These celebrities met their best friends and partners, and their life has changed for the better! We decided to commemorate these relationships by compiling a list of some of the most well-known LGBT entertainers in Hollywood. Oh, and of course, their partners! Read on for the inside scoop.
Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd
It would be an understatement to call these two good dancers, they are amazing!!! Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd first met at the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. They officially married in 2013. Now, they dance and travel the world – now that’s really special!
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Our list would not be complete without Ellen, and Portia. As you probably know, Ellen is among the most popular talk show hosts on TV but on a personal level, she has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for the work she has done in regard to LGBT rights. In 2004, Ellen and actress, model, and philanthropist Portia De Rossi began dating. In 2008, they got married.
Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony
Can you believe Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony went viral on Instagram? Their joint account features their family life along with their love story. Acne Studios, a luxury fashion house based in Sweden, saw the couples account and got in touch. The brand’s campaign went down in history because they featured the first ever black gay family. Amazing.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The power couple made up by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are another who has made the list. They are definitely relationship goals with their successful careers and amazing love story. They didn’t tell anyone about their engagement for 5 years until it was official in 2014. They have twins, Harper and Gideon.
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
Jodie Foster is one of the greatest actresses of her generations. She married fellow actress, artist and director Alexandra Hedison. Don’t be surprised when you don’t find much on the Internet about them, they like to keep their lives private!
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Lauren Blitzer is the author of Same Sex in the City: So Your Prince Charming Is Really a Cinderella. Her wife is none other than country music superstar Chely Wright.
Raven-Symoné and AzMarie Livingston
Former child star and The View co-host Raven-Symoné was an item with fashion model, singer, and actress AzMarie Livingston. The two were together for 5 long years before calling it quits.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Despite their huge age gap, the super talented Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor began dating in 2015. Paulson is 42 years old and Taylor is 74, proving age doesn’t stop anyone!
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi currently live in Tribeca with Courtney’s son Beckett. The two women began dating in 2012, and we’re hoping marriage is soon to come!
Lee Daniels and Jahil Fisher
This couple recently celebrated six years of being together, and we’re sure these two will be celebrating many more. Empire producer Lee Daniels and freelance stylist Jahil Fisher have a relationship that is wonderful and everlasting.
Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark
Welp, ever since she emerged into the modeling scene back in 2009, Cara Delevingne’s career has skyrocketed from there, though she’s focusing more on acting these days. Then when it was reported that Delevingne was in a relationship with musician Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, social media went crazy. Unfortunately, it seems the two were not meant to be and they broke up in 2016.
Nick Denton and Derrence Washington
Derrence Washington and Nick Denton, founder and former proprietor of Gawker, tied the knot in May of 2014. Not only are they a power couple, but they’re also one couple who is crazy in love!
Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims
Octavius Marsion, the fashion designer, and Jamal Sims, director, celebrity choreographer and brand designer, created GROOM, which is a full-service lounge that offers tuxedos for groomsmen and grooms. Also, we mustn’t forget the amazing moment at the Grammy Awards in 2014, when Marsion and Sims tied the knot as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their hit “Same Love” together with Madonna.
Darren Young and Nick Villa
Darren Young, the WWE superstar, dropped a bomb when he said he was gay in an interview with TMZ in 2013. Young also added that he and Nick Villa had been in a committed relationship for two years. Young later told Ellen DeGeneres his reason for coming out: “I wanted to be able to bring my boyfriend to WWE events.”
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano
When Michael Sam got drafted to the St. Louis Rams of the NFL, he became really emotional (makes sense; it’s the NFL after all). The draft was actually broadcast live on TV and Sam gave his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, a kiss. Sam and Cammisano (both University of Missouri alums) had been dating for several months when they made the announcement in January 2015 that they were engaged. However, in June of that same year, the two ended their engagement as well as their relationship.
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Undoubtedly, news anchor Anderson Cooper is someone you’re familiar with, right? Welp, Cooper has been dating Benjamin Maisani, a gay bar owner, since 2009. The two own a house in Connecticut.
