Who said male boxers can’t get married to men? Unfortunately, due to the culture in the sport and the backlash that they would receive, not many do find love in same-gender relationships. But Orlando Cruz couldn’t care less on what people would think. Cruz is the first professional boxer to be open and out about being gay while still working as a boxer.
Since he came out, he won his first fight on October 2012. In 2013, he was one of the first inductees to the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. Cruz went on to marry Jose Manuel Colon in Central Park.
Victor Voronov & Johnny Weir
Not all of the relationships on this list have had happy endings, and this is a prime example. Johnny Weir is an impressive sportsman who has won a slew of awards. He is a premier Olympic skater when he met lawyer Victor Voronov. They were so smitten with each other they eventually got married in 2012.
Though the two met and eventually fell in love, things turned for the worse when they got together. Both accused each other of domestic disturbances, eventually, the couple had to part ways and were divorced two years after they wed. Despite their separation, Weir has confessed that he still loves Voronov.
Paris Barclay & Christopher Mason
Paris Barclay is a name that resonates within the realm of television, with notable contributions to acclaimed series like CSI, ER, and The West Wing. However, beyond his professional achievements, Barclay cherishes the recognition of a different kind—his deep bond with his life partner, Christopher Mason.
For over a decade, their love has endured, blossoming with unwavering strength and resilience. While Barclay's directorial prowess has garnered attention, it is in the quiet moments shared with Mason where he finds true fulfillment. Their enduring partnership serves as a testament to the power of love and commitment, a source of inspiration for others seeking enduring connections.
Sauli Koskinen & Adam Lambert
Though Adam Lambert has not been visible publicly and professionally, many still remember his performances as well as being the American Idol eighth runner up. Lambert may not be busy with work, but his heart department is fully booked and love is high on his list of priorities.
When Sauli Koskinen, a reality TV personality and Finnish entertainment reporter, met Lambert, sparks flew. The two started to date from 2010 until 2013. Sadly, despite their love for each other, the two split yet profess to continue to love each other as friends. But that hasn't stopped Lambert from looking elsewhere in the dating world.
Simon Doonan & Jonathan Adler
Love is timeless. So when Jonathan Adler met Simon Doonan, the two were smitten and have never parted with each other since. That was 1994. Fast forward to 2008 when the couple decided to make their relationship more solid in the legal sense. That's right folks, these two lovebirds decided to tie the knot after all those years.
Adler and Doonan got married in California via a wedding ceremony that celebrated their union. Though it took them some time to make their relationship more binding, the couple seems to believe a wedding is mere icing on a cake. And we think that's pretty sweet way of doing it.