Join us as we delve into the lives of numerous other remarkable couples from the LGBT community, each epitomizing the sheer strength of love. Discover the inspiring personalities and the ones they hold dear, serving as a testament that love should be embraced without judgment or prejudice, allowing it to flourish in its purest form.
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Hard-nosed journalist Anderson Cooper is as serious about his job as he is about the person he's dating. Cooper has been with Benjamin Maisani since 2009. Though the two do not share the same passion – as Cooper is a journalist and Maisani is an owner of a gay bar - such details didn’t stop them from having a loving relationship.
Sadly the two called it quits in 2021, but that hasn't actually stopped them from seeing each other. The two not only own a home together but also have a son. While they are no longer together, they are co-parenting and co-habitating. Good for them for making it work.
Luke Evans and Jon Kortajarena
Luke Evans has experienced the ups and downs of an on-again, off-again relationship, which may appear tumultuous from the outside. However, every couple has their own unique dynamics and reasons behind their choices. Regardless of the occasional challenges they face, one thing remains undeniable – the Welsh actor looks absolutely perfect alongside his partner, Jon Kortajarena.
What truly sets their relationship apart is the unwavering devotion Kortajarena demonstrates. He holds steadfastly to the belief that being with the love of his life is what truly matters, regardless of the ups and downs they encounter along the way. This unwavering commitment to their love serves as a testament to the strength of their bond and the deep connection they share.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
The world had the incredible opportunity to witness a beautiful moment on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" when renowned singer Ricky Martin openly shared his love and devotion for his partner, the talented Swedish painter Jwan Yosef. The confession of their loving relationship left audiences captivated and inspired.
Martin's announcement became all the more joyous as he excitedly revealed that he and Jwan were engaged, creating a surge of elation among fans. The couple's palpable affection and undeniable chemistry make them a sight for sore eyes, exuding a radiant glow of happiness and harmony whenever they are together. Just a glimpse at their beaming smiles and the genuine connection they share is enough to warm hearts and fill the world with hope.
Sean Maher and Paul Maher
Fans of the series, Firefly as well as Serenity, got the surprise of their lives when its star Sean Maher came out back in 2011. Still, being able to come out was an event Maher had to do for his own peace of mind, and it led him down a path to finding true love.
Fast forward to five years later when Sean and Paul were so happy being in a relationship they decided to wed. The couple eventually got married in 2016. Now, Sean and Paul are raising a son and daughter. Specifically, Sean decided to be a stay-at-home father for two whole years.
Chris Colfer and Will Sherrod
Chris Colfer, known for his role as Kurt Hummel on Glee, maintained a low-key relationship with Will Sherrod, which they chose to keep private. Despite the secrecy, their love for one another remained steadfast. Candid pictures capturing their moments of pure joy and togetherness served as undeniable evidence of their deep affection.
Colfer's radiant happiness in the presence of his partner, Sherrod, is evident, and it undoubtedly fueled his exceptional portrayal of Kurt Hummel on-screen. His emotional fulfillment in their relationship seemingly translated into a remarkable performance, adding an extra layer of authenticity and depth to his character. Behind the scenes, the support and love between Colfer and Sherrod contributed to both their personal happiness and professional success.
Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle
The couple who do the same things together, stay together - it's just a fact of life. This statement at least implies that shared passions are an important key in keeping one’s relationship alive. Another couple who share the same love for their work is Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle.
The two are both actors. However, Rannells also voice acts and sings. He is so good, his theatre performance was awarded a Tony. Meanwhile, Doyle, besides acting, also directs, screenwriters, and produces. Being in the same industry helped them to stay together, but they ultimately went their separate ways in 2018.
Meredith Baxter and Nancy Locke
Meredith Baxter is popular thanks to her memorable roles in the sitcom Family Ties. Talented as she is, her performances helped her earn five Emmy nominations. However, she was not always out. Baxter used to be married to a man and was so four times.
However, when she realized that she was indeed gay, she loudly and proudly exclaimed it back in 2009. Prior to her announcement though, she was in a relationship with a general contractor named Nancy Locke back in 2005. Eight years later, the couple tied the knot. In fact, Baxter has been married four times in total.
Victor Garber and Rainer Andreesen
Victor Garber, the actor who has left audiences in awe with his performances in renowned productions like Godspell, Titanic, and Sweeney Todd, surprised many when he fearlessly came out and publicly expressed his pride. Despite his long and illustrious career, it wasn't until 2012 that Garber chose to reveal his sexual orientation, a personal milestone celebrated by his fans and supporters.
In a delightful turn of events, three years later, Garber's Instagram account became flooded with messages of love and congratulations. The reason behind the outpouring of joy was Garber's heartwarming announcement of his marriage to Rainier Andreesen, a distinguished model.
Bob Harper and Anton Gutierrez
Fans of the reality series The Biggest Loser know the famous trainer Bob Harper. Harper had worked hard to keep his orientation under wraps, but in 2014, the famous trainer came forward with the truth. His public outing was prompted by a contestant who was having difficulty coming out to his family.
All ended well and the episode helped the contestant and Harper reveal their true selves to the public. Just a year later, Harper met the love of his life, set decorator, Anton Gutierrez. The two tied the knot and have been happy and living a great life together ever since.
Maulik Pancholy and Ryan Corvaia
Maulik, known for his role in the hit show 30 Rock, fearlessly embraced his true self in 2013 when he openly shared his sexuality with the world. Simultaneously, he proudly professed his deep love for Ryan Corvaia, a talented chef and caterer with whom Maulik had been in a committed relationship for an impressive nine years.
Their love stood as an unwavering pillar, leading them to embark on a momentous journey that culminated in a dreamlike wedding. In 2014, amidst the grandeur and enchantment of the Taj Mahal in India, Maulik and Ryan exchanged vows, their union an ode to romance and devotion.
Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd
This list will never run out of couples whose shared passions caused them to stay together, happily ever after. Antonio Douthit-Boyd, as well as Kirven Douthit, are dancers who have an interest to move their bodies to the beat of the music.
Their love for dance was evident when they met at the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Since then, the two decided to make their union more solid by tying the knot. Now, they do not tire traveling the world to dance their hearts away. They also work together at COCA - The Center of Creative Arts, located in St. Louis, Missouri.
Monifah Carter and Terez Mychelle
Monifah Carter is an R&B star who is loud and proud about being gay. She is one of the few African American lesbians currently seen on reality television. She is also proud of her relationship with Terez Mychelle – the two have been in a long-term relationship.
Eventually, the couple decided to get married on April 2014. In fact, they tied the knot on the show R&B Divas: Atlanta. Prior to their marriage, the couple prioritized their feelings more than the process it took to legally or technically solidify their union. They believed that being committed to each other was more important.
