Top quotes from celebrity gay grooms on marriage and love
Actors, designers, singers and athletes on what wedded bliss means to them
22th August 2018
Olympic diver UK, married to Dustin Lance Black since 2017
"There’s something about married life that just changes the way that you think, the way that you feel, how secure you are. Everyday life just seems to be a whole lot better." – Tom Daley, YouTube
Dustin Lance Black
Director, screenwriter Milk, married to Tom Daley since 2017
"When Tom and I met four years ago, I knew instantly I was in trouble. I knew I’d met my match. It just seems that he and I have been able to overcome every single challenge ― distance, time apart ― and it just brings us closer and closer and closer together." - Dustin Lance Black, YouTube
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black on their wedding day. Photography: Youtube
Actor, The Big Bang Theory, married to Todd Spiewak since 2017.
"I’ve never considered myself an activist. I have never considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism, rather it is simply an act of love — coffee in the morning, going to work, washing the clothes, taking the dogs [out] — regular life, boring love." – Jim Parsons, 2013
Actor, Star Trek, married to Brad Altman since 2008.
"We have a relationship that's been stronger and longer lived than some of our straight friends, and yet we were not equal. What this does is give us that dignity." – George Takei, 2008.
Drag queen, RuPaul’s Drag Race, married to Geroge LeBar since 2107.
"We got married, actually, on our 23rd anniversary. I met him on the dancefloor at Limelight in 1994 on his birthday, so we got married on his birthday, the anniversary of when we met, this year in January. We wanted to do it… we were looking into it for tax breaks and financial things."
-RuPaul Hollywood Today Live, 2017. YouTube.
Performer, Home & Away, married to Anthony Callea since 2014
"Getting married did make a difference to us. It put that huge romantic icing on the cake and given us that extra piece of unity."
- Tim Campbell, SBS, October 2017
Neil Patrick Harris
Actor, How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser and The Next Big Thing, married to David Burtka since 2014.
"It was so crazy, because when you watch other people say their vows and get all chocked up, you say 'Come on! Pull it together, man. Then when you are standing there and it's you and you have this piece of paper in your hand and it's shaking...you can't help but just get super-duper choked up." – Neil Patrick Harris, The View, 2014.
Actor, How I Met Your Mother, chef, married to Neil Patrick Harris since 2014.
"We have a really great recipe for a wonderful relationship, but we don’t want to be the poster boys for gay relationships. We’re not trying to pretend that we are perfect. We’re just trying -- in a good, positive, loving way -- to live our lives. - David Burtka, Out
Actor, Magic Mike, White Collar and American Horror Story, married to Simon Halls since 2011.
"It was very chill. Very small — only our nearest and dearest. There’s a security, a validity of knowing that it’s legal. It’s hard to put into words. It’s just a feeling, I guess — something about saying vows in front the people around you who love and support you. I think it was good for our family." - Matt Bomer, Out, 2014
Designer, married to Richard Buckley since 2014.
"I lost so many friends in college - I would say more than half of my closest friends. Richard, my partner of 27 years, had also gone through something also quite tough in his life. We are now married which is nice," he said. "I know that was just made legal in the UK which is great; we were married in the States." – Tom Ford, April 7, 2014.
Interior stylist, Queer Eye, married to Dewey Do since 2013
"Being able to be married is one of the things I have the most pride of in the world. I never thought that I was going to be able to be married. My husband and I have been together for 14 years and we thought that we would be life partners, so there’s a lot of pride in that. That’s what I want to show the world, pride through this expression of love."
Bobby Berk, Out, June 23, 2018-08-21
Stylist, Queer Eye, married to Rob France since 2010
"You know there wasn’t an actual proposal. It was a case of, 'we're going to get married one day, right?' 'Yeah of course we are'. We just had agreed it was going to happen one day and then we arranged the date." - Tan France, Queer Eye, Netflix
Interior Designer, Oprah, married to Jeremiah Brent since 2014.
"You never know when you live your lives publicly who you’re reaching. Oprah used to say that all the time: ‘You never know who’s listening to you when you’re talking on TV.’ We don’t take ourselves super seriously in that we don’t see ourselves as these amazing role models, because we're just people. But we both walk around feeling the weight of that responsibility." - Nate Berkus, Aol.com, 2018