Raven Symoné is living her best life in the wake of secretly getting married to Miranda Pearman-Maday back in June, and it appears as though the two are as loved up as ever as they look forward to all their joint life together holds in the future.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight correspondent Deidre Behar for their appearance on “Celebrity Game Face,” the couple opened up about what marriage means to them and what going public with their marriage means to them.
Thinking Things Over
Symoné, an admittedly private person, said that a good amount of time was devoted to deciding if telling the public about their relationship was the right thing to do.
“We are not ignorant to the fact that when something so big comes out — especially for me, who has been private with their life and their dating life for so long — we were prepared,” she told ET about the weight of the decision to go public with their nuptial plans.
“We weren’t prepared for how fast it took off and how many people showed love. We were not expecting it to be as big as it was for the quarantine life,” the actress went on to add.
“We were pleasantly surprised, we were grateful and thankful for all the love that came our way and still comes our way and, you know, it’s like we’re adults. We both have kind of a child complex so when this happens it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s right, we’re married.’ Like, I still get a kick out of it.”
When it comes to her wife’s side of things, there isn’t much differentiation between the two’s thoughts regarding their time together.
“Raven has obviously been really helpful in all of that for me but at the same time, there oddly is a level of comfort,” she explained.
“I’m from Los Angeles, and my dad worked in the entertainment industry. I have a lot of friends in that world. I worked in that world prior to, you know, this moment. So, there’s a part of it that just sort of feels natural. It’s really fun and I feel really lucky to kind of get to have this experience but … we’re also both smart about how we keep our private things private and what we do choose to present.”
Symoné says herself and her wife have been preoccupied during quarantine with getting their personal effects in order, most notably purchasing a new home.
“We sold the house. We moved. We bought another place, and another place,” the star said of their progress. “We’re trying to set up a life so that eventually, we can sit and be old and get checks and decorating and finding crafts and projects for us to do on the work end and in our personal lives.”