11 Well-known LGBTQ+ {Couples} Who Have Been Collectively For 15+ Years

Loads of us dream about discovering the form of love that lasts a lifetime, however typically it looks like discovering your without end is not possible — particularly in Hollywood.


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Whereas a number of superstar {couples} do not final lengthy, there are some who show that real love does in truth exist.

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Listed here are 11 well-known LGBTQ+ {couples} who’ve been collectively for a loooong time:

1.Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner first met in 1971. After watching J.T., Tomlin reached out to Wagner in hopes of collaborating along with her. After lastly assembly face-to face, they fell in love inside minutes.

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Tomlin instructed Selection, “A buddy introduced her to my lodge room, and I inform you, in two minutes, I fell in love along with her. She had on sizzling pants, stretchy boots that went as much as her knee, and slightly backpack. I don’t know what it was, however I used to be in love.”

Tomlin needed to depart for Chicago the following day, however she instantly flew again to New York so she might take Wagner on a date.

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After courting for 42 years, they received married on December 31, 2013.

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Their marriage ceremony was a easy ceremony at a buddy’s home.

Tomlin instructed Individuals, “It was candy. We didn’t have any rings, so I went into our jewellery and was digging out rings. I mentioned, ‘We’ve to have some form of rings!'”

Whole time collectively: 51 years!

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2.RuPaul and Georges LeBar first met at NYC’s Limelight nightclub in 1994. RuPaul first seen LeBar — who was celebrating his birthday — on the dance flooring as a result of he was 3 inches taller than him.

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On Oprah: The place Are They Now?, RuPaul mentioned, “He was on the dance flooring dancing like a maniaLec. I needed to go over and say, ‘What are you going by means of?'”

Inside per week, the couple was jetsetting round Europe in Elton John’s personal aircraft.

They tied the knot in January 2017, the marriage coinciding with their twenty third anniversary as a pair.

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RuPaul instructed the Guardian, “Typical, that wasn’t my objective! Our objective was to make use of the system to work for us. I don’t give a fuck about marriage. What I did care about is that if something occurs to me or him, our property are protected.”

Reasonably than conform to conference, they’re all about making their relationship work for them. They spend most of their time dwelling aside. LeBar stays on their ranch in Wyoming, whereas RuPaul lives in Los Angeles.

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RuPaul additionally credit the success of their lengthy relationship to 1 issue — it is an open relationship.

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He instructed the Guardian, “He and I are very respectful of each other. He and I do know that on this planet the place there are tens of millions and tens of millions of individuals, the individual I’ve discovered on this planet that I just like the very most is him. And I do know that for him the individual he loves probably the most on this planet is me. I do know that; there’s little doubt in my thoughts. So if he must do one thing else some place else, I’m high quality with that. He’s respectful of me. He would by no means flip it into one thing that might make me really feel uncomfortable, and I wouldn’t do this to him both.”

Whole time collectively: 28 years!

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3.Elton John and David Furnish met at a cocktail party in London in 1993. John had requested a buddy to rearrange the occasion so he might meet new folks — and it was love at first sight.

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He instructed Parade, “I used to be drawn to David instantly. He was very properly dressed, very shy. The subsequent night time we had dinner. After it, we consummated our relationship. We fell in love in a short time.”

They celebrated their union with a civil ceremony in 2005. Then, precisely 9 years later, they renewed their vows with a marriage ceremony.

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They’ve two youngsters collectively — Elijah and Zachary.

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Whole time collectively: 29 years!

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4.Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka first met by means of a mutual buddy in 2004. On the time, Burtka was courting another person, however Harris “was all the time round when he was round, hoping the celebs would align.”

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Harris instructed Out journal, “After we all frolicked for the primary time — I used to be invited by [our mutual friend] Kate to an American Idol viewing occasion — I simply stammered round him. I couldn’t take my eyes off him.”

A number of months down the highway, Burtka’s relationship ended, they usually lastly went on their first date to see Taking Lives.

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They each proposed — Burtka in 2007 and Harris in 2008. Nonetheless, they saved their engagement a secret from the general public till 2011.

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In 2014, they received married in Perugia, Italy.

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They’ve two children collectively — Harper and Gideon.

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Whole time collectively: 18 years!

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5.Wanda Sykes and Alex Sykes (née Niedbalski) first crossed paths on a ferry trip to Fireplace Island in New York in 2006. Wanda was instantly taken with Alex as she watched her speak to a child.

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She instructed the Guardian, “One thing actually mentioned to me – like, audibly – ‘Wow, that’s what you want, Wanda.'”

Just a few days later, Wanda complained about her love life to a buddy, who recommended she use tacky pickup traces as a substitute of telling strangers about her kitchen rework. Defiantly, Wanda described her rework to the following individual she met. That individual launched her to somebody who might promote her granite counter tops — Alex.

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They’ve two children — Olivia and Lucas.

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Whole time collectively: 16 years!

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6.Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak met on a bar-hopping blind date in 2002. Just a few days later, they met up once more for pizza and a film.

