When it comes to celebrity couples, there’s no doubt about the fact that Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are at the top of the food chain. These Hollywood heartthrobs broke the internet when it was confirmed that they were dating, and fans went wild when they heard that the Jonas Brother had popped the question. Their Indian wedding has since rocked the world, but it seems as though they had added yet another wedding ceremony to their list.
A Beautiful Couple
There are countless beautiful couples in Hollywood, and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are one of them. While fans know Nick for his place within the Jonas Brothers band and his solo career, Priyanka has taken another industry by storm. This acting legend has proven to be hugely successful over the years, and her name certainly precedes her. So, when they were first linked to each other in 2017, it’s safe to say that their fans were over the moon. This was a celebrity couple they could get behind.
A Whirlwind Romance
Like many other celebrity couples, Nick and Priyanka didn’t wait too long to take their whirlwind romance up a gear. They dated for a few months, and by August 2018 they were engaged! They quickly put their wedding plans into action and tied the knot just four months later in an extravagant ceremony. Jonas, Chopra, their friends, and their family flew out to the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. While in India, they tied the knot within a Christian and a Hindu ceremony. However, this wasn’t the end of their celebrations.
Back In The US
In January 2019, the couple made their way to Belmont, North Carolina for yet another wedding celebration. While this ceremony was not quite as lavish as the last, it was especially personal. They set up shop in Nellie’s Southern Kitchen – a restaurant inspired by Jonas’s great-grandmother who sadly passed away eight years ago – for a Southern feast. Their friends and family gathered to eat fried chicken dipped in gravy, and they also shared a slice of cake. The couple also kept their attire more casual this time, and there was no Ralph Lauren wedding gown in sight.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas certainly know how to throw a wedding, which is why they’re still celebrating their love today. We know they’ve stolen each other’s hearts, but they’ve also stolen ours.
Elton John is an accomplished musician that makes a mark not only with his talent for music but his impressive showmanship as well.
The singer came out as bisexual in 1976 during a routine with Rolling Stone. By 1984, he’d married his then-wife, Renate Blauel whom he was with until 1988. After the divorce, he described himself in an interview as comfortable being gay and went on to marry his husband, David Furnish.
From 1991 to 1998, Wanda Sykes was in a relationship with a record producer Dave Hall. The two even shared some of this time legally wed.
It wasn’t until years after their divorce, in 2008, that Sykes came out during a rally for marriage equality in Las Vegas during the fight against Proposition 8. Today, Sykes is married to her wife, Alex Niedbalski who she met two years before the rally in 2006. To this day, the comedian continues her activism.
Peter Marc Jacobson
Fans often reference Peter Marc Jacobson for his work as the co-creator of The Nanny. He was even married to the star of the show, Fran Drescher, from 1978 to 1999.
Even after their divorce, the two have remained close, though. In fact, they even later produced another show together titled Happily Divorced. The series followed a story based on their own experiences living together after they divorced and Peter came out. The show lasted two seasons before it was canceled.
Billy Jean King
Before making history with her coming out, Billy Jean King was married to attorney Larry King. Today, she’s married to her doubles partner on the court, Ilana Kloss.
The tennis champion’s coming out made history too. It marked her as one of the very first women in professional sports to come out. She’s even received a number of awards including a GLAAD award for her activism and was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 1999.
Peter Allen was an Australian performer who was noted for his energetic performances. From 1967 to 1969, he was married to Liza Minnelli.
Shortly after their divorce, though, Allen met his future husband Gregory Connell. One biographer described Connell as Allen’s “big love.” The two even worked together later on as Connell started doing the lighting at Allen’s shows. In reference to this, he wrote lyrics such as “You are the light that shines on me, you always were and always will be” about Connell after his death.
Lauren Morelli is often recognized for her work writing on Orange Is the New Black. She was married to Steve Basilone from 2012 to 2014.
Two years after her divorce, on October 4, 2016, Morelli happily announced that she was engaged to Samira Wiley, who also worked on the show, whom she’d been publicly dating since Morelli had come out. Since then, the two married in 2017 and have even welcomed a daughter! Morelli has since talked about how working on the show helped her realize her sexuality.
