Whoopi Goldberg addresses her sexuality after Raven-Symoné says she gives 'lesbian vibes'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Whoopi Goldberg has addressed her sexuality after Raven-Symoné made some comments about it.

The 67-year-old opened up about the issue on the latest episode of Raven's podcast The Best Podcast Ever which she co-hosts alongside her wife Miranda.

The Sister Act star was forced to clear up all speculation around it after the former child actress said that she had suspicions about it after working alongside Whoopi on The View.

"I want to just dig into your business a little bit, this is a safe space," Raven said during the video chat. "Honestly, when I was around you, I loved you so much like I just wanted to be up underneath the t***y the whole time!

"But that's also because you just kind of gave me lesbian vibes," she added.

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While all three women initially laughed at the remark, Raven doubled down on her stance, saying: "But, like, sometimes Whoops, you give me lesbian vibes, you give me stud vibes..."

"I think this is a secret fantasy of Raven's! I think she just wants everybody to be gay and she's just really hoping you'll come out right here right now," Miranda chimed in on the chat, which Raven shared to her Instagram.

Raven confirmed that that was true before prying a little further.

"So if you want to tell us anything, Whoops, you're more than welcome to," she said.

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Producer Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné in New York City back in 2012. Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty

Whoopi seemed unfazed by the comments, explaining to the married couple that this was a recurring conversation she has had before.

"Women have been asking me this for as long as I've been around. It's like, what do you care who I love?" she said.

The 67-year-old continued: "I am not a lesbian. But I know lots of them, and I've played them on television. But I have always had lesbian friends because they're just my friends..."

But that doesn't mean she's not had to set boundaries with women before.

"I'll tell them, I'm not gonna kiss you, but I'll kiss you over here, I'll do this but I'm not going to do this... And they're like, 'OK!'"

Raven then piped in saying how she admires that about the mom-of-one because it works for her and how she can use the perspective to defend the LGBTQIA+ community.

"[It] makes me happy because I can also say, to all those people who judge the lesbian community or the gay community, there is something beautiful about a woman being able to embrace their masculine and feminine at the same time and wear it so well, like you do," Raven responded.

"It's fantastic, you're not either one or the other, you're just a human living in your body and doesn't really correlate to sexual orientation or any of that. It's just the way you present and it's so warming. You live in this duality so well, and I just want to applaud you for that," she added.

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Whoopi Goldberg attends Shorts: Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G during the 2023 Tribeca Festival. Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty

It comes after the veteran actress discussed her former relationships on an episode of The View.

The other anchors and guests on the panel commented about how divorces made them feel when discussing the split between Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein and ex-husband Lenny Hochstein - with Joy Behar commenting that it can someone feel "homicidal".

Alyssa Farah Griffin also added: "It doesn’t go away quickly, at least in my experience, and you can’t let that fester and dwell or it can take you from moving on."

However, Whoopi had a slightly different perspective.

As someone who had "gone through three divorces", the Ghosts of Mississippi alum said: "I was dancing and prancing around, I was so glad to get out of there."

When questioned further about if she had felt the same way after each divorce, she responded: "Every time, every time. Because I always knew, I always thought - you didn’t want to do this, and you knew you didn’t want to do it, and you did it anyway, so shut up and move on."

"I kept doing what everyone kept saying I was supposed to do," she, added, saying that she was only succumbing to the pressures of those around her. "And then I was like: 'This is getting expensive and boring.'"

Ain't that the truth!

Featured Image Credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty

Whoopi Goldberg addresses her sexuality after Raven-Symoné says she gives 'lesbian vibes'

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By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Whoopi Goldberg has addressed her sexuality after Raven-Symoné made some comments about it.

The 67-year-old opened up about the issue on the latest episode of Raven's podcast The Best Podcast Ever which she co-hosts alongside her wife Miranda.

The Sister Act star was forced to clear up all speculation around it after the former child actress said that she had suspicions about it after working alongside Whoopi on The View.

"I want to just dig into your business a little bit, this is a safe space," Raven said during the video chat. "Honestly, when I was around you, I loved you so much like I just wanted to be up underneath the t***y the whole time!

"But that's also because you just kind of gave me lesbian vibes," she added.

Whoopi addresses her sexuality:

While all three women initially laughed at the remark, Raven doubled down on her stance, saying: "But, like, sometimes Whoops, you give me lesbian vibes, you give me stud vibes..."

"I think this is a secret fantasy of Raven's! I think she just wants everybody to be gay and she's just really hoping you'll come out right here right now," Miranda chimed in on the chat, which Raven shared to her Instagram.

Raven confirmed that that was true before prying a little further.

"So if you want to tell us anything, Whoops, you're more than welcome to," she said.

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Producer Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné in New York City back in 2012. Credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic/Getty

Whoopi seemed unfazed by the comments, explaining to the married couple that this was a recurring conversation she has had before.

"Women have been asking me this for as long as I've been around. It's like, what do you care who I love?" she said.

The 67-year-old continued: "I am not a lesbian. But I know lots of them, and I've played them on television. But I have always had lesbian friends because they're just my friends..."

But that doesn't mean she's not had to set boundaries with women before.

"I'll tell them, I'm not gonna kiss you, but I'll kiss you over here, I'll do this but I'm not going to do this... And they're like, 'OK!'"

Raven then piped in saying how she admires that about the mom-of-one because it works for her and how she can use the perspective to defend the LGBTQIA+ community.

"[It] makes me happy because I can also say, to all those people who judge the lesbian community or the gay community, there is something beautiful about a woman being able to embrace their masculine and feminine at the same time and wear it so well, like you do," Raven responded.

"It's fantastic, you're not either one or the other, you're just a human living in your body and doesn't really correlate to sexual orientation or any of that. It's just the way you present and it's so warming. You live in this duality so well, and I just want to applaud you for that," she added.

wp-image-1263225592 size-full
Whoopi Goldberg attends Shorts: Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi G during the 2023 Tribeca Festival. Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty

It comes after the veteran actress discussed her former relationships on an episode of The View.

The other anchors and guests on the panel commented about how divorces made them feel when discussing the split between Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein and ex-husband Lenny Hochstein - with Joy Behar commenting that it can someone feel "homicidal".

Alyssa Farah Griffin also added: "It doesn’t go away quickly, at least in my experience, and you can’t let that fester and dwell or it can take you from moving on."

However, Whoopi had a slightly different perspective.

As someone who had "gone through three divorces", the Ghosts of Mississippi alum said: "I was dancing and prancing around, I was so glad to get out of there."

When questioned further about if she had felt the same way after each divorce, she responded: "Every time, every time. Because I always knew, I always thought - you didn’t want to do this, and you knew you didn’t want to do it, and you did it anyway, so shut up and move on."

"I kept doing what everyone kept saying I was supposed to do," she, added, saying that she was only succumbing to the pressures of those around her. "And then I was like: 'This is getting expensive and boring.'"

Ain't that the truth!

Featured Image Credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty