It doesn’t matter if they’re walking their dog around the neighborhood or strolling through the streets of Rome, Ellen and Samantha seem to always be holding hands.
“Walking down the red carpet holding my girlfriend’s hand is pretty special,” Ellen said.
Although they moved in together and had lived in domestic bliss since 1953, it wasn’t until 2004 that they were able to marry in California — a marriage that was later voided by the California Supreme Court.
Let's face it, when celebrities date each other, it often doesn't work out.
Just look at the 30-plus-year marriage between Jeff Bridges and his wife Susan Geston; or the love of Meryl Streep and her husband Don Gummer.
Today, they’re happily married and raising twins, Lucas Claude and Olivia Lou.
“Alex is taking care of everything that goes in, and I handle everything that comes out,” Wanda joked.
To celebrate being out and being in love, we thought we’d share with you a list of the top 16 famous lesbian couples whose romantic stories tug at the heartstrings.
Comedian Ellen De Generes has been a well-known advocate for LGBT issues ever since she came out in 1997 on the fourth season of her hit show “Ellen.” At the time, it was a bold and lonely move to identify as a lesbian, but after almost two decades, Ellen has found acceptance and love in both her personal and professional life.“Orange is the the New Black” has more than few cute lesbian couples on screen, but the show actually spawned a real-life, honest-to-God, leaving-my-husband-for-you lesbian relationship between Lauren Morelli (a writer for the show) and Samira Wiley (the actress who plays Poussey Washington).Lauren’s journey to discover her sexuality, she said, is tied closely to her work writing for the show.In May 2014, she finally accepted who she truly was, and although it was a difficult thing to admit, she seems pretty blissfully happy now in Samira’s arms.At age 31, Lauren is now able to live openly and authentically with her partner as they walk hand-in-hand on the beach or attend awards shows decked out in elegant gowns. “I’m happy in a way I don’t think I’ve ever been.” This dynamic pair enjoys hockey, surfing, and sharing outdoor adventures.“I was falling in love with her,” Stephanie recalled, “and I didn’t know how to identify it because I thought I was straight.” The pair felt comfortable teasing each other from the get-go, never taking offense to any joke.