31 Same-Sex Celebrity Couples Who Put a Ring on It
In March 2014, England joined the growing list of countries that support same-sex marriage, and we saw celebrations across the globe as gay, lesbian, and transgender couples wed. Here in the United States, a big milestone happened in June 2013 when The Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 was struck down, with many celebrities speaking out in support of the news. However, it wasn't all talk — many stars sprung into action and have gotten engaged or married since then. Keep reading to see all of the same-sex couples who have walked down the aisle or have wedding bells in the near future! Source: Getty
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
When the gay marriage equality bill passed in New York in 2011, NPH and his partner, David Burtka, tweeted their engagement announcement. But the happy couple and fathers to twins had been secretly engaged for five years! They then made it official in a surprise wedding in Italy in September 2014. The couple are parents to twins Gideon and Harper.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
The singer announced his engagement to the artist during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November 2016. "I got on my knees and I took out the little metal box," he told the host of the moment he proposed. "I just had it in a little velvet pouch and instead of saying, 'Will you marry me?' I said, 'I got you something!'"
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades
The personal trainer's emotional proposal to the talent manager was caught on video and aired as part of her show on E!, Just Jillian, in March 2016. In the video, Jillian reflected on their romance as they both looked at pictures of their two children, daughter Lu and son Phoenix.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
The pair tied the knot after 42 years together on New Year's Eve in 2013.
RuPaul and Georges LeBar
The Drag Race host revealed that he secretly married his boyfriend of 23 years during an interview with Hollywood Today Live in March 2017. "I don't think I've said this on television before. We are married."
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
Jodie married the photographer in a secret ceremony in April 2014.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
The pair first met on the set of Orange Is the New Black and exchanged "I dos" in Palm Springs in March 2016.
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
The Teen Wolf star announced his engagement on Instagram in March 2017, uploading a photo of the pair kissing in front of an impressive fireworks display. "I SAID YES!!! 💍💥❤️ @jeffleatham," he wrote. To make matters even sweeter, Jeff commissioned Cher to record a video message that was projected on a giant screen on the beach before he proposed.
Barry Manilow and Garry Kief
Barry married his longtime manager, Garry, in a private ceremony in April 2014.
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
Matt secretly married his partner in 2011 but didn't announce it until a May 2014 interview with Details magazine. The couple has three sons together, Henry, Walker, and Kit.
Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton
The Kyle XY wed his singer-songwriter boyfriend of six years in July 2015. A few months after their nuptials, the duo adopted their first child, a boy named Crow.
Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips
In July 2016, the Mean Girls star announced that he was engaged to his longtime boyfriend, Joseph Bradley Phillips, on Instagram, posting, "You guys! @joeylovesthat and I are getting married!" along with a sweet photo of the proposal.
Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez
The longtime couple revealed they got engaged during a stop on The Jenny McCarthy Show in November 2016. Jonathan couldn't help but gush over the proposal, saying, "We were in Africa, our parents were there, our moms were there, and I just figured this was the time to pop the question and make it official."
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
The British Olympic dive champion announced his engagement to the American screenwriter in the Times of London newspaper in 2015. The notice read: "The engagement is announced between Tom, son of Robert and Debra Daley of Plymouth, and Lance, son of Jeff Bisch of Philadelphia and Anne Bisch of Lake Providence." The two began dating in the Summer of 2013, shortly before Tom came out as bisexual on his YouTube page.
Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton
The retired US soccer star, who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, got engaged to the Christian mom blogger in February 2017.
Wanda and Alex Sykes
The couple tied the knot on Oct. 25, 2008, and welcomed twins Olivia and Lucas less than a year later in April 2009.
Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov
Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir and his husband, Victor Voronov, were married for two years before splitting in March 2014.
Ryan Murphy and David Miller
Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced his engagement to David Miller back in 2011 on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, saying, "I'm with a great fellow now who I've known for 15 years. We just got engaged, and I'm very excited about it!" The pair secretly wed in July 2012 and have one child together named Logan.
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Country singer Chely Wright married her partner, Lauren Blitzer, at a private home in Connecticut in August 2011. They have twin sons together.
George Takei and Brad Altman
Star Trek actor George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, have been married since September 2008. They were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in West Hollywood back in June 2008.
Michael Kors and Lance LePere
Michael Kors announced his engagement weeks before his destination wedding in August 2011, saying, "Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together. We have no plans for a major party, but we will be getting married privately."
Rosie O'Donnell and Michelle Rounds
Rosie O'Donnell announced on her blog in August 2012 that she and Michelle Rounds privately married in June 2012. She wrote, "We married in private before [Michelle's] surgery, just the [two] of us. When we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish." Rosie and Michelle met at Starbucks and had only been dating a few months when they announced their engagement in December 2011. They adopted a little girl together in January 2013, though they called it quits in 2015.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin got engaged in September 2013 after dating for nearly two years. They got engaged again on the first anniversary of their engagement in 2014 and wed in December 2014.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon got engaged to her partner, Christine Marinoni, in 2009 at a rally supporting same-sex marriage in New York. After waiting for their nuptials to be legally recognized in New York, they tied the knot in May 2012. They have a son named Max together, while Cynthia is also mom to kids Samantha and Charles with ex Danny Mozes.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Designer Nate Berkus popped the question to Jeremiah Brent in April 2013 while on a romantic trip to Peru. They got married at the New York Public Library in May 2014 and welcomed daughter Poppy Brent-Berkus the following year.
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
The Talk cohost Sara Gilbert announced her engagement to musician Linda Perry in April 2013, after going public with their relationship in 2012. Linda coordinated a musical picnic to ask Sara for her hand, with musicians playing The Cure's "Lovesong." She then put on a series of t-shirts that read "will," "you," "marry," and "me?" The couple wed in March 2014 and are parents to son Rhodes, while Sara shares son Levi and daughter Sawyer with ex Allison Adler.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his lawyer boyfriend, Justin Mikita, used a video supporting marriage equality to announce their engagement in 2012. In the clip for the foundation Tie the Knot, Jesse said, "It's true, I popped the big Q." And Justin replied, "I said yes!" They married in July 2013.
Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem
Melissa Etheridge announced her engagement to Linda Wallem during an interview with CNN in June 2013 and the duo were married in May 2014 just days after they both turned 53.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi tied the knot at their LA home in August 2008. After visiting Portia's home country of Australia in March, Ellen tweeted, "I had heard Aussies were incredible people, but this week I experienced it for myself. Thank you, Australia. I'm glad I married one of you." Aww!
Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John and David Furnish wed in December 2014. The couple was in a British civil partnership for eight years prior to their big day, and they got married after same-sex marriage was legalized in Britain. They have two sons together, Elijah and Zachary.