Being in a relationship, whether that is marriage or just a love relationship takes a lot of work and commitment from both the sides. However, for the celebrity people that is much harder than to the rest of us. Although there are those who cannot handle the pressure of the fame, paparazzi and being followed everywhere, there are those who deal with that quite well. They have healthy and strong relationships and don’t let the influence of being famous affect their unity.
Here is a list of LGBT couples who are doing just fine despite the attention they get on daily basis.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres was among the first celebrity faces that decided to take the step of coming out and declared herself as gay. When that happened back in 1997, the world was not prepared to hear her and as a result of that she lost her talk show. Few years later she met her current partner Portia De Rossi and they two got married in 2008. Now, Ellen has her own talk show that is one of the most viewed and successful ones. Her guests have been very famous and successful people, among which presidents too.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
If you are familiar with the ultra-popular TV series How I met your mother, then you must know that one of its leading roles is Neil Patrick Harris. Being secretly engaged for whole 5 years with David Burtka was no obstacle for this relationship to succeed. After those 5 years, they both came out and publicly announced that they were a couple. The wedding took place back in 2014 and since then, their family has grown to number 4 people. They are parents to 3
children and everything is working just fine for them.
Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison
One of the most popular TV actresses in the movie industry, Jodie Foster, has keep her live private. During her entire career, she has never given a statement of any kind that was connected to her personal life. However, when it was the time for coming out and declaring her as a gay, she did that as publicly as possible – during a speech when she was accepting an award. This announcement came two months after she has already been dating Alexandra Hedison. Up to then, their relationship has been a secret and in 2014, they got married.
Elton John & David Furnish
Elton John met his current partner back in 1993 when they were guests at a same dinner party. Since that moment, they became a couple that was 12 years in a relationship that finally ended up in a marriage. In 2005, this couple became one of the first ever couples in the UK to form a civil partnership that later in 2014 was sealed with the same-sex marriage when it was officially legalized in UK. They are still in marriage and considered to be the couple with the strongest
bond among the celebrities.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
When the news broke out that Ricky Martin is gay, lots of women’ hearts were broken. This announcement was maybe the most unexpected because this is the singer who had all the lot girls in his music videos and was always accompanied by them. However, he met the artist Jwan Yosef in April 2016. Shortly after that they became engaged and while being a guest at Ellen’s in January 2018 he announced that they have gotten married. Their dedication is strong so this marriage is about to last.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
NSYNC were one of the famous 90s boy band groups with world popularity. One of the members of that band Lance Bass, started dating his current partner back in 2011. Michael Turchin is a painter and they love and affection towards each other grew so strong that in 2014 they decided to get married. The whole act of marriage was done on live cable TV and was a first of the same-sex kind ever done.
The wedding has also a title and was promoted under the name Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.
Kendrell Bowman & Anthony Wayne
This is one very power couple in the theater business and you might have not heard about them but they are the real deal. Kendrell Bowman is a theater director who began the relationship with Anthony Wayne in 2014 who is a Broadway actor. Their love and work ethic has brought them together on many working ventures and collaborations. Those who know them say that they are so incredible and they complement each other in an inexplicable way. They are keeping their
relationship pure and incorporate the work for even better results.
Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Miranda from Sex and the city was quite successful lawyer and that character’s behavior was something that was also a personal mark for Cynthia. Strong and determined, Cynthia found something to fight for. Namely, she has been a loud advocate for marriage equality for a long time. That desire and dedication led her to meet Christine Marinoni. Christine was an education activist and they found common language instantly back in 2004. Their relationship became romantic and
in 2011, Marinoni gave birth to their son and the couple got officially married in 2012.
Tom Ford & Richard Buckley
Talking about some long-term famous relationships, here is one. Tom Ford, the famous designer in the haute couture fashion business who has built quite a name for himself and founded the luxurious brand, has been in a relationship since 1986. Almost 33 years ago, Ford met his current partner Richard Buckley. The love grew strong and in 2012, they welcomed their son Alexander John “Jack” Buckley Ford via surrogate. Since the nature of Ford’s job is designing and traveling, this couple is currently living on many different locations like London, New York, Italy, LA and Santa Fe.
Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades
Here is one relationship that has not survived the test of time. Jillian Michaels is a famous fitness trainer. And as expected, she found her partner just like that – in the fitness gym. The woman that stole her heart was the well-known yoga instructor Heidi Rhoades. They met back in 2009 and everything was going fine so some time. After almost 9 years together, the couple announced that they are separating and each going her own way. This happened in 2018. The separation was officially announced. They have two children together.
RuPaul & Georges LeBar
Those of you who are following the TV industries and the numerous TV shows have certainly heard about RuPaul. This so call drag queen is a famous TV personality that is also gay. He met his partner back in 1994. The relationship with the Australian painter Georges LeBar began in a night club in NY and the deal was sealed with a marriage. The happy and loving couple tied the knot in January 2017 and now that are living theirs happily ever after. They are a proof that relationships started in nightclubs do not have expiry date.
Cheyenne Jackson & Jason Landau
Cheyenne Jackson is a well-known actor and theater player who became popular and recognized both on Broadway and on films. In 2013, he met his partner Jason Landau. Everything was going fast for this couple. After meeting in 2013, they got engaged in February 2014. This was not enough for them so they decided to get married in the same year later in September. Two years later, in October 2016, they became happy parent to a set of twins. For now, the couple is still living together and enjoying the family life.
Ryan Murphy & David Miller
Another happy love story comes from the partnership between Ryan Murphy and David Miller. Ryan Murphy is a well-know and famous personality because of his incredible and successful work on TV shows like American Horror story and Nip/Tuck, Glee. His partner is a photographer David Miller, who he married in 2012. They are quite a private couple, and do not reveal too much to the public. As for the children, this couple has two sons. They are still together and working successfully in their career areas.
Luke Evans & Jon Kortajarena
Another actor that is gay and may come up as a surprise to many is the welsh actor Luke Evans. With is successful career and numerous roles in his portfolio, Luke Evans has always been silent about his personal life. However, when the time came to make some statement, he opened up about gay. This was done in an interview for the Gay Times magazine. His partner is the Spanish model Jon Kortajarena. Like many couples, they are having on and off relationship for years, and until today, nothing has changed.
Raven Symoné & AzMarie Livingston
There are some relationships that are bound to succeed and some there aren’t. This is a one that was not so fortunate to succeed. Raven Symone is a child actress who decided to change her career path by taking a role as the host of the show The View. This came along with her announcement that she I s gay and soon after that she for her partner. It was the model, actress, DJ and singer AzMarie Livingston. They have been in a relationship together for many years but eventually they broke up and split.
Johnny Weir & Victor Voronov
Johnny Weir is a popular and famous ice skater who made the fabulous stint in the Olympics. After that he became a TV personality too. With the fame he got, he met the Georgetown alum Victor Voronov who later became his married significant other. Their marriage was made official by a civil ceremony that was held and perfectly planned on New Years even in New York City. Although everything looked like a fairytale, the prosperity of the marriage was not so shiny. The marriage ended after 4 years and they were stuck in a public divorce.
Rufus Wainwright & Jorn Weisbrodt
Here is an interesting couple who have made certain arrangements to better live their family life. Rufus Wainwright is a composer and singer-songwriter. He met his partner, Jorn Weisbrodt and they were in a relationship for 5 years. After that, they decided it was time to take it to the next level and got married. However, there is a third person in this marriage. Leonard Cohen’s daughter Lorca Cohen is the third partner with whom they have special parenting partnership. The three of them together are parent to Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen.
Jane Lynch & Lara Embry
Jane Lynch is a popular and famous actress that many of you will recognize her from the roles on Glee and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is another name in Hollywood that has declared herself as gay. She met her partner, the clinical psychologist Lara Embry, in 2009 at a fundraiser and later in 2010 married her at a ceremony in Massachusetts. After being in a marriage for three years, they have announced that they are splitting up and each going their separate ways.
Cat Cora & Nicole Erhlich
Cat Cora is one of the persons that have been dedicated to the gay life since she came out. Despite the entire world’s fuss about being a gay and coming out, she has been in one marriage that lasted for 19 years. It may not be a lifetime relationship, but two years after separating she met and starting dating the director and producer Nicole Ehrlich. Cat and Nicole took their relationship on the next level and got married in 2018 with a wonderful ceremony in Santa Barbara.