Darren Young and Nick Villa
Darren Young, a superstar of the WWE, shocked the masculine world of wresting when he publicly announced that he was gay back in 2013. If that was surprising, he continued on to profess that he was in a relationship with Nick Villa for two years. While he never quite hit the heights of The Rock or John Cena, it still was big news in the world of wrestling.
Darren Young’s intentions for his revelations have been interpreted as noble. It also empowered those who still keep their orientation under wraps. But in The Ellen Show, Young confessed that he came out due to him wanting to bring his boyfriend to WWE events without having to explain himself much.
Quincy Gossfield and Deondray Gossfield
Quincy Gossfield and Deondray Gossfield embody the belief that the strongest relationships often arise from a shared passion for the things they love to do. As independent filmmakers and television producers, their creative endeavors have not only brought them professional success but also a profound connection on a personal level.
Their journey together spans several decades, a testament to the enduring love and commitment they have for one another. Their union was further sealed in a truly unforgettable moment witnessed by the world. During the 2014 Grammy Awards, Queen Latifah, a symbol of empowerment and equality, officiated their marriage on stage while the powerful song "Same Love" resonated through the audience.
Bishop OC Allen and First Gentleman Rashad Burgess
Bishop OC Allen and First Gentleman Rashad Burgess epitomize a remarkable couple united by a shared passion to cultivate inclusivity and realization of their vision. Together, they shepherd an Atlanta church that embraces and welcomes people from all walks of life. At Vision Church, diversity is celebrated, with open arms extended to individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, preferences, races, and backgrounds.
Allen and Burgess tirelessly champion and embody equality, fostering a community that upholds the values of acceptance and understanding. Their commitment to these principles extends beyond their professional endeavors; as a loving couple, they have joyfully built a marriage filled with happiness and are blessed with two children.
Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony
If you got it, flaunt it. Thus that is what Instagram couple Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony did. Using their social media accounts, they featured their own love story as well as the day-to-day lives of their three biological kids. It was a really genuine insight into their lives and something that many fans found heartwarming and fell in love with.
Their Instagram account eventually helped them become viral that a luxury fashion brand in Sweden caught their eye. The fashion house decided to create a campaign around their family. Eventually, they were touted as the first-ever gay black family represented by an ultra-high-end fashion brand.
Guillermo Díaz and His Partner
Some people prefer to keep their privacy to themselves than allow it to be out in the open. They treasure their private time and refrain from sharing information about themselves. It's pretty logical idea, right? And Guillermo Diaz is a pretty good case study for this idea – the popular star of the series Scandal.
Diaz has professed that he is indeed gay, and openly too. He also has been enjoying a committed relationship with a significant other that he has not named or identified – or would even like to give a clue of. But love is allowing them be so let them be.
Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims
As time and history have shown, the best kind of couple seem to be those who indeed share an interest and passion both can relate with. Another example of such a couple was Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims. The former is a fashion designer while the latter is a director and choreographer.
Thanks to their shared interests, the two were able to create GROOM – a full service tuxedo lounge specially made for grooms and groomsmen. Besides this project, the two have publicly declared their affection for each other when they were hitched during the 2014 Grammy Awards while the song “Same Love” was being performed by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Madonna. They ended their marriage in 2019.
Rob Marshall & John DeLuca
It was on Broadway when couple Rob Marshall and John DeLuca met. That was 1982. Both were actors trying to audition for a coveted role in a musical titled Boogie-Woogie Rumble of a Dream Deferred. Their audition was fortunately successful. Both actors got the part they wanted.
Plus, the better part of the story was that the two of them fell in love with each other – the rest was history. Who doesn’t want a similar experience? Love can indeed sprout in the most unexpected places. Fast forward 40+ years, and the couple are as madly in love with each other as they were back when they first met.
Thom Browne & Andrew Bolton
The story of Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton exemplifies the profound connection that can blossom when two individuals intertwine their passions. Their shared journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of love when minds and souls unite as one.
Thom Browne, a renowned fashion designer, crafted elegant dresses for former First Lady Michelle Obama in 2013, showcasing his exceptional talent. Along the way, Browne formed a partnership with Andrew Bolton, a fellow fashion designer, giving birth to a collaboration that produced even more stunning designs. As their creative endeavors evolved, so did their bond, transcending mere professional responsibilities.
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
While secret weddings are not uncommon, it's intriguing to discover that secret marriages themselves can be a reality. This was the case for Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, who clandestinely tied the knot, keeping their marital bliss hidden from the public eye for a remarkable three years.
Their nuptials remained a well-guarded secret, known only to their closest family members and friends who were privileged to witness their intimate wedding ceremony. The couple opted for a private celebration, cherishing the intimacy and sacredness of their union. The question of whether one would make the same choice in their shoes provokes contemplation. Each couple has their unique circumstances, desires, and reasons for privacy.
Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin
Experiencing the profound connection of shared passions is a pinnacle of love. The ability to intertwine love and passion creates a heavenly bond like no other. When Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu crossed paths, their initial conversations about their mutual interests ignited a spark that resonated deep within their souls.
As time passed, they realized that their connection extended far beyond casual acquaintanceship. They recognized the profound harmony between them and embraced the notion that they were indeed each other's perfect match. Both driven by a love for painting and art, they discovered a canvas where they could vividly express their love for one another.
Queen Latifah And Jeanette Jenkins
There is no denying that Queen Latifah has been a real trailblazer over the last 30 years, both in the hip hop world and the LGBTQ community. And love needs work, but it doesn’t have to make you work too hard. Queen Latifah learned that the hard way when she partnered with her personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins.
But it seems to be too hard for both that it went through a few struggles. The two began to date in 2002. They loved each other so much they decided to be engaged in 2008. Alas, it seems they were not meant to be. The two eventually broke up in 2014.
Meshell Ndegeocello & Rebecca Walker
Meshell Ndegeocello's music possesses an enchanting quality that mirrors the enigmatic yet captivating nature of love itself. With her debut album, "Plantation Lullabies," she stirred curiosity and wonder in the hearts of listeners, leaving them pondering if her music could be the catalyst for falling in love.
Indeed, the answer to this question seems to be a resounding yes. Ndegeocello's extraordinary talent and heartfelt compositions forged a deep connection between her and Rebecca Walker, resulting in a beautiful and meaningful relationship. However, their love story came to an end a while ago and Meshell has been married to Alison Riley since 2005.
Paris Barclay and Christopher Mason
Paris Barclay is a name that resonates within the realm of television, with notable contributions to acclaimed series like CSI, ER, and The West Wing. However, beyond his professional achievements, Barclay cherishes the recognition of a different kind—his deep bond with his life partner, Christopher Mason.
