Not only do these fathers receive high praise for their two adorable children, they continue to be seen arm-in-arm on the red carpet, setting a new standard for what it means to be a Hollywood power couple. After being the first openly gay host of the Oscar, NPH ran the show on Best Night Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. Meanwhile, husband Burtka was on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You until August 2015, and he's still a very fine chef.
Photo via Elle Decor Ellen and Portia continue to deal with the tabloid speculation of their relationship and remain a beacon for many. With her production company in full swing with multiple projects, the most powerful gay woman in America discussed their decision not to have children, telling Matt Lauer on the Today show: "I think I would [want kids], but that's not enough to have kids. I love kids. But that's such a big commitment. And it seems long-term...It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with. And I just don't know if I can — it's too risky. Like, what if I don't like the kid? [laughs] What if it turns out that it's not as cute as I wanted or as talented? I'm gonna compare it to all these kids that I have on this show that are so smart and so funny. And I'm like, 'You are nowhere near these kids I had on today.' ”
Lee Daniels & Jahlil Fisher
Empire producer and Oscar nominee Lee Daniels and his stylist boyfriend of five years, Jahil Fisher, were featured in Out's Love Issue in 2015. Read the story
Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black
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Shortly after their engagement, Olympic diver and reality TV host Tom Daley and Oscar-winning writer-director-activist Dustin Lance Black went public as a couple, appearing together for the first time on the cover of a magazine -- Out's Love Issue, in February.
Elton John & David Furnish
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Of course we all know about Sir Elton's music career. But with his husband, the filmmaker and producer David Furnish, with whom he has a son, Zachary, Elton John has funneled his celebrity and his passion into fighting AIDS through the Elton John Aids Foundation, raising $275 million to support HIV/AIDS prevention programs around the globe. The Atlanta-based John also came out against Georgia's "Religious Freedom" bill in an open letter. And let's not forget the couple's astounding art collection.
Nick Denton & Derrence Washington
When Gawker founder Nick Denton married Derrence Washington in 2015, the vows spoke for themselves. "When I was about to get engaged to Derrence," Denton told Out, "a friend of mine gave me some advice — some advice from a person who’s been very influential in Derrence’s life: Beyoncé. If you like it, put a ring on it. I was a little bit nervous about the wedding, but I can say one thing: I had no anxiety, no hesitation, no thoughts, no sleepless nights. I wanted to be married. I wanted to be married to Derrence." Read their story
Matt Bomer & Simon Halls
Slate PR founder Simon Halls has three sons with his actor and partner Matt Bomer. The duo have made a happy family in Hollywood for years. And continue to inspire with their continued support for one another.
As the president of J. Crew, fashion-forward Lyons is dressing America (including the First Lady) also created a life with Crangi, who is business partners with her brother, the award-winning jewelry designer Philip Crangi.
Thom Browne & Andrew Bolton
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Long admired in the fashion industry, he was less well-known to the general public. But now the fashion designer Browne is having a moment after First Lady Michelle Obama wore his dress to the January 21, 2013 inauguration. Boyfriend Andrew Bolton may be a bit more behind the scenes as a curator at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but he's ready for his time in the limelight with the recent release of the Met Gala documentary, The First Monday in May.
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent
Designer Nake Berkus married TV personality Jeremiah Brent at the New York Public Library in the presence of 220 guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, and Busy Philipps. The wedding was officiated by Sheri Salata, the president of OWN. They both appeared in a Banana Republic campaign, and adopted a baby. Also, their shoe closet puts Carrie Bradshaw to shame.
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry
Gilbert (currently a host on The Talk) and Perry, known for her alterna one-hit wonder "What's Up?" but also successful for her hits for Pink, Christine Aguilera, and Alicia Keys, were married in 2014 and had a baby boy in March of 2015. It's a match made in '90s heaven.
Don Roos & Dan Bucatinsky
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Dan Bucatinsky (right) was familiar to audiences from his role on Scandal, but he and husband Don Roos (left) have also been a writer-producer team for years, working with pal Lisa Kudrow for The Comeback and Web Therapy. Dan has also written about their adventures as gay dads in Hollywood in his book Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?, which is being developed into an ABC sitcom.
Chris Hughes & Sean Eldridge
We have only begun to hear the names of these two, but the twentysomethings are already ambitious beyond most people's wildest dreams. Not only does Hughes have deep pockets as one of the original gang of Facebook, he was also the owner, publisher, and editor of the New Republic from 2012 to 2016. Eldridge may have made an unsuccessful bid for Congress, but we're still left asking: What will be next? We have decades to figure it out.
Denis O'Hare & Hugo Redwood
The American Horror Story regular met his husband Hugo Redwood online 15 years ago. An actor and designer respectively, they went through a harduous foster-to-adoption process with their son Declan. The couple appeared in the #HowWeFamily series, an ad campaign from Tylenol that celebrates modern familes.
