Our world has witnessed some truly inspiring queer celebrity couples that have thrived over time, from Elton John and David Furnish to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi – who all demonstrate that true love knows no boundaries or obstacles! Each couple has been through its share of obstacles together but have managed to remain committed partners despite any difficulties. These couples not only break barriers within the entertainment industry but have inspired people worldwide to embrace their true selves.
Celebrity couples have taken advantage of their platforms to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and raise awareness about the challenges that face the community. Their love stories serve as an inspiration to others looking for support or acceptance within their local communities.
As we honor these 45 enduring queer celebrity couples, we’re reminded that love can overcome all obstacles. Their stories may inspire more people to embrace who they truly are and fight for what they believe in – together creating a world more accepting and inclusive for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
1. Jesse Tyler Ferguson And Justin Mikita – 9 Years Together
Justin Nathaniel Mikita, a producer and attorney, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family,” who became engaged in September 2012. Their marriage ceremony took place on July 20, 2013 in Manhattan under the officiantship of Tony Kushner; soon afterwards they welcomed their adorable son in July 2020.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his partner are not only highly esteemed actors but are also co-owners of TieTheKnot.org, an LGBTQ+ advocacy website which advocates for civil rights and fairness in marital status; additionally it maintains records of weddings between LGBTQ+ couples.
2. DeWanna Bonner And Candice Dupree – 6 Years Together
DeWanna Bonner and Candice Dupree met while playing for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. Their relationship has become an inspiration to many as they manage their roles as mothers while remaining part of a close-knit family unit. Their families’ support has helped them meet their goals. After getting together in 2010, the couple tied the knot on November 4, 2016 in an extravagant ceremony attended by family, teammates, and close friends; later welcoming twin children, born July 2017. Together they are still happily married today.
3. Matt Bomer And Simon Halls – 13 Years Together
Justin Nathaniel Mikita, a producer and attorney, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family,” who are best known for their long relationship and subsequent engagement in September 2012, were engaged by October 2012. Their wedding took place on July 20, 2013 in Manhattan under the officiantship of writer Tony Kushner; public displays of affection among them culminated in July 2020 when their adorable son arrived!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his partner are well-known actors, but they also co-own TieTheKnot.org, an advocacy site which advocates for LGBTQ+ civil rights and marital status equality. Furthermore, it keeps track of marriages between LGBTQ+ couples.
4. Don Lemon And Tim Malone – 7 Years Together
Don Lemon has had an accomplished broadcasting career. He worked for various networks like CNN and NBC before eventually landing his own show “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” in 2021. Alongside professional successes he is enjoying a satisfying personal life as well.
Tim Malone, who works in real estate brokerage, and Lemon have been romantically involved since 2015. They met each other four years after Lemon publicly came out in his memoir entitled “Transparent.” Their friendship blossomed into romance; eventually becoming engaged in 2019. Although still unmarried at present, this couple remain strong and committed.
5. Jim Parsons And Todd Spiewak – 20 Years Together
Jim Parsons, best known for his role on The Big Bang Theory, has openly professed his affections for Todd Spiewak since publicly coming out as gay in a 2012 interview with The New York Times. They met through mutual friends in 2002 on a blind date arranged by mutual friends and have enjoyed over two decades together ever since. Although both are public figures, it took them some time before finally getting married in May 2017 at Rainbow Room New York in an intimate ceremony; their love story remains one of Hollywood’s sweetest.
6. Orlando Cruz And Jose Manuel Colon – 9 Years Together
Orlando Cruz created an incredible milestone when, in October 2012, he publicly came out as gay – one of the first athletes and practicing professional boxers to publicly acknowledge this fact. Doing this took courage and determination; his long-term partner Jose Manuel Colon must have been proud.
Cruz shows his support for the LGBTQ community during high-profile matches by donning pink gloves and rainbow boxer shorts, both worn together with pink socks. To commemorate their union in November 2013, they held a small wedding ceremony at Central Park.
