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Months after the National Enquirer first broke the news that former child star Raven Symone was in a lesbian relationship with model AzMarie Livingston, the mag is now reporting the two are planning to ge married!
As if that wasn’t shocking enough, the Enquirer is claiming Raven, 26, wants the first lady Michelle Obama to officiate her wedding. For realz!
Apparently Raven feels she is now BFFs with the Obamas after meeting the first family backstage following one of her recent performances in “Sister Act” on Broadway, and finding out the entire family — including President Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha – had been fans since her days Disney’s “That’s So Raven.”
After meeting the first family, Raven shared her genius plans with live-in girlfriend AzMarie, 24, whom she is planning to wed in New York, where same-sex marriage is legal.
“Raven wants a big, splashy affair, and she REALLY wants Michelle to officiate,” says a source. “Knowing how the Obamas have become firm believers in marriage equality, Raven didn’t hesitate to ask her reps to send a letter to Michelle asking if she’d get temporary credentials to legally marry AzMarie and her.”
Raven is reportedly planning to marry AzMarie after Labor Day as her Broadway run comes to an end in late August.
“Raven wants nothing more than to marry her beautiful girlfriend,” the source adds. “She’s hoping that because the Obama girls are such big fans that Michelle will agree to perform the ceremony – and maybe even use the event to promote the president’s stand on same-sex marriage.”
Jane Pitt made headlines last week after she wrote a letter to The Springfield News-Ledger opposing President Barack Obama and gay marriage.
Jane wrote: “Any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.”
Well good ol liberal Angie, who is very pro gay marriage and even once vowed to never get married until all gay couples could tie the knot, now wants Brad to step in.
“She has told Brad he must educate his mother, but Brad is too much of a mama’s boy,” a sources tells Star magazine. “If Brad won’t do it, Angelina will have to take matters into her own hands and talk to Jane about how, as the mother of such a prominent celebrity, she shouldn’t be writing letters that clash with her son’s personal opinions.”
So apparently Jane isn’t allowed to voice her own opinion because she’s the mother of a celebrity? That seems a tad unfair no?
“It’ll inevitably end up in a huge blowout, with Brad stuck in the middle,” the insider tells Star. “Brad keeps telling her not to take this so seriously, but when Angie sets her mind on something, there’s no talking her out of it.” Poor Brad!
TELL US – DOES ANGIE HAVE A POINT? OR DOES JANE HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOICE HER OPINION?
If you recall, Amanda, 26, was arrested for drunk driving in April after she sideswiped a cop car and reportedly attempted to flee the accident scene.
And since she refused to take either a breathalyzer or a blood test, the D.A. is seeking a harsher punishment that would require her to face a minimum of 48 hours in jail and a maximum of 6 months.
As if the whole DUI thingy wasn’t bad enough, Amanda decided to recruit the help of President Obama on the Twitter. You know, because he has nothing better to do with his time!
Amana wrote: “Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
We can only hope she was joking.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos]
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMANDA’S CHARGE & TWEET?
The rapper, who is married to Beyonce, made the somewhat surprising revelation during an interview with CNN.
Jay, 42, who compares gay discrimination to racism, backs the President by stating his support of gay marriage is “the right thing to do.”
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love,” said Jay-Z. “That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
TELL US – DO YOU AGREE WITH JAY? SURPRISED BY HIS STANCE?
Case in point – ABC morning news anchor Robin Roberts. Similar to her colleague Anderson Cooper, Robin represents a new breed of closeted public figures, a.k.a pretty much everyone knows they are gay but they have yet to admit it, acknowledge it or talk about it.
According to a new report by the Gawker, Robin, 50, has zero plans to open up about her sexuality and was in fact very afraid she would be outed during her recent interview with President Barack Obama about his support of gay marriage.
An ABC source tells Gawker that while the highly coveted Obama gay marriage interview is the biggest get of her professional career, Robin wasn’t too excited about it because she feared it would draw attention to her own sexuality.
“Most of the discussions [among TV people] today about why Robin got the interview have to do with her being gay,” a source reveals. “Not that she’s black, or friends of the Obamas.”
“Obviously they picked her because she’s black and gay,” said another industry insider.
Interestingly the Gawker piece also appears to out political blogger Matt Drudge. In an update added to the story, Gawker stated: “Internet behemoth Matt Drudge, who has just directed his readers to this post, is also commonly understood to be gay.” Wowzers.
TELL US – SHOULD ROBIN COME OUT OF THE CLOSET? OR KEEP HER SEXUALITY PRIVATE?