Chris Hughes, known for his entrepreneurial endeavors and role as a spokesperson for Facebook, leads a multifaceted life that extends beyond his professional responsibilities. At the heart of it all is his profound love and commitment to his husband, Sean Eldridge, a prominent political activist. In 2012, Hughes and Eldridge took a significant step in solidifying their bond by exchanging vows and tying the knot.
Despite their demanding schedules and numerous commitments, they prioritize nurturing and caring for each other in the best way possible. While Eldridge serves as the President of Stand-Up America, a progressive advocacy community, Hughes wholeheartedly supports his husband’s endeavors, further strengthening their shared values and commitment to making a positive impact in the world.
Christine Marinoni & Cynthia Nixon
Sex and the City star, Cynthia Nixon, used to be married to a man. She was in a relationship with Danny Mozes, a schoolteacher, from 1998 to 2003 – and even had kids with him. But a year later after their split, Nixon met and began dating Christine Marinoni – an education activist.
Five years after Nixon and Marinoni met, the two became engaged in 2009. The couple eventually exchanged vows in 2012 in New York. Nixon and Marinoni officially became a family in 2011 when the latter gave birth to a son. Nixon’s eldest son from her previous relationship is transgender.
Amber Laign & Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts, the host of ABC’s Good Morning America, didn’t announce her sexuality until December 2013. However, her co-workers and friends have long known about her preference long before. At the same time of her announcement, Roberts similarly declared that she is in a relationship with massage therapist Amber Laign since 2005.
In 2015, Roberts was one of 31 LGBT History Month Icons as according to the Equality Forum. She received a Peabody Award in 2012 as well as an Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN in 2013 due to her public promotion of bone marrow donations, having had bone marrow disease herself.
Grant Shaffer & Alan Cumming
Character actor and theatre thespian Alan Cumming has been tearing up the big screen, small screen, and stage for years now. He is also happily married to graphic artist Grant Shaffer since 2012. They have been dating for two years prior to them entering a civil partnership in 2007. The couple resides in New York City with their two furry kids – Leon and Honey.
Shaffer has illustrated for magazines such as The New Yorker as well as for newspapers. His 30 Kinds of Passion comic series was in the 2008 edition of the Best American Comics Guide. He also did storyboard work for movies and music videos.
Terez Mychelle & Monifah Carter
Monifah Carter is an R&B star who is loud and proud about being gay. She is one of the few African American lesbians currently seen on reality television. She is also proud of her relationship with Terez Mychelle – the two have been in a long-term relationship.
Eventually, the couple decided to get married on April 2014. In fact, they tied the knot on the show R&B Divas: Atlanta. Prior to their marriage, the couple prioritized their feelings more than the process it took to legally or technically solidify their union. They believed that being committed to each other was more important.