5 of the most influential lesbian couples in the US
For homophile people who work in the US entertainment industry, "success" and "public life" are two concepts that do not usually come together. In spite of this, along with the strong movement of the LGBT rights movement over the past decade, many homophile stars have been courageous to open up their orientation and their careers continue to develop. Many of them are lucky to find an ideal partner.
No.5. Ellen Page and Emma Portner
Born in 1987, Ellen Page is one of the most famous Canadian actresses in Hollywood. Her comedy drama “Juno” (2007) grossed $ 240 million in ticket sales and four Oscar nominations, including "Best Actress". In addition, Ellen Page has appeared in other blockbuster projects such as “Inception” and “X-Men” series (as Shadowcat). Meanwhile, Emma Portner is also a professional dancer from the land of leaves and participated in many shows of Justin Bieber. The couple are acquainted through Instagram after Ellan Page accidentally saw Emma's post.
Ellen Page and Emma Portner got married in January this year. "I can’t believe I have this wonderful woman in my life," Ellen Page wrote on Twitter.
No.4. Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
It's hard for a country singer, whose popularity is publicly known to be a lesbian. Still, Chely Wright (born in 1970) became the first female country singer to do so in 2010. After many relationships with men (including Brad Praisley), Chely Wright has decided to live up to herself. She married Lauren Blitzer, an LGBT rights activist, in 2011.
The wedding was held quite secretly in the peaceful countryside of Connecticut. In 2013, Chely Wright gave birth to twins through in vitro fertilization.
No.3. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor
Sarah Paulson (born in 1974) is widely known through "American Horror Story" and "American Crime Story" of producer Ryan Murphy. She owns a number of prestigious awards including Emmy, Critics' Choice Television Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award. In 2017, Time magazine placed her on the list of "100 most influential people in the world”.
From 2004 to 2009, Sarah Paulson dated actress Cherry Jones. Before that, she only dated men. In early 2015, Sarah Paulson appeared alongside her new lover, actress Holland Taylor, who was 31 years older than her. However, she said she didn’t bother about anything that revolved around the age gap between herself and girlfriend.
No.2. Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
This is the couple who have been together the longest in the list: 47 years. Lily Tomlin (born 1939) and Jane Wagner (born 1935) met for the first time in 1971. Since then, both have become successful partners both in work and in love life. Despite this, Lily and Jane have never officially publicized their relationship.
On December 31, 2013, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner were married after the United States legalized homophile marriage. The wedding was held in the warm air of Los Angeles.
No.1. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
It is said that Ellen is the most famous and influential lesbian currently. Thus, the nearly two decades between her and actress Portia de Rossi (born in 1973) also received much attention from the media. Having ever dated actress Anne Heche and photojournalist Alexandra Hedison, Ellen has started a relationship with Portia since 2004.
After California legalized homophile marriage in 2008, the both officially became a legal partner. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen regularly interviews Portia about questions about their married life. These episodes are very popular with audiences, especially lesbians.
By: Gitta Russell