Celeb relationships don’t always last. But some couples are made to stand the test of time. This is the case for many LGBTQ+ couples as well. Some of these celebs have been together for several decades. Not only having to deal with the challenges of being in the public eye, some of these couples have had to overcome adversity unique to the LGBTQ+ community, like having to come out or keep their relationships under wraps for years. Learn more about these 8 longest LGBTQ+ celebrity relationships.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Sources say that Ellen DeGeneres met Portia de Rossi back in 2004, and there was instant chemistry. At the time, de Rossi was not out and said that she wasn’t ready to “date the most famous lesbian in the world.” She eventually came out in 2005, and the two were married in 2008. The two have been together for 16 years, and are still going strong.
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris started dating David Burtka 16 years ago as well. They met the old-fashioned way: organically and in person. They met on a New York City street corner in 2004. They continued to socialize with mutual friends and Harris says that he fell harder for Burtka than the other way around. They were married in 2014 and now have twins.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
2004 seems to be a match-making year for LGBTQ+ couples, as this is the same year that Cynthia Nixon met her partner Christine Marinoni. Her relationship with Marinoni was Nixon’s first experience dating a woman. This initially gave her partner some worry, but they continued to grow stronger and were married in 2012.