List of Famous Gay Women Who Were Married to Men ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous women who have come out as lesbians, have been married to men. Some married before they fully recognized that they were gay, while others used their marriages to keep their sexuality a secret from the public.
Who is the most famous gay woman who was married to a man? Wanda Sykes tops our list. The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress was married to Dave Hall from 1991-1998. In 2008, Sykes announced that she was gay. She married her partner Alex Sykes later that year. Wanda Sykes frequently jokes about how gay marriage is better than straight marriage in her stand-up comedy routine.
Portia de Rossi was married to Mel Metcalfe from 1996-1999. She publicly came out in 2005 and she has been married to Ellen DeGeneres since 2008. Ellen DeGeneres was previously involved with the actress Anne Heche for 10 years. The “Cedar Rapids” star later married Coleman ‘Coley’ Laffoon and the couple have one child together, Homer (born 2002). They divorced in 2007. Heche is currently in a relationship with James Tupper and they have one son together, Atlas Heche Tupper (born 2009).
Tennis player Billie Jean King was married to Larry King from 1965-1987. Her former female personal assistant and lover brought a lawsuit against her in 1981, and King was inadvertently outed. She divorced her husband in 1987, and began seeing former player Ilana Kloss.