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The Significant Others of LGBTQ Entertainers

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris has been a TV staple from a young age, and actor and chef David Burtka has been by his side for much of it.

The couple met in early 2004, and by early 2005 they were together constantly. In 2010, the pair welcomed fraternal twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott. They were born via surrogate, with both contributing to the sperm and egg process. They married in 2014 in Italy. 

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli

Samira Wiley, who played Poussey Washington on the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Back, and Lauren Morelli, a writer for the hit series, met on-set in 2012. 

Samira’s character was killed off of OITNB, she now stars in The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. 

In 2017 they were married in Palm Springs, and have been inseparable all over social media and public appearances, even if they don’t work on the same show anymore. 

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison

Internationally award-winning actress Jodie Foster married her longtime girlfriend in 2014. 

Foster was very reserved about her sexuality for most of her career, but came out in a 2013 Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech. Foster met Alexandra Hedison, a well known and prestigious photographer, in 2013. Foster raised two children with her former partner, Cydney Bernard, who she was together with for 20 years. 

Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson

British model and actor Cara Delevingne and Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson have been dating and seem very much in love. 

Rumors began to swirl in March of 2018 that the two were dating when pictures of them began to pop up. In June of 2019 Cara publicly acknowledged they were together, and rumors of an engagement began to surface later that month. The two got matching tattoos in July of 2019. 

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor

Actors Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story”) and Holland Taylor may have a 32-year age gap, but that doesn’t stop their love. 

The two met in 2014, and by 2015 were rumored to be dating. Taylor acknowledged she was dating a woman in 2015, and in 2016 Paulson declared her love for Taylor in a profile from the New York Times.

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

Prolific early 2000’s Latin singer Ricky Martin met his now-husband, artist Jwan Yosef on Instagram, and the two began dating after about six months of casual messaging about art. 

The pair got engaged in 2017, and revealed they had been dating for over a year at that time. 

Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades

While the couple split in June of 2018, the celebrity trainer and her longtime partner have two children. 

The Biggest Loser star Michaels announced their split on Instagram, saying the pair was working on focusing on their two children. Michaels and Rhoades met in 2009, on got engaged on the season finale of Just Jillian in 2016. 

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have perhaps one of the longest Hollywood relationships that has remained under the radar for most of it. 

The pair met in 1971 after Tomlin invited Wagner to collab on her comedy album “And That’s The Truth.” The pair finally tied the knot on New Year’s Eve of 2013, officially starting the new year as a married couple after 42 years together. 

RuPaul and Georges LeBar

The famous dragstar RuPaul met his Wyoming rancher husband Georges LeBar in 1973. 

RuPaul is 13 years older than LeBar. The two enjoy traveling together and visiting places like New York City, Miami, and Maui. They do not currently have children, as RuPaul is not interested in raising them. 

Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham

Teen Wolf heartthrob Colton Hayes married his now ex-boyfriend Jeff Leatham in late 2017. 

The florist and actor had been dating for a while before they got married. Hayes filed for divorce in 2018 after six months of dating, but the two attempted to work it out while Hayes was filming on the set of Arrow in Canada. 

Barry Manilow and Garry Kief

Worldwide award-winning singer Barry Manilow married his longtime manager Garry Kief in 2014, but they’ve considered themselves married for a long time. 

The pair met in 1978, and began dating shortly thereafter. Kief has been Manilow’s manager for 40 years. 

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls

Hollywood heartthrob Matt Bomer came out in 2012, and then dropped the news that he married his publicist significant other Simon Halls in 2011. 

The pair share three children, Henry, Kit, and Walker. They are rumored to have met in 2014, and their first child was born in 2015. 

Matt Dallas and Blue Hamilton

Matthew Dallas is an actor best known for his leading role in Kyle XY. Blue Hamilton is a musician. The pair had been together for five years before tying the knot. 

Dallas married Hamilton in July of 2015, and the pair adopted their son Crow in December of the same year. 

Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips

Daniel Franzese, who played Damien in the hit movie “Mean Girls,” proposed to his longtime boyfriend Joseph Bradley Phillips, in the Starbucks that they first met in 2016. 

The pair parted ways in June of 2018 after a two-year engagement, but remain friends and hope to continue that friendship as they move forward. 

Jonathan Knight and Harley Rodriguez

New Kids On The Block singer Jonathan Knight revealed in November of 2016 that he had become engaged to his longtime boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez. 

The pair met in 2008, and set their wedding date for 2018, but have not publicly announced when, or if, they tied the knot.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black has won awards for his screenplay for the 2008 film Milk. Tom Daley is an Olympic diver. 

The pair announced they had begun dating in 2013. They tied the knot in 2017, and welcomed their first son, Robert Ray Black-Daley, in 2018. 

Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Melton

Abby Wambach is a retired, Olympic pro soccer player, and Glennon Doyle Melton is a Christian mommy blogger and founder of Momastery. The two made headlines in 2016 when Melton divorced her husband so that she could begin a relationship with Wambach. 

Melton and Wambach married in a quiet ceremony in May of 2017. 

Wanda and Alex Sykes

“The New Adventures of Old Christine” actor and standup comedian Wanda Sykes married Frenchwoman Alex Niedbalski in 2008. 

The two met in 2006, and married two years later, and welcomed their twins in 2009. Sykes came out in 2008 during a same-sex marriage rally in Las Vegas. 

Ryan Murphy and David Miller

Photographer David Miller and “Glee” and “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy married in 2012 after knowing and seeing each other for 15 years. 

In December of 2012, they welcomed their first child, Logan Phineas, and two years later welcomed their second, Ford, in October of 2014. 

Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer

Country music star Chely Wright and Sony Music Entertainment Senior Director of Marketing Lauren Blitzer married in August of 2011. 

Wright met Blitzer two weeks have the country music singer announced she was gay, and the two married in 2011. They have twin sons together, George and Everett. 

Wright made headlines in 2010 when she became the first country music star to be openly gay. 

George Takei and Brad Altman

George Takei is best known as playing Mr. Sulu on the wildly popular show “Star Trek.” Takei was an avid runner in the 1980’s, and joined the running club LA Frontrunners, where he met his now-husband, Brad Altman. 

The pair were together quietly for 18 years until Takei came out in 2005. In 2008, the couple finally married after being one of the first gay couples to receive a marriage license in West Hollywood. 

Michael Kors and Lance LePere

Award-winning fashion designer and “Project Runway” judge Michael Kors married his longtime partner Lance LePere in August of 2011.

The pair met in 1990 when LePere was an intern at the Kors company. They married in a barefoot ceremony in the Hamptons, shortly after New York made gay marriage legal. The couple were together for 21 years before deciding to officially tie the knot. 

Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds

Actor and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and IT corporate headhunter Michelle Rounds met in 2011 at a Starbucks. 

In December of 2011 the two became engaged, and married in a private ceremony in 2012 in New York. In 2015 O’Donnell and Rounds split, with their divorce and custody agreement finalized in March of 2016. 

Lance Bass and Michael Turchin

*NSYNC boy band member Lance Bass married his longtime partner Michael Turchin in late 2014.

In 2011 they officially started dating, and Bass popped the question the first time (he proposed twice) in New Orleans in 2012. The couple made history when they became the first gay couple to have their wedding televised in 2015’s “Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.” 

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

Actor Cynthia Nixon might be best known as Miranda from “Sex In The City,” but her favorite role is wife and mother. Nixon is now married to Christine Marioni, a gay rights and education activist. 

The pair met in 2004, were engaged in 2009, and welcomed a son of their own in 2011. They married in New York City in 2012. Nixon has two children from her previous relationship with New York photographer David Mozes. 

IN 2018 Nixon announced that she would be running for Governor of New York against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (one of the stars of the hit TV show “Modern Family”) and his longtime partner lawyer Justin Mikita tied the knot in July of 2013. 