7. Ellen DeGeneres And Portia De Rossi – 22 Years Together
Ellen DeGeneres is well-known for her humorous talk show hosting skills, making it no secret that Portia de Rossi fell for her. Their couple became widely celebrated for its openness around LGBTQ+ issues as well as for its heartwarming romance story; first meeting at VH1’s Big in ’04 awards show before starting dating; De Rossi eventually made the decision to publicly come out due to their relationship and got married eight months later despite facing various barriers – truly showing that love triumphs all obstacles!
8. Matt Dallas And Blue Hamilton – 16 Years Together
Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton are an open and candid couple on social media. With millions of subscribers on YouTube watching them share home improvement tips, marriage issues and their happy family life; actor Kyle XY actor Matt Dallas married singer Blue Hamilton after being together six years, subsequently adopting their son Crow, before later welcoming Rosa into their happy home of three – creating their perfect family of four! These individuals both actively support LGBTQ+ causes as they post helpful adoption advice regularly on their respective profiles based on personal experience.
9. Lance Bass And Michael Turchin – 8 Years Together
Lance Bass, former member of NSYNC, came out as gay shortly after their band split up in 2006. Later that same month at a party in Palm Springs he met Michael Turchin who initially seemed nervous around him until eventually bonding and having their first date at Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles later that same year.
On June 1st 2021 – which coincidentally marked Pride Month – Bass and his husband announced on Instagram that they were expecting twins through surrogacy and gave birth in November 2021.
10. Brad Goreski And Gary Janetti – 5 Years Together
Brad Goreski, a celebrity stylist and television personality, and Gary Janetti, a producer/writer on Family Guy have been in a relationship for quite some time. Although they officially tied the knot during a Caribbean cruise in December 2017, their relationship has flourished even longer; after getting engaged after 13 years together and then marrying one year later they still remain strong; first meeting each other in Athens before embarking on successful careers together after moving abroad.
11. Ryan Murphy And David Miller – 26 Years Together
Ryan Murphy is an impressive individual both professionally and personally. He tied the knot with David Miller, an esteemed photographer whose amazing work regularly graces Instagram feeds. According to The New Yorker, they met at a restaurant in Los Angeles in 1996 where their romance blossomed into love.
After being close for 14 years, Ryan and David decided to take their relationship one step further by dating in 2010. Two years later, David (writer from “Glee”) exchanged vows with Ryan (from Massachusetts). Both often post updates about themselves on social media; however, they prefer keeping family matters private.
12. Kevin McHale And Austin P. McKenzie – 5 Years Together
Kevin McHale, best known for his portrayal of Artie Abrams on “Glee,” is now widely acknowledged. McHale and Austin P. McKenzie began dating after working together on 2017 TV series “When We Rise” which chronicled LGBTQ+ liberation movements across America. Rumors started swirling when McHale posted an adorable picture of himself cuddling McKenzie on Instagram; once confirmed their relationship it was met with open arms by fans; since then the couple have shared updates about their lovely love life which continue to entertain and charm their supporters alike!
13. Tom Daley And Dustin Lance Black – 9 Years Together
Tom Daley and Dustin Black, an Olympic diver and Oscar-winning screenwriter respectively, celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on May 20, 2022 by posting pictures with their son to commemorate this momentous event on social media.
They met in Los Angeles in 2013 and quickly struck up an instantaneous connection, becoming engaged the following year and marrying at Devon’s Bovey Castle two years later in May 2017. A son was welcomed through surrogacy into their lives in June 2018 and they are enjoying all that comes with parenting together.
14. Samira Wiley And Lauren Morelli – 6 Years Together
Lauren Morelli and Samura Wiley have stolen our hearts every time they walk the red carpet together. Their romantic story is one that captures all the hallmarks of classic Hollywood romance: meeting on set while filming “Orange Is the New Black,” they quickly became close, even through some initial challenges in their relationship. Although things started off rough initially, they persisted and ultimately established a solid basis for their partnership. Wiley announced their engagement via Instagram post in October 2016, showing off Morelli wearing her stunning diamond ring while wearing it herself – with later formal vows exchanged at Palm Springs California later that same month!