For over a decade, their love has endured, blossoming with unwavering strength and resilience. While Barclay's directorial prowess has garnered attention, it is in the quiet moments shared with Mason where he finds true fulfillment. Their enduring partnership serves as a testament to the power of love and commitment, a source of inspiration for others seeking enduring connections.
Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk
Work and love have long been regarded as separate realms, never to intersect. However, Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk shattered these preconceived notions when fate brought them together at NBC. Despite their initial lack of intention to embark on a romantic journey, their shared experiences and undeniable connection inevitably led them down the path of love.
In a beautiful testament to the boundless nature of affection, Jenna and Stephanie defied conventional expectations and solidified their union through marriage. Their story serves as a reminder that love transcends boundaries, showing that when work and love collide, remarkable and unexpected outcomes can emerge.
Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan
Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan, both having faced moments of despair and uncertainty in their search for love, found themselves on the brink of losing hope. However, life had its own plans, and destiny had a delightful surprise in store for them. When Jones and Amelan crossed paths, they were in for a remarkable experience.
Against all odds, the two extraordinary individuals fell deeply in love, defying the notion that love is predictable or easily explained. Their enduring relationship stands as a testament to the mysterious nature of love itself, with its ability to bring unexpected joy and delight into one's life.
Beth Ditto & Kristin Ogata
No one can stop love from happening. It's just a natural reflex that can happen any given time. Not even Cupid or the courts can halt two people from falling in love. Beth Ditto and her partner Kristin Ogata showed to the world how true this statement is by tying the knot in Hawaii via a wedding ceremony, that was unofficial.
It was truly incredible, romantic occasion for everyone involved. Love was enough to keep them together apparently. However, after 17 months, they decided to go to Oregon to formally acknowledge their union thanks to the same-sex laws in the state.
Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt
While not widely known, a unique program called "parenting partnership" exists, and it has become a significant part of the lives of German arts administrator Jorn Weisbrodt and the acclaimed composer and singer Rufus Wainwright. Under this program, the couple has embraced a structured co-parenting arrangement. In this extraordinary setup, Weisbrodt and Wainwright are joined by Lorca Cohen, a close friend of theirs, in raising their daughter together.
This program goes beyond the traditional notions of parenting, offering a well-defined framework for shared responsibilities and nurturing their child's upbringing. Revealing the depth of their commitment and the importance they place on creating a loving and supportive environment for their daughter, the parenting partnership has allowed Weisbrodt, Wainwright, and Cohen to forge a unique and cherished bond.
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon embarked on their journey of love during a time when societal acceptance of their sexuality was scarce. Since 1991, the couple has remained devoted to each other, despite keeping their relationship private for years. It wasn't until later that Cantone and Dixon decided to make their commitment official.
In 2011, they exchanged vows and entered into marriage, a celebration of their enduring love. Their union was officiated by Pastor Jay Bakker, marking a significant milestone in their lives. During an interview on The View with host Joy Behar, Cantone openly expressed his deep affection for Dixon, describing him as a "good man" whom he cherished wholeheartedly.
Lee Daniels and Jahil Fisher
Lee Daniels is the producer of the series Empire. You know, the show that stars the likes of Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and a wide range of other great actors. Despite her busy schedule, she manages to start a relationship with Jayel Fisher, a freelance stylist.
Though they have yet to officially tie the knot, the two have been together for six years. Daniels has long been open about his orientation. However, he explained that he prefers to be called sexually fluid than gay – the same way Empire actor Jussie Smollett also refers to himself as sexually fluid.
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
The speculation surrounding Kristen Stewart's past relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson being a publicity stunt to boost ticket sales may forever remain a mystery. Given Stewart's openly identified sexual orientation as a lesbian, some found it difficult to comprehend how she could develop romantic feelings for Pattinson. However, time has passed, and the details of their past romance have become irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
Moving forward, Stewart found love with Stella Maxwell, an Irish model who had earned the prestigious title of Victoria's Secret Angel. This stunning couple exuded an undeniable charm, captivating admirers with their beauty and magnetic presence. However, they have since broken up, and Stewart has been engaged to screenwriter Dylan Meyer since November 2021.
Jonathan Bennett and James Vaughan
From the moment actor Jonathan Bennett crossed paths with television host James Vaughan, their connection sparked an undeniable flame that left them giddy with affection. Unable to contain their overwhelming joy, the couple embraced the modern era of social media to express their love openly.
Like giddy teenagers, Bennett and Vaughan boldly declared their feelings for each other through heartfelt posts shared on their respective social media platforms. In a digital era where the virtual realm often reflects the realities of our lives, this public display of affection served as an announcement, making their blossoming relationship official in the eyes of their adoring followers.
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan
Love is timeless. So when Jonathan Adler met Simon Doonan, the two were smitten and have never parted with each other since. That was 1994. Fast forward to 2008 when the couple decided to make their relationship more solid in the legal sense. That's right folks, these two lovebirds decided to tie the knot after all those years.
Adler and Doonan got married in California via a wedding ceremony that celebrated their union. Though it took them some time to make their relationship more binding, the couple seems to believe a wedding is mere icing on a cake. And we think that's pretty sweet way of doing it.
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov
Not all of the relationships on this list have had happy endings, and this is a prime example. Johnny Weir is an impressive sportsman who has won a slew of awards. He is a premier Olympic skater when he met lawyer Victor Voronov. They were so smitten with each other they eventually got married in 2012.
Though the two met and eventually fell in love, things turned for the worse when they got together. Both accused each other of domestic disturbances, eventually, the couple had to part ways and were divorced two years after they wed. Despite their separation, Weir has confessed that he still loves Voronov.
Jeffrey Richman & John Benjamin Hickey
Jeffrey Richman, renowned producer and writer of the hit television series Modern Family, has recently found love with actor John Benjamin Hickey. With their enduring relationship spanning back to 2003, fans are now wondering if this modern couple is ready to take the next step and start a family of their own.
Sharing a deep bond forged through their shared experiences in the entertainment industry, Jeffrey and John understand the demands of their respective careers, providing a solid foundation for their relationship. As they continue to prioritize each other's happiness, their journey together hints at the possibility of a real-life modern family blossoming in the near future.
Jessica Clark And Lacey Stone
British model Jessica Clark has achieved remarkable success in her field, captivating the fashion world with her stunning looks. Beyond her flourishing modeling career, Clark has also delved into hosting, establishing her own vlog titled "Lesbian Love," which can be found on the esteemed website afterellen.com. When Clark's path intertwined with the vivacious fitness professional Lacey Stone, sparks flew, and their connection blossomed into a deep and loving relationship.
