Love Conquers All: Hollywood’s LGBTQA+ Power Couples
Since the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 were struck down in 2013, and jurisdictions in other countries adopted similar legislation, same-sex couples in the United States and the world have been celebrating the freedom to marry.
From England to California, celebrities and everyday people have been saying “I do” and walking down the aisle. Let’s look at all the same-sex couples who have joined together in marriage since this historic milestone!
Love Conquers All: Cynthia Nixon's Journey to Finding True Love
Cynthia Nixon’s journey to finding true love was an unexpected one. She began dating Christine Marinoni in 2004 and five years later, they were engaged. She told The Telegraph that when she fell in love with another woman, it didn’t seem strange to her.
In 2011 they had a son, Max Ellington, and they wed in New York City the following year. Nixon is also the mother of two sons, Samuel and Charles, with her ex Danny Mozes. Love truly conquers all.
Love Story of Martin and Jwan: A Match Made in Heaven
Martin and Jwan’s love story was a surprise when they announced their marriage in January 2018. Martin confessed to Attitude magazine that the moment he saw Jwan, he knew they were meant to be.
He said: “I said, ‘I am going to marry this guy.’ And apparently, he said exactly the same thing.” Together, they make a beautiful family of six and are happy to be in the public eye and use their relationship as a platform for positive activism.
Two Souls United: The Epic Love Story of Billy Porter and Adam Smith
Billy Porter and Adam Smith’s story is one of true love and destiny. They first met in 2009, but sadly went their separate ways the following year. However, five years later, their paths crossed again – their romance was rekindled.
In 2017, they tied the knot in an unforgettable ceremony that Smith described as more beautiful than he could ever imagine. After a decade of friendship and love, two souls were united, and the world rejoiced.
Love Story of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita met at the gym. They got engaged in Mexico in 2012 after two years together and were married the following year at a lavish ceremony in New York City.
Showing their support for the state that legally recognized their union, they chose to tie the knot there. In 2020, the couple welcomed their first son, Beckett Mercer, and in 2022, they announced they are expecting their second child. An incredible love story of two inspirational individuals!
Love Across Ages: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
In 2016, American Crime Story actress Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor went public with their romance after meeting years earlier. In an interview with The New York Times, Paulson spoke candidly about the age gap between them, saying she doesn’t want to feel “straitjacketed” by what is expected of her.
She did, however, make one thing clear: “I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.” This love story between two strong and independent women inspires us all!
Love Story of Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
It was love at first sight for Lance Bass and Michael Turchin when they met at a birthday party in Palm Springs, California in 2010. After dating for a year, Bass proposed to Turchin in August 2013, and the couple tied the knot in December 2014.
It was a joyous moment for the couple when they announced in June 2021 that they were expecting a twin son and daughter via surrogate. Alexander and Violet were born that year, making the Bass-Turchins a beautiful family of four.
Love Story of Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are perfect examples of true love. The couple started dating in 2004 and proposed to each other in 2006, although they kept the news of their engagement a secret until June 2011. By this time, the twosome were doting parents of twins Gideon and Harper, born a year earlier.
After gay marriage was legalized in New York, they finally tied the knot in Italy in September 2014. It’s truly a heart-warming love story proving that love conquers all.
True Love: Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish are the epitome of true love. The couple, who have been together since 1993, were instantly attracted to each other when they first met. As a testament to their strong relationship, every Saturday for 16 years, the couple exchanged cards to express their love for each other.
In 2010, John and Furnish welcomed their first son Zachary, followed by their second son Elijah three years later. With two beautiful boys, the couple’s union continues to grow.
Celebrating True Love: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are an iconic couple. Both well-known actors in their own right, Degeneres is the queen of the talk show scene, and her wife starred in Arrested Development and ABC’s hit show Scandal.
The two married in 2008 in a private ceremony and have been there for each other every day since. On their anniversary, DeGeneres wrote, “Being her wife is the greatest thing that I am.” Truly inspiring, their love for each other shines!
Uniting After 21 Years: George Takei and Brad Altman Tie the Knot
After 21 years of being together, George Takei and Brad Altman finally decided to make things official and unite in marriage. In September 2008, the two exchanged vows at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA, in a multicultural ceremony that truly reflected their relationship.
