Darren Young, a superstar of the WWE, shocked the masculine world of wresting when he publicly announced that he was gay back in 2013. If that was surprising, he continued on to profess that he was in a relationship with Nick Villa for two years. While he never quite hit the heights of The Rock or John Cena, it still was big news in the world of wrestling.
Darren Young’s intentions for his revelations have been interpreted as noble. It also empowered those who still keep their orientation under wraps. But in The Ellen Show, Young confessed that he came out due to him wanting to bring his boyfriend to WWE events without having to explain himself much.
Jahil Fisher & Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels is the producer of the series Empire. You know, the show that stars the likes of Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and a wide range of other great actors. Despite her busy schedule, she manages to start a relationship with Jayel Fisher, a freelance stylist.
Though they have yet to officially tie the knot, the two have been together for six years. Daniels has long been open about his orientation. However, he explained that he prefers to be called sexually fluid than gay – the same way Empire actor Jussie Smollett also refers to himself as sexually fluid.
James Vaughan & Jonathan Bennett
From the moment actor Jonathan Bennett crossed paths with television host James Vaughan, their connection sparked an undeniable flame that left them giddy with affection. Unable to contain their overwhelming joy, the couple embraced the modern era of social media to express their love openly.
Like giddy teenagers, Bennett and Vaughan boldly declared their feelings for each other through heartfelt posts shared on their respective social media platforms. In a digital era where the virtual realm often reflects the realities of our lives, this public display of affection served as an announcement, making their blossoming relationship official in the eyes of their adoring followers.
Nancy Locke & Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter is popular thanks to her memorable roles in the sitcom Family Ties. Talented as she is, her performances helped her earn five Emmy nominations. However, she was not always out. Baxter used to be married to a man and was so four times.
However, when she realized that she was indeed gay, she loudly and proudly exclaimed it back in 2009. Prior to her announcement though, she was in a relationship with a general contractor named Nancy Locke back in 2005. Eight years later, the couple tied the knot. In fact, Baxter has been married four times in total.
Garry Kief & Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow will always be known as one of the greatest American singers and songwriters who ever lived. For five decades, he has created memorable hits. Though he got married to manager Garry Kief in 2014, and have been with him since 1978, Manilow used to be in a relationship with a woman – and so did Gary.
Manilow was first married to Susan Deixler – his high school sweetheart – for two years prior to their marriage being annulled in 1966. Gary was also married and had a daughter named Kristen who was born in 1976. Manilow and Kief made their relationship official in their Palm Springs estate via a wedding attended by friends and family.