The two are active in the gay rights community, marching to support gay rights. The pair started the Tie The Knot foundation in 2012 to raise funds in the fight for equal gay rights. 

Elton John and David Furnish

Canadian filmmaker David Furnish and English rocker Elton John have been together since October of 1993. 

The pair have worked together closely over the years, including Furnish’s position on the board of the Elton John AIDS foundation. They celebrated their union in England in 2005 in a civil partnership, and officially married in 2014

Tom Ford and Richard Buckley

Fashion icon and designer Tom Ford and former magazine editor Richard Buckley met in 1986, and it was love at first sight. 

The pair share a son, Alexander John Buckley Ford. After 27 years together, the pair married in 2014. 

Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak

“Big Bang” star Jim Parsons and graphic designer Todd Spiewak met in 2002 on a blind date.

Parsons mentioned Spiewak in acceptance speeches for awards in Hollywood and on Broadway, but kept his relationship under the radar. After years of speculation and avoiding the topic, Parsons and Spiewak finally married in May of 2017. 

Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem

Singer and writer Melissa Etheridge and TV producer Linda Wallem began dating in 2010. 

The pair married in 2014 after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Etheridge has four children from two previous relationships. 

Ellen Page and Emma Portner

Dancer and choreographer Emma Portner and “Juno” and “Inception” actress Ellen Page met in 2017 when Page saw a clip of Portner dancing on Instagram and DMed her. 

The pair are active in the gay rights community, campaigning for equal rights. They married in January of 2018. Page was previously in a relationship with artist Samantha Thomas after coming out in 2014. 

Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Landau

“Glee,” “American Horror Story,” and “30 Rock” star Cheyenne Jackson married entrepreneur Jason Landau in 2014. 

The pair began dating in 2013, and became engaged in February of 2014. By September, they married in an intimate ceremony. The couple has a set of twins. 

Robin Roberts and Amber Laign

“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts came out in a Facebook post in 2013, and has been with massage therapist Amber Laign since 2005. 

The pair met through friends, and Roberts has credited Laign for being her support through multiple health scares.

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry

Rocker and 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry and actor/talk show host Sara Gilbert began dating in late 2011. 

The couple married in March of 2014, and Gilbert gave birth to their son in February in 2015. Gilbert shares two children with a former partner. 

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and “Arrested Development” actor Portia de Rossi met in 2000, but it took them three years to get back in touch and another to begin dating.  The popular couple married in California in 2008 after the courts made same-sex marriage legal. Their relationship has remained steady, despite rumors that surfaced in 2014 that the pair were breaking up. Rumors have swirled that the pair would have children, but they have publicly stated they have no intention of raising kids.

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Parents Leave Their Daughters Home Alone to Watch The House, Return to a Jaw-Dropping Surprise!

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If you’ve paid even a lick of attention to Hollywood during your life, you’ll know that kids at home alone are prone to throw a party. At least, that’s what the movies tell us, right? When Karen and Chip Schoonover decided to take a much-needed vacation, they opted to risk their home turning into the set of Party X by letting their daughters watch the property. While they enjoyed their vacation, their daughters got busy creating the surprise of a lifetime. Are you ready to hear how four daughters change their parent’s lives forever?

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Did You Know That A Dog Owner Is More Likely To Kiss Their Pet Than Their Partner?

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Those who have dogs tend to truly love their pets. There is nothing that they won’t do for them. While most of us already know this, there is something to be said for having the necessary facts to back up these suspicions. As it turns out, dog owners may love their pets even more than we initially thought. A recent survey has turned up some rather interesting findings. 

Riley’s Organics is the dog treat company that is responsible for this survey. We cannot get over these results. According to the results, 52 percent of those who responded said that they kiss their dogs more often than their partners. We imagine that there are more than a few jealous significant others out there. 

We did not realize that there were so many people out there who did not mind being covered with doggy germs. That is real love right there! However, there are those who will try to claim that there are certain benefits to these kisses. Those who own dogs will often find themselves getting sick less often than those who do not. 

