Last week, Raven-Symoné pulled a Tom Sandoval and went on Howie Mandel’s podcast, Howie Mandel Does Stuff. 37-year-old Raven, who’s been married to Miranda Pearman-Maday since 2020, talked about dating while famous. Raven says that she used to make people she dated sign NDAs “right before the naughty time comes.” What a shame. Robbing countless normies of the chance to regale their friends with the tale of how they banged That’s So Raven.
Raven tells Howie. via BuzzFeed:
“All of my relationships, especially — obviously — when I started dating, I had to get people to sign NDAs,” she began. “It took me a while to wrap my head around it because it’s just very impersonal, but someone in our position needs to do that.”
Howie asked Raven when she would typically present the NDA to the person she was dating, and she said, “Right before naughty time comes,” adding, “Welcome to being a celebrity in Hollywood nowadays.” She continues:
“Now, they have consent forms that are like, ‘Are you okay with anal? Are you okay with this? Can I do this? You can do this to me.’ That’s a part of it now,” she continued, noting that her lawyer previously sent her a stack of three-page NDAs that she kept in her file cabinet. “I had some good times! I’m 36 honey, I’ve had my moments.”
Raven went on to reveal that her wife was no exception; she got Miranda to sign an NDA about two months into their relationship:
“We were in New York. We were in this outdoor French type of restaurant, and my mom had been bugging me. She was like, ‘You got to get it signed.’ I’m like, ‘She’s from the industry.’ And my mom was bugging me,” she explained.
Initially, Raven said that Miranda refused to sign the NDA. “She was like, ‘I don’t understand’ because she knew that we had something different; it just feels different,” Raven added. “She did it for me because she knew that I was being pushed elsewhere, and she understood. But we both were like, ‘This takes away the genuineness of it all.'”
Here’s Raven’s podcast appearance. NDA stuff is around the 47:45 mark.
I guess the NDAs worked cuz not much is known about Raven’s dating life outside of her wife (they got together in 2015) and her 2012-2015 relationship with model AzMarie Livingston. Raven publicly came out in 2013, when she was 29 years old, but she says she’s known she was gay since she was 12.
Now, I’ve heard rumors about Leonardo DiCaprio making his barely legal lovers sign NDAs before he bangs them in hotel rooms whilst wearing headphones, but is Raven really as famous as Leo? Or was the NDA more about her sexuality and/or the fact that she was a Disney teen? According to Raven, it is about the fame. She tells Howie that when she and her wife first started dating, she was paranoid that Miranda’s curiosity about her life meant that she was secretly planning on writing a book about her. Hmmm. Would you buy a tell-all exposé about dating Raven? Maybe I would if I were at the airport bookstore. And I was running late for my flight and had to make a snap decision. And I was drunk. And it was the only book left in the whole shop. And it was marked down to FREE. And this is coming from a Raven fan (she has good comic timing)!
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