The LGBT Couples Of The Entertainment Industry
People always have something to say about love in Hollywood. Many just cannot connect between celebrities and long-term relationships. High-profile relationships are often riddled with unfaithfulness and messy affairs! However, some stars stand out from others can teach us a few things when it comes to true love for them.
Take Cooper Anderson for example, who has a partner that all of us admire and would love to have. Some stars have made us prove that love still exists and is well: examples are Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Jillian Michaels, among others. Throw aside the dental implants, liposuction surgery, and Photoshop— we are purely speaking about love here. Let us now round up the biggest LBGT Hollywood power couples as we all know that love is a beautiful thing. Read on to learn more about them.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres is a popular television host and one of the biggest LGBT rights advocates you will see on the small screen. She has been in a relationship with Portia De Rossi who is an actress and a model. They have been together since 2004 and the two got married in 2008.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka are both very talented men, that much is clear. They were secretly engaged for five years and made it official in the year 2014. The two have two children between them.
Cara Delevingne & Annie Clark
You’d be hard-pressed to name a bigger It-girl than British beauty Cara Delevingne right now. People loved her relationship with musician Annie Clark, who is better known as St. Vincent. Sadly, the couple called it quits in 2016.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita
Jesse Ferguson is best known for playing Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family. The actor recently married Justin Mikita in 2013. Here’s something interesting: in lieu of traditional wedding gifts, they told guests to donate to the marriage equality organization ‘Tie the Knot’.
Elton John & David Furnish
David Furnish and Elton John are a couple that needs zero introduction. They entered a civil partnership in 2004, but officially got married in 2014 when gay marriage was finally legalized.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin revealed that he was engaged to a painter called Jwan Yosef when he appeared in an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. If you watch the video, you’ll surely see how happy Martin is at spilling the news!
George Takei & Brad Altman
George Takei, a huge LGBT advocate and a great actor, has been dating his actor-writer boyfriend for about 27 years before the couple was finally able to tie the knot!
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
It was in 2011 when Lance Bass and Michael Turchin first began dating. The couple would later marry each other in 2014. The ceremony was broadcasted on Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding. Fun fact: the pair was the first same-sex couple to ever get married on cable TV!
Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon of The Sex and the City fame is a marriage equality advocate. She began dating Christine in 2004. Marinoni would give birth to their son, Max Ellington, in 2011. In 2012, the couple were married.
Tom Ford & Richard Buckley
Considering how gorgeous both men are, it must have been love at first sight. They have been together since 1986 and they also have a son they named Alexander John Buckley Ford.
Wanda Sykes & Alex Sykes
Wanda and Alex Sykes got married to each other in 2008. Just a year after that, fraternal twins Olivia and Lucas would join their family.
Michael Kors & Lance Lepere
Here’s another contender for the most stylish couple award in history! 2011 must have been a great year for these two— after all, it was the year when they got both engaged and married.
Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades
The TV show Just Jillian follows the life of the popular personal trainer Jillian Michaels. Wasn’t it amazing to see her love grow with Heidi Rhoades, her talent manager? The pair got married in 2016.
Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
We’re sure you know Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory. In 2017, the actor got married to Todd Spiewak.
Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner
Did you know that Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have been in a relationship for 42 years now? That’s impressive! We’re glad they were able to get hitched in 2013.
Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem
Actress and producer Linda Wallem and famous singer Melissa Etheridge had dated for some years before they were finally able to make it official in 2014.
Ellen Page & Samantha Thomas
Ellen Page of Juno fame has a girlfriend. The petite woman’s beau is an artist and surfer who goes by the name Samantha Thomas.
Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter
This romance is a rather new one. Famous singer, Miley Cyrus and her actor husband, Liam Hemsworth, recently called it quits and announced their separation. It didn’t take too long before Miley was spotted getting close with reality star, Kaitlynn Carter, who just so happened to be going through a similar situation with her own husband, Brody Jenner, who is part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. It looks like the two girls hit it off, seeing as they have been inseparable ever since. The two have been seen spending plenty of time together in clubs and even with Miley’s mom, Tish.
EJ Johnson and Christopher Milan
EJ Johnson from Rich Kid’s of Beverley Hills and Christopher Milan from Love and Hip Hop, are the latest and greatest when it comes to new couples. The pair were spotted after brunch at Toast in California and have been seen a couple more times. Milan is a rapper and actor, whereas EJ is a fashion mogul and also the son of Magic Johnson. Both really television stars, we wish the pair the utmost of luck!
