Could you imagine hiding who you love? That is what some of these celebrities did! Now, though, they are all out in the open when it comes to their love lives. Check out these celebs who are proudly in LGBTQ relationships.
For decades Jodie Foster has impressed audiences with her superb acting skills. Although Jodie Foster was previously romantic with Cydney Bernard from 1993 until 2008, she has always remained private about her relationships. The couple had two sons, but she has since found love elsewhere since their split.
To many people’s surprise, Jodie Foster started dating Alexandra Hedison, who is a successful actress and esteemed photographer in her own right. The beautiful couple made things official in 2014 when they got married. As we can see from here, everything is so far, so good, for these practically newlyweds. Hopefully after the honeymoon phase is over, these two continue to stay blessed with happiness. Jodie Foster’s two sons are much older by now, and we certainly wish the family the best.
Neil Patrick Harris
From Doogie Howser M.D. to How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris has dazzled us with his acting skills for years. In 2006, he boldly announced to People magazine that, “I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.” Soon after, the cute blonde started publicly dating.
David Burka and Neil Patrick Harris tied the knot in 2014 after the Marriage Equality Act passed. None other than the great Sir Elton John performed at their wedding, which was undeniable an incredible celebration. Since having twins via a surrogate, the happy family always dresses up in the elaborate holiday outfits from adorable Easter photos to larger-than-life Halloween pictures. We cannot wait to see more great things come from this loving family, which come through mostly Instagram posts.
If you don’t recognize this youthful face and those dominant eye brows, you probably are out of the entertainment loop, or at least that of beautiful millennials. Cara Delevingne has been a top-rated model and successful actress. She has come out as being bisexual. Men and women around the world equally rejoiced. Nevertheless, Vogue magazine wrote that her relationship with a female was simply “a phase.” Cara Delevingne publicly declared once again that her “[orientation] is not a phase.”
Despite the magazine’s attempt to discredit Cara Delevingne’s choice in partners, she openly started dating Annie Clark in 2015. There is some confusion surrounding the name St. Vincent versus Annie Clark, however, it should be noted that “St. Vincent” is Annie’s her stage name. Annie Clark is a musician whose music is on the rise. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native and the Victoria Secret model enjoyed each other company until they split up in 2016 due to the long distance between them causing strain on the relationship.
This blonde haired, blue eyed former teen idol is best known from his days in ‘NSYNC. Bass kept his personal life under wraps throughout his entire career with the boy band. He finally revealed his true orientation in 2006 when he was on the cover of People magazine, which allowed him to live an authentic life. The following year, pop singer Lance Bass published an autobiography cleverly entitled Out of Sync. It details his life and became a New York Times Best Seller.
This couple started dating in 2011 and three years later Lance Bass and Michael Turchin exchanged vows in holy matrimony. The entire ceremony was filmed and aired as an E! Special. Check out Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding. This was the first same-sex marriage to be broadcasted on national television. The two proudly shared their wedding ceremony for the whole world to see. After spending so many years hiding his personal life from the public, sharing his wedding was a refreshing change for Bass.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
If you love a good laugh, chances are you have tuned into the hugely popular sitcom that is Modern Family. Jesse Tyler Ferguson is famous for his charismatic role as Mitchell Prichett on the award-winning hit. Not to brag, but he has received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The openly gay actor also portrays an openly gay character on television. His work on the show is highly regarded in the LGBT community.
Despite having a humorous loving marriage on TV, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita are hitched. They dated for two years and became engaged in 2012. Just a year later the two took the big jump and said ‘I do!’ Justin Mikita is a very successful lawyer and the happy couple even started their own not-for-profit charity. It is called ‘Tie The Knot’ and as the name suggests they help raise money in support of same-sex marriages throughout the entire country.
The very funny Ellen DeGeneres came out to the world in 1997. Ellen was practically shunned as it was plastered throughout the media and tabloids. At the time, she even had her own self-titled sitcom, which took a back seat at the time. Nevertheless, her persistence allowed her to be the first leading person to be openly gay on a TV show. As we all know, Ellen DeGeneres has hosted a successful daytime talk show for years and years.
Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi met her future wife in 2004. Although she dated men in the past, she instantly fell in love with Ellen DeGeneres. After dating for several years, the two desired to wed. There was a ban on same-sex marriage at the time in the USA, but as soon as it lifted the couple became engaged. By 2008, they said ‘I do!’ and the rest is history. The happy family lives with a couple pets in their home in Beverly Hills. If you need a little relationship goal inspiration, check out these gals.
