Meet the Partners of These 20 Famous LGBT Celebrities
While there aren't a huge number of gay couples in mainstream films yet, there are plenty of LGBT celebrity couples to give us relationship goals. Form Robin Roberts and Amber Laign to Samira Wiley and Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, there are plenty of famous queer couples in Hollywood. Read on and find who these celebrities are and more about their significant others.
1. Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
The Biggest Loser alum Jillian Michaels and the yoga instructor began dating in 2009. They got engaged in late 2015 and documented their sweet proposal on the series finale of E!’s Just Jillian. However, in June Michaels issued a statement on Instagram announcing their separation, as she said they had "been split for a while now."
2. Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons has been in a relationship with boyfriend Todd Spiewak, an art director, for the past 10 years. The couple made their first public appearance at the 2013 GLSEN Respect Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
3. Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts started dating Amber Laign, a massage therapist in 2005, and they didn't go public until 2013. Before that time, Robin Roberts hadn’t revealed her sexual orientation.
4. Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry confirmed their relationship in 2011, and got engaged two years later. The pair finally made things official when they tied the knot in March 2014, and in 2015, Sara gave birth to their first child, a baby boy named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry.
5. Zachary Quinto And Miles McMillan
Zachary Quinto and his boyfriend Miles McMillan were first seen together in 2013 and made their relationship public in August of that year. In 2015, the pair moved in together, sharing a swanky New York City apartment. However, it has been reported that the couple went their separate ways this year after nearly 6 years of dating.
6. Barry Manilow and Garry Kief
Pop legend Barry Manilow has been in a relationship with his longtime manager Garry Kief for 39 years. They exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony in 2014. Barry Manilow recalls of the wedding, “I didn’t think it was going to be that emotional. It was deeper than we thought it was going to be, looking at each other, saying, 'I love you' in front of people."
7. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Nate Berkus married his interior designer husband Jeremiah Brent in 2014. They were deeply in love and wanted to have a family so they decided to give birth to two children through a surrogate. Now the happy family of four is living in West Hollywood, California.
8. Ryan Murphy and David Miller
Ryan Murphy and David Miller married in 2012, and in the same year, they welcomed their first child Logan Phineas. Their second child Ford was born in 2014, with both of them being conceived and delivered via surrogates.
9. Raven-Symoné and AzMarie Livingston
Raven-Symoné and AzMarie Livingston had been dating since 2012. But after three years together, the pair split up and went their sperate ways. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2014, Raven-Symoné revealed that she didn't want to be labeled as gay. Whatever it was that led to the downfall of her relationship with AzMarie, we do hope the two can remain friends.
10. Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
Actor Colton Haynes and husband Jeff Leatham, the gay Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, filed for divorce again after reconciling following their last breakup. In October of 2018, the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary. However, things didn’t work out as expected and they filed for divorce two months later.
11. Jane Lynch and Lara Embry
Glee star Jane Lynch met Lara Embry, a clinical psychologist back in 2009 at a fundraiser. The couple married a year later in Massachusettes, however, the marriage didn't end well when the actress announced their divorce. The split cost Lynch much after agreeing to pay her ex $1.2 million over a two-year period.
12. Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen
Pop star Adam Lambert had been dating his beau Sauli Koskinen, a Finnish reality TV personality for nearly three years. In 2013, the pair decided to part ways due to 'hectic schedules.' The two remain really good friends now.
13. Kate McKinnon and Jackie Abbott
Kate McKinnon is Saturday Night Live‘s first openly gay female cast member, and her partner, Jackie Abbott is an actor, photographer and artist based out of New York City. McKinnon and Abbott stepped out as a couple at the 2017 Emmys.
14. Ben Whishaw and Mark Bradshaw
Actor Ben Whishaw married his partner, Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in 2013. The couple met on the set of Jane Campion's 2009 film Bright Star. Whishaw played Keats in the film, while 30-year-old Mr. Bradshaw composed the score.
15. Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn were first spotted kissing and holding hands in October 2017. Several months later, they made their relationship public, each sharing a picture of them wearing unicorn-themed travel neck pillows. However, their relationship ended after nine months of dating.
16. RuPaul and Georges LeBar
The RuPaul’s Drag Race star RuPaul married Australian rancher Georges in 2017. They had been together for 25 years, and RuPaul spoke of this open relationship with his partner, saying that "He and I are very respectful of one another."
17. Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne
Comedian Tig Notaro met on the set of Notaro's 2013 indie comedy In A World and tied the knot in October 2015. They maintained a close friendship with each other, which later turned into a romance. The pair now have twin boys.
18. Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau
The American Horror Story actor Cheyenne Jackson announced that he was dating actor Jason Landau on social media. The couple got engaged and married in 2014. They welcomed twins, Willow and Ethan in October 2016. Becoming parents to twins was a huge decision, but they seem to be doing a great job.
19. Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Country singer Chely Wright came out to fans in 2010 and announced her engagement to Lauren Blitzer, a civil rights activist in 2011. They were married legally in Connecticut as the country star is a Christian and Blitzer is Jewish. The couple now have twin boys together.
20. Ellen Page and Emma Portner
The 31-year-old actress Ellen Page announced her marriage to her girlfriend Emma Portner in 2018. She posted photos of the couple kissing in a woodland setting. The Hollywood actress famously came out as gay in 2014 and her last relationship with Samantha Thomas lasted a year and a half.