If you’re looking for proof that love is blind and has no boundaries, these celebrities are it. Each one has come out, whether it was many years ago in the last few years. And regardless of when they decided to be open about their love interests, these celebrity LGBT couples remind us that all relationships are the same – whether it’s with another man or woman.
See which celebrities you already know are part of the LGBT community and which you may not have heard about.
We’re Kicking Off Our List with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Pretty much everyone over the age of 30 remembers or at least knows the name, Doogie Howser. The star of the 90’s series, Neil Patrick Harris, has been open about his sexuality for a long time now. He and Chef David Burtka are both are successful in their own right. Harris is an actor, host, and Broadway star and Burtka has dabbled in the industry but is now focused on his main passion for cooking.
Although hiding nothing, the couple were never as loud and proud about being together. They used to keep their love for each other secret for five years, only making their entire relationship official in 2014. Before their wedding, they had twins through surrogacy who were born in 2010.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Whoever doesn’t know of Ellen and Portia as a lesbian couple must be living under a rock. They’re by far the most famous LGBT couple in Hollywood. Most people see them as a power couple and admire how their relationship stood the test of time. The two began dating in 2004 while Portia was working as a model and actress and Ellen was doing standup. Four years later, they tied the knot.
The power couple is doing their part in terms of being progressive. Ellen received an award for raising LGBT rights – the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And Portia is a philanthropist. The couple loves animals and works with animal rights advocates.
See what Portia gave to Ellen as a birthday present live on her show that also took their activism to another level!
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
The hit TV series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ led to a blooming relationship. Lauren Morelli, the show’s writer, met Samira Wiley on the set of the show, where Samira played a character named Poussey Washington.
The pair got engaged in October 2016 and married a year later. Morelli was actually married to a man prior to Samira but later came out as gay while working on the series. She divorced her ex-husband and hasn’t looked back since.
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
It was when Jodie Foster was a guest on ‘Late Night with David Letterman,’ that the host cheekily implied Foster’s sexuality that it would be sad if she could never be with a man. Jodie Foster clearly thinks otherwise as she’s happily married to Alexandra Hedison, a director, artist, and teacher.
Foster is considered to be one of this generation’s “greatest actresses.” Hedison actually used to date, Ellen DeGeneres. Foster and Hedison later wed in 2014, a year after the two met. Foster has two children with her previous partner, Cydney Bernard. Their eldest son is pursuing an acting career while the youngest chooses to stay out of the spotlight.
Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
Cara Delevingne, the modeling industry’s “it girl,” has been seen everywhere as not just a model, but also a singer and now as an actress. She decided to pursue a different career, becoming fed up with the catwalk.
Cara considers herself “fluid,” having dated both genders. She dated Annie Clark, a musician also known as St. Vincent. Their relationship eventually became public and social media followers were in a craze. After all the excitement died down, Delevingne ended the love affair and called it quits with Clark in 2016.
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano
Not everyone witnessed the NFL player’s emotional outburst on live television. But Michael Sam didn’t care what people thought when he kissed Vito Cammisano, his boyfriend, on live TV. Sam was just too happy to be drafted to the NFL that he couldn’t help but be emotional.
Cammisano is a part of the University of Missouri alumni. They had been dating for months before they decided to publicly proclaim their love for each, stating their engagement in January 2015. But, unfortunately, the couple ended their relationship five months later.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
We tend to be in awe of relationships that have major age gaps. Add to the picture the fact that the two are also gay and the couple is even more remarkable. 44-year-old actress Sarah Paulson is in a relationship with 76-year-old Holland Taylor, the mother of Charlie Sheen’s character in the sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men.’
Despite the raised eyebrows that this couple may get, the two seem not to care. The truth is, what’s so different from a woman dating a man 30 years her senior? This couple shows us how age is just a number.
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi
Fashion designer and businesswoman Jenna Lyons was once married to her artist husband Vincent Mazeau for nine years. But she decided to end that relationship and start dating Courtney Crangi, the sibling and business partner of jeweler Philip Crangi. Lyons and Crangi became a unit in 2011.
The two eventually split up in 2017. That same year, Lyons left J.Crew (where she was working as creative director) due to poor sales. Lyons was 49 and Crangi 44 when their relationship ended.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, one of the main stars of ‘Modern Family,’ has his very own modern family. He married his long-time boyfriend, Justin Mikita. The two got engaged in 2012 and married a year later.
At their wedding, the couple asked to receive gifts in an unconventional way. They asked their guests to donate to the charity “Tie the Knot,” a marriage equality charity.
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George Takei and Brad Altman
George Takei, already in his 80s, may no longer be part of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise but he’s still best remembered as his character Hikaru Sulu. And his popularity didn’t end – having more than 10 million followers.
And it was only in 2008 that he publicly announced his sexuality, stating he was in a relationship with actor and writer Brad Altman. Most people didn’t know that the two were together already for 18 years. The couple appeared on ‘The Newlywed Game’ TV show a year later and won $10,000 for their chosen charity, the Japanese American National Museum.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
After publicly coming out in 2006, the former NSYNC member dated men. But it wasn’t until 2011 that Lance started dating Michael Turchin. Three years later, they married in a televised special filmed for E! called, ‘Lance Loves Micheal: The Lance Bass Wedding.’
Their televised wedding became the first same-sex marriage broadcasted on national television. Bass spent many years hiding his truth from the public, but once he shared his love on television, it marked a real positive change.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
‘Sex and the City’ star, Cynthia Nixon, was once married to a man. She was with Danny Mozes, a schoolteacher, from 1998 to 2003 and had children with him. But a year after they split up, Nixon met and began dating Christine Marinoni, an education activist.
Five years later, the two got engaged in 2009 and tied the knot in 2012 in New York. Nixon and Marinoni became a family in 2011 when Marinoni gave birth to their son. Nixon’s eldest son from her previous relationship is actually transgender.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish
It’s no surprise that Sir Elton John is a member of the LGBT community. He and his partner David Furnish became an official couple in 2005, which was the first civil partnership ever in the United Kingdom. It was in 2014 that the pair was actually able to wed after same-sex marriages became legal in England.
Their relationship did wonders for the gay community and revered by many. The duo went on to welcome two sons into their family. Can you imagine the lullabies that Elton sang to them?
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
Fans of fashion probably already know of Tom Ford’s being gay. The incredibly talented fashion designer met Richard Buckley over 30 years ago, and the two have been a couple ever since. Ford spoke of his relationship with the journalist and magazine editor, saying, “It was literally one of those things. It was literally love at first sight.”
Ford and Buckley officially became a married couple in 2014. Ford stated, ‘We are married now, which is nice.’ They welcomed a son, Alexander John Buckley Ford, before their marriage, in 2012.
Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes
Stand-up comedian and actress Wanda Sykes outed herself as a lesbian in 2008. A month after she came out, she married French woman Alex Niedbalski. They met two years earlier and immediately fell in love.
Wanda was also married to a man before. From 1991 to 1998, she was married to Dave Hall, a record producer. Now with Alex, the two have a son and daughter together – twins who were born in 2009.
Michael Kors and Lance Lepere
Fashion designer Michael Kors, who many of us love to see as a judge on ‘Project Runway,’ has known Lance Lepere since 1990, when Lance was an intern at Kors’ company. A business trip to Paris was when the two discovered they had the same tastes.
Since then, the two became engaged and also married in 2011, which occurred in Southampton, New York, on Dune Beach. Kors claimed that marrying someone on a beach and barefoot is more than he could ever dream of.
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
Jillian Michaels is the famous personal trainer from ‘The Biggest Loser.’ She’s also a successful businesswoman with her own workout DVDs and equipment. Speaking of her love life, she says she didn’t realize that she was gay until her 20s.
Jillian has been in a relationship with Heidi Rhoades since 2009, eventually proposing to Heide in a movie theatre. The couple have two children together. Rhoades gave birth to their son in 2012, at the same time Michaels adopted their then-two-year-old daughter from Haiti. Michaels said, “As long as you fall in love…it’s like organic food. I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!”. As of February 2019 Jillian Michaels and her fiancée, Heidi Rhoades, have split after almost nine years together.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
15 years before the hit show ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ actor Jim Parsons and his now-husband Todd Spiewak tied the knot. Apparently, Jim wasn’t so gung-ho on weddings but decided to go ahead with it to “legalize this thing.”
Before the wedding, Parsons never felt the need to officially marry. He explained his experience of being together with Spiewak as ‘close to being with God’. The couple got married in May 2017 in New York City’s Rainbow Room.
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Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Lily Tomlin first started her entertainment career in the 1960s as a stand-up comic. She later won her share of awards due to her performances on TV, film, and Broadway. But in 1971, an event occurred that Tomlin remembers fondly.
It was when she met writer and eventual wife, Jane Wagner. Tomlin invited Wagner to collaborate with her on a record album titled ‘And That’s The Truth.’ The two ended up partnering outside of a professional manner as well. They became a couple, though there weren’t any official coming out announcements. They married in December 2013.
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem
A decade after Melissa, the famous rock star, came out, she married her girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Michaels. Their marriage lasted seven years before they divorced in 2010. In 2014, Melissa seemed to have met her soulmate, and married Linda Wallem.
Linda is a famous face in Hollywood, too. She’s an actress, writer, and producer.
Elliot Page and Samantha Thomas
Actress Elliot Page is best known for his role in the films ‘Juno’ and ‘Inception.’ But not many know about his relationship with Samantha Thomas, a surfer, and artist. Page came out back in 2014, during a Human Rights Campaign, and came out as transgender more recently. He expressed his fear of being out, causing his spirit and mental health to suffer because of it.
Thomas and Page used to date for over a year, but they’re no longer an item. Page is now married to Emma Portner, a contemporary dance teacher. They announced their wedding on Instagram, revealing photos of them kissing and in love.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
RuPaul is the most commercially successful drag queen and has his own reality show, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ which has received two Primetime Emmy Awards. He was also included in Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
During an interview in 2017, RuPaul disclosed that he secretly married his boyfriend of 23 years. He stated, “I don’t think I’ve said this on television before. We are married.” RuPaul started dating Australian painter Georges LeBar in 1994 after meeting him at the Limelight nightclub in New York City.
Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau
Cheyenne Jackson, the actor ‘American Horror Story,’ is in a relationship with entrepreneur and fellow actor Jason Landau. In 2013, the two publicly announced that they were dating. A year later, they married and are now living happily as a family with twins.
Jackson a truly dedicated dad. He took six months off from working in order to be a full-time stay-at-home father for their twins.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
Robin Roberts, from ABC’s Good Morning America, didn’t come out until December 2013. But her co-workers and friends knew for a long time. At the same time, Roberts declared that she was in a relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign since 2005.
In 2015, Roberts was one of the 31 LGBT History Month Icons. She got a Peabody Award in 2012 and an Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN in 2013 for her public promotion of bone marrow donations, where she herself had bone marrow disease.
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Country music singer Chely Wright was one of the first country music stars to come out as a lesbian back in 2010. She hoped to help erase the bullying and hate crimes that were being made towards the LGBT community. She also publicly spoke of her struggles having to lie and hide her sexuality. A year after she came out, she got engaged to Lauren Blitzer, an advocate of LGBT rights.
The two got married in 2011 in a Connecticut country estate. The ceremony was officiated by a reverend and a rabbi. Two years after the wedding, Chely gave birth to identical twins George Samuel and Everett Joseph.
Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert
For ten years, Sara Gilbert (best known for her role on ‘Roseanne’) was dating TV producer Allison Adler. The pair even had two children together but called it quits in 2011. Three years later, Gilbert re-married.
Gilbert then got married to songwriter and producer, Linda Perry, and the two had a child the following year. The two successful women have made their dent in Hollywood throughout their long careers. Hopefully, their relationship will just as long and successful.
Barry Manilow and Garry Kief
Barry Manilow is considered one of the greatest American singers and songwriters, making hits for five decades. And while he got married to manager Garry Kief in 2014, having been with him since 1978, Manilow used to be with a woman. As did Gary.
Manilow was first married to Susan Deixler, his high school sweetheart, for two years before their marriage was annulled in 1966. Gary was also married and even had a daughter named Kristen, who was born in 1976. Manilow and Kief wed in their Palm Springs estate.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are both designers are fully in love. They dated for a year before they got engaged in 2013. A year later, the two married and their daughter was born.
Berkus and Brent host the TLC show ‘Nate & Jeremiah by Design,’ aiming to promote surrogacy, a process that allowed them to welcome another child in their home. The pair recently had a son through a surrogate named Oskar Brent-Berkus.
David Hyde Pierce and Brian Hargrove
You probably remember David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Miles Crane from the long-running sitcom ‘Frasier.’ It was only after three years of the end of the show that Pierce publicly announced he was gay. His publicist confirmed that he was in a relationship with Brian Hargrove, a director, producer and television writer.
Pierce publicly mentioned Hargrove when he accepted his Tony Award for the musical ‘Curtains.’ The pair have been together for 24 years, yet only married in 2008, a few days before the adoption of Proposition 8 (a law that banned same-sex marriage).
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynn
Tig Notaro, a successful stand-up comedian, but one thing she doesn’t joke about is her private life and the love she has for her wife. Tig has been open about being a lesbian for a long time. In 2015, she married Stephanie Allynn.
Tig Notaro and Stephanie, an actress and writer, had twins together. They revealed the news on her Facebook page, Notaro saying, “I am beyond excited to announce that Mrs. Notaro and I are expecting TWINS in the coming months!!!!! Weeeeeeeee!!!!! When people ask what exciting new project I have on the horizon, my response has been and will continue to be to just maintain all the good that I have, because I truly have it all (+ 2).”
Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer
Alan Cumming, from ‘Spy Kids’ and ‘Romey and Michele’s High School Reunion,’ may have played straight characters in his movies, but he’s an open bisexual and has been in a relationship with the same man since 2005. Before that, he was married to a woman in the late 80’s and early 90’s for five years.
Alan Cumming has been with Grant Shaffer since 2005, making it official in January 2007. Shaffer is an accomplished graphic designer. They’ve been married for over 12 years.
Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson
WNBA star Brittney Griner married fellow basketball player Glory Johnson, wed for only 28 days. Three weeks prior, the two were showing signs of problems. They were actually arrested due to domestic abuse.
Griner is now in a relationship with a man, Christopher Fry. In the meantime, Johnson is caring for their twins in which she conceived by means of a sperm donor.
Orlando Cruz and Jose Manuel Colon
Boxer Orlando Cruz couldn’t care less about what people think. He’s tough enough as it is and doesn’t need public opinion. Cruz is the first professional boxer to be open about being gay while still working in the profession.
Since coming out, he won his first fight in October 2012. In 2013, he became one of the first inductees to the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Cruz married Jose Manuel Colon in Central Park.
Raven Symoné and AzMarie Livingston
You might remember Raven Symone from ‘Sesame Street’ and ‘The Cosby Show.’ She’s now all grown up and used to be in a relationship with the singer, actress, and model AzMarie Livingston. The two were on the Fox series ‘Empire’ as guest stars.
Livingston appeared on ‘America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion’ as a contestant in 2012. But after their three-year relationship, the couple ended it in 2015. Symone stated she doesn’t want to be labeled by her sexuality and would prefer being called a human who loves another human.
Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips
‘Mean Girls’ comedian Daniel Franzese was once so in love with his then-boyfriend of two years, stylist Bradley Philips, that he asked him to marry him. Where? None other than a Starbucks branch in Hollywood, California.
Sadly, Bradley and Franzese broke off the engagement but did continue to be friends.
Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez
New Kids on the Block singer, Jonathan Knight, was completely gaga over his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez, as was heard in a 2016 episode of Jenny McCarthy’s Sirius radio show. Knight described how he popped the question in Africa, with their parents there and making it official felt natural.
The two, together since 2008, plan on getting married soon. The couple was on the 26th season of ‘The Amazing Race’ where they came in 9th.
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Tom Daley is a British diver and married to Dustin Lance Black, a screenwriter. The two were dating in 2013 and announced their engagement in 2015. In 2017, they got married in a castle in Devon, England.
The couple is parents to a son born in 2018 that they named Robert Ray. Daley has been a proud advocate of LGBT rights and has recently been urging Commonwealth countries to start decriminalizing homosexuality.