15. Cheyenne Jackson And Jason Landau – 9 Years Together
Cheyenne Jackson, an esteemed actor, met Jason Landau at a health clinic when both were experiencing tough times in 2013. They quickly hit it off, got engaged shortly thereafter, and tied the knot just a few months later on September 1, 2014. Now parents to twin daughters, Cheyenne and Jason often post updates of their happy memories via social media.
16. Samantha Fox And Linda Olsen – 6 Years Together
Samantha Fox, a former glamour model, began dating Linda Olsen following the passing of longtime companion Myra Stratton in 2015. They got engaged on Valentine’s Day 2020 during a dinner date; unfortunately due to pandemic virus they had to postpone their summer wedding date in Essex. Fox is famous for appearing in “Three Kinds of Heat,” an episode of “Loose Women,” her successful singing career and Linda Olsen is currently acting as tour manager, similar to when they had Myra as tour manager with Myra.
17. Billy Porter And Adam Smith – 13 Years Together
Billy Porter has long been recognized as an accomplished performer on stage and screen, but recently he and Adam Smith celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary together as partners. They first met at a dinner gathering in 2009 where their connection flourished into an everlasting one; their brief separation in 2010 saw them reunite in 2015 before getting engaged shortly after and eventually marrying soon afterwards.
18. Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka – 12 Years Together
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka met by chance while both in New York City at an unexpected location; Harris felt an instantaneous spark between them and pursued Burtka relentlessly until eventually moving in together; Burtka proposed at their original meeting point; Gideon and Harper were born via surrogacy in October 2010, followed by legal recognition of their union after same-sex marriage bill was approved in September 2014 (thus making legalization possible).
19. Wanda Sykes And Alex Sykes – 14 Years Togethe
Wanda Sykes, famous for her cynicism, shares a romantic relationship with Alex that’s truly inspirational. On a boat ride from New York’s Fire Island, Wanda noticed Alex engaging with an infant. Although they didn’t immediately start dating each other, fate brought them together through mutual friends who helped revamp Wanda’s wardrobe and create the spark that ignited love between them despite its many twists and turns.
20. Greg Berlanti And Robbie Rogers – 9 Years Together
Greg Berlanti, known for producing hit shows such as ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek,” had an extraordinary romantic encounter at a rooftop Pride party. A mutual friend introduced Berlanti to Robbie Rogers (an professional soccer player recently signed to Los Angeles Galaxy at that time), whom Berlanti quickly began seeing romantically as friends but quickly progressed into something much deeper between them. They legalized their union two years later and welcomed Mia into their lives – one more child!
21. Cynthia Nixon And Christine Marinoni – 18 Years Together
Miranda Hobbes from “Sex and the City,” from 1998, was an iconic character who represented strong women who faced challenges when dealing with men. Cynthia Nixon who played this part has since married Christine Marinoni since playing this character on screen.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni share an extraordinary passion for their shared causes. Cynthia met Christine through campaigning for smaller class sizes in New York’s public schools via Alliance for Quality Education, an NGO that she co-founded. After the Marriage Equality Act was passed in May 2012, they started dating, eventually getting married shortly thereafter.
22. Ricky Martin And Jwan Yosef – 6 Years Together
Instagram has provided the ideal venue for many celebrities to find love online, such as Nick Jonas and Sophie Turner and Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, who married two years later after meeting on this photo sharing social media. Martin was struck by Yosef’s work shared on Insta that was shared by Jwan Yosef himself; soon thereafter they started communicating through direct messages and eventually announced their engagement on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Finally they met six months later in person before exchanging vows!