Whether you are a science geek or not, you probably recognize this face. Jim Parsons is notoriously known for starring in The Big Bang Theory as the dorky Sheldon Cooper. Although he dates an equally nerdy girl in the award-winning sitcom, Jim Parsons is openly gay in real life. In fact, New York Times revealed in an article that he is not only homosexual, but that he has been in a committed relationship to his partner for over 10 blissful years.
Aside from being Jim Parson’s famous partner, Tood Spiewak has a successful career as an art director. The couple have emphasized to fans that they live a rather usual lifestyle despite fame and fortune. In fact, Jim Parson talked about their civil union with E! in 2013. He described their relationship as, “an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs out—a regular life, boring love.” It doesn’t sound too bad to us.
Ellen Page is equally known across Hollywood as an exceptional actress and an advocate for human rights, especially that of the LGBT community. Her breakout performance was in Juno as a pregnant teen. Her career has not slowed down and she now regularly appears in Marvel’s X-Men hits. Besides these star-studded performances, she was applauded for her speech “Time To Thrive” at the Human Rights Campaign. She works hard to fight for what she believes in.
With her busy schedule, it has to be hard for Ellen Page to find freedom for her own personal interests. Well, she clearly makes time for what and who is important as we all do. With that being said, in 2015, the on-the-rise actress confirmed she was in a relationship with artist Samantha Thomas. The tall blonde is also very athletic and works as a professional surfer. This couple is breathtaking and we bet they turn heads whenever they go out.
Lily Tomlin has been active in Hollywood for nearly six decades. She started out as a stand-up comedian and eventually made it to Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in the late ‘60s. She is a writer and producer, too. Over the years, she has gone from off-Broadway to Netflix with her most recent hit series Grace and Frankie. Lily Tomlin has won awards for her performance in Nashville . It is safe to say she has made a name for herself in Hollywood.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have been together since the 1970s! After a lovely 42 years of being together, the loyal couple finally was able to get married in 2013. The two have even worked together on several projects, some of which include films like An Apology to Elephants or The Incredible Shrinking Woman. Audiences have long been appreciative of their acting abilities, but more importantly their capacity to love each other so selflessly. The two are still happily married today.
Whether you are a huge fan of Star Trek, an active member of Occupy Democrats, or play a role in LGBT advocacy, you recognize this face. George Takei is known in Hollywood as Hikaru Sulu from the nerdy spaceship, but that opened so many other doors for him. One closet door he opened was the one on himself in 2005 when he came out in Frontiers magazine. He proudly voiced that he has been with his partner for 18 years.
George Takei and Brad Altman made groundbreaking news when they were the first gay couple to ever apply for a same-sex marriage license in West Hollywood. They applied in 2008 and were married soon thereafter on May 16, 2008. For decades, these gentle souls have gone through this journey called life together, and it has made us all the greater. Now the only thing left to say is live long and prosper, or maybe beam me up, Scotty.
Although the news may be filled with nothing but tragic stories and weather predictions, there is this little show called Good Morning America that fills your day with positive, upbeat things from around the country. It is perfect with your morning coffee. Anyways, Robin Roberts is a popular anchor on the ABC hit. In 2013, she publicly discussed her battle with breast cancer and came out of the closet, too. She continues to wow us at the earliest hours of the morning.
Since revealing her sexual orientation, Robin Roberts has been slightly more public about her relationship. Amber Laign is a professional massage therapist. The happy couple has been together since 2005. Not only are they a couple, but they are also an interracial relationship. Clearly they are in love, but just in case nobody has told them lately: we support you and your love. It is hard to be who you are in a world that shuns those who are different.
Sara Gilbert has found nothing but success in the big screen. Her first major role was as a daughter on the raunchy comedy Roseanne that every ‘90s family loved. On that show, she actually had a long-term boyfriend. As she transitioned into adulthood, Sara Gilbert went to The Talk among other TV hits like The Big Bang Theory. She is openly homosexual and well-respected throughout Hollywood as an actress and advocate. Even though the decades keep flying by, Sara Gilbert remains youthful.
Sara Gilbert previously dated Allison Adler, her TV producer, between the years 2001 and 2011. They even had two children together. Unfortunately, the pair decided to split. Lucky for Linda Perry, her and Sara Gilbert got engaged and married in 2014. The two also had a son the following year. Linda Perry has found success in her own right as a songwriter and producer. And yes, she is related to that other famous rock star with the last name Perry.