Darren Young and Niccolo ‘Nick’ Villa
Darren Young, born Frederick Douglas Rosser III, is a WWE star and best known under his ring name of Darren Young. The professional wrestler now wrestles independently, going by Fred Rosser. And Rosser made history by being the first professional wrestler to publicly come out as gay while still signed to a major promotion.
It was while he was waiting for his luggage at LAX in 2013 that he told a reporter that he was gay. The athlete has been in a relationship with boyfriend Niccolo ‘Nick’ Villa since 2011. While his ‘impulsive decision’ to come out to a reporter has led to some regret, he also stated that he was ‘tired of hiding’ and of living a ‘double life.’ His loved ones knew of his sexuality from 2011, but the wrestler said he wanted to take his partner to WWE functions. Well, now he can!
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
‘Glee star Jane Lynch is with clinical psychologist Lara Embry, and they tied the knot in May 2010. The pair met during a fundraiser in San Francisco only a year before. But the two eventually got divorced in 2014.
Lynch cited “irreconcilable differences” as the official reason. She, like many, found the divorce process difficult as they still care for each other. Lynch is to split her earnings with Embry but claims that she doesn’t mind that part, saying “It’s just money.”
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora have stayed together for 17 years and have four kids together, Zoran, Caje, and twin boys Thatcher and Nash. However, the two divorced in November 2015 after two years of marriage.
Cat later married producer Nicole Ehlrich in Santa Barbara. Cat referred to her wedding day as “magical.” The couple each brought their own kids. Ehlrich has two sons, Jonas and Gavin.
B.D. Wong and Richie Jackson
B.D Wong is mostly recognized from his role in the popular TV show Law & Order: SVU. The star is an accomplished theatre actor and even won a Tony Award for his performance in M. Butterfly. Wong has been openly gay for quite a while now. He began his relationship with Richie Jackson back in 1988.
In the year 2000, the couple had twin babies who sadly passed away at just 90 minutes old. Unfortunately, these two spit up in 2004, but they continue to get along for the sake of their son. More recently, Wong married Richert John Frederickson Schnorr, after eight years together.
Cherry Jones and Sophie Huber
Cherry Jones has always been proud of her sexuality. When she accepted her Tony Award back in 1995, Jones thanked her 18-year partner, Mary O’ Connor. In 2004, the actress entered a relationship with Sarah Paulson.
The couple declared their love publically two years later. Eventually, the two separated in 2009. In 2015, Jones married Sophie Huber, and the two are extremely happy together. Huber is a Swiss actress, composer, director, and producer.
Dot Marie Jones and Bridgett Casteen
Dot Marie portrayed Coach Bestie in Glee, and although her character is scary, Dot is as sweet as can be. She is a 15-time world arm wrestling champion, but still, she is delightful. In 2010, Dot Marie Jones married Bridgett Casteen. Three years later, the two got engaged.
Dot was the one who proposed on Anaheim Gay Days. Sadly, Casteen recently suffered a stroke that was caused due to a hole in the heart. She was hospitalized and required surgery. Thankfully, Casteen is now better, and the couple is happy together.
John Barrowman and Scott Gill
John Barrowman was a singer, writer, actor, and presenter of Scottish descent. In 1993, he watched a play and fell in love with one of the actors. As soon as he said Scott Gill, it was love at first sight for Barrowman.
The couple was so happy together that they solidified their union when they entered a civil partnership in 2006. The two wanted to actually get married seven years later, and they did. Since 2013, the two have been happily and legally married.
Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen
Adam Lambert became recognized after he appeared on American Idol. Although he was the eight runner up, his stage presence and talent landed him a record deal. Although he hasn’t been performing much lately, he has found love.
When Lambert met Finnish entertainment reporter and TV personality, Sauli Koskinen, sparks immediately flew. The couple were together from 2013 until their break up in 2013. Although they are no longer together, the two still love each other as friends.
Ben Whishaw and Mark Bradshaw
English actor, Ben Whishaw, usually likes his privacy. Considering he is an actor, this is a bit ironic, and his wish doesn’t always get granted. Especially when he publically broadcasted a detail about his current relationship.
Ben Whishaw couldn’t contain himself in 2012 when he announced his relationship with Australian composer, Mark Bradshaw. The couple has been together since 2009, but when he announced their romance, it wasn’t an ordinary relationship. The two were in a civil partnership.
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus are the most adorable couple ever! These two met back in 2010 and began dating soon after. They were so committed to one another, and after six years of dating, they thought it was time to solidify their union.
What they didn’t know was that both of them were planning to propose. Arden and Mientus were both getting ready to pop the question at the same time! They finally got married in 2016 and are still extremely happy together.
Thomas Roberts and Patrick D. Abner
There was nothing stopping Thomas Roberts from getting into a relationship with Patrick D. Abner, the love of his life. These two met back in 2000 and had an instant attraction to one another. They have been together ever since, but that wasn’t enough.
Yes, they were happy to be together. However, they wanted it to be acknowledged publically by the government. Luckily, the city of New York made same-sex marriage legal. The two finally got married in 2012 on Gansevoort Park Avenue’s rooftop. These two are now living happily ever after.
T.R. Knight and Patrick Leahy
Before walking away due to personal reasons, T.R. Knight was a cast member of the hit TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. His career might not have gone as he had hoped but, his love life did. Knight is dating his long term boyfriend, Patrick Leahy.
After dating each other for three years, the couple finally decided to commit to one another legally. They finally announced their relationship publically in 2010 and were married in 2013. These two have been living happily ever after ever since.