Right now, they are on the right path.
Kristen Stewart & Dylan Meyer
Kristen Steward, the actress from the ultra popular love saga Twilight, was in a long relationship with Stella Maxwell. After that, she did not lose much time dating, and met the Screenwriter Dylan Meyer. Kristen Steward is well-known in the showbiz and there is no need to state her roles and appearances in different movie. Meyer, on the other hand, is best known for her writing in the movie XOXO and Loose end. The relationship is currently going strong and we are expecting some wedding bells in near future.
Sam Smith & Brandon Flynn
This is one famous and popular relationship because both the partners in it a well-known and world famous faces. The pop singer Sam Smith has never hidden his gay orientation and he found his soul mate from the movie industry. His chosen one is Brandon Flynn, the actor best known for his role in the mega popular TV show 11 reasons why. They came out publicly back in September 2017. Sadly, the relationship lasted only 9 months. After that, they separated and went their own ways.
Queen Latifah & Jeanette Jenkins
Queen Latifah is known in Hollywood as one of the most talented black actresses with great acting skills. He has been present on the TV screens for quite some time and has landed both smaller and bigger roles. One of the personal love roles was coming out as a gay. She found her partner back in 2002. The woman that stole her heart was her personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins. They were in a relationship for 6 years and got engaged. That situation lasted until 2014 when they split up.
Anderson Cooper & Victor Lopez
Anderson cooper is one of the CNN’s most famous faces. Somehow, the TV station got more recognized with his face alongside the logo. The CNN’s news anchor did not lose from his popularity by announcing that he was gay. He was in happy 9 year relationship with Benjamin Maisani that ended. After such long time being committed to that person, cooper happily moved on. For now, he is in a new relationship with the doctor victor Lopez who lives in Texas. They both commute and make their relationship work.
Robin Roberts & Amber Laign
You all know Robin Roberts too well. She is the host of the popular Good Morning America. There was a big fuss and she made headlines when she came out as a gay. Her coming out was revealed by announcing her partner Amber Laign. She is a massage therapist and she and the TV host have been dating since 2005. This strong relationship has lasted the pressure of time and looks like that they are on right path into growing in something bigger. As for robin, she is dealing well and this did not influence her career.
Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
That love can happen everywhere is a well-known fact. Especially among those who are working together in the same area.
This is the case between Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli. As a writer, Morelli met the actress Wiley on the set of Orange is the new black. What is interesting is that Morelli came out to the public just after divorcing her husband to whom she has been married for 2 years. Not long after that, she announced her relationship with Wiley and in March 2017, in Palm Spring, they officially got married.
Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer
Keeping your sexuality a secret can be a heavy burden, especially if you are in your 20s when you are not certain what do you want and generally do not how you feel. Chely Wright went to all that trouble and even more. In that period of finding herself, she was in a relationship with the country singer Brad Paisley and it was then when she discovered that her interest is for women. That was final for her. She found her match, the LGBT activist Lauren Blitzer and they got engaged in 2011. Marriage came soon after that in 2013 and the two sons.
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry
Another woman who was in a relationship with a man led her to finding herself and seeing her future with woman. Sara Gilbert was dating John Galecki who was her co-star in Roseanne and Big Bang Theory. She started dating the TV producer Ali Adler, that lasted for 10 years. However, she did not end up with her. In 2014, she marries Linda Perry. Linda is the front woman of a band called 4 Non Blondes. They are still together, enjoying the married life.
Barry Manilow & Garry Kief
Taking a chance and dating your manager can have both good and bad sides. Many have found out that the bad prevails the good and that it almost always affects their career. However, Barry Manilow took that chance and he decided that he was going to date his manager and commit to it. As they started dating, their relationship went to the level of secret marriage. That happened in 2014 and they managed to keep their personal life private as much as possible. Nothing more is known so far.
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent
Another love that happened in the same area of business proves that people who work together become close and tend to develop a love relationship. Nate Berkus is an interior designer who is also a popular TV personality. He met his partner Jeremiah Brent who is also an interior designer and they started dating in 2012. The love between these creative minds was made official with an engagement in 2013. By May 2014 they were a married couple that today are parents of two children – a boy and a girl.