Kendrell Bowman And Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne debuted on Broadway in Anything Goes in 2011 while Kendrell Bowman works as an image consultant and a celebrity stylist. Together, however, they’re one power couple. They are co-creators of the Off-Broadway musical You Make Me Feel Mighty Real: A Sylvester Concert which became a massive success. Wayne also directed and starred in the musical while Bowman was the creative director/costume designer.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Many people would agree that Jesse Ferguson is synonymous with the hit TV show Modern Family. Ferguson and Justin Mikita tied the knot in 2013, but they opted not to get traditional wedding presents. Instead, the couple asked the guests at their wedding to donate any amount they would like to the couple’s marriage equality charity called ‘Tie the Knot’. Isn’t that impressive?
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
The Internet went crazy when English singer, songwriter Sam Smith announced he and Brandon Flynn of 13 Reasons Why were together. For two huge icons, we’re surprised how quiet they’re keeping their relationship. But hey, good for them…privacy is key!
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
When Ricky Martin went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he admitted that he and Syrian-Swedish painter Jwan Yosef are actually engaged. We don’t know about you, but we think this couple is just gorgeous!
Luke Evans and Jon Kortajarena
First off, on-again-off-again relationships are not really a surprise to anyone, so we definitely love Luke Evans and Jon Kortajarena’s relationship. And one more thing, if only we were privy to Evans’ beauty regimen, we bet we wouldn’t need any dental implants ever.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
This is one Orange is the New Black match that is made in heaven. Samira Wiley plays the character Poussey Washington, while Lauren Morelli is one of the show’s writers. They got engaged in October 2016 and they got hitched in March 2017.
George Takei and Brad Altman
80-year-old George Takei is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the Star Trek franchise, and apart from that, he has more than 10 million followers on his social media but you will have to follow the star to find out the reason. We suggest you prep your abs, though, because you will be hysterically laughing for some time. In case you didn’t know, Takei is a big LGBT advocate but he only announced in 2005 that he and writer Brad Altman had been in a committed relationship for 18 years. These two tied the knot in 2008.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Just so we’re N’SYNC (yup, that joke was totally necessary), Lance Bass and painter Michael Turchin started dating in 2011. The two exchanged vows in 2014 and they were the first ever same-sex couple whose nuptials were seen on cable TV. It was titled Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
51-year-old Cynthia Nixon, also known as Miranda from Sex and the City, started dating Christine Marinon, an education activist, in 2004. In 2009, they got engaged and by 2012, the two exchanged vows. In addition, the couple welcomed a son, Max, in 2011.
Elton John and David Furnish
Next up on the list are the amazingly talented Elton John and dazzling filmmaker David Furnish. This couple met in the year 1993 and they entered a civil partnership in 2005. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Wales and England in 2014, so John and Furnish made it official by tying the knot on the 21st of December in 2014.
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
Twilight star Kristen Stewart and Irish Victoria’s Secret Angel and model Stella Maxwell reportedly started dating in 2016. You may think of this pair if you try to think of a couple who is young, beautiful and successful.
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
Whoa, this relationship has to be applauded even if it is only for the fact that Tom Ford has been together with Richard Buckley since 1986. Yes, you read that right. That’s more than 30 years of being an item! They officially tied the knot in 2014.
Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes
Well, Wanda Sykes does not really need any introduction, so we will go directly to the love story. In November 2008, Wanda made the announcement that she was gay and only one month later, she got married to Alex, whom she met two years before. One year after their wedding, the couple became parents to twins, Lucas and Olivia.
Michael Kors and Lance Lepere
It is quite an understatement calling these two the most fashionable couple, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less true. In the year 2011, Michael Kors and Lance Lepere had two milestones in their relationship – they got engaged and tied the knot. Now that’s awesome!
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
If you have watched The Biggest Loser, then you are probably familiar with Jillian Michaels. You can also watch the reality show Just Jillian on E! which focuses on Michaels’ personal life. It was on this show where we saw Michaels propose to talent manager Heidi Rhoades. The couple has two children together.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Come on, we all know Jim Parsons as The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper. In 2011, Parsons debuted on Broadway. The actor got married to Todd Spiewak in May 2017. We are definitely happy for these two.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Even though Lily Tomlin’s greatness was first introduced in the ‘60s, her legacy will forever live on. Tomlin and her wife didn’t meet through online dating, which makes sense because the two met in 1971. After being together for 42 years, Tomlin and Wagner said “I do!” on December 31, 2013.
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem
The 56-year-old activist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge tied the knot with producer and actress Linda Wallem back in 2014 – only two days after both Etheridge and Wallem turned 53!