23. Nate Berkus And Jeremiah Brent – 8 Years Together
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, two leading figures from the design and creative industry, appear to be an ideal pair. After first meeting while working together on “The Rachel Zoe Project”, in 2012 while searching for furniture they encountered each other and immediately felt an instantaneous attraction; thus starting an amazing love story together that saw them tie the knot two years later with two children each along with sharing real estate investments together.
24. Maria Bello And Dominique Crenn– 3 Years Together
Dominique Crenn is best known as being the only American female chef with three Michelin stars, while also finding love with actress, playwright, and producer Maria Bello. They met through mutual friends in 2019, started their romantic journey that same year in Paris and got engaged during Elton John’s Oscar celebration celebration in February 2020 – before officially announcing it in front of media at that event.
25. Tom Bosworth And Harry Dineley – 6 Years Together
Tom Bosworth of Team GB race walking fame recently proposed to Harry Dineley after winning three British Championships and placing sixth in Rio’s 2016 Summer Olympic Walking Competition. Their romantic moment took place on Copacabana beach – adding another romantic element and serving as an inspiration to other athletes around them. Although they have yet to tie the knot, their love remains strong!
26. Nina Ansaroff And Amanda Nunes – 10 Years Together
It appears that couples who exercise together have a stronger bond. The story of Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff, both dedicated UFC athletes, is a perfect example of this. They met at the American Top Team gym in Florida in 2012 and became friends while working out together. The two hit it off and in 2018, they publicly announced their engagement.
Nunes is recognized as one of the top mixed martial artists worldwide, especially among the best female fighters in the ring. Her wife’s unwavering support has been crucial in helping her achieve success in her career. In September 2020, the couple welcomed a beautiful daughter.
27. Rebekkah Brunson And Bobbi Jo Lamar – Unknown
Gay athletes used to fear being ostracized and had to keep their orientation hidden. However, in recent times, gay sportsmen have become more open and proud to show their partners. Rebekah Brunson, who is an assistant coach for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association, made a personal choice to keep her family out of the spotlight. In September 2018, Brunson welcomed a baby with her partner, Bobbi Jo Lamar. The duration of their relationship is not known, but they have a strong bond as they do many things together, including running a joint business called Sweet Troo Vi.
28. RuPaul Charles And Georges LeBar – 5 Years Together
RuPaul Charles, who is famous for his charm, creativity, determination, and intelligence as the host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” has a partner named Georges LeBar. Despite being together for almost 20 years, they got married in Wyoming in 2017, which was kept quite a secret. They were attracted to each other while dancing, despite a 13-year age gap.
LeBar, on the other hand, is not fond of the media and prefers to remain out of the spotlight, unlike his spouse. The couple has decided not to have children despite being together for more than two decades because of their busy schedules.
29. Craig Burns And Luke Sullivan – 3 Years Together
Australia’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage was marked with a joyous celebration that included fireworks. Among the first couples to tie the knot under the new law were Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan, who had been dating for three years before getting engaged on Australia’s Gold Coast at Byron Bay. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate country wedding on January 9, 2018, with 50 of their closest family and friends in attendance. It was clear that they had been eagerly awaiting this moment and were thrilled that everything went according to plan.
30. Chely Wright And Lauren Blitzer – 9 Years Together
Chely Wright was one of the first country music artists to openly declare that she was gay, paving the way for the queer community. Her bravery and honesty led her to meet Lauren Blitzer, whom she could openly explore her relationship with, unlike in the past when she had to hide. The couple tied the knot the following year in a wedding attended by 200 guests at Blitzer’s aunt’s farm in Connecticut. They welcomed twin boys in 2013, named George Samuel and Everett after their great grandfathers.
31. Elton John And David Furnish – 29 Years Together
Elton John and David Furnish have been together for more than 20 years and have become advocates for same-gender marriage. They often walk the red carpet together, holding hands or with an arm around each other, proudly representing their love and commitment. In 1993, John hosted a dinner to meet new people and it was at this event that he met the love of his life. The couple was one of the first same-gender couples to get married in the United Kingdom when it became legal.
