We’ve mainly been focusing on real LGBTQ couples for Pride Month. Today, though, we’re peeking into Hollywood and looking at some amazing same-sex celebrity weddings. It’s always fun to get a behind-the-scenes at the lives of our favorite stars, after all. Plus, maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your own big day!
Amazing Same-Sex Celebrity Weddings That Will Give You All the Feels
One of the most moving uses of “Love Is Love” came from Lin-Manuel Miranda, an award-winning actor, composer, lyricist, playwright and producer.
At the 2016 Tony Awards, held on June 12, 2016, Miranda won the award for Best Original Score for his work writing the lyrics, music and script for the stage musical, Hamilton.
During his acceptance speech, which focused on the Pulse nightclub shooting (which happened earlier that same day) in Orlando, Florida, he recited a sonnet that he had written.
Part of the sonnet read, “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. Now, let’s fill the world with music, love and pride.” These same-sex celebrity weddings remind us that love has no boundaries.
1. Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Sex and the City fans will recognize Cynthia Nixon for her role as Miranda Hobbes (1998-2004). Together since January 2004, Cynthia married Christine Marinoni, an education activist, on May 27, 2012 in Manhattan.
For the ceremony, Cynthia wore a flowing, pale green gown designed by Carolina Herrera. Christine chose a dark pant suit with complementing green tie. People.com showcased a stunning wedding photo of the couple, standing on a rooftop with the Manhattan skyline in the background.
The couple are parents to a son, Max, born on February 7, 2011 and Cynthia has 2 kids from a previous relationship with Danny Mozes. Charles was born on December 16, 2002 and Samantha was born on November 9, 1996.
On June 22, 2018 (Trans Day of Action), Cynthia announced on her Instagram page that Samantha is now Samuel.
2. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are probably Hollywood’s favorite couple. Ellen is an actress, comedian and television talk show host and Portia is an actress and philanthropist.
The couple married on August 16, 2008, in a candlelit ceremony with 19 of their closest family and friends, at their Beverly Hills home. Both wearing Zac Posen designs, Ellen wore a white and lavender silk suit, while Portia donned a pink and white princess-style ball gown.
On the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary (August 16, 2018), Ellen posted a video from their wedding on her Instagram account, featuring special moments from their special day.
3. Gigi Gorgeous & Nats Getty
Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender woman, a Canadian actress, model, socialite and YouTuber, who married Nats Getty, a designer, model and oil heiress.
The couple were married on July 12, 2019, in a beachfront ceremony at the Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, California.
Gigi donned a custom-made strapless ball gown designed by fashion designer Michael Costello, while Nats wore a white suit with a tailcoat jacket that she designed from her own clothing line, Strike Oil.
The couple’s 220 wedding guests included singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee, television personality Caitlyn Jenner, activist/musician Justin Tranter, actress Teri Hatcher and Gigi’s fellow YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Trisha Paytas. Gigi posted a video of their wedding on her popular YouTube channel.
4. Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
The Big Bang Theory fans will recognize Jim Parsons for his role as Sheldon Cooper, which he played from 2007-2019. Todd Spiewak is an art director, film producer and graphic designer.
Together since 2002, the couple were married on May 13, 2017, at the iconic Rainbow Room in New York City. Both Jim and Todd wore tuxedos (both black in color for the ceremony) designed by fashion designer Tom Ford.
For their reception, the couple wore different tuxedos, with Jim donning a dark red tuxedo jacket and Todd choosing a white tuxedo jacket.
5. Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Lance Bass is best known as one of the singers for the boy band NSYNC, while Michael Turchin is an actor. The couple married on December 20, 2014 at the famous Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The wedding was televised on The E! network, as a 90-minute special titled “Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, which aired on February 5, 2015. Lance and Michael were the first same-sex couple to exchange vows on cable television.
On February 9, 2015, Out Magazine posted a touching photo of the couple on their wedding day, on Twitter. Lance’s fellow NSYNC members were in attendance, except for Justin Timberlake, who was playing a concert that night. JC Chasez sang Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for the couple’s first dance.
6. Marc Jacobs & Charly “Char” Defrancesco
With Marc Jacobs being a world-famous fashion designer, it pretty much goes without saying that when he ties the knot, it is going to be a star-studded affair. He married model-turned-candlemaker, Charly “Char” Defrancesco, on April 6, 2019 at The Grill Room, a glitzy Midtown Manhattan restaurant.
The 700+ guest list included actress/singer Bette Midler, actress Christina Ricci, rapper Lil’ Kim, actress/singer Rita Ora and supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. One of the highlights of their wedding was the five-tier almond and vanilla wedding cake that was created by Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City.
Marc Jacobs YouTube channel showcases a video (shown at the couple’s reception) with intimate moments of the couple’s relationship and wedding vows exchange.
Part of Marc’s wedding vows included-
“It is a privilege to be with you and have you in my life, and I promise that I will never take you for granted. What you have given me, what I have never had before, is the dream of a happy forever and I promise you that I will never, ever float away.”
And a portion of Char’s vows included-
“I vow to try my best to make you smile every day I vow to try and give you everything you give to me and to make you the happiest man that you deserve to be. I love you with all my heart, body, and mind and I vow to you today that I will never float away.”
7. Michelle Hardwick & Kate Brooks
Michelle Hardwick, who plays Vanessa Woodfield on the British soap opera Emmerdale, married her girlfriend Kate Brooks, a producer on Emmerdale, on September 10, 2019. Hardwick announced the couple’s engagement, on Twitter, on December 12, 2018.
The couple married on September 10, 2019 at Elvis Presley’s Graceland wedding chapel in Memphis, Tennessee. The caption on Hardwick’s Instagram post read “In over 100 degrees heat, on Tuesday the 10th of September, I became Mrs. Brooks.”
For the ceremony, Michelle wore a white long-sleeved jumpsuit. Kate donned a white short-sleeved flowing wrap dress that featured tiny yellow flowers. The couple are expecting their first child in October 2020.
8. Samira Wiley & Lauren Morelli
Samira Wiley is best known for her role as Poussey Washington (2013-2019) on the Netflix comedy-drama series, Orange Is The New Black. Lauren Morelli is a screenwriter, television director and producer, as well as a writer and producer for OITNB.
The couple have been together since 2012, after meeting on the set of the Netflix series. They were married on March 25, 2017 in an outdoor ceremony in Palm Springs, California, officiated by Samira’s parents.
The theme of the couple’s wedding was colorful confetti, stemming from their love of Funfetti cake. On March 25, 2020, the couple’s 3rd wedding anniversary, Samira posted a beautiful black and white photo from their wedding day, on her Instagram account. The caption read- “This life with you is unimaginable. Happy Anniversary baby.”
9. Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black
Tom Daley is a champion diver, television personality and YouTube vlogger. Dustin Lance Black is a director, film/television producer and LGBT rights activist. On December 2, 2013, Tom posted an emotional video on his YouTube channel. It it, he announced that he had been in a relationship with a man since earlier in the year.
In October 2015, Tom announced the couple’s engagement with a notice in The Times newspaper. It 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 couple wed on May 6, 2017 at Bovey Castle in Devon, England, in front of 120 of their closest family and friends. On August 13, 2017, Tom shared the first official video from the couple’s wedding day on his YouTube channel.
Each of these beautiful same-sex celebrity weddings proves that “love is love is love” in its own unique way.