Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon embarked on their journey of love during a time when societal acceptance of their sexuality was scarce. Since 1991, the couple has remained devoted to each other, despite keeping their relationship private for years. It wasn’t until later that Cantone and Dixon decided to make their commitment official.
In 2011, they exchanged vows and entered into marriage, a celebration of their enduring love. Their union was officiated by Pastor Jay Bakker, marking a significant milestone in their lives. During an interview on The View with host Joy Behar, Cantone openly expressed his deep affection for Dixon, describing him as a “good man” whom he cherished wholeheartedly.
Brian Hargrove & David Hyde Pierce
He might be one of the most iconic brothers in the history of TV. David Hyde Pierce was Dr. Miles Crane in the long-running sitcom Frasier. It was three years after Frasier ended that Pierce publicly announced he was gay. His publicist later confirmed that he was in a relationship with Brian Hargrove – a director, producer and television writer.
Pierce publicly acknowledged Hargrove when he accepted his Tony Award for the musical Curtains. The two have been together for 24 years but only married in 2008 – days prior to the adoption of Proposition 8 (a law that banned same-sex marriage).
Alex Sykes & Wanda Sykes
Stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes only outed herself as a lesbian in 2008. A mere month later after she came out, Wanda married Alex Niedbalski – a woman of French descent. They met two years earlier and were immediately in love. Prior to her marriage to Alex, Wanda was married to a man.
From 1991 to 1998, Wanda was married to Dave Hall – a record producer. However, she is living happily ever after now with Alex whom she shares a son and daughter with. Their fraternal twins were born in 2009. And Wanda has also been killing it professionally, creating her own show on Netflix - "The Upshaws."
Stephanie Allynne & Tig Notaro
Tig Notaro is a stand-up comedian who is serious about describing how in love she is with actress Stephanie Allynne. The two got married in 2015 and had twin boys a year after via a surrogate. Then 29-year old Allynne wasn’t gay though when she met Tig. But she eventually realized that maybe she wasn’t straight at all.
Allynne described her experience as self-recognition. Though she used to date men, she hasn’t been in a serious long-term relationship with one. It was when she met Tig that she realized she wasn’t at all in love with men. However, it was through Tig when she exclaimed, “Oh my god, I am fully in love with this person.”
Guillermo Díaz & His Partner
Some people prefer to keep their privacy to themselves than allow it to be out in the open. They treasure their private time and refrain from sharing information about themselves. It's pretty logical idea, right? And Guillermo Diaz is a pretty good case study for this idea – the popular star of the series Scandal.
Diaz has professed that he is indeed gay, and openly too. He also has been enjoying a committed relationship with a significant other that he has not named or identified – or would even like to give a clue of. But love is allowing them be so let them be.