Surprise Joy: Raven-Symoné Had a Socially Distanced Wedding

The Disney Channel alumni association offered well wishes in the comments.

Raven-Symoné is married.

Growing up in the spotlight since age three, Raven-Symoné basically grew up as one generation’s little sister, and then, thanks to her work on the Disney Channel, became the big sister to another. So, it comes us a welcome bit of joy that the multi-hyphenate announced her marriage this week.

On Instagram, the 34-year-old announced that she’s now “Mrs. Pearman-Maday” after tying the knot with Miranda Maday (Pearman is Symoné’s legal last name).

“I got married to a woman who understands me from trigger to joy, from breakfast to midnight snack, from stage to home,” she wrote. “I love you Mrs. Pearman-Maday! Let’s tear this world a new asshole!!! I’s married NOW.”

The relationship had not previously been public.

Symoné first publicly acknowledge her sexuality in 2013 after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and allowed gay marriage in California to resume (thought it would be another two years until gay marriage was recognized nationwide). Fittingly, Symoné’s marriage comes on the heels of another landmark Supreme Court decision for LGBT+ rights.

Amid a pandemic, the wedding was a properly socially distanced affair held at home, with the small amount of attendees pictured in face masks.

“Thank you to all those who helped and for those who understand why it was small during this time,” the actress wrote in another Instagram.

In the comments, congratulations poured in from a veritable who’s who of Disney Channel alum, including from Christy Carlson Romano, Danielle Fishel, and Shanica Knowles.

Symoné’s former Cheetah Girls co-stars Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams also offered their well wishes. Symoné’s ex AzMarie Livingston also wrote, “Congratulations Friend!”