By Tomas Goldfarb
Showbiz is full of powerful couples, including those of the same sex who decided to formalize their union. From actors and comedians to athletes and singers, these famous members of the LGBTQ community are happily dating. Some of these couples have been together for decades, while others are more recent relationships. Either way, these famous faces exude joy when it comes to their significant other. Read our list of celebrity same-sex couples who got married below.
Joy Huerta and Diana Atri
Joy Huerta, singer of the Mexican group Jesse & Joy, is another winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. With her praised voice, she has a successful career and her intimate life does not go unnoticed in the media.
In 2019, Joy publicly declared that she is pansexual, meaning that she is attracted to people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. She is married to Diana Atri and they have a daughter: Noah, born in 2019. The family has won the hearts of her followers.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
While her most famous on-screen character has a huge crush on Amy Farrah Fowler, in real life Jim Parsons only has eyes for her husband Todd Spiewak. The couple have been together since the 1990s and finally finalized their union in 2017 in New York City.
Describing their relationship, Parsons said: «an act of love, a coffee in the morning, going to work, doing the laundry, taking the dogs, a normal life, a boring love.»
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
Rumors about the sexuality of actress Jodie Foster began in the 1990s, but the star was not publicly revealed until 2007. The Oscar-winning actress is married to American actress and photographer Alexandra Hedison, and they formalized when they were less than a year out!
Alexandra Hedison was previously in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, and Foster has two children with producer Cydney Bernard. Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison have been married since 2014.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
According to the Puerto Rican singer and the king of Latin pop, Ricky Martin, when he saw the Syrian-Swedish painter Jwan Yosef for the first time, he said: «I’m going to marry this guy.» Even better, Jwan Yosef comments that he said the exact same thing. It was fate!
Ricky Martin took a while to come out of the closet and faced speculation about his sexuality due to his large gay following. Today, Martin and Yosef are married and raise four children together: Matteo, Valentino, Lucia and Renn.
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
From one Tom to another, the next is American fashion designer and film director Tom Ford. The former creative director of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has been with her husband, journalist Richard Buckley, since 1986. They are a couple from the fashion world: Buckley is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Hommes International.
The couple married in 2014 after 14 years together. Tom Ford and Richard Buckley have a son, Alexander John «Jack» Buckley Ford. The adventurous family has lived in Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Pablo Alborán and José de la Torre
The Spanish singer-songwriter made his sexual orientation public during Gay Pride in 2020. From that moment on, several rumors about possible partners were unleashed. They even linked him to Ricky Martin, but nothing was confirmed.
However, the musician was beginning an affair with actor José de la Torre, who stars as Iván in the Toy Boy series. Friends for a long time, Pablo and José decided to take the relationship towards a couple, although they have not yet expressed it at the altar.
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Country singer Chely Wright felt conflicted about her sexuality from a young age. The star was raised in a Christian home and from the beginning she decided to hide her sexuality from her in hopes of becoming a successful performer. After years of hiding relationships and her true self, the star boldly came out in 2010.
Immediately after coming out, Chely Wright met his future wife, LGBTQ activist and chief marketing officer Lauren Blitzer. The couple married in 2011 and they have twins.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Here’s an iconic Hollywood lesbian couple: actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor. With an age difference of 32 years, this glamorous couple have not officially donned a ring, but they clearly only have eyes for each other.
In 2015, Taylor revealed that he was dating a younger woman. Finally, we found out that she was Paulson, the actress from American Horror Story. Speaking to the New York Times, Paulson said: «What I can say is that I am in love with someone and that someone turns out to be Holland Taylor.»
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
NSYNC star Lance Bass came out as gay in a 2006 People cover story. Until age 22, Bass had only dated women, but his relationship with Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl was made public.
In 2011, Lance Bass began dating actor and painter Michael Turchin. The couple met at a birthday party the previous year and tied the knot in 2014. The couple’s wedding was even featured on an E special! in 2015!
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
The Handmaid’s Tale actress Samira Wiley grew up in a religious family, but her pastor parents are definitely pro LGBTQ. In fact, her church was the only one in Washington D.C. who performed same-sex marriages in 2007.
Wiley is married to Orange Is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli, whom he met while working on the show. Morelli had been married to a man, but she now identifies herself as a lesbian. The couple formalized the union in 2017 in California.
Montserrat Oliver and Yaya Kosikova
The Mexican driver and the Slovakian model had a love affair with a lot of media attention. But, to everyone’s surprise, a year ago they announced that they were already married. It was through a tender message on the networks.
The couple held an intimate wedding that served their purpose. Few people found out and it was only made public when they decided to tell it. They met through a joint work project in 2015 and, after 5 years of relationship, the rings were placed.
Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach is the all-time top goal scorer for the United States women’s soccer team. The retired athlete was married to her soccer partner Sarah Huffman between 2013 and 2016, but now she is married to American author Glennon Do
Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach met on one of Doyle’s book tours and announced their relationship in 2016. It didn’t take long: The couple married in 2017 and have been together ever since.