Rob Marshall & John DeLuca
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Having been a romantic couple since meeting 32 years ago, the director and producer (both former actors and dancers who have also choreographed stage productions), have figured out how to share their creative pursuits and work together professionally since Marshall directed the film adaptation of Chicago. They recently worked together on the Disney adaptation of Into the Woods, and are looking forward to new film projects as well. "We realized it was wonderful to work together, since with a movie it’s not like you put your life on hold — it is your life," Marshall told Out. "So we could bring our home to Toronto or Los Angeles, where we shot Memoirs of a Geisha, or Italy and London, where we shot Nine. We have these adventures now, and it’s part of our life."
The former America's Next Top Model contestant (and Out100 honoree) is currently a VP of Equity Derivatives at Citi Group and owner of the New York City hotspot, The Dalloway. Her her fiancée, Lexi Ritsch, is the general manager of the bar and restaurant. The couple married in June 15 at the Stolz family estate, in Bridgehampton.
Simon Doonan & Jonathan Adler
This stylish couple sure knows how to throw a party (and look good no matter what they're doing). Sassy Simon remains the Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barney's, but he's also a popular author, most recently of the book, The Asylum, with stories about the fashion industry, and previously Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Adler, a designer and potter and author, is best known for his boutiques of home furnishings, currently with 19 stores worldwide. The couple married in 2008.
Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan
Photograph by Martien Mulder
While choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones is the name on the marquee, these men have figured out a way to have a nearly two decades-long partnership that is both successful romantic and creatively. Read more here.
If there is such a thing as fashion royalty, it would have to be this dynamic duo. Tom Ford was a shy 25-year-old when he met magazine editor Richard Buckley. He says it took him the length of an elevator ride to decide he wanted to marry him. Read the whole story.
André Barbe & Renaud Doucet
It’s unusual for an artistic team to be exclusive, let alone personal as well as professional, and their 12 years of working and living together has given them both a terrific shorthand to work together creatively. This Montreal-based duo is shaping opera productions worldwide with wild and beautiful sets, costumes, and edgy directions from everything from Turandot to Wagner.
Kim Catullo & Christine Quinn
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn ran for city mayor in 2013 -- losing to Bill De Blasio -- but her love life is a breeze. She married her longtime girlfriend, the far more private and media-averse lawyer Kim Catullo, in 2012.
Jim Burba & Bob Hayes
It's easy to focus on celebrity and forget about the people behind the scenes with successful businesses who manage to make it work—both professionally and romantically. This entrepreneurial duo (who have been together for 23 years) founded Burba Hotel Network, which develops and produces conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. Since 2000, their events have attracted nearly 80,000 international delegates in 22 countries. See, it pays to learn to live and love together.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita
Attorney Justin Mikita and his husband, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, launched Tie the Knot, a marriage equality movement charity that raised funds selling whimsical bow ties. They both tied theirs a year later, in 2013.
Mark Badgley & James Mischka
Known for gorgeous wedding gowns for the ladies, this power designer pairing recently tied the knot themselves in a low-key ceremony.
Janet Mock & Aaron Tredwell
Media personality, author and trans advocate Janet Mock met her husband Aaron Tredwell, a photographer and filmmaker, the old school way: "Our story started on the dance floor of a bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan," she told Brides magazine. "It was 2009, and I was tipsy and twirling when I bumped into Aaron. He was gorgeous — the kind of handsome I’d seen in my mind when I let myself be the girl who can have that, the girl I’d watched on screen so many times in rom-coms that always seemed to end in marriage. Within minutes of our meeting, he invited me for a cup of coffee, and in a nearby fluorescent-lit café, I discovered that he was more than good-looking. He was kind and attentive and had a generous ear. I knew he was my guy, but I was unsure if I’d be his girl." She documented her wedding on her blog.
Adam Selman & Mel Ottenberg
Designer Selman created Rihanna's iconic see-through Swarovski dress, and Ottenberg has been styling the Bajan singer since her Loud tour. Call them fashion's hottest couple, right now.
Michael Arden & Andy Mientus
Andy Mientus (right) and Michael Arden have had a 10 year relationship. The Broadway stars—who recently collaborated on Deaf West's revival of Spring Awakening, in which Arden directed and Mientus played the gay, seductive Hanschen—flourish whether they are working on opposite coasts or are cuddled up together in a Manhattan theater.
Jann Wenner & Matt Nye
The founder of Rolling Stone, and owner of Us Weekly and Men's Journal, Wenner divorced his wife of 43 years (two decades after they split) to begin a new life with Nye, a designer and former Calvin Klein model.
Cynthia Nixon & Christine Marinoni
Nixon married educational activist Marinoni on a Memorial Day weekend in New York City. The couple has been together since 2004.
Michael Kors & Lance Lepere
Lance Lepere and fashion billionaire Michael Kors dated for 21 years before they were married. Fun fact: Lepere started as an intern for Kors.
