Love knows no boundaries, not even gender or s*xual orientation. Today, we celebrate the most enduring and inspirational LGBTQ couples in Hollywood--from love that has stood the test of time to more recent relationships that are blossoming.
So, join us as we explore these iconic couples.
7. Elton John and David Furnish
First up: Elton John, an acclaimed British singer, songwriter, and pianist, met David Furnish, a Canadian filmmaker, at a dinner party in 1993. The pair hit it off instantly. But it was not until 2005 that they entered into a civil partnership in the U.K.
In 2014, they wed in a beautiful ceremony in England. Today, the couple is proud parents to two children, Zachary and Elijah.
6. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi have been together since 2004. They tied the knot in 2008 during the brief window when same-s*x marriage was legal in California, USA.
Their relationship has been an inspiration for the LGBTQ community. However, it goes without saying that Ellen continues to be one of the most prominent voices and advocates for equal rights.
5. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Actor Neil Patrick Harris and chef David Burtka started dating in 2004 and got engaged in 2007. They tied the knot in Italy in 2014 and have been going strong ever since.
The couple is a favorite in Hollywood, often seen at various events and sharing sweet moments on social media.
4. Elliot Page and Emma Portner
Next up: Elliot Page, one of the most prominent LGBTQ actors in Hollywood, came out as transgender in December 2020. Before that, he was in a long-term relationship with dancer and choreographer Emma Portner.
The couple got married in a secret ceremony in 2018 and have been happily married ever since. They are often seen celebrating each other on social media.
3. Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
Academy Award-winning actress and director Jodie Foster has been in the public eye since childhood. However, she chose to keep her private life out of the spotlight until she came out as gay, especially during her acceptance speech at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
In 2014, she wed photographer Alexandra Hedison in a secret ceremony. The couple has been together ever since.
2. Wanda Sykes and Alex Niedbalski
Comedian Wanda Sykes has been married to her wife, French film producer Alex Niedbalski, since 2008. The couple has two children. And their relationship has been an inspiration for many in the LGBTQ community.
Sykes has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights and often discusses the importance of same-s*x marriage.
1. Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Finally, Jim Parsons, best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," has been in a long-term relationship with graphic designer Todd Spiewak since 2002.
The couple got married in 2017, and their relationship has been one of the most enduring LGBTQI+ relationships in Hollywood.