In a beautiful ceremony, they exchanged vows and embarked on their journey as a married couple in 2010. However, despite the initial promise of their union, the couple sadly faced challenges and chose to part ways in 2012. Following the separation, Lacey Stone continued to make her mark as a sought-after fitness trainer.
Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky
It is not only because Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky have similar sounding first names that make them look as if they are perfectly made for each other, Don and Dan are genuinely in love. Bucatinsky is a popular actor, producer, and writer.
Meanwhile, Roos is a screenwriter. Being in the same business helped them understand the demands of each other’s professions. This may be the reason why they have been together for so long. The two met in 1992 and later got married in 2008. Theirs is a happy family as they now have two kids, Jonah and Eliza.
Denis O’Hare and Hugo Redwood
Denis O’Hare is a multi-talented actor. He has won a slew of awards due to his excellent performance. Besides acting, O’Hare is making sure he achieves a decent work-life balance. His love life is keeping him busy thanks to him being married to Hugo Redwood – a popular designer.
In order to complete the family, Redwood and O’Hare decided to adopt a son. Now, their family is growing. As parents, both are doing their best to be the best fathers for their little Declan, who they adopted about a decade ago. In terms of acting, O'Hare is in the cast for the prequel to "A Quiet Place."
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge
Chris Hughes, known for his entrepreneurial endeavors and role as a spokesperson for Facebook, leads a multifaceted life that extends beyond his professional responsibilities. At the heart of it all is his profound love and commitment to his husband, Sean Eldridge, a prominent political activist. In 2012, Hughes and Eldridge took a significant step in solidifying their bond by exchanging vows and tying the knot.
Despite their demanding schedules and numerous commitments, they prioritize nurturing and caring for each other in the best way possible. While Eldridge serves as the President of Stand-Up America, a progressive advocacy community, Hughes wholeheartedly supports his husband's endeavors, further strengthening their shared values and commitment to making a positive impact in the world.
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert, who have cherished their love for many years, were constantly met with inquiries about taking their commitment to the next level. Finally, in 2008, they answered those lingering questions. Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert joyfully exchanged vows, solidifying their relationship in a legally binding marriage.
With their union now recognized and celebrated, the couple took another significant step in building their family. They welcomed an adopted son, bringing immeasurable joy and completeness to their lives. As the future unfolds, the possibility of expanding their family further through another adoption remains an open question, awaiting the perfect time to reveal itself.
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski, true believers in the power of long-term relationships, have built a lasting bond that has endured for over a decade—13 years to be exact. Recognizing the strength and significance of their connection, the couple made a joint decision to take their commitment to the next level.
In December 2014, Goreski and Janetti announced their engagement, symbolizing their intention to solidify their partnership. While they have not yet tied the knot, the couple remains dedicated to nurturing and maintaining their relationship. Balancing their time between bustling New York City and vibrant Los Angeles, they have cultivated a lifestyle that allows them to prioritize their love while also tending to their shared responsibilities, including the care of their beloved dog.
Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds
Rosie O'Donnell, known for her vibrant personality, experienced two years of marital bliss with Michelle Rounds, even welcoming a beautiful daughter into their lives. However, in 2015, their once-promising relationship took a turn, and Rosie made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Despite the emotional weight of the situation, both parties managed to find common ground and reach a settlement.
Two years later, Michelle Rounds found the strength to move forward and eventually remarried. Tragically, in 2017, the news of her untimely passing left her family, friends, Rosie, and their daughter in a state of profound shock and sorrow, highlighting the profound impact of mental health struggles on loved ones.
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
Singer Sam Smith’s fans couldn’t get a hold of themselves when they learned they were in a relationship. Meanwhile, fans of 13 Reasons Why Star, Brandon Flynn, similarly was over the moon when they learned that he was dating Sam Smith. The two are doing their best to keep a low profile as they prefer to keep their relationship quiet.
Happiness is more important than updating both their fan groups about the status of their relationship. Unfortunately, gossip mags got the better of them and revealed that the two called it quits. And Sam has since been on a huge resurgence in his music career.
Kate McKinnon and Jackie Abbott
Renowned for her comedic brilliance on Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon's talent knows no bounds. However, when it comes to matters of the heart, McKinnon takes a more serious approach. She has found love in the arms of Jackie Abbott, a talented independent movie actress. Their relationship was publicly acknowledged when they graced the 2017 Emmys as a couple, reveling in each other's joy as McKinnon triumphantly accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress.
Abbott's diverse skills extend beyond acting, as she even boasts the unique role of a "part-time clown" on her resume. Together, McKinnon and Abbott create a dynamic bond that balances both laughter and profound connection, showcasing the depth of their love and shared passions.
Heather Matarazzo and Heather Turman
Heather Matarazzo, known for her heartfelt performances in movies like "The Princess Diaries," approaches her love life with utmost sincerity and commitment. Her relationship with comedian Heather Turman goes beyond mere humor, as they prioritize the depth and authenticity of their connection. The exact duration of their relationship remains undisclosed, but their bond continues to flourish.
In a beautiful display of love and devotion, Matarazzo took the initiative and proposed to Turman in January 2018. Their joyous union as a married couple came to fruition just ten months later, solidifying their commitment to one another. Matarazzo has always been open and transparent about her sexual orientation, with her publicist proudly announcing her previous relationships.
T. R. Knight and Patrick Leahy
Remember T.R. Knight from Grey’s Anatomy? You know, George O'Malley? You know, before he decided to leave the show and had his character killed off? His career was not all he imagined it to be. However, his love life surely is. Knight is in a very committed relationship with his boyfriend Patrick Leahy.
When the two decided to commit to each other legally, Leahy and Knight had already been dating for three years. However, the couple publicly announced their relationship in 2010. They got married in 2013 and have been happily together since. Finally, a Grey's character who had a happy ending...sort of.
Thomas Roberts and Patrick D. Abner
Thomas Roberts would not let anything get in his way when it comes to having a relationship with the love of his life. When Roberts met Patrick D Abner back in 2000, the two have been inseparable since. But being together wasn’t enough for the couple.
The two wanted to not just be together, they wanted to be publicly acknowledged by the government. Fortunately, the city of New York decided to make legal the process of same-sex marriage. Roberts and Abner found themselves on Gansevoort Park Avenue’s rooftop to tie the knot back in 2012. The two have since been living happily ever after.
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus are a couple that could not even be any cuter if they tried. The two met and began to date in 2010. They were so smitten with each other that they stuck together for 6 years. The couple eventually wanted to solidify their relationship and take things to the next level.
Little did the two know that one was already planning to propose to another. While Arden was getting ready to prepare to pop the question, Mientus was doing the same. The couple got married in 2016 and has since been living happily ever after.