Tig Notaro is a standup comedian, but there is no joking when it comes to her love for her wife. Actually, she makes jokes about everything, but the point is that she has been loud and proud about being a lesbian for a long time. She married her girlfriend Stephanie Allynn in the fall of 2015 and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the newlyweds. If you think she is hilarious, make sure you follow her on Facebook to get her personal updates, too.
Actress and writer Stephanie Allynn and comedian Tig Notaro became mommies to twins. Tig Notaro posted on her Facebook page that,”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).” Now that is nothing to kid about!
Scottish actor Alan Cumming has dabbled in everything from the silver screen to Broadway. He famously acted in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth. His versatile skills have taken him family-fun movies like Spy Kids to dramatic series like The Good Wife. Whatever he appears in, Alan Cumming leaves a lasting impression. We remember him from the cult classic Romey and Michele’s High School Reunion. Despite playing straight characters, Alan Cumming is openly bisexual and has dated the same man since 2005.
Okay, we lied when we said Grant Shaffer and Alan Cumming have been dating this whole time. They actually have been married this whole time! Well, at least since January 7, 2007, and we are overjoyed for them! They only dated for two years before making it official. Hey, sometimes that is all takes before you really get to know someone. Not only is he the husband of actor Alan Cumming, but Grant Shaffer is also an accomplished graphic designer.
There are a few professionals that seem to be a pattern when it comes to openly gay men in Hollywood. From Broadway actor to fashion designer, these are a given, but another perhaps obvious career option is that of an interior designer. Nate Berkus has his own self-titled DIY show and he also has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show numerous times. This handsome man is homosexual, and we certainly did not expect him to be single for long.
This super cute couple got engaged in April 2013. They dated just a year and already knew they found their soul mates. It is an amazing to find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with… this beloved marriage continues to grow. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent welcomed a daughter to their home via surrogate. Her name is Poppy Brent-Berkus and if she is anything like her two dads, she is certainly a doll with a bright future to boot.
Have you ever watched Charlie Wilon’s War, Milk, or Dallas Buyers Club? If so, then you recognize actor Denis O’Hare. He most notability played one of our favorite villains in the HBO series True Blood. Despite his ruthlessness on the show, Denis O’Hare is quite lovable. In fact, the openly homosexual actor has been linked to longtime boyfriend Hugo Redwood for years. Maybe you did not notice right away with him, but it certainly makes sense now, right?
After dating for several years, Hugo Redwood and Denis O’Hare said ‘I do!’ in 2011. Like many other gay couples on this list, the pair adopted a son named Declan. Not much is known about Hugo Redwood besides his love for his husband. The family obviously lives a private life, and we respect that. Like any other loving people on this list, we hope nothing but great things in their professional and personal endeavors. Their relationship can stand the test of time.
Not only is this buff boxer known for his professional skills, but he was also the first boxer to ever come out as gay while still active in the profession. He was born in Puerto Rico in 1981 and stands at only five feet and four inches. Nevertheless, he has a big heart and it is all for his boyfriend. It just goes to show that jocks need love, too, and some may find it in places you might never expect. We are proud of Orlando Cruz to say the least.
José Manuel Colón
José Manuel Colón was the lucky man to take Orlando Cruz off the dating market for good. The two wed in a Central Park ceremony in 2013. The couple stays pretty quiet about their personal relationship, but we can only imagine how deeply they care about one another. Orlando Cruz had this to say on his Facebook page following his nuptials: “Giving thanks to my heavenly father for one more day of life and with [my] husband José Manuel in it.”
From famously dating her Twilight co-star Robert Patterson for years to even more famously cheating on him with a married director, Kristen Stewart has her fair share of love and war. She has since proclaimed that she is “like totally gay” according to her appearance on Saturday Night Live. It seems as though since dating a few different women, she has definitely liked the softer side of the sexes. Hey, we don’t blame her. Don’t knock it until you try it, right?
Kristen Stewart has gone through a fair share of beautiful women following her separation from Robert Pattinson. She dated Alicia Cargile, a visual effects producer, as well as the French singer named Soko. As of 2016, Kristen has been linked to New Zealand-native Victoria’s Secret model, Stella Maxwell. Stella has been modeling for Victoria’s Secret since 2014 and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015. Maxwell and Stewart have been spotted together all around Los Angeles, and the two seem as happy as ever.