Heather Matarazzo and Heather Turman
Heather Matarazzo is one of those girls who takes her love life seriously, even if she is dating a hilarious comedian, Heather Turman. These two don’t joke around when it comes to their relationship. You may recognize Heather Matarazzo from the Princess Diaries; she has been dating Turman for years now.
In January 2018, Matarazzo proposed to her beautiful girlfriend, and the couple tied the knot a short 10 months later. Matarazzo never really kept her sexuality a secret. All of her previous relationships were announced by her publicist.
Kate McKinnon and Jackie Abbott
Kate McKinnon from Saturday Night Live is a comedic genius. Her love life, on the other hand, is no laughing matter. This hilarious beauty has been in a serious relationship with an independent movie actress, Jackie Abbott.
In 2017, the couple went to the Emmy’s together. When McKinnon won the Best Supporting Actress Award, you can see these two embracing one another. In addition to being an actress, Abbot also has a “part-time clown” listed on her resume.
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
Fans of Sam Smith were pleasantly surprised when they found out that the singer is dating one of the stars from 13 Reasons Why, Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley). This seems a bit random, but the couple couldn’t be cuter.
At first, these two love birds tried keeping their relationship private, but that didn’t last long. As soon as the news broke about these two, fan groups exploded! However, the couple just feels like their happiness is more important than updating their relationship status. We couldn’t agree more.
Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds
Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds were married for two years, and they even have a daughter together. Unfortunately, Rosie filed for divorce back in 2015. Although their relationship meant a lot, the couple was able to reach a settlement.
After two years, Michelle Rounds was finally able to move on from the heartbreak and remarried. Very sadly, in 2017, she committed suicide. Rounds’ friends, family, daughter, and Rosie were all completely shocked and devastated.
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski both believe in long term relationships and are very serious about one another. The couple has been together for over a decade and decided it was time to solidify their marriage. They did just that.
In December 2014, Goreski and Janetti finally got engaged and were married by 2017. They are happy together and work hard to make their relationship work. The couple takes care of their dog and splits their time between Los Angeles and New York.
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert
Jamison Hebert and Alec Mapa have been in love for a long time. After six years together, many people wondered if they will ever take the next step to solidify their union. In 2008, their answers were finally answered.
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert tied the knot, legally binding their relationship. After getting married, the couple adopted a son and started a family. I wonder if they are planning on adopting another child. Only time will tell, but we’ll definitely keep you updated.
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge
Entrepreneur, Chris Hughes is known as the spokesperson for the famous networking site, Facebook. His job is filled with responsibilities, and so is his love life. He is married to Sean Eldridge, who is a political activist.
In 2012, the couple tied the knot to signify their undying love for one another. Eldridge is the president of Stand-Up-America, which is a progressive advocacy community. Although they both have hectic schedules, the couple seems always to take the time to care for each other.
Denis O’Hare and Hugo Redwood
Denis O’Hare is an extremely talented actor. He won multiple different awards to acknowledge his incredible performances. In addition to acting, O’Hare makes sure to balance out his love life. He is happily married to a popular designer, Hugo Redwood.
The couple wanted to start a family, so they adopted a song together. Their family is growing, and they couldn’t be happier. They are both wonderful parents and try to do the best they can for their son Declan.
Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky
Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky have first names that sound alike, but that’s not the only reason these two are perfect for each other. These two are sincerely in love. If you’re not familiar with Dan Bucatinsky, he is an actor-producer and writer.
Roos, on the other hand, is a screenwriter. Since they are both working in the entertainment business, they both understand each other and the demands of the industry. This understanding could very well be the reason these two have been together for so long. The couple met in 1992 and finally got married in 2008. They have a happy family life, including two children, Jonah and Eliza.
Jessica Clark and Lacey Stone
Jessica Clark is a gorgeous and successful British model. In addition to modeling, she hosts her own vlog on afterellen.com called Lesbian Love. She met fitness professional, Lacey Stone and was immediately smitten. The couple got married in 2010.
Unfortunately, their relationship suddenly ended in 2012. Clarke is still acting, and Lacy Stone is still working professionally in fitness. She trains celebrities into achieving their revenge body! Despite not being together, Clark and Stone seem to be doing well when it comes to their careers.
John Benjamin Hickey and Jeffery Richman
Jeffery Richman is the producer and writer behind the hit television show, Modern Family. He is in a relationship with actor John Benjamin Hickey. Hopefully, we can see these two have a Modern Family of their own soon.
I mean, they have been together for quite a while. They have been inseparable since they met in 2003. Since they both work in the industry, they understand the demands of their jobs. They constantly try to make each other happy, and their understanding of one another is what makes their relationship last.
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov
If you never heard of Johnny Weir, he is a successful sportsman who won plenty of awards. He met Lawyer, Victor Voronov when he was a premier Olympic skater. They quickly fell in love and finally got married in 2012. Although they loved each other, these two didn’t have the healthiest relationship, and things only got worse after their marriage.
Both of these guys accused each other of domestic violence. The couple ultimately had to part ways. Sadly, they got divorced just two years after their wedding. Even though they aren’t together anymore, Weir confessed that he never stopped loving Voronov.
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan are two guys who prove that love is timeless. The two met in 1994, and they haven’t parted ways ever since. In 2008, the happy couple decided it was time to solidify their relationship in a legal sense.
The two got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony to celebrate their happy relationship. It took some time for them to get married, despite being in a happy long term relationship. Still, both of these guys feel like the wedding was the icing on the cake to their wonderful romance.
Jonathan Bennet and James Vaughan
Jonathan Bennet is an actor who was smitten with television host James Vaughan as soon as they met. Their excitement with together reminding me of high school teenagers, and I love it! They show each other off and also made their romance public through social media.