Ben Whishaw and Mark Bradshaw
Ben Whishaw is an English actor who prefers privacy in his life. Though this may be ironic considering that he is an actor, and an incredibly talented actor, at that, it seems impossible to keep his wish fulfilled specially when he publicly announced a detail about the relationship he was in.
It was 2012 when Ben Whishaw couldn’t help himself but exclaim that he and Mark Bradshaw, a composer from Australia, are in a relationship. Plus, it was not just a relationship, the two were in a civil partnership. And they are still going strong until this very day.
Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen
Though Adam Lambert has not been visible publicly and professionally, many still remember his performances as well as being the American Idol eighth runner up. Lambert may not be busy with work, but his heart department is fully booked and love is high on his list of priorities.
When Sauli Koskinen, a reality TV personality and Finnish entertainment reporter, met Lambert, sparks flew. The two started to date from 2010 until 2013. Sadly, despite their love for each other, the two split yet profess to continue to love each other as friends. But that hasn't stopped Lambert from looking elsewhere in the dating world.
John Barrowman And Scott Gill
It was 1993 when John Barrowman, a writer, singer, actor, and presenter of Scottish descent, watched a play and fell in love with one of the actors. When Barrowman saw Scott Gil on stage, it was love at first sight. The couple was so smitten with each other, they decided to enter a civil partnership to solidify their union.
That’s was 2006. Seven years later, the two felt the need to tie the knot and so they did. The two have been legally married since. And Barrowman has had a pretty amazing time in his career, especially in the U.K., hosting a range of shows and even starring in his own - "Torchwood."
Dot Marie Jones And Bridgett Casteen
If the character of Coach Bestie in the series Glee scared you, relax. The actress who portrayed that role is nothing but nice. Though she was a 15 time world arm wrestling champion, she is sweet. When Dot Marie Jones met Bridgett Casteen in 2010, the two became an item and later became engaged a mere three years later.
Dot proposed to Casteen on Anaheim Gay Days. Recently, Casteen was hospitalized due to a stroke caused by a hole in her heart that needed to be surgically covered. Casteen is well now and the couple have been living happily together.
Cherry Jones and Sophie Huber
Cherry Jones has always been open about her orientation. She publicly acknowledged and thanked her 18-year architect partner Mary O’Connor back in 1995 when she accepted her Tony Award. In 2004, Jones was in a relationship with actress Sarah Paulson. After two years, Paulson and Jones publicly declared their love for each other.
However, the two eventually separated in 2009. Jones is now happily married to Sophie Huber since 2015. Huber is a Swiss born actress, director, composer, and producer. And when you consider that Jones has recently been in shows such as "Succession" and "Poker Face," it's clear she has been doing well both professionally and personally.
B.D. Wong and Richie Jackson
American actor B.D. Wong is popular for his character in the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also had a role in the Jurassic Park franchise. He is also an accomplished theatre actor having won a Tony for his performance in M. Butterfly. Wong has long been openly gay. His relationship with talent agent Richie Jackson began as early as 1988.
In 2000, the couple had twins one of whom unfortunately died ninety minutes after birth. Sadly, the couple split in 2004 but continue to co-parent for the sake of their son. Wong recently married his 8-year partner, Richert John Frederickson Schnorr.
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora are so in love they stayed together for 17 years as a couple along with their four kids. However, the two eventually divorced on November 2015 after two years of marriage. They have four sons namely Zoran, Caje, and twin boys Thatcher and Nash.
Since then Cat married producer Nicole Ehlrich in Santa Barbara, California’s Villa Verano Estate. Cat gushed about her relationship and called her wedding day as “magical.” The couple each brought their kids. Ehlrich has two sons named Jonas and Gavin. Since then, though, the couple separated, officially filing for divorce in 2021.
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
Colton Haynes, beloved for his role in Arrow, continues to be dearly missed by his fans. Thankfully, he keeps his followers engaged on Instagram, where he recently shared a heartwarming moment. The actor publicly revealed how his fiancée, Jeff Leatham, a talented florist, romantically proposed with the timeless question, "Will you marry me?" Naturally, Haynes joyfully accepted the proposal, setting their love story in motion.
The couple exchanged vows in 2017, embarking on a new chapter of their lives together. However, despite their initial happiness, their union was regrettably short-lived. Just six months into their marriage, Haynes made the difficult decision to file for divorce from Leatham due to irreconcilable differences. May 1, 2018, was marked as the official date of their separation.
Zachary Quinto And Miles McMillan
Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan, a couple whose impact transcends the realms of fashion, film, and the arts, have earned the coveted title of a power couple. Their influence extends far beyond their respective industries, making them the epitome of couple goals for those with a penchant for sophistication.
The connection between Quinto, an acclaimed actor, and McMillan, a talented painter and model, was instant when they met in 2013, igniting a spark that has only grown brighter with time. Their shared passion for creativity binds them together, fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for each other's artistic endeavors. Their relationship thrives on the fuel of inspiration, driving them to reach new heights individually and as a couple.
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Renowned British diver Tom Daley and acclaimed screenwriter Dustin Lance Black embarked on a love story that captured the hearts of many. Their journey began in 2013, blossoming into a profound connection that led them to announce their engagement in 2015. A testament to their enduring love, the couple exchanged vows two years later in a majestic castle nestled in the captivating countryside of Devon, England.
Their happiness expanded further with the arrival of their son, Robert Ray, born in June 2018. Parenthood brought immeasurable joy to Daley and Black, solidifying their bond as a family. Their second son was born in March 2023.
Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez
New Kids On The Block singer, Jonathan Knight, could not help but gush about his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez in a 2016 episode of Jenny McCarthy’s Sirius radio show. Knight described how being in Africa helped him pop the question considering that their parents were there and making it official felt natural.
The two recently set a date for the wedding. The couple had planned to tie the knot this 2018 after being together since 2008. The couple was part of the 26th season of The Amazing Race where they placed ninth in the competition series. It is confirmed that they have been married since 2022.
Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips
Renowned for his comedic brilliance in Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese found himself deeply enamored with his boyfriend, the talented stylist Bradley Philips. After two years of blissful companionship, Franzese mustered the courage to propose an engagement that would forever bind their love. Unexpectedly, the memorable moment unfolded in a Starbucks branch nestled in the heart of Hollywood, California.
Regrettably, despite the significance of the location, the engagement did not withstand the test of time. Perhaps the symbolism associated with proposing in a Starbucks branch unintentionally hinted at a potential sense of overratedness, mirroring the fleeting nature of the establishment's coffee. However, despite the dissolution of their engagement, Franzese and Philips chose to preserve their connection, opting to remain steadfast friends.