Ellen Page and Samantha Thomas
Perhaps Canadian actress Ellen Page will always be known for playing the titular character in Juno, and with good reason! In September 2015, the actress confirmed that she had been dating artist and surfer Samantha Thomas. However, they are no longer together now.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
Owing to the show RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s life is pretty high profile but he still manages to keep his love life private. This is remarkable since RuPaul has been together with Georges LeBar for more than 23 years now, seeing as how they met in 1994. In January 2017, this couple finally tied the knot!
Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau
In 2013, Cheyenne Jackson went on Instagram to announce that he was, in fact, dating actor Jason Landau. Only one year later, the couple walked down the aisle! What’s more, they welcomed their twins, Willow and Ethan in October 2016.
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
Yup, Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America, makes the list. She has been dating massage therapist Amber Laign since 2005, but Roberts did not acknowledge their relationship publicly until 2013.
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
You may know Sara Gilbert either from The Knot or Roseanne, but we bet you know that she got hitched to Laura Perry in 2014. A year later, the couple welcomed their son whom they named Rhodes.
Barry Manilow and Garry Kief
The world has been a witness to Barry Manilow’s greatness for 50 years. And we’re sure the world will continue to celebrate his greatness for many more years to come. Anyway, in 1978, the superstar started dating Garry Kief, a TV executive who quickly became Manilow’s manager. In 2014, when same-sex marriage became legal in California, Manilow and Kief got hitched.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Now here’s another pair that is perfect for each other since both Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are designers! After dating for a year, in 2013, the couple got engaged. The next year, they tied the knot and welcomed their daughter, Poppy.
David Hyde Pierce and Brian Hargrove
We’re sure you know David Hyde Pierce from Frasier, but did you know that Brian Hargrove, his husband, is a producer and writer? Well, now you do! They said “I Do!” in the year 2008.
Ryan Murphy and David Miller
If you didn’t watch Glee from 2009 until 2015, then what did you do? Kidding! Anyway, Ryan Murphy created Glee, among others such as Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story. In 2011, he got hitched to David Miller after they had been together for 15 years.
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne
Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro has been married to actress and writer Stephanie Allynne since 2015. One year after they walked down the aisle, they welcomed their twin boys, Finn and Max.
Alan Cummings and Grant Shaffer
Did you know that Alan Cummings is regarded as a great character actor? Well, now you do! Cummings dated Grant Shaffer for two years prior to the couple entering a civil partnership back in 2007. The pair officially got married only in January 2012.
Matt Dallas & Blue Hamilton
Singer and songwriter Blue Hamilton and actor Matt Dallas dated for 6 years before making it official. Matt is best known for starring in Kyle XY. We have to admit, these two are the cutest couple we’ve ever seen! They adopted a baby boy who is now 5 years old!
Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson
Brittney and Glory are both professional WNBA stars. They met on the courts, later announcing their engagement in 2014. They officially tied the knot a year after, but not before Glory appeared on TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress. Unfortunately, the two separated a year later. They have twin girls together.
Orlando Cruz & Jose Manuel Colon
Can you believe Orlando Cruz is the first openly LGBT professional boxer in the sport’s history? In 2013, he became one of the first athletes in the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Orlando is married to Jose Manuel Colon. The two made it official back in 2013.
Daniel Franzese & Joseph Bradley Phillips
You may recognize Damien from the film Mean Girls…his name is Daniel Franzese in real life! When he’s not making people laugh with his jokes, you can find him with his husband Joseph Bradley Phillips. Can you believe that Daniel proposed to his then-boyfriend at a North Hollywood Starbucks! We wonder if they’re both big coffee fanatics.
Jonathan Knight & Harley Rodriguez
Jonathan Knight is a former member of the boy band ‘New Kids On The Block’. He and Harley Rodriguez had been dating since 2008…they even competed on the show The Amazing Race together. When they were vacationing in Africa with both parents, Jonathan popped the question! We bet Harley was really surprised.
Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black
Tom Daley is an Olympic diver and Dustin Lance Black is an Academy Award winning screenwriter. Although they come from different areas of work, they both dominate in their fields. They got engaged in 2015 and later married in May of 2017.
Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle Melton
Abby Wambach is a retired Women’s soccer champion. She is an Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup champion and is currently a coach. She is married to Glennon Doyle Melton, a bestselling author. The lovebirds made their relationship official in May 2017.