Sam Smith has a velvety soft voice that his made him award-winningly famous. Aside from his smooth vocals, he is openly gay. In fact, Sam Smith came out well before fame and fortune struck him. His first album was actually all about the breakup he and his first boyfriend went through. He went even further to explain to fans about his coming out experience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Apparently she has a way with making people reveal their truth.
From one boyfriend to the next, it does not take long for Sam Smith to bounce back. Sure, he gave us some great breakup ballads, but we would much rather see him happy. He supposedly has been seen smiling ever since he started a fling with Jay Camilleri. According to a source, E! News reported the singer and model were dating exclusively. If things do go sour, at least we can hope for another epic album from Sam Smith. Hey, we are just trying to be positive.
Melissa Etheridge is one of the most popular female rockers of all time. She found great success right from the beginning with her breakout album in 1988. Since then, she has not slowed down in creating hit after hit. Melissa Etheridge announced her homosexuality at a time when it was not even a cool or acceptable thing. The year was 1993 and it greatly affected her life. Nonetheless, she has rocked out in stadiums full of tens of thousands of screaming fans.
It was nearly 20 years after coming out that Melissa Etheridge finally married her wife, Linda Wallem. The two exchanged vows in a California ceremony on May 31, 2014. Despite Melissa Etheridge being a wildly famous musician, her wife is also well-known throughout Hollywood in her own right. She is an actress, writer, and producer. A triple threat if we do say so ourselves! We hope they continue to enjoy their wedded bliss over the next 100 years. Everyone deserves happiness.
Known for her unique voice, crazy antics, and equally hilarious standup comedy skits, Wanda Sykes came out as a lesbian at a same-sex marriage rally in 2008. At the time, she was already married to Alex Niedbalski. You can check out Wanda Sykes in some recent films including the Ice Age film series, The Hot Flashes, and Hammy’s Boomerang Adventure. Her acting talents range from mega-funny comedies to family-fun cartoons. Basically, if you need a good laugh, watch her shows.
Like others on this epic list, Wanda Sykes is a part of a sam-same as well as interracial couple. The pair first met in 2006 and was married just two years later. The following year in 2009, the loving couple had twins. Formally known as Alex Niedbalski, her wife dropped her maiden name and picked up Wanda’s. It just goes to show that even modern marriages can still have conservative values and traditions. Simply do what you feel is right!
David Hyde Pierce
For the longest time, David Hyde Pierce played the well-liked Dr. Niles Crane on the TV hit series Frasier. It was years before he publicly came out of the closet and announced his sexual preference. But a fateful day in 2007 finally revealed his truth. He not said he was gay, but David Hyde Pierce confirmed he was indeed dating Brian Hargrove. Surprisingly, he was not the only actor on Fraiser to claim he was homosexual. We certainly enjoyed the show.
Although he announced he was gay in 2007, David Hyde Pierce and Brian Hargrove have been together since the 1980s. It must have been very hard for them to keep everything so quiet and private for over 20 years. On October 24, 2009, the two men finally tied the knot, and no longer have to hide their love for each other. In case you were wondering, Brian Hargrove is a successful writer, director, and producer. The two have been happily married ever since.
Chely Wright is a country singer that struggled with coming to terms with her sexual orientation for many years. It got so bad that while she had a secret female lover for many years, she publicly dated fellow country singer Brad Paisley in order to try to cover it up. At a certain point, Wright could not take it anymore and finally came out to her family and then to the public and is now living a happier, authentic life.
After Chely Wright came out publicly and ended her relationship with Brad Paisley, she began to date LGBT rights activist Lauren Blitzer. In April 2011, the two became engaged and they got married soon after, in August 2011, in an interfaith ceremony with both a priest and a rabbi officiating. The couple announced that they were expecting identical twins in January 2013. Their twin boys are named George Samuel and Evertt Joseph and were born in May 2013. Wright carried the twins herself.
Ty Herndon is a country music singer who has had many successful singles, including seventeen that ended up on the Hot Country Songs chart on Billboard. Before he became famous, Herndon actually competed on Star Search and was also named the Texas Entertainer of the Year. He later signed with Epic Records and began releasing music through them. Herndon has been married to two different women, but both relationships ended in divorce, as he struggled to grapple with his sexual orientation throughout the years.
After an incident in which Herndon came on to an undercover police officer who was male and he was arrested for possession of hard substances, it was highly speculated within the country music world that he was not actually straight. After initially denying this, he eventually came out publicly in an interview with People magazine and he exposed his relationship with Matt Collum. He even shared that he believed that his two ex-wives “absolutely” knew that he was not straight while they were married.
