The Coolest Same-Sex Female Power Couples

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Vote up the most impressive same-sex power couples - past and present

No matter their sexuality, power couples are intimidating. It’s almost impossible for us to manage our middling careers, so it's even harder to fathom how one might go about juggling wild success with a great relationship. Add the extra scrutiny that comes with being famous, being a woman, and being gay, and you’ve got an extra-huge mountain of stress. Somehow, the power couples on this list have managed to navigate the often choppy waters of love and life, not only cultivating rewarding and lucrative careers but also finding someone amazing enough to share the journey with them

Sexuality is a continuum for many and the language we use to describe relationships gets complicated. Some of these women identify as lesbian, others as bisexual or pansexual, but the point of this list is to celebrate successful women who are in (or have been in) romantic relationships with other successful women. More than likely, the women on this list are superhumans or they’re from another planet. We can’t think of another way that they would be able to lead such accomplishing lives while being so cool. 

What does a family look like in the 21st century? The best and brightest humans no longer hold themselves to the standard of the nuclear family, and the women on this list not only confront the notion of what a “normal” couple is, but they’ve completely confound the status quo not only by placing their sexuality in the open but also by refusing to settle for anything other than brilliance. The couples on this list are actors, models, CEOs, and political powerhouses - and they’re not just couples, they’re the coolest celebrity lesbian and bisexual power couples, and don’t you forget it.

Vote up the most awesome same sex celebrity power couples below.

Photo: Portia de Rossi / Instagram

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    9,098 VOTES

    Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

    The so-called First Ladies of Lesbianism, it’s hard to think "lesbian power couple" without Ellen and Portia springing to mind. Probably the most visible and accepted couple in the public eye, Ellen and Portia show that it is possible to be successful, popular, AND gay.

    Ellen came out during a time when it was even more of a huge deal than it is today, and despite her career crashing for a few years, she managed to bring it back and launch her own talk show which has now been running for over 10 years.

    9,098 votes
  • 2
    4,209 VOTES

    Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer

    Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer
    Video: YouTube

    Married in 2011, these award-winning country singers and LGBTQ+ rights advocates are definitely some of the new faces of lesbian power couples.

    Recently, Wright appeared at the Concert for Love and Acceptance, a GLAAD-sponsored festival in Nashville. 

    4,209 votes
  • 3
    6,038 VOTES

    Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison

    Jodie Foster & Alexandra Hedison
    Video: YouTube

    Everyone knows Jodie Foster, a multi-hyphenate A-lister (actor/writer/director/producer/etc./ad infinitum) who is virtually guaranteed to have been involved with one of your favorite movies, in some way or another. Her wife, Alexandra Hedison, is best known for playing the devious Dylan on The L Word, but she's also an established photographer and filmmaker.

    Power couple status: ACHIEVED!

    6,038 votes
  • 4
    5,764 VOTES

    Wanda & Alex Sykes

    Wanda & Alex Sykes
    Video: YouTube

    The moms of toddler twins got hitched in 2008 after Wanda publicly proclaimed herself a lesbian at a Prop 8 rally in Las Vegas.

    Now, Alex and the children are often part of Wanda’s act or conversations on late night talk shows. They're also both heavily involved in animal rights activism for PETA.

    5,764 votes
  • 5
    5,869 VOTES

    Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner

    Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner
    Video: YouTube

    After over 40 years together, comedian Lily Tomlin married her wife, comedy writer Jane Wagner, in 2014.

    The two have collaborated on several projects together, including Moment by Moment and The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life.

    5,869 votes
  • Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor
    Video: YouTube

    In December 2015, reports revealed that American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson was in a committed relationship with Two and a Half Men actor Holland Taylor.

    Before then, Taylor, who is 32 years older than Paulson, had admitted to being in a serious relationship with a woman, although she wouldn't say who it was.

    3,643 votes