You can see both Bennet and Vaughan post lovey-dovey pictures with one another, and it’s adorable! For this generation, everyone knows that when people share their feelings through social media posts, it means its official!
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
Kristen Stewart had an infamous relationship with Robert Pattinson, her Twilight co-star. However, that may have been a marketing ploy to sell more tickets, considering Stewart is a lesbian. I guess it doesn’t matter now that she has a super-hot girlfriend now.
The actress is dating Irish model and Victoria Secret Angel, Stela Maxwell. Both of these girls are incredibly stunning and seem to be very happy together. Although Kristen will always be known as Bella from Twilight, she hasn’t stopped acting. Her latest role is in Underwater, which is said to be released next year.
Lee Daniels and Jahil Fisher
If you never heard of Lee Daniels, he is the producer of the hit series, Empire. Despite his busy schedule, he still had time to start a relationship with a freelance stylist, Jahil Fisher. The couple has been extremely happy together for six years, but they didn’t officially tie the knot.
Lee Daniels has been open about his sexuality and didn’t really feel the need to hide it. However, he has stated that he prefers to be called fluid rather than gay. Empire actor, Jussie Smollett also chooses to refer to himself as sexually fluid.
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon began their relationship at a time when many people felt the need to hide their sexuality. Thankfully, the world is much more progressive now, but these two got together back in 1991. They waited several years before making their romance official.
The happy couple finally got married in 2011, twenty years after they first got together. Jay Bakker was the pastor who married the happy couple. Cantone confessed his love for Dixon and described him as a ‘good man’ to The View host, Joy Behar.
Nick Denton and Derrence Washington
When Derrence Washington got together with the former CEO of Gawker, Nick Denton, in 2014, it was love at first sight. The couple is now married, and they are extremely happy together. They are considered as one of the most powerful couples in the industry.
Their power isn’t limited to the realms of business. Their love for one another is even powerful. In 2014, the couple finally got married in the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium. Despite dating for just one year before tying the knot, their love conquers all.
Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt
Okay, so not many people know about this program called “parenting partnership,” but it exists. Jorn Weisbrodt, who is a German arts administrator, joined this program with composer and singer, Rufus Wainright.
Parenting Partnership is basically a program where people who don’t have children together and co-parent, even though they aren’t married. Well, these two have a child together under the program with their friend Lorca Cohen. Although you don’t have to be a couple to join the program, they are happy together.
Terry Sweeney and Lanier Laney
Saturday Night Live is known for its hilarious comedians, and many of them are proud of their sexuality. Terry Sweeney is one of the lucky ones who met the love of his life on the popular show. In addition to experiencing professional success, his love life is going great.
After Sweeney and Laney met back on the long-running sketch-comedy, they haven’t left each other’s side. They seem to be extremely happy together and continue to motivate, support, and inspire each other. Maybe they will tie the knot soon!
Beth Ditto and Kristin Ogata
Love is a powerful emotion. Even Cupid himself can’t stop people from in love. Beth Ditto and her partner Kristin Ogata proved that to the world by getting married in Hawaii. Although they had a wedding ceremony, their marriage wasn’t official.
Apparently, love was enough to keep this happy couple together. 17 months after the unofficial wedding, the couple decided they wanted their marriage to be formally acknowledged, so they went to Oregon, thanks to the state’s same-sex laws.
Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan
Bill T. Jones was almost ready to give up on love. He just thought it wasn’t in the cards for him. Bjorn Amelan came to the same conclusion. However, they didn’t realize that there was a surprise in store! As a surprise to everyone, especially Jones and Amelan, they were meant to be together!
As soon as these two guys met, they fell in love! They are still together and extremely happy. This is a relationship that proves that life is full of surprises and that there is someone out there for everyone. If you ever feel like giving up on love, take a look at these two!
Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk
You may have heard the saying, ‘don’t mix business with pleasure.’ Well, that’s not always how it works. Sometimes the best way to meet the love of your life is in the workplace. Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk met while they were both working at NBC.
At first, these two weren’t so interested in each other and had no idea what life had in store. After working together and getting to know each other, their relationship blossomed and turned into a romance! They are now happily married and a perfect example that love has no boundaries.
Paris Barclay and Christopher Mason
Paris Barclay is famous for his work on hit television shows, such as CSI, ER, and The West Wing. You may not recognize him from your TV screens because he didn’t appear on these shows. Instead, he worked as a director for these three shows.
He has a successful career, but he always manages to make time for love! His partner is Christopher Mason, and they are an extremely happy couple. They have been together for over a decade and have two adopted sons, William and Cyrus.
Mishell Ndegeocello and Rebecca Walker
Mishell Ndegeocello is famous for her singing and rapping skills. In addition to creating music that touches people, so makes her love. When she released her first album, “Plantation Lullabies,” people wondered if someone would fall in love with her because of such music.
Well, the answer to the question is most likely a yes. Rebecca Walker has entered a relationship with Ndegeocello because of the beautiful music she created out of pure love. Unfortunately, they broke up and are doing their own thing now.
Queen Latifah and Jeanette Jenkins
To make love work, you need to put in the effort, but that doesn’t mean you have to work too hard. Queen Latifah quickly learned that when she entered a relationship with Jeanette Jenkins, her personal trainer. However, like many other relationships, they went through struggles.
The couple first started dating back in 2002. They were so in love, and by 2008, they wanted to solidify their union, and they got engaged. After their marriage, they seemed to have been living happily ever for a while, but unfortunately, they broke up in 2014.