Kristy McNichol & Martie Allen
These two have now been together for 29 years. They began dating back in 1991 and more than two decades later, got married in a small, private ceremony. No one knew of their relationship until 2012 when Kristy came out. Kristy has said in an interview, “This phase of my life is so good. My home life is happy and serene. I love singing. I also enjoy traveling and seeing the world. One of my favorite stops is Hawaii. I like everything about it and may eventually move there part-time.”
Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer
Here is another breathtaking couple! Lauren Blitzer wrote Same Sex in the City: So Your Prince Charming Is Really a Cinderella, while Chely Wright is an excellent country musician.
Sam Smith And Brandon Flynn
The world was thrilled when English singer, Sam Smith and actor from 3 Reasons Why, Brandon Flynn started dating. Despite their popularity, they’ve kept their relationship on the dl (down low), so don’t expect any Instagram pictures from these two!
Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
Orange is the New Black is one of the most famous TV shows on the planet right now. It is also where Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli first met! The couple recently tied the knot in Palm Springs.
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry
It was in 2014 that Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry got married. A year after that, Gilbert gave birth to a son they would call Rhodes.
RuPaul & Georges LeBar
RuPaul, the host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has kept a low-key personal life, but did you know that he has been with Georges Lebar for more than 23 years now?
Cheyenne Jackson & Jason Landau
Cheyenne Jackson announced on his Instagram account that he was seeing Jason Landau. This was back in 2013! They got married in 2014 and on October 2016, the couple would welcome a pair of twins they would call Willow and Ethan.
Robin Roberts & Amber Laign
Robin Roberts, a TV host, had breast cancer when she would come out of the closet as a lesbian. She tries her best to keep her private life as quiet as she possibly could. You probably didn’t know that Michelle Obama tweeted her, “I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud.”
Barry Manilow & Garry Kief
Sure, we’re all familiar with Barry Manilow— after all, his impressive career spans half a century! But did you know that his husband is his manager?
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, yet another couple made of famous designers, married after a year of dating. They welcomed a daughter named Poppy in 2014.
David Hyde Pierce & Brian Hargrove
Maybe you recall David Hyde Pierce from the TV show Frasier. In 2008, he married Brian Hargrove.
Ryan Murphy & David Miller
Do you remember Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee? The man got married to David Miller in 2011, about 15 years since they first began dating.
Luke Evans & Jon Kortajarena
Even LGBT couples aren’t immune to on-off relationships. You just need to look at the relationship between Luke Evans and Jon Kortajarena to know that this is true!
Tig Notaro & Stephanie Allynne
Stand-up artist Tig Notaro has been married to writer-actress Stephanie Allynne since 2015. A year after their union, they would have twin boys named Finn and Max.
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Alan Cummings & Grant Shaffer
Alan Cummings is one of the best character actors in history. He met his husband in 2005, got engaged a year after. In 2007, the couple got married to each other.
Matt Dallas & Blue Hamilton
Matt Dallas of Kyle XY fame first began dating singer-songwriter Blue Hamilton for six years. They later got married and adopted a child together.
Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson
Brittney Griner, WNBA star, and Glory Johnson were married for one year before they decided to get a divorce in 2016.
Orlando Cruz & Jose Manuel Colon
Orlando Cruz is actually known to be the “first openly LGBT professional boxer in the history of the post.” In 2013, he would tie the knot with Jose Manuel Colon in a Central Park ceremony.
Raven-Symoné and AzMarie Livingston
Who doesn’t remember former child actress and host of The View? She began seeing actress, model, and singer AzMarie Livingston back in 2012. Sadly, the couple decided to call it quits in 2015.
Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips
Comedian Daniel Franzese is most famous for appearing in Mean Girls. But did you know that he proposed to his two-year boyfriend Joseph Bradley Philips at a Starbucks?
Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez
Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez’s engagement first hit the news on The Jenny McCarthy Show back in 2016. Here was what Jonathan had to say about the proposal: “We were in Africa, our parents were there, our moms were there, and I just figured this was the time to pop the question and make it official.” Adorable!
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
We were all rooting for Tom Daley during the Olympics and I’m sure Dustin Lance Black shares the sentiment. The screenwriter would begin going out with Daley not long after the swimmer came out as bisexual on his Youtube channel.
Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton
Abby Wambach has got quite the resume: retired athlete, coach, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Despite all of this, let us not forget that she married author Glennon Doyle Melton just this May.
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov
Multi-awarded Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov would spend two years together before they went their own ways in 2014.