32. Robin Roberts And Amber Laign – 17 Years Together
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign have been in a loving relationship for over a decade now. They first met on a blind date in 2005 and instantly hit it off. Despite keeping their romance private for almost ten years, they continued to grow closer behind the scenes. When Robin came out as LGBTQ+ in 2013, they started sharing their beautiful moments and experiences with the world. This has undoubtedly strengthened their bond and helped to cultivate a positive impact on their relationship.
33. Michael Kors And Lance LePere – 31 Years Together
In 1990, Lance LePere began an internship at Michael Kors’ office, which led to their relationship despite a 12-year age gap. They remained together for two decades, and news of their marriage emerged in August 2011 after same-gender marriage was legalized. They celebrated their union with a picturesque beach wedding in Southampton, New York. Both LePere and Kors have been involved in various humanitarian efforts and have successfully run their business.
34. Melissa Etheridge And Linda Wallem – 18 Years Together
Linda Wallem and Melissa Etheridge first crossed paths many years ago when Wallem was working as a producer on “That ’80s Show” and had a casting idea. Although Etheridge wasn’t able to take on the role, the two soon discovered they had much in common and developed a strong bond over the years.
Their friendship continued to grow, eventually leading them to start a romantic relationship while raising Etheridge’s children together. After a decade of being close friends and three years of dating, the couple exchanged vows in front of over a hundred guests in Santa Barbara in 2014.
35. Catherine Bell And Brooke Daniells – 10 Years Together
Brooke Daniells and Catherine Bell are both highly skilled individuals in their respective fields. Catherine Bell is a renowned actress, while Brooke Daniells is a successful photographer and event planner. Interestingly, the two found love in each other, and despite their previous marriages and children, they moved in together in 2012. They currently reside in a ranch house in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles, with their four children.
36. Brittney Griner And Cherelle Watson – 4 Years Together
Brittney Griner, a professional WNBA player, was previously married to Glory Johnson, also a sportsperson. However, their marriage ended in an annulment just 28 days after tying the knot. Despite this, Griner found love again through a friendship she made while studying at Baylor University. In August 2018, she got engaged to Cherelle Watson and they joyfully tied the knot in June 2019. Unfortunately, their family has been going through difficult times since February 2022 when Griner was arrested for narcotics possession in Russia and subsequently convicted in August 2022.
37. Jonathan Knight And Harley Rodriguez – 7 Years Together
Jonathan Knight, a popular HGTV celebrity, and Harley Rodriguez, an actor from “Sweet Valley High,” have spent over a decade together, and it’s heartwarming to witness their strong bond. The couple first met in Los Angeles through a mutual friend and followed their hearts to be together. Their love grew even deeper after they appeared as a couple on “Amazing Race” in 2015. In November 2016, they traveled to Africa with their mothers, and Knight proposed to Rodriguez at a grand dinner. They planned to get married in 2021, but unfortunately, the pandemic caused them to postpone their wedding.
38. Caitlyn Jenner And Sophia Hutchins – Unknown
Celebrities often struggle to maintain privacy due to constant media attention, and Caitlyn Jenner is no exception. Following her transition, she has attracted a lot of curiosity, particularly about her love life. Her relationship with Sophia Hutchins has been a topic of speculation, but Hutchins denies any romantic involvement. According to her, their relationship is purely platonic, and they share a close bond as friends and mentor-mentee. They currently reside together in Jenner’s Malibu mansion.
39. Rob Kearney And Joey Aleixo – 8 Years Together
Rob Kearney, the renowned pro-strongman, has recently shared his inspiring journey through a picture book titled “Strong,” which specifically targets young readers. Kearney has a massive fan base that takes immense pride in his numerous accomplishments. However, there is one person who is known to be his most devoted supporter – his husband, Joey Kearney.
