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Celebrate Gay Pride With 12 Same-Sex Celeb Parents

Jun 29 2013 - 6:23am

This week marked a major milestone in the history of gay rights, as the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act [1], which denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian couples, as unconstitutional. In honor of the monumental ruling (and June being LGBT Pride month), we've rounded up 12 celebs with kids in same-sex marriages or partnerships who are sure to be celebrating!

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell [2] and her wife, Michelle Rounds, recently welcomed baby Dakota to their brood of four.

Source: Instagram user Rosie [3]

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels and her partner, Heidi Rhoades, became an instant family of four last May. Just four days after Rhoades gave birth to baby Phoenix, Michaels traveled to Haiti to bring home the couple's adoptive daughter, Lukensia.

Cat Cora

Celeb chef Cat Cora [4] and her wife, Jennifer, are the parents of four boys — Thatcher, Zoran, Caje, and Nash.

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon and her partner, Christine Marinoni, are raising Nixon's two biological sons (from her relationship with Danny Mozes) as a family.

Elton John

Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, are the parents of two little boys, 2-year-old Zachary and 4-month-old Elijah.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster [5] is mom to two sons, Charlie and Kit. At the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, Foster delivered a much-talked-about coming-out speech [6] as she accepted the coveted Cecil [7] B. DeMille Award.

Matt Bomer

White Collar star Matt Bomer and his partner, Simon Halls, have three sons together. "Having kids teaches you so many things, and one of the things we both have learned in our parenting journey is how loving and accepting and open children's minds and hearts are," Bomer told E! Online [8] back in October.

Melissa Etheridge

Singer-songwriter and gay activist Melissa Etheridge has four kids — Bailey Jean and Beckett (from her long-term partnership with Julie Cypher) and twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven with her now ex-wife Tammy Lynn Michaels.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris [9] and David Burtka are the proud pops to 2-year-old twins Gideon and Harper. They welcomed the boy and girl via surrogate back in October 2010.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin and his partner, Carlos Gonzalez Abella, are the parents of 4-year-old twin boys, Matteo and Valentino. Last year, Martin shared some insight into the twins' distinctive personalities [10].

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert, cohost and creator of The Talk, is the mother of 8-year-old Levi and 5-year-old Sawyer. The kids are the product of Gilbert's relationship with her (now-ex) partner, television producer Alison Adler. Following her breakup, Gilbert told The Hollywood Reporter [11]: "I will say that we have beautiful children together, a lot of love for each other. You do continue into the next chapter together in a different way."

Jenna Wolfe

The Today show's Jenna Wolfe announced in March that she and her girlfriend, Stephanie Gosk (also an NBC journalist), are expecting a baby girl. "We rock-paper,-scissored it. I won 34-31, so I'm carrying the baby, bam!" Wolfe told E! News [12].


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