Barry Manilow has said that during his brief marriage to Susan Deixler, his high school sweetheart, he was truly in love. The two split as Manilow put almost all of his energy into his music career.
Decades later, in 2017, Manilow came out, although others had tried to out him before. At that point, he’d been married to his husband in 2014 whom he’d been with since 1978. Manilow has said that he’d kept his sexuality quiet for fear that he would lose his fanbase who were fortunately supportive!
Sara Ramirez has a long list of accolades to go behind their name. They’re most well-known for their work on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Callie Torres.
The character was groundbreaking as the longest-running LGBT character on American television. They’d also go on to portray Kat Sandoval, a non-binary, bisexual character in Madam Secretary. In 2016, they came out as queer and once again came out as non-binary in 2020. They married their partner, Ryan Debolt, in 2012.
Clive Davis is a well-known producer and music executive that has plenty of accolades. This includes five Grammys of his own and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He was married to Helen Cohen from 956 to 1965 and then married Janet Adelberg from 1965 to 1985. It wasn’t until the release of his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life in 2013 that he announced to the general public that he was bisexual. He said he hoped his coming out would inspire a “greater understanding” of bisexuality.
Niecy Nash is well-known for her work as an actress, host, and comedian. She’s often recognized for her work in shows like Reno 911 and, more recently, Scream Queens.
In 2007, Nash filed for divorce from her husband, Don Nash, after 13 years. In 2011, she went on to marry Jay Tucker until their 2020 divorce. She married again shortly after Jessica Betts. Even though fans were surprised, Nash states that she was being honest, not coming out. She has said that she doesn’t feel the need to put a strict label on her sexuality.
Musician Jason Mraz started his career in 1999 and made quite the impression. With plenty of awards under his belt, the musician built quite a fan base.
Early in his career, he married Sheridan Edly but it only lasted from 2001 to 2002. In 2015, he married his girlfriend Christina Carano and the two remain together to this day. In 2018, he confirmed that he identifies as bisexual in an interview with the New York Post.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedian and actress who is most known for her work on the show 24. She publicly dated Jon Brion and Duncan Trussell earlier on in her career.
In 2009, she married Matthew Rolph after meeting at one of her sets. The two had a son together shortly after they met. They stayed together until 2019 when Rajskub filed for divorce. Opening up further to AfterEllen, she discussed her bisexuality saying that now that she was more settled in her life, she was more comfortable discussing it.
David Bowie became one of the most influential musicians in history during his career. His recognizable performances and distinct musical style helped him stand out.
In 1976, Bowie told Playboy, “It’s true – I am a bisexual.” He went onto say, “I suppose it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” His wife at the time, Angela Barnett supported him although he faced an unfair amount of public backlash. After their divorce in 1980, Bowie married Iman in 1992 whom he stayed with for the rest of his life.
Megan Mullally is a comedian and actress that has made a name for herself in a number of roles. Her most famous was the role of Karen Walker on Will & Grace.
Today, Mullally has been married to actor Nick Offerman since 2003. Before that, she was married to Michael A Katcher from 1992 to 1996. Mullally hasn’t shied away from discussing her own sexuality either. She once told The Advocate, “I consider myself bisexual, and my philosophy is, everyone innately is.”
Chris Stuckmann started his career as a YouTube personality, often reviewing films before expanding on the platform. He’s worked as a director, writer, producer, editor, and presenter as well.
As far as marriage goes, Stuckmann married in 2014 to his wife Sam Liz. The two are still together today. It wasn’t until recently, in January 2021, that the YouTuber came out as pansexual while discussing his experience as a Jehovah’s Witness. He said, “If you don’t know what pansexuality is, essentially you are attracted to all genders and that’s me.”
Drew Barrymore has long been noted for her open and genuine nature with her fans. Over the course of her impressive career, she’s spoken up about her own experiences more than once.
