Is Raven-Symoné Transitioning From Female To Male? Former Disney Star Sparks Rumors With New Instagram Photo

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Is Raven-Symone Transitioning From Female To Male? Former Disney Star Sparks Rumors With New Instagram Photo
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We've been reliving our love for That's So Raven and The Cheetah Girls while watching them on Disney+, but now, Raven-Symoné is making headlines for another reason. 

After sharing a certain Instagram post over the weekend, fans are wondering if she might actually be trans. 

So is Raven-Symoné transitioning? Here's everything we know, with some of the dialogue coming straight from the singer and actress herself.

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1. The rumors started when Symoné shared a photo of herself in sweats on Instagram.

In the photo, Symoné wore neon colored Supreme sweats, writing, "Showed up to work early and loud as hell!" Because of her sweats and her pulled back hair, fans commented on the photo, wondering if she was transitioning — though most complimented her bright outfit or made comparisons to Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants because of the colors of her sweatpants and sweatshirt.

2. But is Raven Symoné transitioning? She shot down the rumors in a since-deleted Instagram post.

After finding out about the speculation, Symoné shared another Instagram post that she later deleted, responding in her caption. "Wow since people think I'm turning into a man because I'm braided up for my wig, and was feelin myself for a min, guess I gotta show off just the shoes and a sneak of the fit," she wrote. "They obviously can't handle me on an everyday."

In a later Instagram post (above), Symoné explained to a fan why she deleted the first post, writing, "doing the posts myself, I forgot a pic!" 

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3. Symoné has been open about her sexuality.

Symoné officially came out in 2013 for the first time, sharing a statement through her reps celebrating gay marriage being legalized. 

"I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted," she said at the time. "I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however, am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to." 

4. Symoné's style is pretty unique.

Despite what people might be saying about her fashion, Symoné hasn't been shy about sharing her various sartorial and beauty choices on Instagram. Whether she's sporting rainbow braids or dressing down in sweats like she was this time or even posing for selfies in full glam, it seems like Symoné's personal style these days is all over the map, and she doesn't hide away from letting her followers see whatever look she's come up with. 

5. Lately, she's been releasing new music.

As she's shared on Instagram, Symoné has been back in the recording studio, most recently debuting an EP called 33000, which is currently streaming. The EP features four new songs, and her current single is called "Left Behind,"  which Symoné's been promoting to her fans online. 

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6. Symoné's still starring in the That's So Raven spinoff, Raven's Home

Now in its third season on Disney Channel, Symoné has reprised her role as a grown up Raven Baxter in Raven's Home, and in a 2019 interview, Symoné revealed why this character was so important to her.

"I wanted to revisit Raven Baxter because she was the most fun character I've ever played in my life," she said. "It was a black girl who had the fashion sense to the nines, knew exactly what she wanted, slaughtered the game in everything she wanted to but also had her faults, and had the most awesome power in the world.”

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.

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