Julie Megretu and Jessica Rankin
Passion is the perfect mixture of any kind of romance. Sharing love and passion with someone feels like magic (or so I’ve heard). When Jessica Mehretu and Jessica Rankin, they were able to talk about their interests, and then it sparked into more.
It didn’t take long for these two to realize that they are a perfect match and better together! Both of them are interested in art and love to paint. It’s been almost twenty years since these two first met, and they are now happily married.
Kim Catullo and Christine Quinn
Not all romances begin with love at first sight. You can ask Kim Catullo. When she was asked to meet Christine Quinn, she refused. That was way back in 2013 When Quinn was running For Mayor of the city. Fast forward a few years.
Catullo and Quinn are now happy together and made it official. Their gorgeous wedding was filled with special guests, including Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo, and Michael Bloomberg. These two are seemingly very happy together and will probably continue to be.
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
We all heard of secret weddings, but most of us didn’t know that they actually exist. Probably because it’s a secret. Well, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls fooled us all. For three whole years, these two were happily married, but nobody knew!
They kept it on the down-low so that no one would find out. The only people who were invited to this super-secret wedding was both of their families and very close friends. Well, I guess some people don’t want their marriage publicized… especially when the rest of your life is.
Thom Browne and Andre Bolton
Here are another two people who built a romance through their shared passions. You should consider yourself extremely lucky if you and your partner can become one in mind and soul. This type of connection is rare but, Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton were blessed to find each other.
Back in 2013, Fashion designer, Thom Browne made dresses for Michelle Obama, the former first lady. He soon partnered up with another fashion designer, Andrew Bolton, to create even more beautiful designs. Their relationship quickly exceeded beyond job responsibilities. Browne and Bolton are still going strong, and I can’t say I’m surprised.
Rob Marshal and John DeLuca
Back in 1982, Rob Marshal and John DeLuca met each other on Broadway! The two actors were both auditioning for a tough role in Boogie-Woogie Rumble of a Dream Deferred, a Broadway musical. Lucky for these two, their audition was successful.
Both of these actors got the part they wanted. That’s not even the best part of the story. The best part is this Broadway show is where the two actors met and fell in love with each other. You can find love in the most unexpected places.
Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims
As we have seen, the best kind of love stories stem from two people with the same interests. Passion is an intense emotion, and if someone else can relate, that’s a match made in heaven. Well, Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims have one of these special bonds.
Although one half of the couple is a fashion designer and the other is a director and choreographer, they created GROOM. The company is a full tuxedo lounge that was created for grooms and groomsmen. The two have announced their love publicly during the 2014 Grammy Awards.
Guillermo Díaz and his partner
Well, clearly, these two keep their relationship on the down-low. Some people like their relationship to be private. These guys take their privacy to a whole new level. You most likely recognize Guillermo Diaz from the television show, Scandal.
Diaz is open about his sexuality and admitted that he is indeed gay. However, the actor isn’t as open about his significant other. He never even identified or told anyone the name of his partner. It’s tough for famous actors to keep anything private, let alone the identity of their spouse. It’s quite the accomplishments.
Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony
Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony show off their wonderful love on Instagram. Well, if you got it flaunt it, right? Through social media, the couple isn’t shy about showing off their three beautiful children. This happy family couldn’t be more adorable!
Thanks to their Instagram account, they went viral and got the attention of a luxury fashion brand in Sweden. Well, the brand decided to create a campaign featuring their entire family! Ultimately, they were recognized as the first gay black family ever to represent such a high-end fashion brand.
Bishop OC Allen and First Gentleman Rashad Burgess
Here is another example of two people who shared a passion and working together blossomed into a relationship/ Bishop OC Allen and First Gentleman Rashad Burgess both work in the Atlanta Church, which welcomes every type of person.
Their plan for the Church was to accept all genders, sexual preferences, orientations, backgrounds, and races. They set a wonderful example by promoting and practicing equality. To these guys, there is nothing more important than treating everyone with respect. The pair is happily married and has two children.
Quincy Gossfield and Deondray Gossfield
Quincy Gossfield and Deondray Gossfield are both producers and independent filmmakers. They are another couple whose similar interests and shared passions brought them closer together. Their work relationship quickly flourished into a romance!
Besides working together, their relationship started decades ago! The one and only Queen Latifah was a witness for their wedding ceremony. During the 2014 Grammy Awards, Latifah officiated their union during the performance of the song, “Same Love.” Passion and unconditional love. Who could want more than that?
Darren Young and Nick Villa
Darren Young is famous for being a WWE superstar! Many people in the wrestling world were shocked back in 2013 when the masculine star announced that he was gay. It was surprising at first, but he continued dating Nick Villa for two years.
After Darren Young came out, many people interpreted his revelations as noble and inspiring. His bravery also helped empower those who tend to keep their sexuality a secret. When he appeared on the Ellen Show, Young confessed that he just wanted to bring his boyfriend along to WWE events and didn’t want to have to explain himself.
Monifah Carter and Terez Thorpe
If you are an R&B fan, chances are you heard of Monifah Carter. The star is also not shy about her sexuality and proud of being gay. Carter happens to be one of the very few African American lesbians who are currently on reality TV. Carter is in the long term relationship with Terez Thorpe.
The couple loves each other and prioritized their feelings for one another. There was nothing stopping these two from legally solidifying their union. After getting legally married, the couple had a wedding and celebrated with their family and friends in April 2014. They believe commitment is important and seem to be living happily ever after.
Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd
A lot of these couples were lucky enough to find someone who shares their passions. Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are no exception. These two dancers both love to get up and bust a move when the music starts to play.