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
Almost everyone swooned for Colton Haynes’s bad boy superhero role on Arrow! The actor had similar reactions when he posted about his proposal to the famous florist Jeff Leatham back in March 2017.
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski
Garry Janetti finally got engaged to Brad Goreski, his boyfriend of 13 years, in December 2014.
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan
In September 2008, Jonathan Adler finally married Simon Doonan. Their 14 years together would lead to a colorful wedding in California.
Denis O’Hare and Hugo Redwood
Multi-awarded actor Denis O’Hare has been married to Hugo Redwood since 2011. They also adopted a son called Declan.
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert
Alex Mapa and Jamison Hebert’s six-year relationship led to marriage in 2008. The couple also has a son between them.
Zachary Quinto And Miles McMillan
Here’s what Vogue had to say about these two: “a power couple whose domain extends across the film, fashion, and art scene”. We can’t think of a better way to describe them!
Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt
German arts director Jorn Weisbrodt and musician Rufus Wainwright would end up tying the knot in August 2012. Interestingly, they have a daughter that they have enrolled in a parenting partnership with Lorca Cohen!
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
Actress Jane Lynch married psychologist Lara Embry back in May 2010. Their wedding was held in Sunderland, Massachusetts. The two actually met in a fundraiser just a year before. Sadly, they have since divorced in 2014.
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora
Famous chef Cat Cora and wife Jennifer have been together for 17 years. They have four children together. Sadly, the couple has since called it quits.
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon first met in the year 1991. It was not until October 2011 that they were officially married by Pastor Jay Bakker.
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
Weren’t you glad when Kristen Stewart finally came out? She has been dating the Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell since 2016! They simply make a gorgeous couple together.
Lee Daniels and Jahil Fisher
Empire producer Lee Daniels and stylist Jahil Fisher recently celebrated six years together!
Nick Denton and Derrence Washington
Gawker founder Nick Denton and his partner Derrence Washington got hitched in May 2014.
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi first started seeing each other in 2012. They presently reside in Tribeca with Beckett, Courtney’s son.
Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky
Actor, producer and writer Dan Bucatinsky met his would-be husband Don Roos a long time ago. Apparently, it all began when Roos invited him to the 1992 premiere of Love Field. They have been together ever since and even tied the knot in 2008. They have two kids, Eliza and Jonah.
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Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison
Jodie Foster, an actress and a filmmaker, has always been cited to be one of the greatest actresses of her time. Did you know that she is married to Alexandra Hedison? Hedison is an artist, actress, and director. What a great-looking couple this pair is!
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge
Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, married activist Sean Eldridge in 2012.
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus
Together since 2010, Michael Arden and Andy Mientus eventually tied the knot in August 2016. Fun fact: both men actually decided to propose to each other on the exact same day! Isn’t that adorable?
Thomas Roberts and Patrick D. Abner
Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner finally married each other in a rooftop ceremony on the Gansevoort Park Avenue in 2012.
T. R. Knight and Patrick Leahy
Grey’s Anatomy alumnus T.R. Knight exchanged vows with his longtime partner Patrick Leahy in 2013. They have actually been together for three years before they got married.
Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen
Former American Idol participant Adam Lambert and Finnish entertainment star Sauli Koskinen dated from 2010 to 2013. During their breakup, Lambert explained that it was an amicable split and they will remain friends.
Ben Whishaw and Mark Bradshaw
Ben Whishaw was very elusive when it came to answering questions about his personal life. It was only in 2012 that he announced his civil partnership with Australian musician Mark Bradshaw.
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano
When Michael Sam got drafted to St. Louis Rams, he responded by kissing his partner Vito Cammisano. This was broadcasted on live TV! The couple had been dating for a couple of months when they announced their engagement in January 2015. However, the marriage wouldn’t push through as they called it quits in June of the same year.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
These two have been together since 2015. A lot of people reacted negatively to their relationship because of the 32-year age gap between the two women. But love is love, isn’t it?
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Heather Matarazzo and Heather Turman
You probably know Heather Matarazzo for her part in The Princess Diaries, but did you know that she is dating Heather Turman? There is not a lot of information about the couple, but they announced their engagement earlier this year!
Jonathan Bennett and James Vaughan
What about Mean Girls alum Jonathan Bennett and host James Vaughan? They are official on social media and we know that it’s quite serious! They both have strong social media presences and they post a lot about each other. Cute!
Terry Sweeney and Lanier Laney
Fans of SNL will surely be familiar with Terry Sweeney. After all, he was a regular on Saturday Night Live during 1985 to 1986. Aside from boosting his career, he met Lanier Laney on set! Laney was writing for SNL at the same time that Sweeney was on it.
