There is no denying that Queen Latifah has been a real trailblazer over the last 30 years, both in the hip hop world and the LGBTQ community. And love needs work, but it doesn’t have to make you work too hard. Queen Latifah learned that the hard way when she partnered with her personal trainer, Jeanette Jenkins.
But it seems to be too hard for both that it went through a few struggles. The two began to date in 2002. They loved each other so much they decided to be engaged in 2008. Alas, it seems they were not meant to be. The two eventually broke up in 2014.
Justin Mikita & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, one of the stars of the television series Modern Family, is starting his very own modern family when he said “I do” to his long-time boyfriend Justin Mikita. The two got engaged in 2012 and got married after a year.
However, just like their non-traditional wedding, the couple opted to receive gifts in a similarly unconventional way. They asked their wedding guests to instead donate to to the charity “Tie the Knot” -their chosen marriage equality charity. And since then, the couple have even had two kids, really adding to that modern family of theirs.
Linda Wallem & Melissa Etheridge
Guitarist and singer Melissa Etheridge tied the knot with actress and producer Linda Wallem in 2014, a mere two days after the couple turned 53 years old. Prior to their wedding, the two have been best of friends. It was Wallem who Etheridge called when she became a single mother with four kids to care for.
Eventually, the two developed a more intimate relationship that went beyond friendship. It began when the then would-be-couple were helping each other fulfill day to day motherly duties of feeding the kids. Etheridge decided to legalize their relationship and get the benefits of being legally married – and so they did. They have since been living happily together, highly likely ever after.
Jeff Leatham & Colton Haynes
Colton Haynes, beloved for his role in Arrow, continues to be dearly missed by his fans. Thankfully, he keeps his followers engaged on Instagram, where he recently shared a heartwarming moment. The actor publicly revealed how his fiancée, Jeff Leatham, a talented florist, romantically proposed with the timeless question, "Will you marry me?" Naturally, Haynes joyfully accepted the proposal, setting their love story in motion.
The couple exchanged vows in 2017, embarking on a new chapter of their lives together. However, despite their initial happiness, their union was regrettably short-lived. Just six months into their marriage, Haynes made the difficult decision to file for divorce from Leatham due to irreconcilable differences. May 1, 2018, was marked as the official date of their separation.
Michelle Rounds & Rosie O’Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell, known for her vibrant personality, experienced two years of marital bliss with Michelle Rounds, even welcoming a beautiful daughter into their lives. However, in 2015, their once-promising relationship took a turn, and Rosie made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Despite the emotional weight of the situation, both parties managed to find common ground and reach a settlement.
Two years later, Michelle Rounds found the strength to move forward and eventually remarried. Tragically, in 2017, the news of her untimely passing left her family, friends, Rosie, and their daughter in a state of profound shock and sorrow, highlighting the profound impact of mental health struggles on loved ones.