11 Gay Celebrities Who Are Married

by Madeleine Somerville
Jan 23, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. ET

Who doesn't love a great love story? The first meeting, the falling in love, maybe even a wedding. Sure, you can absolutely have a spectacular, long-lasting relationship without tying the knot, but there is something that feels a little extra about "'til death do us part." Maybe that's why it's so easy to obsess over your favorite celebrity couples (and why it feels personal when their relationships end).

To celebrate excellent love stories, we wanted to shine a light on gay and lesbian celebrities and their happy marriages or engagements. Some of them have been married a while and others are newlyweds, but all of them prove that love is love is love.

These are the same-sex celebrity couples who have leveled up from lovers to spouses. Read on to find out all the deets on the engagements, the weddings and the families these pairs have celebrated. Congratulations to the happy couples!

A version of this article was originally published in June 2017.

1 /11: Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner

1/11 :Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner

After 42 years as a couple, actress Lily Tomlin and writer Jane Wagner tied the knot in December 2013. The secret to their long-lasting relationship? The "admiration and respect" between them, Tomlin told People.

2 /11: Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

2/11 :Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

These two handsome lovebirds have been together since 2009 and were married in a gorgeous ceremony in Italy in 2014. The pair now have two children together, Gideon and Harper, and seem to be just as much in love now as ever.  

3 /11: Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison

3/11 :Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison got married in 2014 after dating for a year. Foster values her privacy above all else, so not much is known about the pair or their relationship, but so far, they're going strong.

4 /11: Elton John & David Furnish

4/11 :Elton John & David Furnish

These longtime partners met in October 1993, and it was love at first sight. Eventually, Elton John proposed, and the two tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2014. The couple now have two children together and are devoted and loving parents.

5 /11: Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem

5/11 :Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem

After being best friends for nine years, Etheridge and Wallem took things to the next level and began dating in 2010. The BFFs were engaged soon after and got married on May 31, 2014 — a date that also happens to be both of their birthdays.

6 /11: Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry

6/11 :Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry

Roseanne alumna Sara Gilbert got engaged to musician Linda Perry with a cute picnic proposal. Perry enlisted the help of stringed instruments and donned a series of four T-shirts with the question "Will you marry me?" spelled out word by word on each one to pop the question to her longtime girlfriend. Gilbert said yes, and the pair were wed on March 30, 2014. They welcomed a son, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, on Feb. 28, 2015. 

7 /11: Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef

7/11 :Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef

Singer Ricky Martin popped the question to his boyfriend of a year, conceptual artist Jwan Yosef, in late 2016. Martin revealed in January 2018 that they'd officially tied the knot, though the wedding party was still being planned.

8 /11: Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli

8/11 :Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli

This adorable couple was brought together by hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, which is where Wiley, who plays Poussey on the show, met Morelli, a writer for the series. The two announced their engagement on Oct. 4, 2016, and were married in a gorgeous ceremony in Palm Springs on March 25, 2017. 

9 /11: Cheyenne Jackson & Jason Landau

9/11 :Cheyenne Jackson & Jason Landau

Cheyenne Jackson, who played Danny Baker on 30 Rock, met partner Jason Landau while in rehab for alcohol addiction. The pair married a year later in September 2014, celebrating their nuptials with an interfaith ceremony that honored both Landau's Jewish heritage and Jackson's Christian beliefs.   

10 /11: RuPaul & Georges LeBar

10/11 :RuPaul & Georges LeBar

Legendary drag queen RuPaul and his partner, Georges LeBar, have been together for 23 years, but it was only in January 2017 that the two married.

In an interview with ET, RuPaul revealed that the current political climate may have nudged them toward matrimony, saying, "We are devoted to each other. We don't stand on ceremony. We thought, 'We don't have to get married.' But then, in light of what's happening currently in the world today, what's happening in Washington, we thought, 'You know what? Let's do it.'"

11 /11: Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades

11/11 :Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades

Personal trainer Jillian Michaels chose to publicly pop the question to her longtime partner, Heidi Rhoades, with whom she has two children, Lu and Phoenix. On the season finale of her show Just Jillian, Michaels proposed to her partner with a sweet video message chronicling their time together. The episode aired March 8, 2016, and wedding plans are in the works.