LGBTQ+ Couples Stealing Our Hearts Right Now

Love is love, and the truth shines brighter with all the colors of the rainbow. These LGBTQ+ duos know all about love, laughter, transformation, and fashion!

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Stolen glances across crowded rooms and shared laughter on late-night strolls, these are just some of the ways romance can catch us all! Love, in all its splendid forms, is worth celebrating. From hot gay dads and beautiful lesbi-moms to enchanting engagements and outlandish weddings, there is a lot to fall in love within the LGBTQ+ community. Here are five pretty-as-a-picture LGBTQ+ relationships hitting us right in the feels lately.

Rebel Wilson & Ramona Agruma

Actress and singer Rebel Wilson has been a busy woman! In 2022 alone, she came out as gay, shared her lesbi-romance with Ramona Agruma, and welcomed home her first child. The public doesn’t know much about Ramona yet, other than she’s an internationally successful fashion and jewelry designer. Last year, fans had even more to celebrate because Rebel proposed to Ramona at Disneyland with a giant diamond ring from Tiffany & Co. — and she said yes, of course.

You can read more about Rebel’s late-in-life sexual awakening in her new book, Rebel Rising: A Memoir, which just released in April. And for you romance fans, Rebel shares all kinds of juicy stories about her relationship. Hint: you don’t want to miss the one about Rebel and Ramona’s first date!

“Mayor Pete” & Chasten Buttigieg

Pete and Chasten are the Kings of Gay Meet-Cute stories. Their relationship has everything — true love, juicy drama, the Big Decision, and making political history. And like many millennial romance stories, it started with a dating app. You may remember Pete Buttigieg as the Mayor of South Bend, who returned home from military service in Afghanistan and came out to his family and his entire town, even though he was risking his reelection. He won his reelection by a landslide.

And like all good romance stories, major drama hits at the right times. Only a few months into their marriage, and there Pete is announcing to the country that he was running in the presidential election — with Chasten standing by his side. What a modern fairytale, am I right?!

After several happy years of marriage — with all the cute as hell social media pics to prove it — and shortly after Pete’s promotion to U.S. Secretary of Transportation, the Buttigieg family celebrated the arrival of their first children. Babies Penelope Rose and Joseph August came suddenly after a long and heart-crushingly hard adoption process. And as usual, their pic to share their special moment was infuriatingly perfect and sweet.

Cassandra Peterson & Teresa “T” Wierson

Cassandra Peterson is most recognized for her camp horror persona — the iconic Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. But this sexy 1980s pop culture sensation didn’t come out to the public as sexually fluid until she published her memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark in 2021. At the age of 70, she let it all hang out. She was worried she would love her Elvira fans, but if anything, she reignited their love and support for her.

And she had more big news to tell! She revealed that she is in love — and has been in a deep romantic relationship for nearly 20 years! Better yet — we’ve seen her partner all along. During their secrecy, Cassandra’s true love was introduced as her “assistant”, often seen nearby in press photos or life celebration updates. While they are still pretty private, they now occasionally share some heartwarmingly sweet moments they’ve shared together. Give us more Elvira x Teresa, please!

DJ Qualls & Ty Olsson

Any fellow nerd and fan of the show Supernatural will scream with happiness at the romantic shipping that has happened in real life for two of the actors from the series. DJ Qualls and Ty Olsson — who played the characters Garth the Werewolf and Benny the Vampire — are in love! They never shared any screen time for the show, so how did they meet? At a Supernatural Convention, of course!

Apparently, DJ and Ty been inseparable ever since. It started as a bromance and not long after the Supernatural series ended, they were in lover’s paradise. Last May, they treated their fans to an amazing surprise. They’re engaged! DJ spilled the beans on his podcast Locked and Loaded with DJ and Kelly.

Poyd Treechada Petcharat & Oak Phakwa Hongyok

Trans-Thai fairy tales really do come true! Poyd Treechada Petcharat is a model-actress, a winner of several beauty pageants, and considered “Thailand’s most beautiful transgender woman”. She’s also wicked smart! Poyd is currently pursuing a doctorate in molecular genetic engineering. I know, right!? This is one princess who did not need rescuing.

Enter Oak Phakwa Hongyok, known locally as the Prince of Phuket. His family goes way back to the start of Thailand’s tin industry, and today they own several chains of hotels and restaurants. Yep, this love interest is filthy rich! Oh, and super handsome, of course.

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What could make this story sound even more like a big-budget Southeast Asian romance movie? Poyd and Oak have known each other their whole lives! There is always something so sweet and endearing about the classic I’m-in-love-with-my-best-friend’s-brother narrative. Yet, once their relationship started, they didn’t waste any time. They got engaged in February 2023 and their lavish 700k wedding took place one month later.

The Love of Seeing Paramour Pairs Living Their Best Life

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See, I told you these LGBTQ+ couples would steal your heart! These paramour pairs created their own fairy tales, and they remind us that all love is worth it. Plus, they look damn good doing it.


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