Kate McKinnon and Jackie Abbott
Here’s another SNL star— Kate McKinnon is actually the show’s third LGBT member! Her partner Jackie Abbott is an actress who has appeared in various independent films.
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
When news broke out about a relationship between Sam Smith and 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn, their fans went into a collective meltdown. We’re just glad to hear that they’re happy together!
B.D. Wong and Richie Jackson
B.D. Wong is probably most recognized for his character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Wong and talent agent Richie Jackson first started seeing each other in 1988. In 2000, the couple took in twin sons. Unfortunately, they decided to separate in 2004.
Cherry Jones and Sophie Huber
Surely, you know Chery Jones? It will likely be for her five Tony Award nominations or her former relationship with Sarah Paulson. She might have called it quits with Paulson in 2009, but she married Sophie Huber in 2015.
Dot Marie Jones And Bridgett Casteen
Dot Marie Jones of Glee also makes the cut. She first met Bridgett Casteen in 2010. Jones would propose to her on Anaheim Gay Days three years later. The couple has been married since 2013.
Jessica Clark And Lacey Stone
Model and host Jessica Clark got married to fitness guru Lacey Stone back in 2010. Sadly, the pair got divorced in 2012.
John Barrowman And Scott Gill
Scottish-American performer John Barrowman met his husband in 1993 when Scott Grill watched him in a play. They entered into a civil partnership in 2006 and got married in 2013.
John Benjamin Hickey And Jeffrey Richman
John Benjamin Hickey and Modern Family writer-producer Jeffrey Richman have been together since 2003!
Rosie O’Donnell & Michelle Rounds
We’re sure you no longer need to be introduced to Rosie O’Donnell! Let’s just get straight to the thick of it: her 2012 wedding ceremony with Michelle Rounds was simply spectacular. They would welcome a daughter named Chelsea in the year after that. Unfortunately, the two have decided to break up.
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
While weddings can be done quietly, keeping a 3-year marriage sure takes a lot of effort. Nonetheless, that was what Matt Bomer and Simon Hall decided upon when they tied the knot in 2014. The wedding was an intimate affair with only the closest friends and family members.
Thom Browne & Andrew Bolton
Here we have two prominent fashion designers in a relationship together! Thom Browne made a name for himself when he crafted a wonderful dress for Michelle Obama in 2013. You just know that these two will never go out of fashion!
Rob Marshall & John DeLuca
Broadway both served as the jump-off point of their career as well as their meeting place! They met in 1982 while auditioning for Boogie-Woogie Rumble of a Dream Deferred. Three decades have gone by since they got roles in the production, but their love for each other is truly heart-melting.
Beth Ditto & Kristin Ogata
Love is always worth celebrating and this couple proved it to the world in July 2013. They held an unofficial wedding in Hawaii. Luckily, they only had to wait 17 months before they could get legally married in Oregon!
Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan
It’s no secret that life always has twists and turns that will test one’s strength. Both men actually lost their past loves and they had a difficult time moving on. Luckily, they were able to find happiness together.
Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin
These two artists are impressive by themselves already, but together they are a creative powerhouse to be reckoned with!
Kim Catullo & Christine Quinn
Did you know that Kim Catullo initially declined an introduction to Christine Quinn when a mutual friend wanted to set them up? Catullo felt like she would not get along with the politician but she would actually be proven wrong! Their wedding ceremony would be attended by big names like Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, and Chuck Schumer!
Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk
Perhaps there’s something in NBC that makes the employees find love! That would certainly appear to be the case with Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk. When the two got married, we bet their co-workers were extremely happy for them.
Paris Barclay and Christopher Mason
Paris Barclay is well-known for directing shows like CSI, ER, and the West Wing. Aside from experiencing success in career, he has also had a great partnership with Christopher Mason!
Meshell Ndegeocello & Rebecca Walker
We already know about music’s ability to bring people closer. Remember “Plantation Lullabies?” How can we ever forget when Meshell NdegeOcello’s debut album was all over the radio waves in the 1990s! The musician had been together with writer Rebecca Walker for 8 years but they have since called it quits.
Queen Latifah And Jeanette Jenkins
Queen Latifah has had an on-again-off-again relationship with trainer Jeanette Jenkins since 2002. In 2008, they got engaged only to break up in 2014. Sadly, that seems to be the end between the two as Jenkins got married to Josh Knerr.
