If you ask anyone who their favorite lesbian couple in Hollywood is, they are likely going to say, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. They are probably the most well-known duo, who are out, proud and talk openly about their marriage. But since marriage equality became legal in 2015 in all 50 states, more women have come forward to share their wives and partners with the media and their fans.
It’s great to see veteran couples like Lily Tomlin and wife Jane Wagner share stories about their 50 years together — creatively and romantically. There are also unexpected romantic relationships like Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor, who don’t let their 32-year-age gap get in the way (and when you find out how Taylor made a very modern, romantic move, you will be impressed). What all of these celebrities are trying to say is that love is love and they sometimes want to share their personal lives and kids with the world because it may inspire the next generation of LGBTQ+ kids to understand that their dreams about love and family can come true, too.
And we love listening to these couples talk about how much they adore each other madly, truly deeply. “The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do,” DeGeneres told People. “She surprises me all the time. It’s what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We’re really lucky because we know how rare it is.”
Learn more about our favorite lesbian couples in Hollywood — and don’t miss Wanda Sykes’ hilarious take on starting a family with her wife, Alex.