Raven-Symoné and AzMarie Livingston
Remember Raven-Symone in Sesame Street as well as in The Cosby Show? She is now grown up and even had her own show That's So Raven! On a personal level, she was in a relationship with singer, actress, model AzMarie Livingston. The two were working on the Fox series Empire as guest stars.
Also, Livingston appeared on America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion as a contestant back in 2012. However, after their three-year relationship, the two split in 2015. Symone has stated she did not want to be labeled by her sexuality and prefers to be called a human who loves another human.
Orlando Cruz and Jose Manuel Colon
Who said male boxers can’t get married to men? Unfortunately, due to the culture in the sport and the backlash that they would receive, not many do find love in same-gender relationships. But Orlando Cruz couldn’t care less on what people would think. Cruz is the first professional boxer to be open and out about being gay while still working as a boxer.
Since he came out, he won his first fight on October 2012. In 2013, he was one of the first inductees to the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Cruz went on to marry Jose Manuel Colon in Central Park.
Lara Embry & Jane Lynch
Glee star and all-around actress Jane Lynch was so in love with clinical psychologist Lara Embry that they tied the knot in May 2010. The two met during a fundraiser in San Francisco a year before. But they say that all good things come to an end, and sadly, the two eventually divorced in 2014.
Lynch cited the reason for the divorce as irreconcilable differences. She also found the divorce process difficult as the ex-couple stated they still care deeply for each other. Lynch will split her earnings with Embry but claims she doesn’t mind this aspect of divorce, claiming, “It’s just money.”
Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson
Brittney Griner, the talented WNBA star, experienced a whirlwind marriage to fellow basketball player Glory Johnson that lasted a mere 28 days. Troubles in their relationship had already surfaced three weeks prior to their wedding when both Griner and Johnson were arrested for domestic abuse.
Since then, Griner has embarked on a new chapter in her life, now in a relationship with Christopher Fry, a man who resides near her hometown. On the other hand, Johnson has taken on the role of caring for the twins she conceived through the use of donor sperm during her time with Griner. As their lives continue to evolve separately, the impact of their past relationship remains a significant part of their personal journeys.
Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton
If you remember the series Kyle XY, you probably remember the actor who played him - Matt Dallas. He is now happily married to music publishing executive Blue Hamilton. The two announced their engagement in 2013 via Twitter. They tied the knot two years after.
On the same year, the couple adopted Crow – their two-year-old son. Having a child helped Dallas change his priorities. He admitted he used to be selfish, but now, he considers his son on every decision he does. He states that as a couple, they now work together as a team in ways they never used to before.
Grant Shaffer & Alan Cumming
Character actor and theatre thespian Alan Cumming has been tearing up the big screen, small screen, and stage for years now. He is also happily married to graphic artist Grant Shaffer since 2012. They have been dating for two years prior to them entering a civil partnership in 2007. The couple resides in New York City with their two furry kids – Leon and Honey.
Shaffer has illustrated for magazines such as The New Yorker as well as for newspapers. His 30 Kinds of Passion comic series was in the 2008 edition of the Best American Comics Guide. He also did storyboard work for movies and music videos.
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne
Tig Notaro is a stand-up comedian who is serious about describing how in love she is with actress Stephanie Allynne. The two got married in 2015 and had twin boys a year after via a surrogate. Then 29-year old Allynne wasn’t gay though when she met Tig. But she eventually realized that maybe she wasn’t straight at all.
Allynne described her experience as self-recognition. Though she used to date men, she hasn’t been in a serious long-term relationship with one. It was when she met Tig that she realized she wasn’t at all in love with men. However, it was through Tig when she exclaimed, “Oh my god, I am fully in love with this person.”
Ryan Murphy and David Miller
The joyous news of Ryan Murphy's marital bliss would undoubtedly send Glee fans into rapturous delight. As the creative genius behind beloved series like Glee, Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story, Murphy's success extended far beyond the realm of television.
In 2011, after a remarkable 15 years together, Murphy sealed his love and commitment by marrying the talented photographer, David Miller. Their union became the foundation of a beautiful family, as they welcomed their first son, Logan Phineas, in 2012 through the assistance of a surrogate. Two years later, their joy multiplied with the arrival of their second son, Ford, who also joined their loving family through the same surrogacy process.
David Hyde Pierce and Brian Hargrove
He might be one of the most iconic brothers in the history of TV. David Hyde Pierce was Dr. Miles Crane in the long-running sitcom Frasier. It was three years after Frasier ended that Pierce publicly announced he was gay. His publicist later confirmed that he was in a relationship with Brian Hargrove – a director, producer and television writer.
Pierce publicly acknowledged Hargrove when he accepted his Tony Award for the musical Curtains. The two have been together for 24 years but only married in 2008 – days prior to the adoption of Proposition 8 (a law that banned same-sex marriage).
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are designers who are so in love that describing their relationship as made for each other would be an understatement. They dated for an entire year before they decided to become engaged in 2013. A year later, the two got married in a Buddhist-Jewish ceremony. Plus, it was the same year their daughter was born.
Berkus and Brent, both host the TLC show "Nate & Jeremiah by Design," are hoping to promote surrogacy. This process has helped them welcome another child in their home. The couple recently had a son via surrogate named Oskar Brent-Berkus.
Barry Manilow and Garry Kief
Barry Manilow will always be known as one of the greatest American singers and songwriters who ever lived. For five decades, he has created memorable hits. Though he got married to manager Garry Kief in 2014, and have been with him since 1978, Manilow used to be in a relationship with a woman – and so did Gary.
Manilow was first married to Susan Deixler – his high school sweetheart – for two years prior to their marriage being annulled in 1966. Gary was also married and had a daughter named Kristen who was born in 1976. Manilow and Kief made their relationship official in their Palm Springs estate via a wedding attended by friends and family.
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
You may know actress and host Sara Gilbert from her role as Darlene in the sitcom Roseanne. She is also one of the hosts of The Talk – a daytime CBS talk show. Before she publicly announced her sexuality in 2010, Gilbert previously dated her Roseanne co-star Johnny Galecki.
She used to be in a relationship with TV producer Allison Adler but the two amicably separated in 2011. And she was with Linda Perry up until 2019 – a music producer and frontwoman of the band 4 Non Blondes. The two became engaged in 2013 and had a son in 2015 they named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry.
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Country music singer Chely Wright came out as gay – one of the first country music stars who did – back in 2010 to help erase the stigma of bullying and hate crimes toward members of the LGBTQ community. She also publicly professed the damage caused to her psyche by “lying” and “hiding” about her sexuality. A year later after she came out, she was engaged to Lauren Blitzer – an advocate of LGBTQ rights.
