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15 Straight Celebrities Who Had Gay Spouses

Updated June 14, 2019 500.0k views15 items

This list contains information about straight celebrities who had gay spouses, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous people have married gay spouses. Some of these were marriages of convenience to keep up appearances in Hollywood, while others were unexpected. One famous mother and daughter each married a gay husband.

Who is the most famous straight celebrity who married a gay spouse? Judy Garland tops this list. The Wizard of Oz actress was married to Vincente Minnelli from 1945 to 1951. Minnelli was believed to be gay, only marrying women to keep up appearances in Hollywood. Like her mother, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli also married a gay man. Peter Allen, to whom Minnelli was married from 1967-1974, came out as gay and was in a long-term relationship with Gregory Connell.

Fran Drescher was married to Peter Marc Jacobson from 1978–1999. They separated when Jacobson revealed that he was gay in 1996. Drescher says, "Our love is unique, rare, and unconditional; unless he’s being annoying."

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  • Judy Garland
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    Judy Garland was married to Vincente Minnelli from 1945 to 1951. Minnelli was believed to be gay, only marrying women to keep up appearances in Hollywood.
    • Born: 1922-06-10
    • Age: Dec. at 47 (1922-1969)
    • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Fran Drescher
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    Fran Drescher was married to Peter Marc Jacobson from 1978–1999. They separated when Jacobson revealed that he was gay in 1996. Drescher says, "Our love is unique, rare, and unconditional; unless he’s being annoying."
    • Born: 1957-09-30
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Kew Gardens, New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Carrie Fisher was married to Bryan Lourd from 1991–1994. They divorced when he came out as gay. The couple has one daughter together.
    • Born: 1956-10-21
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

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  • Liza Minnelli
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    Like her mother, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli also married a gay man. Peter Allen, to whom Minnelli was married from 1967-1974, later came out as gay and was in a long-term relationship with Gregory Connell.
    • Born: 1946-03-12
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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