Rob and Joey, who are both fitness enthusiasts and role models for LGBTQ+ athletes, have been in a loving relationship since September 2014. Their love story began when Kearney expressed his feelings for Joey on his official Facebook page. The couple tied the knot on March 17, 2019, on Australia’s Half Moon Bay Beach.
40. Abby Wambach And Glennon Doyle – 6 Years Together
Glennon Doyle, an author and activist, and Abby Wambach, a soccer player, made their marriage public in 2017. The media was intrigued by the fact that they had tied the knot after a brief courtship period and had both recently divorced their previous partners. It is noteworthy that Doyle had never been in a relationship with a woman and had not known about her sexual orientation before. The two women had met at a librarian convention in 2016, where they were promoting their respective books. Their social media posts suggest that they are happy together and have maintained a strong bond.
41. Anya Battaglino And Madison Packer – 4 Years Together
Anya Battaglino and Madison Packer, both athletes in the National Women’s Hockey League, got engaged on July 22, 2018, and tied the knot in August 2019. The wedding was held at the Gurney’s Resort in Rhode Island, with a lighthouse serving as the backdrop for their special day. Battaglino shared her joy on social media, describing it as the “most fantastic day ever.” The wedding was a significant milestone in the league’s history. Battaglino also shared cute pictures of the event on her Instagram account. In 2020, the couple welcomed a son into their family.
42. Antoni Porowski And Kevin Harrington – 3 Years Together
In 2020, amidst the pandemic, several talents were discovered, relationships were tested, and some even grew stronger. Antoni Porowski, the author of “Let’s Do Dinner” cookbook, found the lockdown to be a blessing as it gave him an opportunity to strengthen his bond with his partner, Kevin Harrington. Porowski and Harrington, who works as a brand strategy director, started dating and communicating through Instagram. They were spotted together at various events, including Heidi Klum’s Halloween party.
The lockdown gave them ample time to spend together, which helped them to explore and cement their relationship. They even adopted a cute rescue dog, who has now become a regular feature on their Instagram profiles.
43. Barry Manilow And Garry Kief – 44 Years Together
Barry Manilow and Garry Kief are a perfect example of a long-lasting same-gender relationship. Despite the belief that such relationships cannot endure, these two have proved it wrong. They started dating over 40 years ago and are still together today. Kief, who is also Manilow’s manager, serves as the CEO of Barry Manilow Productions. They kept their relationship private until 2017 when they made their first public appearance on “The One Show” after secretly getting married in 2014.
44. Karine Jean-Pierre And Suzanne Malveaux – Undisclosed
Karine Jean-Pierre is currently serving as the White House press secretary for President Joe Biden. She is the first Black person to hold this position and has also made history by openly sharing her personal orientation. Additionally, Jean-Pierre is in a committed relationship with Suzanne Malveaux, a well-known TV news journalist. The couple resides in Washington with their adopted daughter, and while they prefer to keep details of their relationship private, they appear to be very much in love whenever they are seen out together.
45. Jake Barreau And Hunter Bishop – 4 Years Together
Jake Barreau had a tough time deciding to come out about his sexual orientation, despite having the support of his family and friends. He feared that it could hinder his chances of advancing in his coaching career. However, things turned out well for him in the end. As an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Oklahoma, he managed to succeed in both his personal and professional life. He no longer had to choose between his career and his marriage to Hunter Bishop, whom he married in 2018, although the exact date of their relationship’s beginning is unknown.
At its heart, it is inspiring to witness queer celebrity couples whose relationships have survived the test of time despite facing social biases and discrimination from society. By maintaining their bonds through tough times, these couples serve as examples for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Relationships like these help dismantle stereotypes and foster acceptance and inclusivity within communities. Furthermore, such couples provide role models to younger members who may be struggling with their identities or relationships.
Celebrating and publicizing these enduring relationships serves to underscore that love knows no boundaries; everyone deserves happiness and companionship in relationships that last a lifetime. Celebrity couples remind us that love should only matter as long as it feels true for both parties involved.
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