The two eventually got married in 2011 in a Connecticut country estate. The event was officiated by a reverend and rabbi. Two years after their wedding, Chely gave birth to identical twins George Samuel and Everett Joseph.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
Robin Roberts, the host of ABC’s Good Morning America, didn’t announce her sexuality until December 2013. However, her co-workers and friends have long known about her preference long before. At the same time of her announcement, Roberts similarly declared that she is in a relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign since 2005.
In 2015, Roberts was one of 31 LGBT History Month Icons as according to the Equality Forum. She received a Peabody Award in 2012 as well as an Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN in 2013 due to her public promotion of bone marrow donations, having had bone marrow disease herself.
Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau
Cheyenne Jackson, an actor from the series American Horror Story, has no horror stories to tell when it comes to his relationship with entrepreneur and fellow actor Jason Landau. It was 2013 when the two publicly announced that they were dating. A year later, they tied the knot and are now living happily as a family with their twins.
Jackson is serious about being a dedicated dad. He took six months off from work just to be a full-time stay-at-home father for the twins. Since then, the family has been living happily every after, together – and hopefully for life.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
Hosts of the biggest shows on TV need to be in healthy relationships too, you know. Popular drag queen RuPaul, considered as the United States’ most commercially successful drag queen and who is also responsible for making the art of drag be accepted, tied the knot this 2017 with his boyfriend Georges LeBar – a painter from Australia.
The couple have been together for more than two decades. LeBar and RuPaul met in 1994 at New York City’s Limelight nightclub. They have been together since. LeBar has a 50-acre Wyoming Ranch. RuPaul describes himself as a shapeshifting drag queen who does whatever he wants at anytime.
Elliot Page and Samantha Thomas
Actor Elliot Page is best remembered for his role in the film Juno. But little know about his relationship with surfer and artist – Samantha Thomas. Page came out about his sexuality back in 2014 during a Human Rights Campaign. He expressed how he was scared to be out thus causing his spirit and mental health to suffer.
Thomas and Page dated for a year and a half but are no longer an item. In November of 2020, Elliot Page came out as trans, and has undergone a full transition since then. "I felt like a boy... I wanted to be a boy," he said. "I would ask my mom if I could be someday."
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem
Guitarist and singer Melissa Etheridge tied the knot with actress and producer Linda Wallem in 2014, a mere two days after the couple turned 53 years old. Prior to their wedding, the two have been best of friends. It was Wallem who Etheridge called when she became a single mother with four kids to care for.
Eventually, the two developed a more intimate relationship that went beyond friendship. It began when the then would-be-couple were helping each other fulfill day to day motherly duties of feeding the kids. Etheridge decided to legalize their relationship and get the benefits of being legally married – and so they did. They have since been living happily together, highly likely ever after.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Lily Tomlin first burst into the entertainment scene during the 1960s as a stand-up comic. She later won a slew of awards due to her performances on television, film, and Broadway. And for many decades, Tomlin has been a true icon in the LGBTQ community. But it was an event in 1971 that Tomlin best remembers fondly.
She met writer and would-be wife Jane Wagner when Tomlin invited Wagner to collaborate with her on an LP record album titled And That’s The Truth. Since then, the two have been together as a couple, though there were no formal coming-out announcements. They tied the knot in December 2013.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Jim Parson has come along way over the last few decades. It was 15 years before The Big Bang Theory star, best known for playing Sheldon, and his now-husband Todd Spiewak decided to tie the knot. According to Parsons, he didn’t think much of the wedding thing but decided to go ahead with it to “legalise this thing."
The two wed on May 2017 in New York City’s Rainbow Room. Prior to the wedding, Parsons never felt the need to get married as he was fine staying as they are. He likened the experience of being together with Spiewak as ‘close to being with God.'
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
You may be familiar with Jillian Michaels thanks to her appearance in the reality show, The Biggest Loser. However, it was in her own reality show on the E! Channel titled Just Jillian where she was seen proposing to her talent manager Heidi Rhoades.
That was 2011, fast forward nine years later and feel free to be shocked when Michaels announced she and Rhoades had split. However, the two have good things to say to each other. Michaels even gushed about Heidi and still declare she loves her ex-fiancée – but they are better as friends and parents than they are as a couple.
Michael Kors and Lance Lepere
Fashion designer Michael Kors has known Lance Lepere since 1990 as the latter was an intern in Kors’ company. But a business trip to Paris was a game changer as both discovered they had the same tastes – they prefer to play with the idea of Americana, in the fashion sense of the word.
Since then, the two became engaged in 2011 and was later married the same year. The venue for their union was Southampton, New York, specifically on Dune Beach. Kors expressed that marrying someone on a beach while barefoot is more than he could ever dream of. And we totally understand that.
Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes
Stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes only outed herself as a lesbian in 2008. A mere month later after she came out, Wanda married Alex Niedbalski – a woman of French descent. They met two years earlier and were immediately in love. Prior to her marriage to Alex, Wanda was married to a man.
From 1991 to 1998, Wanda was married to Dave Hall – a record producer. However, she is living happily ever after now with Alex whom she shares a son and daughter with. Their fraternal twins were born in 2009. And Wanda has also been killing it professionally, creating her own show on Netflix - "The Upshaws."
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
According to fashion designer Tom Ford, it was love at first sight when he met fashion journalist Richard Buckley. The two met by sharing an elevator ride for ten floors. By the last floor, Ford felt Buckley was the one. That was 1986, fast forward to today and the two are still together, happily ever after.
The couple got married this 2014. The two have a four-year old son named Alexander John Buckley Ford. According to Ford, the secret to their relationship is mutual respect. Plus, having a mutually good heart and soul helps a lot. Sadly though, Buckley passed away in 2021 after a long illness.
Elton John and David Furnish
Singer Elton John has undoubtedly been one of the most iconic members of the LGBTQ community over the last 50 years. He has been in a long-term relationship with his director husband David Furnish since 1993 – the same year they met. They have been together since then but eventually solidified their relationship when they decided to unite via a civil partnership in 2005.
When England and Wales legalized same-sex marriage, the couple wasted no time tying the knot. They eventually got married on December 21, 2014. Prior to their wedding, their first child was born via surrogate in 2010, while their second son followed three years later.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
Sex and the City star, Cynthia Nixon, used to be married to a man. She was in a relationship with Danny Mozes, a schoolteacher, from 1998 to 2003 – and even had kids with him. But a year later after their split, Nixon met and began dating Christine Marinoni – an education activist.
