When Lance Bass was a member of the boy band N’Sync little did anyone knows that he would be inclined to prefer those whose gender was the same as his. Fast forward many years later, specifically 2006, when he loudly and proudly revealed to People magazine that he is gay.
Now, Lance Bass is happily married to actor and painter Michael Turchin. The two wed in 2014 after three years of dating. They were the first same-sex couple to exchange vows on cable TV via the show, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding. And the rest, as they say, was history.
Alexandra Hedison & Jodie Foster
When Jodie Foster was a guest in Late Night with David Letterman, the host irreverently implied Foster’s sexuality and how sad it would be that she could never be with a man. However, Jodie Foster thinks otherwise as she is happily married to Alexandra Hedison – a director, artist, and teacher. Meanwhile, Foster is considered as one of this generation’s “greatest actresses.”
Hedison used to be Ellen DeGeneres’ girlfriend. Foster and Hedison wed in 2014 a year after they met. Foster has two kids with her former partner, Cydney Bernard. Her eldest son is reportedly pursuing an acting career while the youngest prefers to stay out of the limelight.
Portia De Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen and Portia are currently the most famous lesbian couple in Hollywood. Considered as a power couple, their relationship has stood the test of time. It was 2004 when they began dating. Portia was working as a model and actress, while Ellen was doing stand—up. After four years of being together, they tied the knot in a public wedding.
They also serve as a premier example of a relationship that is based on love – sans sexuality aside. Ellen has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom due to her active role in propagating LGBT rights. Meanwhile, Portia is a philanthropist. The couple also love animals and work with animal rights advocates. Surely, Ellen and Portia can do no wrong.
David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris
The star of the 90’s series, Doogie Howser, MD, Neil Patrick Harris, and chef David Burtka are everyone’s relationship goals. Both are successful in their own right. Harris is an accomplished actor, host, and Broadway star while Burtka similarly dabbled in the profession but is now focused on his other passion of cooking. Though they are out and about now with their relationship, they didn’t use to be this loud and proud about it.
Back then, their relationship was not within the knowledge of the public despite them being already engaged. They kept their love for each other secret for five long years and only made their entire relationship official in 2014. However, before their wedding, their twins were already born in 2010 through surrogacy.
Lauren Morelli & Samira Wiley
Orange isn’t just the new black, it officially became red – valentine’s day red to be exact - due to the relationship it helped bloom. Lauren Morelli, the Orange Is The New Black writer, met Samira Wiley on set where the latter played a character named Poussey Washington. Since then, the two have been inseparable.
The two eventually became engaged in October 2016 and got married a year later. Morelli used to be married to a man but later realized she was gay while working on the set of the Orange Is The New Black series. She eventually got divorced and hasn’t looked back since.