Johnny Weir & Victor Voronov
34 year old Johnny Weir is a two-time American Olympic ice skater. He found love with Victor Voronov, the two later married and were together for 2 years. Things didn’t quite go as planned and they later separated in 2014.
Colton Haynes & Jeff Leatham
Colton Haynes is an American actor best known for his roles in Teen Wolf and Arrow. Colton is married to celebrity florist Jeff Leatham. Believe it or not, iconic singer Cher helped Jeff propose to Colton. It worked, and they later married in 2017.
Gary Janetti & Brad Goreski
Family Guy writer and Will and Grace executive producer Gary Janetti is married to celebrity stylist and Fashion Police co-host Brad Goreski. These two were dating for 14 years before finally getting engaged back in 2014.
Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan
Jonathan Adler is an American designer, potter and author. He is married to the creative ambassador of Barneys department stores, Simon Doonan. This is another couple who were together for 14 years before finally tying the knot. Their California wedding must have been exquisite given their design talents.
Alec Mapa & Jamison Hebert
Alec Mapa is an American actor known for his roles on Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty. He found love with Jamison Herbert, and the two later married in 2008. They adopted a child and are now the parents of a wonderful son!
Zachary Quinto & Miles McMillan
Zachary Quinto is an American actor known for his roles in Star Trek and Heroes. When the successful actor met Miles McMillan, he knew he had found the one. Miles is just as impressive as his partner, a successful model and painter in his own right. In 2016, Miles was awarded Daily Front Row’s “Model of the Year” award. Vogue dubbed these two “a power couple whose domain extends across the film, fashion, and art scene.”
Rufus Wainwright & Jorn Weisbrodt
Imagine being serenaded daily by Rufus Wainwright? Lucky for Jorn Weisbrodt, it’s a reality. Rufus married German art administrator Jorn back in 2012. They are the proud parents of daughter Lorca Cohen. We can’t get over how multi-cultural these two are.
Jane Lynch & Lara Embry
Famous American actress Jane Lynch married clinical psychologist Lara Embry in 2010. They first laid eyes on each other in California at a fundraising event. Just 4 years after being official, they sadly ended their marriage.
Cat Cora & Jennifer Cora
Celebrity chef Cat Cora found love with Jennifer Cora. After 17 years together and 4 kids later, the two have unfortunately decided to go separate ways. They now have joint custody of the kids and are trying to keep their lives as “normal” as possible.
Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon
You probably recognize Mario Cantone from Sex and the City and Chappelle’s Show. His partner Jerry Dixon is also an actor, but on Broadway as opposed to the big screen. They first met in 1991 and only got married quite a number of years later. They officially tied the knot back in 2011.
Kristen Stewart & Stella Maxwell
Famous actress Kristen Stewart and Victoria Secret model Stella Maxwell have been a pair since 2016. With Kristen’s amazing acting skills and Stella’s inferior talent on the runway, these two are quite the celebrity power couple!
Lee Daniels & Jahil Fisher
Empire producer and Precious director, Lee Daniels is quite the talented fella. He and stylist Jahil Fisher have been dating for over 6 years now. We can’t wait to see what’s in the cards for these two in the future!
Don Roos & Dan Bucatinsky
Don Roos is a famous director and screen-writer, and his husband Dan Bucatinsky is a famous actor. You may recognize Dan from his role on Scandal. They tied the knot in California in 2008 and they currently have two children, Eliza and Jonah.
Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge
Chris Hughes is the co-founder of Facebook, and Sean Eldridge is the president and founder of the political organization called Stand Up America. Sean’s non-profit is an advocacy community. These two lads tied the knot in 2012, and we have to say, they sure look great in their matching suits.
Michael Arden & Andy Mientus
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus are both Broadway and TV actors…we guess similarities do attract! They began dating in 2010 and have been going strong ever since. Can you believe they actually proposed to each other on the exact same day?! Now that is fate. They officially became man and man in 2016.
T. R. Knight & Patrick Leahy
George from Grey’s Anatomy is none other than actor Patrick Leahy. The incredible actor met and found love with writer and ballet dancer Patrick Leahy. The two met in 2010 and later made it official in 2013 with a beautiful ceremony.
Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen
During American Idol‘s 8th season, Adam Lambert placed 2nd in the competition. Although he didn’t win, he did when it comes to his love life and Sauli Koskinen. Adam and the Finnish entertainment reporter and reality TV personality became a “thing” in 2010, but later broke up in 2013.
