All for love: Same-sex celebrity couples who have made it official
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we take a look at some same-sex couples who have proved that love knows no boundaries.sex and relationships Updated: May 17, 2017 16:19 IST
On May 13, just four days before International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17), The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons got married to his long-time partner, graphic designer Todd Spiewak. The ceremony took place at New York’s iconic Rainbow Room situated on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The couple looked dapper in coordinated Tom Ford tuxedos, as they walked down the aisle. In an interview to television host Ellen DeGeneres, in 2014, Parsons had said that he was in no hurry to tie the knot, even after being in the relationship for over 14 years.
I met this guy (the one with the mic) 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, no contest. One of his greatest gifts to me is that he no longer takes me to sing karaoke. Also, I believe this was a selfie with an actual camera, as our phones couldn't do that back then hahaha! #todd #anniversary ❤️
Later, at the reception, they took to the floor for their first dance. While Parsons changed into a deep red jacket, Spiewak chose a white one.
Reception, first dance... (have to say thank you to #anniepsaltiras who was supposed to just be a guest but worked really hard to help us get the @tomford tuxes we loved so much AND she tied the bow ties of several guests that night. Annie is a champ and we love her ❤️) photos by @ambergressphotography (why can't I figure out how to tag @melissamcneeley and @doan_ly ??? Oh yeah, cuz I'm old. 👌)
With this, here’s a look at some more same-sex couples who got married or are engaged to be married. From international icons to Indian celeb couples who got hitched in civil ceremonies in countries that permit same-sex marriages, these people have been setting examples with their public unions.
1. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka got married on September 6, 2014 in an intimate ceremony in Italy. The two have been together for over 13 years now. It was reported at the time that there was a magic show as apart of the ceremony considering Neil is a fan, and Sir Elton John performed. Before getting married, in 2010, they became parents to a pair of twins — Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris and Harper Grace Burtka-Harris.
2. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
American television host Ellen DeGeneres married her long time girlfriend, actor Portia De Rossi on August 16, 2008. The ceremony took place at their Beverly Hills residence in California.
3. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Actor Jesse Tylor Ferguson married his boyfriend, lawyer Justin Mikita on July 20, 2013, after dating him for over two years. The got married in a private ceremony that took place at 82 Mercer Space in Manhattan, New York.
4. Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell
Actor Kristen Stewart is planning to marry her girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model, Stella Maxwell, in an intimate outdoor ceremony in southern California. The two have been going steady, with Stella moving into Kristen’s four-bedroom abode in Los Angeles, earlier this year.
5. Sir Elton John and David Furnish
Singer Sir Elton John got married to filmmaker David Furnish on December 2014 at their home in Old Windsor, England. They first met in October 1993 and were in a civil partnership for nine years (starting in 2005). They have two sons, Zachary, who was born in 2010, and Elijah, born in 2013, through surrogacy.
Ten years ago today, we were one of the first couples to embark on a Civil Partnership in the UK. One year ago today, we renewed our lifetime pledge to each other by getting legally married. Today, we are happier than ever - and want to thank fans and friends for supporting us with such open hearts and joyful spirit. We also want to shine a light on all the less privileged and less advanced parts of the world, where LGBT people are criminalised and discriminated against. We pledge our support and will continue to help wherever we can. @davidfurnish @ejaf #ShareTheLove #21December
6. Suneet Varma and Rahul Arora
Designer Suneet Varma married fashion marketer Rahul Arora in New York, in 2013. Their love story started with a blind date that was set up by Rahul’s friend, and since then, there’s been no looking back for the couple.
7. Wendell Rodricks and Jerome Marrel
Designer Wendell Rodricks met Jerome Marrel in Oman through a friend who was trying to set them up. They got married in a civil ceremony in Paris in 2002.
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First Published: May 17, 2017 16:19 IST