In 2003, this included an interview with Contactmusic.com, she publicly came out as bisexual. Still, it wasn’t any new revelation to the actress. She stated in the interview that she’d always considered herself bisexual. The actress has previously been married to Jeremy Thomas, Tom Green, and Will Kopelman.
Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta will recognize Kim Zolciak-Biermann from the show. In fact, she was one of the members of the original cast!
From 2001 to 2003, she was married to Daniel Toce. In 2011, she remarried, this time to Kroy Biermann who she is still married to today. Between these marriages, though, Zolciak was in a relationship with a DJ named Tracy Young and she’s publicly shared since that relationship that she identifies as bisexual.
Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will recognize Iyari Limon from the seventh season as the “potential,” Kennedy. There, she played the love interest of one of the main characters, Willow.
In real life, she had just annulled her marriage with Efren Ramirez in 1999, a couple of years before. In 2006, the actress did an interview with AfterEllen.com where she publicly came out as bisexual. In 2007, she married her husband Alejandro Thais. Limon and Thais are still together today and one of her most recent roles was in How to Get Away with Murder.
Franchesca Ramsey has worn many hats in her time in the spotlight. She’s graced YouTube, television, and incidentally put her energy into activism.
In 2013, Ramsey married Patrick Kondas. The two were married until their divorce in 2019. It wasn’t until after their marriage that Ramsey opened up about her sexuality publicly. On National Coming Out Day, a day that falls on October 11th every year, in 2020, she shared that she was bisexual online.
Jenna Lyons is a fashion designer who served as the creative director for J. Crew for a time. She’s been called the “Woman Who Dresses America” for her influence in the industry.
Lyons had a nine-year marriage to Vincent Mazeau before the couple divorced in 2011. That same year, the designer was outed by the New York Post. At 43, she’s said she was taken by surprise as she was still coming to terms with her own feelings. In 2012, she confirmed that she was in a relationship with Courtney Crangi.
Taiwanese singer Enno Cheng is known for both her solo work and her work with the band Chocolate Tiger. She’s also done work as an author and an actress.
Cheng later married another musician. She tied the knot with the lead singer of the band Fire EX, Sam Yang in 2013. Three years later, though, the two would split. Cheng shared on Facebook that she was attracted to women saying, “The fact is I cannot love his body. This is not his fault, it is because I like women’s bodies.”
Beatrice Martin is a musician that fans know better by her stage persona, Cœur de pirate. She’s a talented musician and has been involved in music from a young age.
The musician married a tattoo artist named Alex Peyrat in 2012 only months after announcing the expectation of their daughter together. The two divorced in 2016, only a day after Martin came out as queer in an op-ed for Vice. She went on to date Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! before remarrying Peyrat.
In 2006, Elizabeth Gilbert released a memoir that became widely known titled Eat, Pray, Love. This came after her divorce from Michael Cooper and her marriage to José Nunes.
Her separation from Nunes in 2016 was announced personally on Facebook in a split that she described as “amicable” and “very personal.” She went on to explain that this came from her realization of her feelings for writer Rayya Elias. The two shared a commitment ceremony in 2017, about six months shy of Elias’ passing.
Maria Bello is an actress that has appeared in a number of shows and movies. The Guardian once described her as one of the best actors to earn a nomination for an Academy Award.
While the two didn’t marry, Bello was in a long-term relationship with Dan McDermott and the two had a son together. In 2013, she discussed her relationship with her partner, Clare Munn. She even wrote a book titled Whatever…Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves in 2015. She’s been engaged to Dominique Crenn since 2019.
Portia de Rossi
There are few celebrity marriages as high profile as Portia de Rossi’s marriage to Ellen Degeneres. However, from 1996 to 1999 Portia was married to Mel Metcalfe.
Since their split, Portia has explained of the marriage, “It just wasn’t right for me.” She’s also explained that the idea of being out when she was younger was an understandably daunting scenario. After she split from Metcalfe, de Rossi dated Francesca Gregorini from 2001 to 2004 before publicly coming out in 2008. In 2008, Degeneres proposed and the rest is history.