The Star Trek actor lovingly described his partner as an “organized, detail-obsessed, punctuality-driven control freak.” The couple is living proof that two people can truly “live long and prosper” together.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak: A Heartwarming Love Story
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak have a heartwarming love story that began with a romantic proposal. After the Big Bang Theory star won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Jim proposed to his then-boyfriend Todd.
Despite never speaking about his sexuality publicly, Jim never hid that he and Todd were a couple. After years of being in a relationship, the two married in New York City in 2017. It’s a beautiful story of two people who found each other and united in matrimony.
A Love Story for the Ages: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have experienced a beautiful journey of love and family. After Nate proposed to Jeremiah during a trip to Machu Picchu, Peru, in April 2013, the couple tied the knot in May 2014 at the New York Public Library.
Their family only grew from there, with the birth of daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus in March 2015 and son Michael Brent-Berkus three years later. Together, they have created a love story for the ages.
Jillian Michaels' Heartfelt Proposal to Heidi Rhoades
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades have been a power couple since they first got together in 2011. But it wasn’t until March 2016 that their love story was immortalized forever.
Jillian proposed to Heidi in a romantic and emotional ceremony, with the special moment captured on video and aired as part of her show Just Jillian. As they perused pictures of their two children, daughter Lu and son Phoenix, Jillian reflected on their relationship and love for each other. It was a beautiful reminder of the power of love and commitment.
Love Finally Conquers All: Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner's Joyful Union
After an incredible 42-year journey together, superstar actor, comedian, and writer Lily Tomlin and writer-producer Jane Wagner finally sealed their love with a beautiful wedding.
On the most magical night of the year, New Year’s Eve in 2013, the two exchanged vows and celebrated the start of a new life as spouses. For Tomlin and Wagner, this was more than just a marriage but a symbol of true love and commitment that had stood the test of time. Their joyous union is an inspiration to us all.
Love Blooms: Jodie Foster Marries Photographer Alexandra Hedison
In April 2014, Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison tied the knot in a private ceremony, celebrating the start of their magical love story. Foster, an Academy Award-winning actress, and Hedison, a renowned photographer, are both successful in their respective fields, and many believe their union is a match made in heaven.
Their union, shrouded in secrecy, was celebrated with much fervor by those close to the couple. Though the wedding details remain a mystery, one thing is certain: love blossomed between the two, and it is here to stay.
Love Story of Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli’s love story is something out of a fairytale. The two first crossed paths while filming the hit series Orange Is the New Black, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The pair then decided to take their relationship to the next level, exchanging nuptials in a beautiful ceremony in Palm Springs in March 2016. A couple whose love has stood the test of time, Samira and Lauren inspire us all.
Love Story: Barry Manilow & Garry Kief’s Journey to Marriage
After spending more than three decades together, Barry Manilow and Garry Kief finally tied the knot in a romantic and intimate ceremony in April 2014. After years of working together and building a strong bond, the two decided to take the plunge and make it official, with only their closest friends and family present.
Despite their long journey, these two have never lost their spark and are now looking forward to many more years of love and companionship. With their inspiring story, Barry and Garry have shown us that true love can last a lifetime.
Love Story of Matt Bomer and Simon Halls: A Tale of Eternal Commitment
The beautiful love story of Matt Bomer and Simon Halls is one for the ages. After secretly tying the knot in 2011, the couple kept it under wraps for three years when they divulged it in a Details magazine interview.
The devoted pair have three sons together, Henry, Walker, and Kit – a wonderful addition to their loving family. Matt and Simon’s commitment to each other is a testament to the enduring power of true love.
A Modern Fairytale of Love and Adoption
Matt Dallas – popularly known for the series Kyle XY – and musician Blue Hamilton are the perfect examples of modern-day fairytales. After dating for six years, the couple wed in July 2015.
Soon after, they decided to take the next step in their relationship and adopted a baby boy. They named him Crow, and their family was complete. The couple is now living a life of love and parenthood, proving that a happy ending is possible even in the 21st century.
Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips: A Heartwarming Proposal Story
With a heartwarming proposal story, Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese and his long-time boyfriend Joseph Bradley Phillips announced their engagement in 2016. In an Instagram post, Daniel shared a sweet photo of the proposal and wrote, “You guys! @joeylovesthat and I are getting married!”
The couple’s engagement was met with warm wishes from their fans, who had followed their love story for many years. The happy couple is very much in love.
Love Conquers All: Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez
Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez are the epitome of true love! The couple, who have been together for many years, announced their engagement in November 2016 during an appearance on The Jenny McCarthy Show.
Jonathan was completely ecstatic and shared, “We were in Africa, our parents were there, our moms were there, and I just figured this was the time to pop the question and make it official.” Wherever you are, love finds a way. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Tom and Lance: A Love Story
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s love story began in the summer of 2013 when sparks flew between the British Olympic dive champion and the American screenwriter. The couple announced their engagement in the Times of London newspaper in 2015.
The notice read: “The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence.” The couple’s inspiring romance is a true testament to the power of love.
Love Story of Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton
Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton are a power couple who have accomplished much in their respective fields. Wambach, a retired US soccer star, was part of the team that won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Meanwhile, Melton is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and a popular Christian mom blogger. After dating for a few months, the two decided to take the next step in their relationship and got engaged in February 2017. Together, they make a beautiful and inspiring couple.
Love Story of Wanda and Alex Sykes: A Journey of Eternal Love
Wanda and Alex Sykes were two star-crossed lovers whose love story began in 2008. On Oct. 25 of that year, they exchanged vows, and less than a year later, they welcomed their twin bundles of joy – Olivia and Lucas.
To this day, they remain happily married, living their best life with their two adorable children. The beautiful couple is the epitome of true love, showing the world that when two souls connect, nothing is impossible.
A Love Story Gone Sour: Johnny Weir & Victor Voronov
Once a fairytale, the relationship between Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir and his husband Victor Voronov sadly ended. After two blissful years of marriage, the two announced their split in March 2014.
Through thick and thin, the two were always close and supportive of one another, making their split all the more heartbreaking. While their love story may be over, the memories and legacy of their love will remain forever.
Ryan Murphy and David Miller: Oh the Glee!
After meeting 15 years before, Glee creator Ryan Murphy and David Miller finally took the plunge and sealed their commitment with a wedding in 2012. Murphy had happily announced their engagement the year before on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
They are now a proud family of three, with a son named Logan born in the same year. The couple has been together ever since, and their story is a testament to true love that stands the test of time.
Love Triumphs! Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer Tie the Knot
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer made history in 2011 when they became the first same-sex couple to get married in the country music industry. The two tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at a private home in Connecticut in August of that year.
The couple has since been blessed with twin sons, making their family complete. Their marriage stands as a symbol of love and courage in the face of adversity, sending a message that love does conquer all.
Love Wins as Michael Kors and Lance LePere Tie the Knot!
After years of being together, fashion designer Michael Kors and his partner Lance LePere finally had the chance to fulfill their dream of getting married in their home state.
In August 2011, the couple announced their engagement and revealed that they planned to have a private wedding ceremony. Weeks later, their love story was sealed with a kiss as they shared their vows and promised to be together forever. Love truly won as Michael Kors and Lance LePere tied the knot!
Love Conquers All: The Story of Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds
When Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds met at a Starbucks in 2011, little did they know their whirlwind romance would lead to marriage and a child. After only a few months of dating, the couple announced their engagement in December 2011 and married in June 2012, with no guests in attendance, though planning to have a larger ceremony later.
They later adopted a little girl together. Sadly, however, their relationship ended in 2015, but their story remains an inspiration for many.
Crazy in Love: The Engagement of Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry are an example of true love. After announcing their relationship in 2012, Linda coordinated a romantic musical picnic to propose to Sara.
With musicians playing The Cure’s “Lovesong,” Linda changed into four t-shirts that individually read “will,” “you,” “marry,” and “me?” Sara said yes and the couple tied the knot in March 2014. They are now proud parents to son Rhodes, and Sara co-parents her two other children, Levi and Sawyer, with ex Allison Adler. Truly an inspiring and heartwarming love story!