Patricia Yurena Rodriguez
Patricia Yurena Rodriguez is a Spanish beauty queen who has taken part in both the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions, representing Spain after becoming Miss Spain in both 2008 and 2013. In 2008, Patricia placed in the top fifteen contestants in the Miss World contest. In 2013, she was the first runner up in the Miss Universe competition. She now works as both a model and actress, and is known for making headlines as the first openly gay Miss Spain representative.
Patricia Yurena Rodriguez became the first openly gay beauty contestant and also the first Miss Spain to come out publicly. She is also the only Miss Spain who has won the contest twice. She came out via an Instagram post which featured a post of Rodriguez with her girlfriend, Vanesa Klein, who is a DJ and musician, with the two in an embrace. She captioned the photo: “Romeo and Juliet,” and also included a message thanking her fans for showing support and sending positive messages.
Lauren is a writer who rose to prominence as the lead writer for the Netflix original show Orange Is The New Black. While she studied dance while in school, she could not pursue dance as a career once she sustained a back injury that effectively ruled her out of the world of professional dance. She took up writing in order to help get out of the depression of losing dance in her life. She has also written several short stories and plays, which have been in production in New York City.
Lauren Morelli was married to her husband Steve Basilone for two years before she filed for a divorce. This came as she discovered her preference for women and she later publicly came out. Morelli attributed her realizing the truth about her sexual prefeence to the open environment while working on Orange Is The New Black, as well as writing for a character that was engaging in a lesbian romance. She left her husband for Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey on the show. The two became engaged in 2016.
Cynthia Nixon is an actress who is best known for her work on the HBO original series Sex and the City, playing the role of Miranda Hobbes from 1998 until the show’s end in 2004. For her work on the show, Nixon won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004. She reprised the role for the two film adaptations of the show that were released in 2008 and then 2010. Nixon has also appeared in many films since then.
Nixon was in a relationship with Danny Mozes, who works as a teacher, from 1988 until 2003. The two have two children together, a daughter named Samantha and a son named Charles. After they separated, Nixon began dating Christine Marinoni, who is an education activist. The couple got married in May 2002 and have one son together, which Marinoni gave birth to in 2011. Nixon publicly came out as bisexual in 2012 and has said that falling in love with a woman did not feel strange at all.
Sir Elton John
Unless you haven’t listened to any music prior to the 2000s, you might not know who this legendary superstar is… which is truly a sad way to live. Sir Elton John is one of the most prominent singers of all time. Well, the musician turned knight has been openly gay for decades. In fact, he has been tied to David Furnish since 1993 and they were one of the first civil partnerships ever in the United Kingdom. That is truly an amazing feat.
These two have been officially in a civil union since 2005, but we were simply thrilled when they could actually wed. In 2014, they had the perfect wedding after same-sex marriage was deemed legal in England. Not only have they been devoted to each other for decades, but their love has made record breaking strides for the gay community. This gorgeous couple also has two sons together. That’s great; now let’s get back to singing these epic Elton John songs.
Michael Kors, born Karl Anderson, Jr., is a prominent American designer that mainly designs sportswear fashion. He also works as the chief creative officer for the company Michael Kors Holding Limited, which is a public company (NYSE: KORS). Kors designed the first ready-to-wear women’s watch for the French house Celine, a position that lasted from 1997 until 2003. His brand is best known for designing both men and women’s bags, watches, footwear, jewelry, and fragrances, all of which are ready-to-wear.
Michael Kors is openly gay and was in a longterm relationship with Lance LePere. The two became engaged when New York legalized same-sex marriage and were later married in a small ceremony located in Dune Beach in Southampton, New York in the year 2011. The ceremony was officiated by the Mayor of Southampton. In an interview with People magazine, Kors said about marrying LePere: “To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of.”
Entrepreneur Jillian Michaels has built her own empire. She is most known for being a famous personal trainer for reality TV hits like The Biggest Loser. Aside from that, she also is a successful businesswoman with a line of her own workout DVDs and equipment. She discussed her sexual orientation during an interview with Chris Azzopardo claiming, “I didn’t even know I was [gay] until later in life. I mean, I realized I was bisexual at about 18 but I didn’t even realize I was gay until into my 20s.”