Five years after Nixon and Marinoni met, the two became engaged in 2009. The couple eventually exchanged vows in 2012 in New York. Nixon and Marinoni officially became a family in 2011 when the latter gave birth to a son. Nixon’s eldest son from her previous relationship is transgender.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
When Lance Bass was a member of the boy band N’Sync little did anyone knows that he would be inclined to prefer those whose gender was the same as his. Fast forward many years later, specifically 2006, when he loudly and proudly revealed to People magazine that he is gay.
Now, Lance Bass is happily married to actor and painter Michael Turchin. The two wed in 2014 after three years of dating. They were the first same-sex couple to exchange vows on cable TV via the show, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding. And the rest, as they say, was history.
George Takei and Brad Altman
George Takei, despite being already 80 years old – and despite no longer involved in the Star Trek franchise – is still best remembered as his character Hikaru Sulu. Plus there is no stopping his more than 10 million followers from continually growing.
It was only in 2008 when he publicly announced his sexuality by claiming he was in a relationship with actor and writer Brad Altman. Plus, little did anyone know that the two have been together for 18 years. The couple appeared in The Newlywed Game TV show a year later where they won $10,000 for their chosen charity, the Japanese American National Museum.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, one of the stars of the television series Modern Family, is starting his very own modern family when he said “I do” to his long-time boyfriend Justin Mikita. The two got engaged in 2012 and got married after a year.
However, just like their non-traditional wedding, the couple opted to receive gifts in a similarly unconventional way. They asked their wedding guests to instead donate to to the charity “Tie the Knot” -their chosen marriage equality charity. And since then, the couple have even had two kids, really adding to that modern family of theirs.
Nico Tortorella and Bethany Meyers
Nico Tortorella, actor and star of the comedy series Younger, is a pansexual married to gay lifestyle and fitness entrepreneur, Bethany Meyers. The two exchanged marital vows this March 2018 in a New York City courthouse while wearing white wedding gowns. Prior to their marriage, the two have been in a relationship for more than a decade.
The couple’s unconventional wedding reflects their similarly non-traditional relationship. The two, despite being married, do not live together. However, they do see each other weekly. They communicate by using FaceTime each day. As far as we are concerned, we say do your thing Beth and Nico!
Kendrell Bowman And Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman always seemed to be a match made in heaven. Wayne is a Broadway star who made his debut in 2011 via the musical Anything Goes. Meanwhile, Bowman’s official title is stylist and creative image consultant to the stars.
When the two joined together, they became a force everyone had to reckon with — in a good way. The two technically engaged in doing work for You Make Me Feel Mighty Real: A Sylvester Concert – a successful off-broadway musical where Wayne served as the star while Bowman was the show’s creative director and costume designer. served as the star while Bowman was the show’s creative director and costume designer.
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi
Fashion designer and businesswoman Jenna Lyons was married to her husband, the artist Vincent Mazeau for nine years when she decided to turn a leaf and be in a relationship with Courtney Crangi – the sibling and business partner of jeweler Philip Crangi. Lyons and Crangi started dating in 2011.
Sadly, despite their creative similarities, the two hit the six-year mark before eventually splitting in 2017. In the same year, Lyons stepped down from J. Crew - where she was working as creative director – due to very poor sales. Lyons was 49 and Crangi was 44 when their relationship ended.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Just when you thought you have seen everything, here comes a relationship that is definitely one for the books. 42-year old actress Sarah Paulson is in a relationship with the mother of Charlie Sheen’s character in the sitcom Two and a Half Men – 74-year old Holland Taylor.
Though some may raise their eyebrows with this scenario, these two could not care less. Why would their relationship be any different from when a young woman is in a relationship with a man 30 to 40 years her senior? Age is just a number after all, as shown by this couple.
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano
Not many people are witness to an NFL player’s emotional outburst when it came to the goings-on of their heart. But Michael Sam did not care what everyone else was thinking when he kissed Vito Cammisano, his boyfriend, on live TV. Apparently, Sam was so happy to be drafted to the NFL he couldn’t contain his feelings.
Cammisano is an alumni of the University of Missouri. The two have been dating for months when they decided to publicly announce their love for each other by being engaged on January 2015. Sadly, five months later, the couple put their relationship to an end.
Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark
Cara Delevingne was ushered into the world of fashion modeling and inadvertently onto everyone’s faces when she became the industry’s it girl. However, she decided to pursue a different career path far from the catwalk. She once declared that she always wanted to be famous and the center of attention. She may further fulfill that dream now that she is also acting.
Relationship-wise, she has dated Annie Clark, a musician who also goes by the name St. Vincent. When their relationship became public, everyone in social media almost got into a frenzy. Fortunately, their excitement eventually died down, sadly, the reason for it was due to Delevingne calling it quits with Clark in 2016.
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
When Jodie Foster was a guest in Late Night with David Letterman, the host irreverently implied Foster’s sexuality and how sad it would be that she could never be with a man. However, Jodie Foster thinks otherwise as she is happily married to Alexandra Hedison – a director, artist, and teacher. Meanwhile, Foster is considered as one of this generation’s “greatest actresses.”
Hedison used to be Ellen DeGeneres’ girlfriend. Foster and Hedison wed in 2014 a year after they met. Foster has two kids with her former partner, Cydney Bernard. Her eldest son is reportedly pursuing an acting career while the youngest prefers to stay out of the limelight.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Orange isn’t just the new black, it officially became red – valentine’s day red to be exact - due to the relationship it helped bloom. Lauren Morelli, the Orange Is The New Black writer, met Samira Wiley on set where the latter played a character named Poussey Washington. Since then, the two have been inseparable.
The two eventually became engaged in October 2016 and got married a year later. Morelli used to be married to a man but later realized she was gay while working on the set of the Orange Is The New Black series. She eventually got divorced and hasn’t looked back since.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The star of the 90’s series, Doogie Howser, MD, Neil Patrick Harris, and chef David Burtka are everyone’s relationship goals. Both are successful in their own right. Harris is an accomplished actor, host, and Broadway star while Burtka similarly dabbled in the profession but is now focused on his other passion of cooking. Though they are out and about now with their relationship, they didn’t use to be this loud and proud about it.
Back then, their relationship was not within the knowledge of the public despite them being already engaged. They kept their love for each other secret for five long years and only made their entire relationship official in 2014. However, before their wedding, their twins were already born in 2010 through surrogacy.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen and Portia are currently the most famous lesbian couple in Hollywood. Considered as a power couple, their relationship has stood the test of time. It was 2004 when they began dating. Portia was working as a model and actress, while Ellen was doing stand—up. After four years of being together, they tied the knot in a public wedding.
They also serve as a premier example of a relationship that is based on love – sans sexuality aside. Ellen has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom due to her active role in propagating LGBT rights. Meanwhile, Portia is a philanthropist. The couple also love animals and work with animal rights advocates. Surely, Ellen and Portia can do no wrong.