Guillermo Díaz and Partner
If you didn’t know yet then we’re here to inform you that Scandal star Guillermo Díaz is out and proud. He has chosen, however, to keep his partner’s identity in the dark. Well, we can’t blame him. Their committed relationship does deserve some privacy.
Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony
Nowadays people are becoming super famous because of Instagram. That’s certainly true for Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony whose love story became an Instagram hit. A Swedish-based luxury fashion brand (Acne Studios) noticed the couple and their three biological children on Instagram and ran a campaign with their family. This effectively turned them into the first black gay couple to represent this brand.
Bishop OC Allen and First Gentleman Rashad Burgess
If you ever step foot into the Vision Church in Atlanta then you’ll be in for quite a surprise. The institute set up by Bishop OC Allen and First Gentleman Rashad Burgess opens its doors to anyone who wants to come, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race or background. They have two children and have been in a married for more than ten years already.
Quincy Gossfield and Deondray Gossfield
When you put two super talented Indie filmmakers and television producers together, the results are phenomenal. And we’re not just talking about their professional work, we’re talking about their successful relationship too. These two are definitely worth looking up to.
Monifah Carter and Terez Mychelle
On April 4, 2014, R&B artist Monifah Carter married her partner Terez Mychelle at a beautiful ceremony. Monifah Carter isn’t just an impressive artist, she is also one of few successful African-American reality TV stars. When asked about her commitment to Terez, she said, “We are more in love if that is possible. It is about commitment and doing the right thing for now.”
Derek J and Partner
Derek J has made a name for himself and that’s why, even as a hairstylist, he has gained a reputable status of celebrity. He took to Instagram to share a picture of his very muscular boyfriend (see for yourself). As you can imagine, he got a lot of feedback from the public – some negative, but mostly positive.
Nico Tortorella and Bethany Meyers
Star of The Following and Younger Nico Tortorella says that he defines himself as pansexual. His partner is Bethany Meyers, an accomplished fitness and lifestyle entrepreneur. At a New York City courthouse on March 9, 2018, the two officially married. They’ve been together for 12 years already! Can you believe it?
Maulik Pancholy and Ryan Corvaia
When Maulik Pancholy, star of 30 Rock, came out in 2013, fans weren’t shocked at the news. But what did surprise them was that he revealed that he had been in a relationship for nine years! His partner? Famous chef and caterer Ryan Corvaia. In January 2014, they got engaged at the majestic Taj Mahal in India.
Bob Harper and Anton Gutierrez
Do you remember The Biggest Loser personal trainer Bob Harper? Well, he and Anton Gutierrez made their relationship known to the public in November 2015. When season 15, episode 7 was aired, Harper helped a contestant on the show deal with the hardship of not being able to come out to his family.
Victor Garber and Rainer Andreesen
When you see Victor Garber’s name, you probably think of numerous impressive film roles like Godspell to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, to Titanic and Legends of Tomorrow. Since he is a rather private person, it took until 2012 for him to reveal that he was actually gay. In 2015 he made an announcement that he and Rainer Andreesen (model and artist) were officially married.
Meredith Baxter and Nancy Locke
Meredith Baxter has been nominated 5 times for Emmy Awards. She played remarkable roles in Family and Family Ties. After having been married four times, she actually came out as gay in 2009 and then she started dating Nancy Locke, a general contractor. They got married on December 8, 2013.
Andrew Rannells and Mike Doyle
Andrew Rannells is an actor, a voice actor, and a singer. Fans will know that he has been nominated one more than one occasion for a Tony award. His partner, Mike Doyle is also in showbiz, Doyle is an actor, producer, director, and a screenwriter. Rannells and Doyle have been a couple since 2011.
Chris Colfer and Will Sherrod
Since 2013, Glee star Chris Colfer has been in a relationship with Will Sherrod. Even though they like to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, they do share some photos of the two of them that we totally adore. Now, this is a couple we could look at for hours.
Sean Maher and Paul Maher
In 2011, Firefly and Serenity star Sean Maher came out to the public. Things only got better for this actor, and in 2016 he married Paul. Now they have a son and a daughter together. Sean Maher decided to stay at home for two years after his daughter’s birth to give her all the care she needed.
David Cronenberg & Viggo Mortensen
People seem to have forgotten about the kiss shared by David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen! It happened during the Canadian Screen Awards and the questions have remained unanswered.
Anderson Cooper & Benjamin Maisani
Anderson Cooper is definitely one of the most famous and respected news anchors in the world. He has been dating Benjamin Maisani since 2009.