After playing a sweet video of her and Heidi Rhoades, Jillian Michaels proposed to her girlfriend right there in the movie theater. They have been together for years and also have two children together. They definitely look happy together, and we have no doubt that they will grow old together. Not only will they grow old together, but they will look healthy and fit doing it! Yes, we are very jealous of this beautiful couple and their gorgeous family.
Another wildly famous fashion designer who is also openly gay is Michael Kors. Yes, the one and only Michael Kors! He is a high-profile designer who dresses the most rich and famous celebrities. Michael has his own clothing line featuring just about everything from watches, purses, and shoes to perfume, dresses and suits. You probably recognize him from popular reality show Project Runaway in which designer hopefuls make beautiful, well-fitted outfits. Whoever makes it to the end is handsomely rewarded.
Michael Kors met Lance LePere in 1990 in Paris. In fact, Michael Kors hired him as an intern at his fashion company. The two were not only co-workers, they became romantic partners. The two tied the knot as soon as they were legally able to do so in a private New York wedding. Michael Kors had this to say about his wedding day: “To marry someone as wonderful and special to me as Lance barefoot on a glorious beach is more than I could have dreamed of.”
Louis van Amstel
Dutch American dancer Louis van Amstel is a ballroom dance champion. He not only is a professional dancer and choreographer, but he is famous for his appearances on Dancing with the Stars. He has had star-studded performances with Lisa Rinna, Pricilla Presley, Kelly Osbourne, and more. If you want to keep up with this cute dancer’s personal life, you can follow him on Instagram. You will even be able to see him and his husband holding up their marriage license.
And there it is — the picture of the marriage certificate. Joshua Lancaster and Louis van Amsel dated for four years. The entire relationship was long distance until Joshua Lancaster finally moved from Texas to Utah. The finally together couple wed in January 2016. The famous Kelly Osbourne and former dance partner to Louis van Amsel was their flower girl! She seems a little old, but we bet she made a beautiful addition to their wedding party. It was a winter wonderland.
Ricky Martin found fame and fortune throughout the turn of the century thanks to his Latin sounds and equally brilliant dance moves. After being a famous singer for years, the motivated Ricky Martin transitioned into acting and even writing. He penned a letter on his personal website in 2010 and officially came out. He declared, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.” We encourage everyone to be true to themselves as Martin has been.
Despite “Living La Vida Loca” for the first half of his life, Ricky Martin started dating the love of his life in April 2016. The lucky man was Jwan Yosef. Just seven months later, the blissful couple announced their engagement on the famed Ellen DeGeneres Show. She was naturally thrilled for the couple. We are certainly hoping for a 2017 wedding. It will probably be a mix between a little sweet and tad bit spicy. We wish them many years of wedded happiness.
If you have ever watched The Practice then you recognize Holland Taylor as Judge Roberta Kittleson. She also famously played in hits like Legally Blonde and Two and a Half Men. Many fans probably did not know that Holland Taylor was homosexual. However, she was interviewed and asked about her views on relationships and marriage in 2015. Her answer explained that she was dating a younger woman. Not only is she openly gay, but she is a cougar, too.
And here is the younger woman who is none other than the famous actress Sarah Paulson. Never mind the fact that Holland Taylor could be her mother (or even grandmother depending on the circumstances); these two have been going strong since 2015. Although there is a 32-year age difference between the lovers, they seem to be doing just peachy together. We guess the saying is true about age being just a number. In the mean time, Sarah Paulson stays busy acting in hits like American Crime Story.
Cheyenne Jackson is not only a star on Broadway, but he has caught our attention in the mega-popular thriller American Horror Story. As an openly gay actor, he passionately supports LGBT rights. He acts as an international ambassador for The Foundation for AIDS Research. He is both the international ambassador and spokesperson for a separate not-for-profit organization helping LGBT youth known as the Hentrick-Martin Institute. Between work and hobbies, it is hard to believe he has anytime for a love life!
Actor Jason Landau is the man behind Cheyenne Jackson’s smile. The two announced their relationship in 2013 and were engaged not even six months later. In September 2014, they got married in Encino, California. Two years later, they had twins; a girl named Willow and a boy named Ethan. The extremely blessed family continues to make great TV series and films as well as assist those less fortunate than them get through difficult times. This is a family you can look up to!
Rosie O’Donnell was in her prime career wise throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. She was a comedian, actress, and had her own daytime talk show. In 2002, she publicly came out on her own show exclaiming, “I’m a dyke!” Two months later, her show was finished. Nevertheless, Rosie O’Donnell continues to be an LGBT rights activist and brings awareness to gay adoption issues. She is an adoptive foster mother. One of her daughters recently had some very public words about her mother in a negative light.
