Love Stories: These 20 Powerful LGBT Couples Stunned Everyone
1. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
There is probably no better way than to kick off this list with the power-couple of Ellen and Portia. Ellen, a popular talk show host, was also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work on LGBT rights. She married Portia in 2008.
2. Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
Considered "one of the greatest actresses of her generation," Foster always keeps tight-lipped about her marriage to Alexandra Hedison, who is an artist, actress, and director. While we know little about their love story, we know we love seeing them together!
3. Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Famous news anchor Anderson Cooper has been dating gay bar owner, Benjamin Maisani, since 2009. They have a home in Connecticut. Recently though, Cooper confirmed that he and his longtime boyfriend had broken up.
4. Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
Jillian Michaels is a world-renowned personal trainer. She married Heidi Rhoades in 2006, and they have two children together. More details about their amazing love story can be caught on her tv show Just Jillian.
5. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
This Orange is the New Black match was made in heaven! Wiley plays the awesome Poussey Washington on the show, while Morelli is the show's writer. In October 2016, they got engaged, and six months later, they got hitched.
6. Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano
Football star Michael Sam and his college sweetheart Vito Cammisano started dating in 2011 at the University of Missouri. In January 2015, they announced their engagement. However, unfortunately, they called it quits only six months after their engagement.
7. Kendrell Bowman And Anthony Wayne
Anthony made his debut in the 2011 Broadway musical, Anything Goes, and Kendrell is a creative image consultant and stylist to the stars. The couple became the star and head consume designer for the hit Offbroadway musical, You Make Me Feel Mighty Real: A Sylvester Concert.
8. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Relationship goals? That's an understatement! This amazing Hollywood power couple kept their engagement a secret for five years, and in 2014 they made it official. Moreover, they became dads to twins via surrogacy in 2010.
9. Cara Delevingne and Annie Clark
Cara Delevingne is one of the biggest names in both modeling and acting. When news broke that she was dating Annie Clark, the musician St. Vincent, people just couldn't get enough. Unfortunately, they split in 2016.
10. Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
While everyone knows Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, you may not know that he was romanced by Todd Spiewak and the two got married in 2017. Congrats, newlyweds!
11. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Let's get one thing straight here, the TV series Modern Family is synonymous with Jesse Ferguson, who married Justin Mikita in 2013. Instead of receiving traditional wedding gifts, they asked their wedding guests to donate to their marriage equality charity, Tie the Knot.
12. Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon, AKA Miranda from the Sex and the City, is a huge marriage equality advocate. She began dating the education activist Christine Marinoni in 2004, and in 2012, they said "I Do!" What's more, Marinoni gave birth to a son in 2011.
13. Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John met David Furnish, a dazzling filmmaker, back in 1993, and in 2005, they entered into a civil partnership. When same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, they officially tied the knot that December.
14. Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
The world fell in love with Ricky Martin when "Livin' la Vida Loca" came out. Years later, when he admitted his engagement to the Syrian-Swedish Jwan Yosef on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he became a sensation all over again.
15. Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes
Wanda Sykes announced she was a lesbian in November 2008 and just one month later, she married Alex, with whom she had spent two years. In 2009, they became parents to twins, Olivia and Lucas.
16. George Takei and Brad Altman
Star Trek star George Takei had been in a committed relationship with writer Brad Altman for 18 years before he announced their relationship in 2005. In 2008, this huge LGBT advocate exchanged vows with his longtime partner Brad.
17. Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin began dating in 2011. In 2014, they got hitched and even broadcast their ceremony on Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding - they were the first same-sex couple to say their nuptials on cable TV.
18. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Actress Lily Tomlin met Jane Wagner, a writer, director, and producer, in 1971. On the eve of 2014, they tied the knot officially after 42 years together thanks to the newly introduced same-sex marriage ruling. True love? Definitely!
19. Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
Famous designer Tom Ford fell in love with Richard Buckley at first sight when they met in 1986. They have been an item since then. In 2014, when marriage equality was finally recognized, they officially tied the knot.
20. Michael Kors and Lance Lepere
Michael Kors and Lance Lepere are undoubtedly the most fashionable couple you'll ever see. In 2001, this adorable pair got engaged in a surprisingly understated fashion and got hitched later that same year.
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