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Like many of the LGBTQ celebrities on this list, British Olympic diver Tom Daly had to deal with a lot of sensational speculation about his sexuality. The popular youtuber and athlete revealed that he was in a relationship with a man in a video, but did not explicitly identify himself as gay or bisexual.
Daley has since identified as queer and married screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. The couple got together in 2017 and welcomed her son Robbie the following year.
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
American actor Matt Bomer and his publicist husband, Simon Halls, managed to get married without the media knowing. The star revealed in 2014 that he had married his partner in 2011, but they decided to keep everything out of the picture. In fact, Bomer came out publicly in 2012, when he was already married.
Matt and Halls now have three children named Kit, Walker, and Henry Halls. The handsome duo tied the knot in a small ceremony in New York.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
RuPaul has done a lot for the LGBTQ community, both in the US and around the world. The star’s reality series, RuPaul’s Drag Race has brought drag culture to millions of people, making him the most famous drag queen in the world.
RuPaul married her longtime partner, painter Georges Lebar in 2017. They have an open marriage, as the star claims she does not want to «put restrictions» on her husband. Hey, whatever works for you, Ru!
Billy Porter and Adam Smith
Broadway actor and star Billy Porter credits his role in the musical Kinky Boots for helping him embrace his feminine side. The star met her future husband, Adam Smith, in 2009, but they split after a brief romance.
After five years apart, the couple rekindled their romance and finally tied the knot in 2017. Speaking about their wedding, Smith said, «It was a lot of fun and it was a whirlwind.» Judging by Porter’s fabulous fashion sense, we bet so!
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Actress Lily Tomlin and writer Jane Wagner have been together for almost 50 years. The couple met in 1971. For many years, the media referred to Wagner as Tomlin’s «collaborator» because the couple did not publicly declare her sexuality. Finally, in 2013 they got married.
Jane Wagner won Peabody Awards and scored an award from the Writers Guild of America. She has also won three Emmys for her work with her wife. They sound like a fabulous team, both professionally and romantically.
Kany García and Jocelyn Tronchez
The Puerto Rican singer, author of hits like Para siempre and Hoy ya me voy, is the winner of five Latin Grammy Awards. But her love life was a bit more complicated. Divorced from guitarist Carlos Padial, in 2016 Kany decided to remove her sexual orientation labels publicly.
He confirmed that he was in a relationship with coach Jocelyn Tronchez and, in late 2019, they were married in an intimate ceremony. Today they maintain a tender bond, followed by many people on their social networks.
Elton John and David Furnish
Here’s another pair of LGBTQ queens, or perhaps the princes of Hollywood gay couples. English legend Elton John has too many hits to count, including his tribute to Lady Di, which remains the best-selling single in UK and US chart history.
Elton John met her future husband David Furnish in 1993, and the couple married in 2014. Furnish commented on their marriage: “We think it’s really important to take that step and take advantage of that incredible change in legislation. We all live by example. «
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Surely one of the most famous lesbian celebrity couples is television queens Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. The couple have been together since 2004 and married in 2008 after the repeal of the same-sex marriage ban in California. After her wedding, Rossi’s actress legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
They have been side by side through thick and thin. When Ellen faced a series of criticisms for her show, Portia was by her side the entire time. Now that’s a dynamic duo!
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
First we have Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon and his wife, Christine Marinoni. In 2007, the actress said: “I had been with men all my life and I had never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange to me. I’m just a woman in love with another woman. «
Nixon and Marinoni began dating in 2004, got engaged at a same-sex marriage rally in 2009, and then tied the knot in 2012 in New York City.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Broadway and television star Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced her engagement to attorney Justin Mikita in 2012. The couple married in Manhattan the following year, with playwright Tony Kushner officiating at the ceremony.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita met while at the gym and now have a son, Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita, who was born in 2020. Apparently, the stars invited many other celebrities to their New York City nuptials. In addition, they asked for donations to a charity for equal marriage in lieu of gifts.
Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle
Here’s another star who is mostly aligned with the LGBTQ community, but who didn’t come out publicly until much later in life. Sean Hayes is best known for his role as Jack McFarland on Will & Grace, but he did not discuss his own sexuality for fear of how it could affect his career.
Finally, Hayes came out of the closet in 2010 and commented that he had «made a monumental contribution to the success of the gay movement in America.» Sean Hayes married his partner Scott Icenogle in 2014.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
While Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer in How I Met Your Mother, he came out publicly gay in 2006. The actor was in a relationship with actor and chef David Burtka, and the couple decided to marry and start a family.
Neil and David got engaged in 2011 and married in Italy in 2014. Naturally, Elton John performed at the reception. They are now the parents of twins: Harper Grace and Gideon Scott.
Victor Garber and Rainer Andreesen
Finally, we complete our list with Canadian actor Victor Garber. The Tony Award-winning star didn’t publicly address his sexuality until 2012, when he described himself as gay. A year later, Garber commented, «I don’t really talk about it, but everyone knows it.»
In 2015, the star’s artist, model and partner, Rainer Andreesen, announced via social media that the couple had formalized their union. They have been together since 2000 and were married in their home country of Canada.