February 05, 2021 – 15:40 GMT
Gay Celebrity Weddings: Elton John and David Furnish, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and other same-sex celebrity weddings.
Since same-sex marriages were legalized in the UK in 2014 and all 50 American states in 2015, we’ve seen some of our favorite celebrity couples – from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi too Tom daley and Dustin Lance-Black – tie the knot in beautiful ceremonies that prove #loveislove.
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Ian Waite and Drew Merriman
Former Be sure to come dance Professional dancer Ian Waite married his partner Drew Merriman on July 22, 2017 at Woburn Abbey shared their big day exclusively with HELLO! magazine. It wasn’t a surprising day with family and friends like Zoe Ball, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton du Beke and Carol Kirkwood. “It was the best day of my life,” said Ian. “It was absolutely brilliant. It was so emotional to go into the ceremony and see friends and family looking over to us.”
John Barrowman and Scott Gill
Dancing on ice Judge John Barrowman entered into a civil partnership with partner Scott Gill in December 2006 and hosted a small ceremony in Cardiff that was attended by friends and family. They were one of the first gay couples in California to get married in 2013, just a day after the California Supreme Court lifted a ban on same-sex weddings.
Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks
EmmerdaleMichelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks fled to Memphis, Tennessee in September 2019, where they were married at Elvis Presley’s Graceland Chapel. Kate shared a photo of herself and her bride, both white and standing in front of Elvis Presley’s former home, Graceland. She wrote, “In over 100 degrees heat, I became Ms. Brooks on Tuesday, September 10th.”
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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Olympic Tom Daley married his fiancé Dustin Lance Black in Bovey Castle, Devon, May 6, 2017. Two days later, Tom shared a photo of her big day on Instagram, writing, “On May 6, 2017, I married the love of my life @dlanceblack. We shared the day with 120 of our closest friends and family, from Texarkana to Plymouth! Thank you everyone for making this weekend the special weekend of our lives! “
Elliot Page and Emma Portner
In January 2018, Juno actor Elliot Page announced that they would tie the knot with her friend Emma Portner after six months of dating. A photo posted on Instagram gave fans a close-up of the lovebirds’ wedding rings with the words, “I can’t believe I’m allowed to call this extraordinary woman my wife.”
Unfortunately, Elliot and Emma announced in a statement released last month to CNN that they were getting a divorce. They said, “After much deliberation and careful consideration, we made the difficult decision to divorce after we split up last summer. We have the greatest respect for each other and remain close friends.”
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Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco
Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco’s wedding was as full of stars as expected, with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour and Bella and Gigi Hadid. Their reception took place on April 6, 2019 at The Grill in Manhattan.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
Ellen and Portia were married in their Los Angeles home in August 2008, shortly after same-sex marriage was legalized in California. The couple both wore Zac Posen outfits and matching slippers that read “I Do”. Ellen looked back on her big day in honor of her 10th anniversary in 2018 and wrote, “This was a special day for us.”
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
Five years after they first met on the set of Orange is the new black, Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli were married in Palm Springs in March 2017. Her co-star Danielle Brooks played Sara Bereilles’ I Choose You as the couple walked down the aisle, which was special to the couple as that was what Lauren was playing when she suggested she was playing.
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
How I met your mother The actor Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka got married in Italy in September 2014 after a ten-year relationship. Their reception included a special performance by close friend Elton John, and the couple’s children, Harper and Gideon, also had special roles within the ceremony.
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak
Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak were married in May 2017 at the Rainbow Room in New York, attended by some of Jim’s Big Bang Theory co-stars, including Mayim Bialik, who said of their wedding, “What a wedding. No cell phone.” Everyone was so present, which sounds presumptuous, but it was really powerful for all of us to just want to be fully there. Todd and @therealjimparsons you are so loved. “
Sir Elton John and David Furnish
Sir Elton John and David Furnish officially converted their partnership into marriage in December 2014, with a ceremony on their Windsor estate attended by David and Victoria Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Walliams. Elton shared a photo of the ceremony on Instagram and wrote, “It’s starting !! The registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove.”
George Takei and Brad Altman
Star Trek actor George Takei married his partner Brad Altman at the Japanese American National Museum in September 2008. George posted his wedding vows on his official website, revealing that he said to his husband, “As we associate our love with this wedding ceremony, in this forum of democracy, this September of my life I vow to take care of you while you are cared for you, to cherish you wholeheartedly and to love you as my husband and the only man in my life. I love you very much. “
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon’s wedding portrait revealed! What do you think of the wedding of two women? Do I like it or not? pic.twitter.com/ktrgdBDe
– AW Bridal (@awbridal) May 31, 2012
In May 2012, Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni were married in New York City, three years after they announced their engagement. The Sex and the City actress wore a bright green Carolina Herrera dress for the occasion, while her wife wore a suit with a matching green tie. A portrait from the big day shows the couple on a rooftop with the Manhattan skyline in the background.
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin
Kris Jenner, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Darren Criss were among the guests at the wedding of Lance Bass and Michael Turchin at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles in December 2014. The romantic wedding was later turned into an E! Special called Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.
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