When it comes to love, nothing - even gender - can stop two lovebirds from pairing up. The following celebrity couples can prove that. Sit back and check out who has come out and taken the world by surprise!
1. Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer
You probably think that country singer Chely Wright is still together with Brad Paisley. However, they went separate ways in 2010. After that relationship, she reportedly came out and began dating LGBT rights activist, Lauren Blitzer. In 2011, the couple became engaged and tied the knot after four months. Now they are parents to two lovely identical twins.
2. Benjamin Maisani & Anderson Cooper
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is no stranger to us. As one of the most prominent TV journalists, he has been in an openly gay relationship since 2009 with his partner Benjamin Maisani, who is a bar owner. Though the pair are not married, they purchased a historic estate together in Connecticut in 2014. Sadly, the two have since separated, but they are still like family to each other.
3. Samantha Thomas & Elliot Page
Ellen Page, now changes his name as Elliot Page after he came out as transgender, impressed fans with her breakout role after using a hamburger phone in Juno. After that, the star's love life also blossomed when she met her girlfriend Samantha Thomas. Thomas is an artist and surfer, so you can imagine how cool the couple were! However, disappointingly the two are no longer together.
4. Christine Marinoni & Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon has become a familiar face since she played Miranda on the hit HBO series Sex And The City in 1998. Nixon was married to actor Danny Mozes and they had two children together while she was working on the series. However, the couple split in 2003. Later on, Nixon began dating the prominent LGBTQ rights and education advocate Christine Marinoni and the pair got married in 2012.
5. Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
It sometimes happens that a writer and an actor in the same series fall in love with each other. Lauren Morelli and Samira Wiley are the proof. Lauren Morelli, the writer of the hit series Orange Is The New Black discovered her preference for women while working on the show. And Samira Wiley, who played the lesbian character Poussey turned out to be her soulmate. The two got hitched in 2017. What a magical love story!
6. David Hyde Pierce & Brian Hargrove
Famous for his role as Dr. Niles on Frasier, David Hyde Pierce openly came out in 2007. He announced that he was gay and had been dating his partner, writer and producer Brian Hargrove since the 1980s! The couple managed to keep their romance a secret from the public for 20 years, but in 2009 the two finally got to be open and even got married.
7. Michael Kors & Lance LePere
Michael Kors is no stranger to customers who are familiar with designer bag brands. And the CEO and designer for company Michael Kors Holding Limited - Michael Kors himself, has been in an openly gay relationship with his longterm partner Lance LePere. The happy couple wed in New York in 2011, where the wedding was officiated by the Mayor of Southampton. How blessed he is to have married someone as wonderful and special to him!
8. Brad Altman & George Takei
Whoever has watched Star Trek is sure to recognize the actor George Takei's face. Actually, he has been in a long-term relationship with his partner Brad Altman, who also acts and is a writer, before legally marrying in 2008! The pair were actually the first gay couple ever to apply for a same-sex license in West Hollywood. Brad has now taken on his husband's last name of Takei.
9. Tom Ford & Richard Buckley
The name Tom Ford needs no introduction in fashion circles, but not many knew about his love story. Ford had discovered he was gay while studying in New York City. Back then, he met and fell in love with Richard Buckley, who later became a famed journalist and magazine editor. The couple welcomed their son Alexander John Buckley Ford in 2012 and officially became married in 2014.
10. Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison
You may remember that the Academy Award-winning actress and director Jodie Foster is married to Cydney Bernard. Though the two share two children together, their relationship didn't work out. Afterwards, Jodie started dating actress and photographer, Alexandra Hedison and the pair made it official by getting married in 2014.
11. Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris, who played the womanizer Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, openly came out of the closet when he publically started dating David Burtka in 2007. He later confessed that he had been with his partner since 2004. The couple officially tied the knot in Italy and have since become parents to twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace via a surrogate.
12. Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons has received worldwide recognition for his portrayal as the science geek, Sheldon Cooper, in the hit series The Big Bang Theory. Off-screen, Jim Parsons has revealed that he is openly gay and has been in a committed relationship with the art director Todd Spiewak for over ten years. Despite both of them enjoying flourishing careers, the couple have claimed that they lead a very normal lifestyle.
13. Justin Mikita & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Here comes another familiar face on screen – Mitchell Prichett from Modern Family! Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays the openly gay character who is happily married to Cameron on the show, and things are very similar for him in reality. He is openly gay and married the successful lawyer Justin Mikita in 2013. Furthermore, they have gone on to run their own non-profit charity 'Tie The Knot,' which aims to support same-sex marriages nationwide.
14. Wanda Sykes & Alex Sykes
People would have been none the wiser to know the standup comedian was gay during the 90's when she was married to Dave Hall. Best known for her roles in the Ice Age film series and Curb Your Enthusiasm, funny woman Wanda Sykes tied the knot with the lovely Alex back in 2008. A year later, the couple welcomed twins, Olivia and Lucas. Meanwhile, Alex Niedbalski decided to drop her last name and took Wanda's name instead.
15. Jane Wagner & Lily Tomlin
Can you believe that the hilarious Lily Tomlin has been with her sidekick partner Jane Wagner for an incredible 42 years? The well-known actress has been with Jane Wagner since the 1970s, and the loved-up couple finally got married in 2013. Over the years, the couple has worked on several projects together, including An Apology to Elephants, and The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
16. Georges LeBar & RuPaul
RuPaul is surely the most popular drag queen in America. And you may have watched the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, which won him eight Primetime Emmy Awards. The star revealed that he had secretly married his boyfriend Georges LeBar of 23 years. LeBar is a painter and also runs a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming. The two began dating in 1994 after meeting at the Limelight nightclub in New York City.
17. Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem
Popular rocker Melissa Etheridge has had great success in the music industry ever since her breakout album in 1988. Coming out as a homosexual back in 1993, she went on to marry her then-girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Michaels a decade later. However, their marriage only lasted for seven years. In 2014, it seemed that Melissa had met her soulmate Linda Wallem, who is a successful actress in her own right.
18. Robin Roberts & Amber Laign
Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts used to keep her work and private life separate. But when she was battling with breast cancer, she came out publicly as gay. Later Roberts revealed that she had been in a relationship with Amber Laign, a professional massage therapist, since 2005. The happy couple are also in an interracial relationship, but we all know there's nothing that can keep them apart.
19. Grant Shaffer & Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming has played straight characters in movies such as Spy Kids and Romy And Michele's High School Reunion, but he is openly bisexual. In fact, he has been in a relationship with Grant Shaffer, an accomplished Graphic designer, since 2005. The couple made it official by getting married two years later in January 2007. Their marriage has lasted for over ten years, so it must be true love.
20. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia De Rossi
Best-known for hosting the daytime talk show, Ellen is one of the most beloved women in America. Also, she is the first openly gay person on a TV show, with her coming out making headlines in 1997. In 2004 when Ellen met her future wife, Portia de Rossi, she knew the chemistry between them was real, and the couple later became engaged. After the same-sex marriage ban was lifted in 2008, the couple were finally able to say "I do!"