twitter, with people expressing their support for the couple. —bubs (@timmysmedicine) June 18, 2020—we ride at midnight (@brklynowned) June 18, 2020—Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) June 18, 2020