Brian Hargrove & David Hyde Pierce
That love does not know age is a proof for this couple. You might know him as Dr.Niles Crane from Fraiser because that is the role that made David Hyde Pierce most known for. As being private as he was through his entire life and career, Pierce had struggled a lot with his sexuality and kept it a secret. However, after many years living like that, he finally came out and publicly announced his relationship with writer and producer Brian Hargrove. After that, everything as easier. They got married in October 2008 and are enjoying their life together.
Ellen Page & Emma Portner
Instagram has risen into a social media platform that also connects people. Ellen Page used it to meet her current partner. The dance Emma Portner caught her eye and they got in touch and started dating soon after that. The dating became a love relationship that was sealed with a marriage in January 2018. Portner has made quite a name of herself because she is so good dancer that appears in many music videos and on stage. She has worked with Justin Bieber and that is quite a marketing. The couple today lives together in New York city.
Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer
The Broadway legend Alan Cumming is known for his extraordinary acting skills. He has been present in the movie industry for a long time and his acting is just marvelous. From movies to TV shows, he has been recognized as an actor who can adapt to the role he plays. He is also known as a fruitful illustrator and contributor to the The New York Times and The New Yorker. Being gay did not stop him in his career. He married his partner Grant Shaffer in 2012 and this marriage is still ongoing.
John Benjamin Hickey & Jeffrey Richman
Another celebrity actor that did not hide his sexuality from the world is the actor john Benjamin Hickey. His career is quite various and he has made numerous appearances and landed roles in different movies, on television and also on stage. He found his partner and soul mate in Jeffery Richman. Jeffrey is a TV writer who is best known for the work on Modern family. The couple is still together and there is not much known about them since that they are private couple.
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
Matt Bomer is an actor best known of his role in the TV series The white collar. While there he plays an arts thief who seduces women on first glance and is very charming, his orientation is in fact towards men. In 2011, he married his partner Simon Halls who is a publicist and they have keep their marriage a secret until 2014. As he later explained, their wedding ceremony was small and private, just with friends and family who were closest to them. The support has been overwhelming and they are proud to have done that.
Gary Janetti & Brad Goreski
Brad Goreski is a popular TV personality and a fashion stylist. He is a very funny and interesting person and has incredible energy. His fashion views are dosed and sincere and he always states his mind. His partner is Gary Janetti who is best known for his work as a writer on Will and Grace and Family guy. The combination between the two of them grew into an extraordinary couple that got married in 2017. Their marriage and relationship is working by commuting and living between New York and Los Angeles.
Cara Delevingne & Ashley Benson
Cara Delevingne has never hidden her sexuality. The actress and model has been dating a lot of girls in her so far career, but lately she is stuck with only one. Ashley Benson, best known for her role in the TV show Pretty little Liars is her current romantic partner. They were seen many times out together and not hiding their relationship. Looks like that Benson might be the one for Delevingne because in one interview she said that she has never let anybody in and opened up to them as she did to her.
Kate McKinnon & Jackie Abbott
Kate McKinnon has many talents. She is a comedian, an actress and improviser. Although she was not very popular in the show bizz, her recognition came a bit later when she joined the team of Saturday Night Live. That was her stepping stone that has currently brought her a bit of fame. She did not hide her preference towards women and she started dating her current partner Jackie Abbott in 2017. Both of them are not present on the social media and intent to keep it that way. The private life is kept private and that is where they draw the line.
Heather Matarazzo & Heather Turman
Heather Matarazzo is best known for her one significant role – being the best friend of Princess Mia in Princess Diaries. Her character Lily was one goofy teenager and was quite remarkable there. While watching that teenager actress then, no one would have believed that she would look for a love in the same sex gender. She found her partner, the comedian and writer Heather Turman and proposed to her in January 2018. They became officially married in November 2018 and the situation is unchanged.
Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge
Chris Hughes is one of the partners and founders of the unique Facebook social media platform. He, alongside Mark Zuckerberg, who was his college roommate, created something that was innovation and never seen before. He is proudly stating that he is gay and was first spotted with the political activist Sean Eldrige. That was back in 2009 on the first state dinner hosted by the president Barack Obama. After that, the couple got to dating and in June 2012, they got married. The ceremony was held in Shokan, New York. They are still married and live together.