Whoopi Goldberg addressed her sexuality after Raven-Symoné said she gives off ‘lesbian vibes’: ‘Women have been asking me this for as long as I’ve been around’

“Sister Act” star and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg addressed her sexuality on Monday’s episode of “The Best Podcast Ever with Raven and Miranda” hosted by Raven-Symoné and her wife, Miranda Pearman-Maday.

The 67-year-old star discussed her lengthy career with the hosts, while also touching on her personal life.

The topic of Goldberg’s sexuality came up after Raven joked that she gives off “lesbian vibes” while recalling working with her on “The View.”

“Honestly, when I was around you, I loved you so much, like, I just wanted to be up underneath the titty the whole time,” Raven said. “But that’s also because you just kind of gave me lesbian vibes.”The “That’s So Raven” star added: “Sometimes, Whoops, you give me lesbian vibes, you give me stud vibes.”

Miranda, Raven’s wife and cohost, chimed in saying: “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.”But Goldberg cleared things up, and confirmed that she isn’t a lesbian, but she’s been asked about her sexuality for years.

“Women have been asking me this for as long as I’ve been around, I am not a lesbian,” Goldberg said.She added. “But I know lots of them, and I’ve played them on television. I have always had lesbian friends, because they’re just my friends”

The actor has played queer characters in the past, including Celie Johnson in Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple,” which earned her a nomination for best actress at the Oscars, and Jane in “Boys on the Side.”

Goldberg pointed out that she has established boundaries with her lesbian friends, adding: “‘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.’”



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