What makes the world go round? Money? Chocolate? No, LOVE does! Love knows no borders and these Hollywood celebrities are living proof that it does. Take a look at some of the most influential LGBT figures in Hollywood and their partners.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
Have you watched the Ellen Show? Who hasn’t, right? She is one of the most successful LGBT rights advocates out there, she has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work. Her wife, Portia de Rossi, a philanthropist, actress and model has been her support and her partner since 2004.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris fooled everyone when he played a womanizer in How I Met Your Mother. But after his secret engagement to his now husband, David Burtka, came to light there was no doubt that he was anything but a womanizer. The talented couple became dads to twins in 2010.
Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison
Both Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison are filmmakers and actresses. Even though their marriage was kept quiet for a while, their love is in the open now, and what a love it is!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita
When you think of Modern Family, you think of Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Now he didn’t end up marrying Eric Stonestreet from the show, but he did find his true love. In 2013 he married Justin Mikita and asked his wedding guests to donate to a charity called “Tie The Knot” which is dedicated to LGBT marriage equality.
Elton John & David Furnish
Shall I start to tell you who these two are? Exactly! Everybody knows this famous and powerful couple. It took this couple almost ten years after joining in a civil partnership to have a marriage that was legalized only in 2014.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is always full of surprises, but it was with Ricky Martin on the show that really blew us away. He let the cat out of the bag when he told Ellen (and all of us grinning at home) that he was engaged to famous painter, Jwan Yosef.
George Takei & Brad Altman
Sometimes the greatest work of an actor or director is actually done behind the scenes. George Takei is a sterling example of this. He has been an influential LGBT advocate for many years. It took him 27 years of dating his writer and actor boyfriend to be able to tie the knot legally.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
What’s a better way to declare your love to the world than to broadcast it on live television? Lance Bass and his famous painter husband Michael Turchin became the first same-sex couple to marry on cable TV on a broadcast called Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.
Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Although Cynthia Nixon from The Sex and the City is ecstatic about her relationship with Christine Marinoni, she wants it to be more than just a story. She is an LGBT advocate on a mission to change the perceptions and laws surrounding same-sex marriages.
Tom Ford & Richard Buckley
Roll back a few years, no no, a few more. Tom Ford and Richard Buckley have shown us what true love is since 1986 – that’s right, 1986! This beautiful couple are proud to be fathers of a lucky boy.
Wanda Sykes & Alex Sykes
It has been 9 years already since Wanda and Alex Sykes exchanged their vows. And it has been 8 years since they welcomed their gorgeous twins Olivia and Lucas to the world.
Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner
American actress and American writer Jane Wagner have a special number and every year it just becomes more meaningful. 42 is their special number because that is the amount of time the couple has been together.
Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem
Some couples are able to make their relationship official immediately, others take a little longer. When it comes to actress and producer, Linda Wallem and famous singer, Melissa Etheridge, it took them a good few years to officially become married in 2014. And boy oh boy, are we glad that they did.
Ellen Page & Samantha Thomas
Did Ellen Page make you cry in Juno, or did she make your jaw drop in Inception? Either way, she made your heart pound and the corners of your mouth turn up when she revealed her girlfriend, Samantha Thomas to the world.
Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer
Who is more famous than whom? But that actually doesn’t matter for this famous country singer and this well-known author. The hit book Same Sex in the City: So Your Prince Charming is Really a Cinderella by Lauren brought more attention to this gorgeous couple.
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano
When Michael Sam made the NFL draft for the St. Louis Rams, he couldn’t hold back his emotion. What really surprised viewers of the live television broadcast was that Sam kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Even though they were engaged in January 2015, they sadly called it off and went their separate ways.
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
Twilight was only one opportunity for us to see the talented Kristen Stewart showing off her brilliance. Since 2016, Stewart has been dating North Irish Victoria’s Secret Angel model, Stella Maxwell.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Ever since 2015, when these two talented actresses started dating, the world has had its eyes on them. There’s no surprise why! Aside from a big age gap (Taylor being 74 and Paulson 42), they are both super talented.
Kendrell Bowman And Anthony Wayne
Kendrell Bowman works as a creative image consultant, as well as a stylist for stars. His partner, Anthony Wade, has been on Broadway since 2011 when he made his first appearance, in Anything Goes. Aren’t they just a gorgeous couple?
Cara Delevingne & Annie Clark
Can you think of many people trending more largely than Cara Delevingne right now? Yeah, it’s pretty difficult. So the truth is that just last year her relationship with musician Annie Clark ended, but not before it garnered tons of attention.
RuPaul & Georges LeBar
Now, even though RuPaul is the high profile host of his famous TV show called RuPaul’s Drag Race, he keeps his love life on the other end of the spectrum. What am I talking about? Well I’m talking about his 23-year relationship with Georges LeBar.
Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades
The television show, Just Jillian is a hit as it follows the world-famous trainer Jillian Michaels. But she started to get a whole lot more followers when viewers witnessed her relationship with talent manager Heidi Rhoades grow and prosper into their 2016 marriage.
Rosie O’Donnell & Michelle Rounds
This one is bittersweet for most of us. 2012 was the year of Rosie and Michelle’s wedding, and 2013 was the year of their daughter Chelsea. But sadly the two are no longer together. Our condolences go out to their families.
Michael Kors & Lance Lepere
Is it possible that there’s a more fashionable couple than Michael Kors and Lance Lepere? 2011 was the year that this wonderful pair got engaged and then married.
Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
Many can’t stop thinking of him as Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, and others can’t stop thinking about his marriage with Todd Spiewak. It took the couple 15 years to eventually tie the knot, but how worth it was!
Cheyenne Jackson & Jason Landau
Instagram has the power to influence more people than many politicians can. But I suppose it’s the personalities behind the profiles that really generate the most attention. In 2013, Cheyenne Jackson used his social media account to share the news of his new boyfriend, fellow actor Jason Landau. A year later they married and now they have two twins of their own – Willow and Ethan.
Robin Roberts & Amber Laign
The world was shocked and surprised when TV host, Robin Roberts came out to the world as a lesbian at the same time that she was fighting breast cancer. But her coming out was met with lots of support, like the tweet of Michelle Obama told, “I am so happy for you and Amber! You continue to make us all proud.”
Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
Who would have thought that jail would be the place to find your true love? Alright, that’s not exactly what happened for this couple. It was the set of Orange is the New Black that brought these two together. Recently they got married in Palm Springs.
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry
American actress Sara Gilbert has been married to American singer and songwriter Linda Perry since 2014. In 2015 Gilbert gave birth to their son Rhodes, making them parents.
Barry Manilow & Garry Kief
With more than 50 years of incredible music, Barry Manilow found his true love in his own manager. Garry Kief and Manilow married in 2014 and we wish them many more years of happiness together.
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent
After only one year of dating, we can learn that when the heart knows, well it knows. The two talented and famous designers married and later welcomed their little daughter Poppy, in 2014.
David Hyde Pierce & Brian Hargrove
Who can forget Frasier? And who can forget the hilarious David Hyde Pierce? Well there is someone who definitely can’t forget him and that is his husband Brian Hargrove, who is also a writer and producer.
Ryan Murphy & David Miller
The genius and creator of the very successful TV series Glee, Ryan Murphy finally tied the knot with David Miller. They were together for 15 years before they took the next step.
Luke Evans & Jon Kortajarena
What happens when a British actor and a Spanish model come together? Well ladies and gentlemen, you get this extraordinarily breath-taking couple.
Tig Notaro & Stephanie Allynne
Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro and writer/actress Stephanie Allynne have been married since 2015. It didn’t take them long to have their twin boys, Max and Finn.
Alan Cummings & Grant Shaffer
A love story not very close to many others is that of Alan Cummings and Grant Shaffer. When they got married in 2007, it was hard not to shed a tear of happiness for the lucky couple.
Matt Dallas & Blue Hamilton
Star of Kyle XY, Matt Dallas found his match with singer and songwriter Blue Hamilton. After dating for six years, they married and later they adopted their first child.
Brittney Griner & Glory Johnson
WNBA all-star Brittney Griner doesn’t just turn heads when she’s kicking butt on the court. When she married Glory Johnson, she did the same thing. But we were all heartbroken when they broke up just a year later in 2016.
Orlando Cruz & Jose Manuel Colon
Orlando Cruz has a lot more to his name than an impressive array of boxing achievements. He is the first openly LGBT professional boxer in history. He married the love of his life, Jose Manuel Colon in Central Park in 2013.
Raven-Symoné & AzMarie Livingston
From being a child star to a co-host on The View, Raven-Symoné dated 30-year-old fashion model, actress and singer AzMarie Livingston for three years. It was terribly sad to see them split up 3 years later.
Daniel Franzese & Joseph Bradley Phillips
When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. But what about when it comes to a proposal? Well, comedian and actor Daniel Franzese had to go and he did. At a north Hollywood Starbucks he got down on one knee and proposed to his stylist boyfriend, Joseph Bradley Phillips.
Jonathan Knight & Harley Rodriguez
What is a better place to announce your engagement than on television? Well Jonathan Knight believes this and took advantage while on the The Jenny McCarthy Show to tell everyone that he and Harley Rodriguez were engaged.
Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black
The heart-stopping actor goes by the name of Tom Daley, and he made news when he announced that he was bisexual on his YouTube channel. His fiance, American screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black is definitely someone to have and to hold. We’re just waiting for their wedding!
Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle Melton
Not just a star on the pitch, Abby Wambach, who is a retired soccer player and Olympic gold medalist, has a taste for books too. Well kind of. She married famous author Glennon Doyle Melton in May 2017.
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov
Johnny Weir, the Olympic ice skating champion and his husband Victor Voronov split up back in 2014. We were all taken aback when the two decided to call it quits, but I guess all good things must come to an end.
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
Only a superhero can pull of a superhero’s proposal and we all got to see it on Instagram! Colton Haynes was not only the star of Arrow, he is also the star of celebrity florist Jeff Leatham’s life now. Could you believe that Cher, yes Cher helped Leatham propose.
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski
In December 2014, American writer Gary Janetti got engaged to his boyfriend, Ben Goreski. They had been together for 13 years before they decided that they were going to get married. What a beautiful couple they are!
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan
It’s one thing being a writer, and it’s a whole new level of creativity when you’re a potter and a designer. This is true for Jonathan Adler, who after 14 years got married to the love of his life, Simon Dooan back in September 2008.
Denis O’Hare and Hugo Redwood
Some people wonder what could possibly be a happier day than the day you get married. Well, for the award-winning Denis O’Hare, it could have been the day he and his husband, designer Hugo Redwood, adopted a son – Declan.
Alec Mapa and Jamison Hebert
Alec Mapa is one of those guys that just knows how to make everyone laugh. As a talented writer, actor and comedian, we’re not the least bit surprised that Jamison Hebert fell in love with him and married him in 2008.
Zachary Quinto And Miles McMillan
When a magazine like Vogue titles this couple as, “a power couple whose domain extends across the film, fashion, and art scene,” well, it’s probably true!
Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt
“When music and art come together” is basically the story of German arts administrator Jorn Weisbrodt and his husband singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright. They married in August 2012 and have what is called a “parenting partnership” with their close friend Lorca Cohen, the daughter of Leonard Cohen.
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
The Glee star is one success package of writing, singing and acting genius! In 2010 she married clinical psychologist Lara Embry. Unfortunately the couple broke up, but who knows, maybe they’ll get back together.
Cat Cora and Jennifer Cora
The “Iron Chef” of America, celebrity chef Cat Cora was married to her wife, Jennifer Cora for 2 years before they decided to call it off. Between the two of them they have four kids.
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon
Can you believe that 1991 is over 20 years ago already? Well 1991 was also the year that American comedian, Mario Cantone met his husband, Jerry Dixon. 20 years after they started going out, the two married, eventually.
Lee Daniels and Jahil Fisher
Can you believe that it has been 6 years since these two have been together? What a partnership both Empire producer Lee Daniels and freelance stylist Jahil Fisher make!
Anderson Cooper & Benjamin Maisani
Some might call him controversial, others may call him stubborn, but at the end of the day, Anderson Cooper is one of the most-respected news anchors on American television. Since 2009, he has been dating Benjamin Maisani, a gay bar owner.
Nick Denton and Derrence Washington
He’s the founder and former CEO of Gawker and his name is Nick Denton. In May 2014 He married the man of his dreams, Derrence Washington.
Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi
Being a top-level fashion designer is serious business. Jenna Lyons is on top of her game and is well-respected in the fashion industry. She married her partner, Courtney Crangi in 2012 and become the mother to Crangi’s son.
Don Roos and Dan Bucatinsky
Highly-acclaimed actor and writer, Dan Bucatinsky, met his husband, screenwriter Don Roos all the way back in 1992. They met when Roos asked him to join him as his date at the Love Field premiere. Fast forward to 2008 when they got married, and even more forward to 2017 when they have two kids.
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge
Who would think that someone as busy as the co-founder of Facebook would have time for love? Well, Chris Hughes did have time for what would become one of the most important days of his life. That day was the day that he married political activist, Sean Eldridge in 2012.
Michael Arden and Andy Mientus
When you know he’s the one, you know! Michael Arden and Andy Mientus both knew the time had come to pop the question, so believe it or not, on the same day they both planned to propose to each-other! If there is something out there that could possibly be any cuter than that, let us know!
Thomas Roberts and Patrick D. Abner
Being a journalist means you need to be able to tell a story. Well, for American journalist Thomas Roberts, he has a love story that’s ready for the books. He married his life partner Patrick Abner in 2012, and let’s just say, they couldn’t look any happier.
LGBT Celebrity Couples
Some of these couples you may know about, and others you may not. Regardless of what you know already, these love-rich partners will remind you just how valuable love is!