LGBTQ Celebrity Couples
LGBTQ couples have had to overcome many challenges. Celebrities who are always in the spotlight have to face these challenges publicly. Here are 33 LGBT celebs who are couples and you probably didn’t know because they chose to live their lives as privately as possible.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Sarah and Holland started out as friends, and it grew to something more. They started out just following each other on social media, and after Holland sent Sarah a DM, the friendship then the relationship started to blossom. There is a 32-year age gap between the two women, but that hasn’t had an effect on their relationship. They have been together for four years, and they are still going strong.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
When Neil and David met through a mutual friend in 2004, Neil was happily single, and David was trying to make a long-distance relationship work. When David’s relationship fell apart, the two went on a date. David moved to LA, where Neil was working on the hit show, How I Met Your Mother. When the Marriage Equality Bill was passed in New York in 2011, the couple announced their engagement. They married in 2014, and are raising their two children together.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Samira and Lauren announced their engagement in October 2016. They were married five months later in Palm Springs, and they both wore white. After saying, “I do,” over a dozen pounds of confetti rained down on the happy couple. After honeymooning in Italy, they started their lives as a married couple.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Many Hollywood couples’ relationships don’t stand the test of time, but this one did. Jane and Lily met 48-years ago when Lily was making her comedy album. At the time, homosexuality was looked down on, so the women didn’t want to come out. Time Magazine offered them a cover if they came out, but they declined. Things were a lot different back then.
Zachary Quinto and Miles McMillan
Zachary is best known for his roles in Star Trek and Heroes. He has been openly gay in Hollywood for years and had many high-profile relationships. In 2013, he met Miles, who is a model and an artist. They confirmed their relationship on Instagram in 2014 and can often be seen walking their dogs in New York City. In 2019, they announced their split, but fans are holding out hope for a reconciliation.
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
For years, people questioned Jodie’s sexuality. She said that she would rather focus on her work than her social life. Alexandra is an actress and director and had roles in Nash Bridges and The L Word. Before meeting Jodie, she dated Ellen DeGeneres. Jodie and Alexandra met in 2013, and they had a strong bond from the start. They married in April 2014 in a low-key ceremony, trying to keep the wedding out of the media. They love each other and prefer to live their lives privately.
George Takei and Brad Altman
George is known for playing Sulu in Star Trek. He is also an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights and has spoken out against Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Brad is one of the writers on Star Trek, and met when George needed help training for a marathon. In 2005, the couple announced that they had been together for 18 years. Three years later, they became the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in West Hollywood.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
For NSYNC boyband member, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin met in 2011. The couple was married, and the wedding was documented on E!’s Lance Loves Micheal: The lance Bass Wedding. It aired on February 5, 2015. It was the first time a same-sex couple exchanged vows for TV. They recently announced that they are using a surrogate to have a child.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John moved home to the U.K. after being sober for a few years. He wanted to expand his social circle and asked his friends to bring their friends to a dinner party. David Furnish was one of them. The pair hit it off and met again for a date. After 12-years of dating, Elton proposed. The first day that civil partnerships became legal in the UK, they made it official. They were married legally on the 9th anniversary of their civil partnership, and have two sons, both by a surrogate.
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
One is an Olympic medalist, and the other an Oscar award-winning screenwriter. Despite being different, they have a lot in common. They met at a dinner party in 2013, and a relationship blossomed. They were married in the English countryside, and they kept it low-key. In June 2018, they had their first child, a little boy.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen has had an incredible career, starting as a stand-up comedian, then getting her own sitcom. Today, she is hot of the wildly popular, The Ellen DeGeneres show. Portia is a successful actress, and the two met at a party in 2000. Portia wasn’t out of the closet at the time and kept her feelings a secret. The two started dating three years after they met and were married in August 2008. They share a love for animals and a passion for LGBTQ causes.
Ellen Page and Samantha Thomas
Ellen is an actress, getting her big break with the film, Juno. Samantha is a professional dancer and choreographer. When Ellen sent Samantha a message on Instagram, Samantha was flattered and answered back. This was the beginning of their relationship. Ellen announced their marriage on Instagram, saying that it was a simple ceremony in the woods. They both wore jeans and tennis shoes, and are genuinely in love.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Jesse is best known for his work in Modern Family, where he plays a gay man. His father refused to accept the fact that he is gay, which made it difficult for him. Justin started out as an actor but found his true calling as a lawyer. The two have been happily married for six years, and they co-own a non-profit foundation that advocates for marriage equality in the LGBTQ community called Tie the Knot.
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
Both women live in Seattle, but they didn’t meet until the Olympics in Rio. After the Olympics, Megan, a soccer star, reached out to Sue on social media. They have been together for three years, and are both passionate about social causes and equal pay for female athletes.
Kendrell Bowman and Anthony Wayne
Both men moved to New York and were looking for a circle of friends. The two started chatting on a gay website, and things got real when Anthony invited Kendrall to watch him in an amateur softball game. After dating for a year, they started working on their own Off-Broadway show, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical. They have been very busy since, and their relationship has been growing stronger every day.
Miles Brock and Milan Christopher
These two started as friends, and then it became more. Miles was still in the closet, and he came out on the TV show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. People were shocked, and their relationship changed people’s minds about rappers. They released a single together called When I Go, which is about bullying of young people in the LGBTQ community. Sadly, the relationship was short-lived, and the couple split.
Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen
Sauli is the Finnish Big Brother winner, and he met singer, Adam at a night club in November 2010. The pair were spotted together in Paris and Los Angeles and admitted to being in a relationship shortly after. They dated for three years, but due to their hectic schedules, they couldn’t make it work. After trying for a while, they eventually decided to call it quits.
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
These men met on an elevator, and have been together for the last 30 years. Tom is a designer, and every Oscar winner has worn his fashions on the red carpet. Richard is a journalist, contributing articles to the most prominent fashion magazines. Until 2005, he was also the editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International. They have fashion in common and much more.
Amber Heard and Tasya van Ree
Amber is Johnny Depp’s ex-wife and has been in relationships with men and women. She says that she doesn’t identify as bisexual, and she just falls in love with a person. Tasya is an artist and photographer, and the two started dating in 2008. They had a tumultuous relationship and ended things in 2012. They are still friends, and Tasya says that Amber is her muse.
Kate McKinnon and Jackie Abbott
Kate McKinnon kills it every week on Saturday Night Live. She also starred in Ghostbuster and Rough Night. Jackie is also an actress, but not as famous as Jackie. They have tried to keep their relationship private, but when Michelle Visage posted a picture of them at RuPaul’s Drag Race, their secret was out.
Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne
These two women met on the set of In a World. The film didn’t do great, but their relationship did. Stephanie says that she had only dated men in the past, but it didn’t stop her from falling for Tig. Two years after meeting, the women got engaged on New Year’s Day. There were married the same year. They had a surrogate who carried their twin boys, who were born in 2016.
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
Rosanne’s Sara Gilbert met singer-songwriter, Linda in 2011. Despite their ten year age difference, they hit it off immediately. They were married in 2014 and had their son, Rhodes, a year later.
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem
Melissa was married and raising her four children with her wife. When the relationship ended, Melissa leaned on her friend, Linda. When Linda helped with Melissa’s children, she saw her friend in a new light, and they fell in love. They were married in 2014, and have been going strong ever since.
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
Colton and Jeff were set up by a mutual friend, but Colton admits to stalking Jeff online before they met. They were married in 2017, but sadly, due to their crazy work schedules, they couldn’t make it work. In 2019, the couple filed for divorce.
Raven-Symone Pearman and AzMarie Livingston
Raven started in Hollywood at just three-years-old on The Cosby Show. Later, she got her own show on the Disney Channel. AzMarie worked on Next Top Model, and she is an actress. When Raven admitted to Oprah in 2014 that she liked men and women, people were shocked because she is a very private person. The couple was rumored to be living together in 2012, but haven’t been seen together since 2015, which led most people to believe that they had broken up.
Cara Delevigne and Ashley Benson
Cara is often followed by paparazzi, which makes it hard to live a private life. She tried to keep her relationship with Ashley out of the media to protect their privacy. Despite trying to live out of the public eye, they are together all over social media. They are a cute couple.
Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
There have been rumors of a relationship between actress Kristen Stewart and Victoria’s Secret model, Stella Maxwell, swirling since 2016. Sources say that the women moved in together a few months after dating, but Stella still has her own place. They seem to be an on-again-off-again couple, but they keep getting back together.
Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter
Singer Miley Cyrus has had a crazy life. When she and her husband, Liam Hemsworth split, Kaitlynn and Brody Jenner had just spit as well. The two women were photographed together shortly after their relationships ended, which Liam says hurt him. It appears that the women are already living together, and they are inseparable.
Nico Tortorella and Bethany Myers
Nico and Bethany met in 2006 when they were in college. They have been together ever since. They don’t like labels but describe their relationship as queer polyamorous. Bethany identifies as gay, and Nico says that they are gender fluid and pansexual. They don’t have a conventional relationship, but it works.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
RuPaul met Australian painter Georges LeBar at a New York City nightclub called Limelight in 1994. RuPaul is one of the most well-known drag queens in the world, and Georges prefers to stay out of the limelight. After 23 years together, they married in January 2017. They are in an open relationship, and RuPaul lives in New York, and Georges lives on his massive ranch in Wyoming.
Cheyanne Jackson and Jason Landau
These two met in alcohol rehab in 2013 and said it was love at first sight ever since. They were married less than six months later. Cheyenne starred in Glee and American Horror Story, and Jason is an entrepreneur. They were married in an interfaith ceremony in February 2014. They are the parents to twins, a boy named Ethan and a girl named Willow. They have a strong, loving relationship that just keeps getting stronger.
Gary Janetti and Brad Goreski
Brad has been a celebrity stylist for years, dressing many people, including Demi Moore and Jessica Alba. Gary is a TV producer who has worked on shows like Will & Grace and Family Guy. They met in Athens, Greece in 2001 but waited years to get engaged. They were married in 2017 on a luxury cruise ship in the Caribbean. They have a home in New York and one in Los Angeles and are parents to a dog named Penelope.
Luke Evan and Victor Turpin
Both of these men work to keep their private lives private but have found out that it isn’t always possible in Hollywood. Luke starred in Fast and the Furious 7 and was quiet about being gay since the early 2000s. When photos of the two men surfaced in 2018, the rumors started flying. Recently, Victor posted pictures of the two on his social media, confirming that the rumors are true.