They don’t all turn out like Lindsay Lohan! Since That’s So Raven ended in 2007, Raven Symone has, for the most part, stayed out of the spotlight, avoiding headline-making scandals like many of her fellow former child stars. But how did she manage to do so?
“My parents taught me to keep my private life private to the best of my ability,” the actress, who started acting at just 3-years-old on The Cosby Show, says. “They showed me all the role models out there that I could turn into and what I want for myself in the future.”
In her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Raven also subtly dissed stars who’ve let their personal lives outshine their careers. “Seeing all of the statistic child stars going off the edge, what I’ve learned? It’s unnecessary to go to the most popular restaurant in the world when you have a scandal on your head, and then get mad that someone’s gonna take a picture of you,” she explained. “That’s your fault, boo boo. Stay in the house.”
Earlier this year, Raven announced that she was becoming a full-time student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Bye-bye, spotlight!