Ben Whishaw and Mark Bradshaw
Do you see a similarity in their last names? Yes, we also see the similar “shaw”! This must be why they’re together, right?? Ben Whishaw is an English actor and Mark Bradshaw is an Australian composer. The pair kept their civil partnership under wraps until coming out to the public as a couple in 2012.
Heather Matarazzo and Heather Turman
Heather Matarazzo is an American actress best known for her performance in Princess Diaries. Her girlfriend is American film producer Heather Turman, but the two seem to prefer keeping their relationship quite personal. It’ll be hard for you to get any juicy details on these two lovebirds!
Elton John & David Furnish
Iconic singer/songwriter Elton John and former advertising executive and now filmmaker, David Furnish have been together since 2005. They finally tied the knot in 2014 when marriage became legalized. Boy, do these two have incredible talent between them!
Jonathan Bennett and James Vaughan
Jonathan Bennett was Aaron Samuels in the cult-movie Mean Girls. He and TV host James Vaughan have been inseparable ever since first laying eyes on each other. They are super active on social media and aren’t afraid to upload pictures of themselves together as a couple.
Terry Sweeney and Lanier Laney
Terry Sweeney and Lanier Laney met on none other than the set of Saturday Night Live. Who knew a show could serve as a matchmaker?? These two are proof. Actor, Terry met writer, Lanier during the show’s 1985-86 season…and they’ve been together ever since!
Kate McKinnon and Jackie Abbott
SNL is also the reason another couple on our list are a thing. Kate McKinnon of Saturday Night Live is the 3rd out LGBT actor on the hit-show. She and girlfriend Jackie Abbott met in 2017 and are happily in love to this day. Jackie is also an actress, meaning they can practice lines together!
Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Sex and the City‘s Cynthia Nixon began dating Christine Marinoni in 2004. Did you know Cynthia is a proud activist for LGBT rights? She, Christine and their 8 year old son Max are often at events on the weekends. They made their relationship official in the year 2012.
B.D. Wong and Richie Jackson
B.D. Wong became famous for his role on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Fans would agree that the show would not be the same without B.D. Talent agent Richie Jackson and B.D. got together in 1988, and even have twin boys together! We are sad to say though, they split in 2004.
Cherry Jones and Sophie Huber
Cherry Jones is a famous actress known for her roles in 24, and now in Transparent on Amazon Prime. Although it’s sad the Tony award-winner and actress Sarah Paulson broke up, we are happy to see Cherry happy with her new wife, filmmaker Sophie Huber.
Dot Marie Jones And Bridgett Casteen
Dot Marie Jones is an American actress most notably recognized for her performance on hit TV show Glee. We are happy to say that she found love with Bridgett Casteen. They were first introduced in 2010 and later got engaged 3 years after. Curious as to the location? At the historic Anaheim Gay Day…perfect!
Jessica Clark And Lacey Stone
British model and host of afterellen.com for the Vlog Lesbian love, Jessica Clark and fitness professional, Lacey Stone are a thing. The two officially tied the knot in 2010, but unfortunately just two years later, they went their separate ways.
John Barrowman And Scott Gill
John Barrowman was performing in 1993 when Scott Gill came to the said performance. John, Scottish-American actor/singer/writer met the love of his life, Scott, that very night! After being an item for many years, they finally entered a civil partnership in 2006. When gay marriage was legalized, they went for the plunge in the year 2013.
John Benjamin Hickey And Jeffrey Richman
Jeffrey Richman is a writer and producer for the TV show Modern Family, and John Benjamin Hickey is an actor. The two fellas met in 2003, and they are still together 16 years later! We just absolutely love these two together!
Thomas Roberts and Patrick D. Abner
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts dated the love of his love, Patrick D. Abner, 12 whole years before they became man and man. At least they did it in style on the rooftop of the Gansevoort on Park Ave in NYC. Just look at those two happy smiles!
Elizabeth Gilbert & Rayya Elias
Eat, Pray, Love’s Elizabeth Gilbert broke up with her husband Jose Nunes in July 2016. That same year in September, she and longtime friend and writer, Rayya Elias, began dating. In June of 2017 they had a commitment ceremony, but unfortunately in January of 2018, she passed away from cancer.