Rosie O’Donnell was married to Kelli Carpenter and adopted four children with her, but then she divorced her and wed Michelle Rounds in 2012. The following year, the newlyweds adopted a baby girl. Unfortunately, the union only lasted two years and Rosie O’Donnell filed for divorce and won custody of the toddler. On the rebound again, Rosie O’Donnell is now associated with Dana Schiff. The Broadway actress and former talk show host have been apparently friends for a long time.
Tom Ford has certainly made a name for himself in pop culture. He first gained fame as a creative director for renowned brands like Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. Then he did what every designer dreams of: made his own label! His name now can be heard from Jay-Z hits to Paris Fashion Week. Tom Ford is also a screenwriter, film director, and producer. He claims he first discovered his sexuality while studying in New York City and ever since then he has been in monogamous relationships.
These two might not look like a match made in heaven, but if love is blind, you could easily see these two are connected at the souls. For nearly three decades, Tom Ford and Richard Buckley have walked hand in hand. They officially became husband and husband in 2014. Richard Buckley is a famed journalist and magazine editor. After they tied the knot, Tom Ford announced his union stating, ‘We are married now, which is nice.’ It is simply beautiful, to say the least.
We are still choked up about this one. Beloved and super gorgeous ‘80s singer George Michael was homosexual. At first, we were all a little shocked (and some women were in complete denial), but nevertheless, the fans still adored him. It is so easy to jam out to his classics with the windows down in the car. His catchy hits are forever playing in our hearts since he tragically passed away on Christmas Day in 2016. The cause of death is still unknown.
George Michael and Kenny Goss met in 1996. He was smitten with the Texan art dealer and the two dated for 13 years. Despite being head over heels, the two sadly split in 2009. This directly affected George Michael and he literally spiraled out of control. Following struggles with substance abuse, George Michael finally checked himself into rehab. Prior to his untimely death, the longtime partners reconciled according to the The Sun. We are certainly grateful for that because we can only imagine the guilt one could feel.
The Biggest Loser fitness coach came out on an episode of the show, in order to help Bobby Salem, a contestant, deal with his sexuality and encourage him to break the news to his father. Harper, too struggled to come out, and decided to share his own story. Harper came out for the first time publicly on the show, he admits that he always knew he was gay and came out privately at the age of 17. Harper was flooded with support from fans after the show aired.
They haven’t revealed when they actually started dating, but Harper and Anton Gutierrez are obviously happy and in love. They enjoy joking and playing around, constantly adding spice to their relationship. Harper keeps his personal life very private, but the pair did appeared in an Oprah segment and recounted how their relationship has been so far. It is fair to assume that the couple work on their fitness together, as Bob Harper is one of the most prominent fitness trainers in the country.
Mama June has an interesting personal life – the two never formally married, but they did have a commitment ceremony in May 2013. The pair only share one child together, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. They split a year later but remained in each other’s lives. Mama June has just gone through a dramatic weight loss of over 200 lbs and says that her split from Sugar Bear encouraged her to shed the pounds. Mama June recently just came out as bisexual in an interview with her daughter, Pumpkin.
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Mama June and her daughter Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Thompson revealed their true sexualities in an interview with Inside Edition. Lauryn came out and blurted out “She is gay too! June is gay too!” Mama June clarified that she is in fact bisexual, and has had intimate relationships with women. After her split from Sugar Bear, Mama June is looking for a relationship with female or male that will be loving, care about her kids and put in 100% into the relationship.
He is most know for being Princess Diana’s butler up until her death in 1997. He was first a footman for Queen Elizabeth II and then later on to butler The Princess of Wales, Diana. He was in a 32 year marriage with his wife Maria Cosgrove and they have two sons. He and Cosgrove have divorced and Burrell has recently openly come out and revealed the truth about his orientation. He has also announced that he is set to marry his partner sometime in 2017.
Graham Cooper and Paul Burrell are set to marry in early 2017 , and less than a year after Burrell divorced his wife of 32 years. It is said that Princess Diana was the “only woman” who knew about Burrell’s sexuality, and she never shared his secret with anyone. Graham Cooper is a lawyer and the pair are pictured here from the year 2014, meaning the two have been in each other’s lives even while Burrell was stilled married to now ex-wife Maria Cosgrove.