Today’s audiences likely recognize Emily Hampshire for her work on Schitt’s Creek as Stevie Budd. In 2006, she married Matthew Smith who she divorced shortly before taking on the role of Stevie.
Hampshire has also publicly been in a relationship with musician Teddy Geiger. The two were engaged for a year but split and ended their engagement before their wedding came to fruition. She has publicly shared that she’s attracted to all genders and identifies as pansexual.
Joel Grey is a multi-talented man who made his name as an actor, dancer, singer, director, and photographer. Starting in 1958 and lasting until 1958, Grey was married to actress Jo Wilder.
After their marriage, Joel Grey came out publicly. In an interview with People magazine, he opened up to discuss the topic. Putting it simply, he shared that “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.”
Meredith Baxter is an accomplished actress with plenty of credits in both film and television under her belt. In all, she’s married four times.
This included marriages to Robert Lewis Bush, David Birney, Michael Blodgett, and, since 2013, a marriage to Nancy Locke. Baxter came out in 2009, four years after initially meeting her now-wife. She once noted in an interview that exploring her own sexuality was an eye-opening experience. She and her wife remain happily married to this day.
Adrian Greenberg was a costume designer who was better known by his first name alone. From 1939 to his death, he was married to Janet Gaynor.
However, among the film community, Adrian was open about his homosexuality. There were rumors that Janet Gaynor wasn’t strictly heterosexual either, with one claim from Gaynor’s biographer that Gaynor proposed to her at one point. The two still went on record together to assure that they were happily married. Together, the two had one son in 1940.
Earlier in her career, Kelly McGillis was married to both Boyd Black from 1979 to 1981 and Fred Tillman from 1989 to 2002. Yet, in 2009, she came out as a lesbian during an interview with SheWired.
A year after that, McGillis entered a civil union with her partner a the time, Melanie Lesi. The two had maintained a long relationship before that too as they’d first met in 2000. In 2011, though, the couple went their separate ways. Since then, the actress has started a journey as an acting teacher as well.
Carol Leifer was in a number of relationships during her early career. She famously dated Jerry Seinfield and was married to Ritch Shydner from 1981 to 1987.
She later came out, identifying as a lesbian, and at 40, met her wife Lori Wolf. She’s spoken about her experience falling in love with her wife. She’s said, “The whole experience spun me around. I really thought it was going to be a fun fling, and I had no idea that it would become this finding my soulmate, the love-of-my-life sort of deal.”
Braunwyn Windham-Burke was previously married to Sean Burke for more than 20 years. In 2020, though, she came out in an interview with GLAAD.
She opens the interview with the quote, “I’m finally comfortable enough to say: I like women. I’m gay. I’m a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I’m a lesbian.” She continued on to say how proud of herself she was for her journey realizing her sexuality. She also made sure to note while she was coming out, she wasn’t suddenly becoming a lesbian, it’s simply a part of who she is.
While not married, basketball player Jason Collins was engaged to a WNBA player named Carolyn Moos as part of their eight-year partnership.
It wasn’t until 2013 that Collins came out in an issue of Sports Illustrated. He stated in the magazine that he didn’t plan to be the first openly gay athlete on a major American team. He also said, “If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand,” on his decision to come out publicly.
After the death of the famous actor and Liza Minnelli’s father, Vincente Minelli, his biographer made a claim that fans of the artist weren’t expecting.
This was that Vincente Minnelli had been out, just only in New York. Given the nature of Hollywood at the time, the biographer explained, Minnelli concealed this fact. During his lifetime he was in multiple marriages to Judy Garland from 1962 to 1971, Georgette Magnani from 1954 to 1958, Danica Radosavljevic from 1962 to 1971, and Lee Anderson from 1980 to 1986.
It was in 2020 that Phillip Schofield came out in an Instagram post followed by a televised interview. The television personality has been married to Stephanie Lowe since 1993.
Throughout this, he was quoted to say on This Morning to say “with the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.” He went on to clarify that he identified as bisexual when he married his wife.