Queer Couples That Make Us Believe in Love – Matthew’s Place


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

The pair first met in 2004 and for the How I Met Your Mother star, it was kind of love at first sight. Harris admitted that he was so nervous all he could do was stammer and stare. At the time he was single and had thought he would spend the rest of his life alone. David, on the other hand, was in a long distance relationship which was falling apart. The couple began dating after David’s break up and have been together for almost 16 years. The couple revealed their 5 year engagement in 2011 after the Marriage Equality bill was passed by the New York state senate.

They later got hitched in a private ceremony in Italy in 2014. The lovebirds have also welcomed fraternal twins into their family. The couple continues to melt our hearts with the sweet messages they dedicate to each other on social media and giving us relatable funny truth pills on parenting. We hope that their love lasts a lifetime.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

According to de Rossi, she knew Ellen was the one back when they met in 2000. However, she was still in the closet because she was scared that coming out would ruin her career so she chose not to pursue her feelings for Ellen. Fate had other plans and in 2004 the pair met again and soon after they began dating. According to sources, the couple moved in together in 2005. In an interview with People for her November 2005 cover story, DeGeneres swooned over her girlfriend, saying, “It’s the first time that I’ve known in every cell of my being that I’m with somebody for the rest of my life.”

The TV show host went on to propose to deRossi in 2008 even though the Supreme Court had yet to legalize same-sex marriage. They became a beacon of hope for the LGBTQ community when they eloped and got married on August 16, 2008. The couple has been together for almost two decades now and have survived the challenges. They had been rumors of divorce back in 2013–2014 but it is clear that they’re still in love and committed to making it work.

RuPaul Andre Charles and George LeBar

They first laid eyes on each other in a New York nightclub back in the 90s. According to RuPaul, he knew he had to talk to George. As they danced the night away, they both had a feeling that what they were experiencing was more than a dance fling. It has been 25 years now and the couple are still head over heels for one another. They are not your typical couple but they have found what works for them and are unbothered by conformity. In a past interview while describing their unconventional relationship, RuPaul said, “I love him too much to try to put shackles on him. Love is free.” The couple tied the knot in 2017 to celebrate their 23rd anniversary.

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

The pair initially met on Instagram in 2016 and for six months they were just sending messages, talking about life and existential issues. Ricky confessed that he knew when he met Yosef for the first time in person that he was going to marry him. “I lost my breath when I first saw him. Six months’ build-up and it was very romantic,” said the Latino singer.

The pair went on to get married in 2017 and welcomed their fourth child last year. According to Ricky, he is living his best authentic life and enjoying being a dad and a husband.

Elton John and David Furnish

They first met in a party in 1993 when Elton was beginning a sober life after years of drug abuse. “I was attracted to David immediately. He was very well-dressed, very shy. The next night we had dinner. After it, we consummated our relationship. We fell in love very quickly,” he said. In the 90s, Elton and David were stars of nightlife. They were a very conspicuous and public gay couple at a time when that was extremely rare.

In 2005, John and Furnish had a small ceremony to celebrate their civil partnership. In 2010, the couple welcomed their first child and are starting a new domesticated lifestyle. In 2013, they were blessed with a second son. Finally, in 2014, when same sex marriage was legalized in Britain, they had a lavish, star-studded wedding.

Wanda and Alex Sykes

The pair met in 2006 on a ferry to New York’s Fire Island. It was a rather random coincidence but the couple are now more than a decade strong in their marriage. Wanda confessed that she knew she wanted Alex in her life from the first sight. “Something really said to me- like audibly- ‘Wow, that’s what you need, Wanda.”

The couple dated for a couple of years and then married in 2008 at a private ceremony in Las Vegas. In 2009 , welcomed twins, Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude. These two have proved that love can only get stronger and beautiful with time.

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