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Parsons instructed The Late Present With Stephen Colbert, “After we first received collectively, I keep in mind mendacity in mattress and shutting my eyes however not being asleep. And that sensation of ‘mild’…I used to be like, ‘I don’t know what’s occurring precisely, however it’s type of near everlasting.'”

In 2012, Parsons instructed the New York Occasions about their relationship, however he saved Spiewak’s identification nameless. Nonetheless, throughout his Emmy acceptance speech a 12 months later, he devoted the award to his “favourite individual on Earth, Todd Spiewak.”

Spiewak and Parsons against a bed of roses

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In 2017, they tied the knot at New York Metropolis’s Rainbow Room.

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Whole time collectively: 20 years!

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7.George Takei and Brad Takei (née Altman) first met once they joined the membership Frontrunners within the early ’80s. George was impressed by the “dashingly handsome” and quickest runner within the group, so he made the primary transfer.

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They made their relationship official in 1985, however they saved it a secret as a result of George nervous that publicly popping out would primarily finish his appearing profession.

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He instructed Selection, “I used to be silent, and it was completely in opposition to my character… The one trigger that was probably the most private to me, I needed to keep quiet on as a result of I wished my profession.”

After 20 years collectively, they lastly went public with their relationship. In 2008, they received married on the Japanese American Nationwide Museum in Los Angeles on the Democracy Discussion board venue.

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George continued, “We actually are a workforce — me because the actor, author, activist and Brad because the supervisor, scheduler and all-around important man. And we love with the ability to share our lives and our livelihood.”

Whole time collectively: 37 years!

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8.Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni first met in 2001 whereas they had been each working with Alliance for High quality Training — which Marinoni based — to advocate for smaller class sizes in New York Metropolis’s public colleges.

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When Nixon separated from Danny Mozes in 2003, she and Marinoni grew nearer. They started courting in 2004.

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Their relationship drew undesirable media consideration, so Nixon employed a publicist for the primary time. His method was to maintain their relationship hidden. Nonetheless, after she dropped him, her supervisor launched her to a publicist who was overtly homosexual herself — and he or she recommended that Nixon affirm the rumors of her relationship.

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Nixon instructed the Advocate, “I used to be like, ‘Actually, we will simply affirm?’ In order that’s what we did. It was so unbelievable.”

In 2012, that they had a rooftop marriage ceremony in New York Metropolis.

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They’ve one little one collectively — Max.

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Their household additionally contains Nixon’s two youngsters from a earlier relationship, Samuel and Charles.

Whole time collectively: 18 years!

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9.Robin Roberts and Amber Laign met on a blind date in 2005.

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In her memoir All people’s Obtained One thing, Roberts mentioned, “I favored the truth that she had no thought who I used to be… She not often adopted sports activities, so she by no means noticed me on ESPN…and her workplace mates on the time watched a distinct morning present.”

Nonetheless, their relationship remained a secret till Roberts publicly got here out in a Fb submit eight years later.

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Whole time collectively: 17 years!

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10.Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi first crossed paths at a celebration in 2000. Nonetheless, their relationship took time to blossom.

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They did not get collectively till VH1’s Huge in ’04 Awards Present 4 years later. Their relationship gave de Rossi the boldness she wanted to debate her sexuality publicly for the primary time a 12 months later.

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She instructed the Advocate, “I bumped into Ellen at a photograph shoot a couple of 12 months in the past, and he or she took my breath away. That had by no means occurred to me in my life, the place I noticed anyone and [experienced] all of these stuff you hear about in songs and examine in poetry. My knees had been weak. It was wonderful. And it was very exhausting for me to get her out of my thoughts after that. After which once I noticed her once more that night time [at the VH1 awards show] we began speaking and that’s that. We simply had been form of alleged to be collectively.”

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Whole time collectively: 18 years!

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11.And at last, Tan France (née Safdar) and Rob France met on a courting website within the early ’00s.

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Their spiritual variations helped carry them collectively as a result of Tan discovered it “simpler thus far anyone who had similarities to [him]” equivalent to not ingesting or smoking.

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He instructed the New York Publish, “We follow a few of our religions’ practices. We don’t follow all of them. We follow what works for us.”

They received married in 2007 with out an engagement.

On an episode of Queer Eye, Tan mentioned, “It was only a case of, ‘You understand we’re going to get married someday, proper?’ We had simply agreed that it was going to occur…and we organized the date!”

Sadly, Tan’s household skipped the marriage and did not even point out his husband’s identify for 10 years. Nonetheless, watching Queer Eye helped them embrace him and Rob.

On the podcast Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness, Tan mentioned, “Our relationship has modified a lot the previous couple of months. Now they ask about Rob each time we Skype, they usually’d actually by no means mentioned his identify earlier than. For 10 years they’ve by no means used his identify. So now, it is a very unusual feeling with them over Skype. They’ve truly seen him on FaceTime, and that is a really unusual course of.”

Tan and Rob have one little one collectively — Ismail.

Whole time collectively: 15 years as a married couple however collectively for longer!

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