20 LGBTQ Celebrity Love Stories That Will Melt Your Heart


1.Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most well-known lesbian celebrities, but she was not always so open about her sexuality. She only came out publicly in 1997 during an appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show.


Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi married in 2008, making them one of the first same-sex couples to legally wed in the United States. Ellen has since been vocal about LGBT rights and marriage equality.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

2.Darren Young and Nick Villa

Darren Young and Nick Villa are two of the hottest LGBT celebrities on the planet. When they got together, it was a match made in heaven. They have been inseparable ever since and seem to be living out their best lives.

Here is what you need to know about these gorgeous guys: Darren Young is an American professional wrestler currently signed with WWE under the ring name Darren Young.

Darren Young and Nick Villa

3.E.J Johnson & Christopher Milan

E.J Johnson and Christopher Milan are two stars that are making waves in the entertainment industry and their love story is a prime example of how opposites attract.

The two met through mutual friends at a party and they hit it off instantly. Even though they were both engaged to other people, the chemistry between them was undeniable. They went on a few dates and eventually called off their engagements to be with each other full-time.

E.J Johnson & Christopher Milan

4.John Barrowman & Scott Gill

John Barrowman and Scott Gill are a Hollywood couple that has been together for over twenty years. They met on the set of Doctor Who in 1996 when Barrowman was playing Captain Jack Harkness and Gill was working as a production assistant, but they didn’t start dating until 1999.

Gill proposed to Barrowman at the top of the Eiffel Tower in 2007, and they’ve been inseparable ever since.

John Barrowman & Scott Gill

5.Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

Martin and Yosef are a power couple. Martin is a Latin singer-songwriter and actor, while Yosef is an architect. The two met in 2016 through mutual friends and dated for about a year before getting engaged in January 2017.

Martin proposed to Yosef at the top of the Eiffel Tower, with his mother’s ring.

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

6.Sir Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish have been together for more than two decades. They married in 2014, after having a civil ceremony in 2005.

The couple has two children, Zachary (born in 2010) and Elijah (born in 2013). In 2007, Elton John became the first major music star to come out as gay and at the same time advocate for gay marriage.

Sir Elton John and David Furnish

7.Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are arguably one of the most recognizable celebrity couples in Hollywood. The two first met in 2004 and began dating in 2006, then engaged on Christmas Day 2009, before marrying on September 16th, 2014.

Harris has often spoken about how much he loves being married to Burtka and how grateful he is to have found the love of his life. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, he said to People magazine.

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

8.Anderson Cooper & Benjamin Maisani

Anderson Cooper, one of the most influential television journalists in America, announced his engagement to Benjamin Maisani on Valentine’s Day.

Benjamin and I wanted you to be among the first to know that we’re getting married! he wrote in an email to his friends. We love each other very much and it just seems right.

Anderson Cooper & Benjamin Maisani

9.Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are the epitomai of If you can’t beat them, join them. The couple met in 2003 and began dating two years later.

In 2008, they were the first gay couple featured on a reality TV show—and on the cover of a national magazine.

Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent

10.George Takei & Brad Altman

George Takei and Brad Altman met on a gay skiing weekend in Sun Valley in 1981. Even though they were both married at the time, their feelings for each other were undeniable.

They communicated secretly for two years before divorcing their respective partners and marrying each other in September 2008.

George Takei & Brad Altman

11.Jane Lynch & Lara Embry

Actress and comedian Jane Lynch is best known for her role on the show Glee. However, she’s also head over heels in love with Lara Embry.


The pair have been together since 2011 and have plans to get married when same-sex marriage becomes legal in their home state of California. Even better, they celebrated their engagement with a gender-neutral wedding ceremony last year!

Jane Lynch & Lara Embry

12.Raven-Symoné & AzMarie Livingston

Raven-Symoné and AzMarie Livingston may not be the most well-known couple, but they have one of the most beautiful love stories to date.

The two met at Howard University when AzMarie was a stylist and Raven-Symoné came in for her hair appointment. It was love at first sight, and as soon as AzMarie finished up with Raven’s hair, she ran out of the salon to meet up with her new girlfriend for their first date.

Raven-Symoné & AzMarie Livingston

13.Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer

Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer have been together for over 10 years. They met on Broadway in the early 2000s when Cumming was playing Biff in the revival of Death of a Salesman, and Shaffer was working as an assistant stage manager.

The two never crossed paths backstage, but after meeting at a party one night, they embarked on what would become a very happy relationship. It is also worth noting that Alan Cumming is openly gay and Grant Shaffer has been his partner since 2008.

Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer

14.Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony

One of the most recent celebrity gay couples is Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony. The two first met at a Starbucks in Atlanta, Georgia, and have been inseparable since then.

At the time, they didn’t know that they were both gay. They eventually fell in love and posted their love story on Instagram for everyone to see. It’s always hard when you are trying to find your first love, said Kordale. We just happened to meet at a Starbucks.

Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony

15.Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita met on the set of Modern Family in 2008. After a few years of dating, they were married in Santa Monica, California, on October 3rd, 2013. They are both vocal supporters of marriage equality and LGBT rights.

I’m so grateful that I get to share my life with someone who is not only a part of my family but also my best friend, Mikita said. We’re looking forward to having kids together.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita

16.Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry have been happily married for six years. The pair met when Gilbert was working on a documentary about the Movin’ Out singer, and they’ve been together ever since.

The couple got engaged in 2013, and they celebrated their marriage with an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. Perry wore a custom-made gown by designer Jenny Packham while Gilbert donned an Oscar de la Renta blouse.

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

17.Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd

After their marriage in 2006, Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd would go on to have two children. Now a family of four, the couple is still going strong.

For me as a man, I was always taught that my job was to take care of my woman and provide for them, Antonio told Inside Edition. It’s not just about being there physically but also emotionally.

Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd

18.Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims

Octavius Terry-Sims and Jamal Terry-Sims are a married couple, authors, and founders of the national nonprofit Queer Kid Stuff. Octavius, who is black and gay, and Jamal, who is white and bisexual, first met at a conference in Chicago in 2007.

It was love at first sight, they told BuzzFeed News. We were both singles at the time. After exchanging emails for a few weeks, they decided to meet up in person again on Valentine’s Day.

Octavius and Jamal Terry-Sims

19.Nick Denton & Derrence Washington

Nick Denton is the founder of Gawker Media. Derrence Washington is a writer and producer. Nick met Derrence at a party in 2006 and they dated for two years before splitting up because of the distance between them, living in different states.

Six months later, Nick was on his way to South by Southwest when he got a text from Derrence asking to meet up for coffee. They had their first date in March 2008, and were dating until 2012 when they eventually broke up again.

Nick Denton & Derrence Washington

20. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor

This love story starts with a cat: a black-and-white kitten named Moxie. The pair first met in the late ’90s when Paulson was working on a film in Los Angeles, and Taylor was Paulson’s acting coach.

At that point, Taylor had retired from her career as an Emmy Award-winning actress for over 20 years.

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor



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