Both of these guys attended Alvin Ailey Dance Company, where they met. As soon as their eyes met, their love story began. The two ultimately tied the knot to make their union official! These two never stopped dancing their hearts away while traveling the world.
Derek J and his Partner
Derek J is a hairstylist who doesn’t hide his sexuality, not even close. But why should he? If only everyone could be as loud and proud of being themselves as he is! He wanted to show off his boyfriend’s ripped body, so he did that the same way anyone would in 2019; by posting a picture on Instagram.
Well, as we know, there are a lot of trolls out there, and someone commented that his partner was “too fine to be gay.” Derek J snapped back, comparing the comment to saying ‘too cute to be black.’ Or ‘too cute to be fat.’ Although his boyfriend’s name is unknown, this hairstylist proved that he wouldn’t stop defending the one he loves.
Maulik Pancholy and Ryan Corvaia
You may recognize Maulik as one of the stars from 30 Rock. Well, back in 2013, he came out of the closet when he declared his love for chef and caterer, Ryan Corvaia. These two love birds have been in a relationship for almost a decade! They got engaged soon after.
Their feelings for one another were so strong that in 2014, just one year after coming out publically, they tied the knot. The adorable couple had their wedding in the Taj Mahal in India. Only the most romantic place ever!
Bob Harper and Anton Gutierrez
If you watched the reality TV show, The Biggest Loser, you most likely remember Anton Gutierrez. In November 2015, he was a contestant on the show. Everyone was incredibly surprised when he entered a relationship with Bob Harper, the personal trainer on the show.
After the revelation, Harper felt like he can reveal his sexuality and finally did during season 15, episode 7 of The Biggest Loser. His he decided to come out of the closet when one of the contestants on the show was scared to come out to the family.
Victor Garber and Rainer Andreesen
Victor Garber is an actor, a singer that people didn’t really expect to come out as gay. However, he publically declared how much of a homosexual he is and how proud of it he is. Good for him, everyone should be proud to be themselves! You may recognize Garber from movies such as Godspell, Titanic, and Sweeney Todd.
He has a long and impressive career, but it took until 2012 for him to reveal his sexuality. Just three years after coming out to the world, he got married model, Rainier Andreesen. Everyone found out through an adorable Instagram post, and I couldn’t be happier for these two.
Meredith Baxter and Nancy Locke
Meredith Baxter gained recognition through her notable role in the popular sitcom, Family Ties. The talented actress earned five Emmy nominations thanks to her amazing performances. Apparently, she wasn’t always aware of her sexuality. She was married four times!
Eventually, she realized that she was gay and decided to declare it proudly and publically back in 2009. Before coming out to the world, she was in a relationship with Nancy Locke, a general contractor. The couple got together in 2005 and got married eight years later. This pair couldn’t be happier being themselves.
Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle
A couple who does the same things together, stay together. Is that a saying? If it’s not, it should be because shared passions are an important factor in keeping a relationship alive. Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle are a perfect example.
Both of these guys work as actors in the entertainment industry; Rannells is also a singer and voice actor. He’s pretty talented, and his theatre performance earned him a Tony Award. In addition to acting, Doyle is also a director, producer, and screenwriter. Since they are in the same business, these two understand each other, and their relationship has been going strong since 2011.
Chris Colfer and Will Sherrod
Chris Colfer and Will Sherrod is a couple who kept their relationship a secret for a while. That minute little detail didn’t stop these two from loving each other. You can see the pairs of sincere love and affection through their pictures on Instagram.
Just by looking at his social media, it’s easy to see how happy Colfer is with his partner Sherrod. His love life even helped his career. Thanks to his emotional life, he played the part of Kurt Hummel brilliantly! I can’t wait to see what he does next!
Sean Maher and Paul Maher
Back in 2011, fans of the television show Firefly were surprised to hear that the star of the show was homosexual. There were many disappointed girls out there, but they got over it. Sean is incredibly happy and felt like he needed to come out for his own well-being and peace of mind.
Sean and Paul began dating, and after five amazing years together, they wanted their happiness to continue forever. The pair tied the knot it 2016. They are raising a son and daughter together. Sean decided to take a break for two years and be a stay-at-home father.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and her show, Ellen, TV watchers everywhere got to see Ricky Martin confessing his happy relationship with Swedish Painter, Jwan Yosef. Nothing better than being proud of who you are and showing off your true love.
After gushing about his engagement, Martin and Yosef got married in 2017, and their love is only getting stronger. In October 2019, the couple welcomes their fourth child into the world. The couple already have twin boys and an adorable daughter. Baby Renn is a delightful addition to the fam jam!
Luke Evans and Jon Kortajarena
Luke Evans and Jon Kortajarena are in an on-and-off relationship. These types of relationships aren’t always the healthiest, but it worked for these two. Many people thrive on this constant emotional rollercoaster, and it looks like Luke Evans is one of them.
This intense relationship with Jon Kortajarena doesn’t seem to bother the Welsh star. They started dating in 2014 but called it quits in 2016. They dated again in 2017, but unfortunately, they broke up. it looks like it’s for good this time but, you never know. As long as they are happy.
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Anderson Cooper is a tough journalist with a serious career. Well, we are happy to let you know that he is just as serious about his love life. Since 2009, Maisani and Cooper have been together despite not sharing the same passions.
Cooper is obviously a journalist, but Maisani owns a gay bar but, that didn’t stop the couple from getting together! The two owned a house together in Connecticut, but they never got married. Unfortunately, the couple broke up in 2019.