British Olympic diver Tom Daley just married the love of his life and shared their special day on Instagram. The diver came out in a YouTube video in 2013, admitting that a “massive weight” had been lifted off his shoulders. The 22-year-old Olympian even baked their own wedding cake! Fellow diver Brooke Graddon said the wedding was “full of love and happiness”, continuing saying that “he’s been through so many hard times in his life it’s so nice that he’s had his happy ending.”
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Dustin Black, a 42 year old film director and producer, had a three year romance with Daley prior to their wedding. They announced their engagement in 2015 and got married at a beautiful venue in Daley’s home city of Plymouth. Black has his own achievements too, he won best original screenplay Oscar for Milk in 2008, a film based on the life of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist and politician.
Aaron Hernandez was a former NFL American football tight for the New England Patriots before getting into hot water with the law for several murder cases. He reportedly dated a 22 year old armed robber while in prison. He allegedly led a secret personal life while in prison before he took his life in his Massachusetts’ Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center prison cell, but not before gifting his alleged prison boyfriend with a $50,000 watch and other items. One of his three suicide letters was even addressed to him.
Although Hernandez had a longtime fiance, while in prison he met 22 year old Kyle Kennedy, his prison lover. The two became very close and had even asked the authorities if they could share a cell. Hernandez had been first to make the request, as stated by Kennedy’s attorney. It is reported that Kennedy, a convicted armed robber, was devastated when he heard about Hernandez’s passing. Hernandez left Kennedy gifts and a suicide note behind. Kennedy is highly distraught and was even placed on suicide watch.
Sue Bird, the Seattle Storm guard has the internet obsessed with the new power couple in sport. Bird hasn’t spoken about her sexuality before but recently came out publicly while beaming about her relationship with Megan Rapinoe. She went on to explain that they understand each other as athletes, and as individuals. Coming out was not a surprise to people who knew her, and as a recent Olympic Gold Medalist, she feels like she’s living her best life.
Not a stranger to sports, Rapinoe is a team member of the U.S. women’s soccer team and defending World Cup champions. She’s a huge name in her sport in America. Rapinoe was actually unaware that Bird had not already come out publicly but said that she is very proud of her taking this step and encouraging people to begin their journey of self-acceptance. Sometimes in life it is our loved one who pushes us to be brave and it seems it was that way with these two.
No matter what generation you were born into, you have probably at least heard the name Barry Manilow some point in your lifetime. The famous singer has never spoken about his sexuality, but he was married to Susan Deixler. She was just 19 years old when the couple wed. After the divorce, Barry Manilow has supposedly been linked to longtime lover Gary Kief. It is even rumored that the two tied the knot in 2015 at their 64-acre Palm Springs home.
Just like a tale as old as time, Gary Keif was Barry Manilow’s manager. The duo worked together for years and eventually became romantically involved. The couple does not have to speak publicly for fans and the rest of the world to read between the lines. Their beautiful wedding ceremony featured 50 of their closest friends, family, and loved ones. We wish the married couple happiness for years and years to come. Now go ahead on put those old Barry records on!
CNN news anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper is very brilliant. Not only is he educated, he has traveled around the world and reported the news. One of the most famous TV journalists of the 21st century, Anderson Cooper is also openly gay. Despite his orientation, he does an amazing job delivering the facts to his audience. But now that we think about it, he does dress impeccably well and is always so well-groomed. We are slightly jealous of this relationship.
Since 2009, Anderson Cooper has given his heart to Benjamin Maisani. A business owner and entrepreneur, Benjamin Maisani owns a gay bar. In our opinion, this couple looks really cute together. Although not officially married, it seems like Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani are in it for the long haul. They are obviously dedicated to one another. After all, being in love is not just a feeling; it takes commitment to love a person everyday even when you struggle to like them.
Queen Latifah has never really discussed her relationships publicly. However, she has been spotted out with rumored girlfriends. There was a time when Queen Latifah spoke about the topic after playing the role of Bessie Smith, who was bisexual. She stated, “People are so fascinated by it. There shouldn’t even be a discussion, but it is because people are still curious and people still wonder how they feel about things. At the end of the day, I don’t really care if someone feels uncomfortable about it.”
Eboni Nichols is a professional dancer. Not in the sense you are thinking, either. She used to perform with the Los Angeles Laker Girls dance team. Now, Eboni Nichols is known for her choreography. Not only does she have the moves, but she clearly knows the way to Queen Latifah’s heart because the two have been supposedly dating for over a year. It is a little hard to tell because they are so private, but this picture speaks volumes, right?