That is because they are exposing themselves to the type of germs that are designed to keep them safe. Our dogs already do so much for us and now they are actively keeping us from getting sick. Is there anything that these dogs can’t do? This survey also shows that there is a wide range of people who would rather share their bed with their dog, as opposed to their partner.

This is actually somewhat understandable. At least a dog is not going to spend the whole night snoring or hogging all of the covers. There are also studies that speak to the benefits of sharing a bed with your dog. Many pet owners report that they are more likely to get a better night of sleep when their dogs are sleeping close by.

Dogs are more than willing to offer their unconditional love at all times. They do not need very much prompting, either. Anyone who has ever seen how a dog behaves when their owner comes home after a long day will definitely agree. The way that they lavish affection on their humans is a sight to behold. If you are anything like us, you probably agree with the results of these surveys as well.

A whopping 94 percent of the survey’s respondents said that they consider their four legged friends to be their best pals. The health benefits that dogs have to offer go further than just their kisses and their ability to keep you warm at night, though. Your dogs are also going to need to be walked on a consistent basis. This allows their owners to get some much needed exercise and stay in shape.

Is there anything that dogs can’t do? They are able to provide us with their undying love and affection. They even help us to get fit. No wonder so many people love to give them lots of hugs and kisses. We are right there with them! If you found the results of this survey as humorous as we did, you are definitely going to want to pass this story along to your closest friends and loved ones. 

To be quite honest, we do not deserve dogs. They are so kind and thoughtful. They do not ask for anything in return, either. All they need is a little bit of love, a warm place to sleep and some food in their bellies. If only the rest of us could learn to be as appreciative as our dogs can be. The world would most definitely be a much better place….that is for sure! 

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7-Year-Old Uses Illness to Promote Cancer Awareness

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It happens quite often that children end up on the business side of the media in order to promote a cause whether it’s political or otherwise, and whether or not the child actually wants the attention. But this is not the case with Emerson Hoogendoorn who has chosen to use her story as a child diagnosed with a normally deadly form of cancer to promote the cause of finding a cure.

One would expect that just about anyone diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor would resign his or her self to living out their remaining days in the comfort of entertainment, family, friends, and massive doses of painkillers. But Emerson has decided that she wants to raise awareness and more. She has also begun raising money entirely on her own by becoming a small business owner, working tirelessly to make her business a success, and using the money she earns to promote cancer research as well as to donate to the cause.

She sells bracelets, cookies, lemonade, wind chimes, and just about anything else she can market online. She makes most of what she sells herself, adding to the appeal of her online shop. She was first taken to see her family doctor when she started experiencing double vision, severe headaches, and nausea. Soon, she was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer that was eating away at her young brain.

However, she has since been taking an experimental medication, and since that treatment began, when Emerson was first given her deadly diagnosis- her tumor has shrunk to an amazing 12% of the size it was originally at when it was first discovered in an x-ray. That is an unprecedented result. Not only is Emerson giving hope to other children with similar cancer conditions with her generous endeavors, but she is also giving them hope with her continually improving prognosis!

In addition to this, her case is giving invaluable data to researchers who will be looking for ways to use the treatments which seem to be working for Emerson on other children.

According to Cancer.org, as many as 11,000 children in the United States are anticipated to have been diagnosed with cancer before the end of this year. These are children under the age of 15, who have barely had a chance to experience life and the fullness of their own potential.

Due to major advances in cancer treatment, as many as 80% of these children will survive their fight with the dreaded disease. In the 1970s, the survival rate for children with cancer was roughly 58%. The progress has been substantial, and researchers are always doing their best to push those numbers forward another fraction of a percent. It is due to thousands of professionals working diligently largely on donated funds that the science and practice of cancer treatment become gradually more effective over long periods of time.

With the help, the critical data, and the inspiration provided by brave and wonderful young people like Emerson Hoogendoorn, it is possible that even those numbers can be further improved.

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