RuPaul and Georges have been together for more than 20 years. LeBar is a rancher who owns a 50-acre ranch in Wyoming and South Dakota. “I met Georges on the dance floor at Limelight in New York City, the disco,” RuPaul once told Oprah. “He was on the dance floor dancing like a manic. I had to go over and say, ‘What are you going through?’” he laughs. “And it’s also because he’s actually 6’7”, so he’s taller than I am — so of course I had to notice him.”
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Annise Parker & Kathy Hubbard
The openly gay mayor of Houston until 2016, Parker (right) was named one of the top 10 mayors in the world by the City Mayors Foundation in 2014 (she was the only U.S. mayor on the list). The same year, she married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard.
Sam Champion & Rubem Robierb
The Good Morning America weather anchor and his artist husband met on New Year’s Eve.
Robbie Rogers & Greg Berlanti
The LA Galaxy soccer player and the Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl producer welcomed a baby boy last year.
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Rufus Wainwright & Jorn Weisbrodt Shankbone
The singer and his husband married in 2012 after dating for two years, and they're raising a son together.
Thomas Roberts & Patrick Abner
Thomas Roberts, the MSNBC reporter and the first cable news anchor to ever come out, married his partner, Merck Pharmaceuticals community liaison Patrick Abner, in September 2012.
Ted Osius & Clayton Bond
Ambassador Ted Osius and his husband Clayton Bond renewed their vows in 2015 during a ceremony officiated by Supreme Court Justice (and liberal hero) Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The two were legally married in Canada in 2006.
Cara Delevingne & Annie Clark
Musician St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) and model Cara Delevingne have been fueling engagement rumors since last year, when Delevingne posted this cryptic photo. They reportedly just moved into a flat in Paris together.
George Takei & Brad Altman
“He was the best runner in the club,” Takei told the Huffington Post about his husband, Brad Altman. “And also great-looking. So I went up to him and I asked him to train me for my first marathon.” The Star Trek star and Altman became partners, and kept their relationship a secret for 18 years until Takei came out publicly in 2005. The couple married three years later, and starred in a reality TV series.
Chwanda Nixon & Kacey Frierson
With seven children in total, you’d think this couple would have their hands full. But after a civil union ceremony in Illinois, they were inspired to take their family on the road for an “I Do” Marathon: nine marriages in eight cities in 10 days. Read their story.
Lea Delaria & Chelsea Fairless
Fashion editor Chelsea Fairless told Out how she found her "big boo" in the Orange Is the New Black star. Read their story
Jim Parsons & Todd Spiewak
The Big Bang Theory star has been with Spiewak, a graphic designer, for more than 10 years.
Seth Weissman & Joseph Altuzarra
Weissman (left) is a founder and a managing partner of Weissman Equities, a real estate development company in New York, and the founder of CityShares, a real estate investment firm in New York. His marriage announcement to Altuzarra, an award-winning women's fashion designer, made the New York Times Vows section.
Our favorite silver fox and CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper continues to make us swoon with his French boyfriend, nightclub owner Benjamin Maisani.
Amber Laign & Robin Roberts
Amber Laign and Robin Roberts met while on a blind date in 2005. A licensed massage therapist, Laign stood by Roberts through her fight against breast cancer and a bone marrow transplant.
Tiq Milan & Kim Katrin Milan
Tiq Milan, a media strategist, and his wife Kim Katrin Milan, queer advocate and artist, married in 2014. After dating mostly women, Kim embraced her queerness for Tiq, a transgender man. "I think that coming into a relationship with Tiq was about being very honest with myself in a way I hadn’t been before, about really wanting to be with him specifically," she told Out. Read their story
Victor Garber & Rainer Andreesen
The Alias star had a surprise ceremony with his partner of 16 years while on a trip to Canada last year. Their wedding announcement picture (above) made it official to the Instagram community.
Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have been reportedly dating for a while, but they just announced it publicly a day after Holland Taylor came out of the closet. In a statement, Holland Taylor said, "I haven't come out because I am out. I live out."
Ugo Rondinone & John Giorno
John Giorno — alum of Warhol's Factory, friend of William Burroughs, punk icon, and poet — met the artist Ugo Rondinone in 1997 at a reading. The two, now a couple, have played muse to one another ever since. Rondinone recently dedicated a show to his lover and inspiration, I ♥ John Giorno, at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. Read their story
Rachel Maddow & Susan Mikula
The MSNBC anchor met her girlfriend, Susan Mikula, when she hired Maddow to do yard work at her home. Maddow was working on her doctoral dissertation at the time.
Maulik Pancholy & Ryan Corvaia
The TV star met Corvaia, a chef and food entrepreneur, met on Fire Island more than 10 years ago. They got engaged at the Taj Mahal. Read their story
Terry Miller & Dan Savage
After same-sex marriage passed in Washington State in the 2012 election, Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, were part of the ceremonial first group of couples to receive a state marriage license that December. He and Miller founded the It Gets Better Project.