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Chicago P.D.: Real-Life Partners of the Cast
Most of the Hollywood couples are all about the spotlight. They’re always in the news, whether it’s for something good or bad. However, the couples in this article preferred to keep their PDA to a minimum, to the point that we either didn’t know them or completely forgot about them! Here are a few - ok, more than a few couples who would rather keep things off social media and have fun in real life. Ready to dive deeper? Let’s get started!
Maya and Paul have been together since 2001 and have four children, but the couple has never officially tied the knot. Also, even though the iconic actress-director duo has been together since the early 2000s, they are rarely seen together in public - it's difficult to find their photos except for a few red carpet appearances.
The dreamy blue-eyed Golden Globe-winning actor Matt Bomer and public relations executive Simon Halls have been married since 2011. Before tying the knot, the pair dated for a long time. Halls and Bomer are proud parents of three children, namely Henry, Walker, and Kitt Halls.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner have had one of the longest-running relationships in Hollywood. Tomlin and Wagner, both comedy actors, have been together since 1971, long before it was socially acceptable to do so. As their life-long relationship reached its fifth decade, these amazing ladies finally tied the knot!
Actors Brad Altman and George Takei also share one of the longest relationships in Hollywood. They have been together since 1985, which is almost three decades! The couple maintained a low profile until George Takei came out in 2005, and they have been very open about it since then.
Portia de Rossi, who is best known for portraying ice-cold Nell Porter in the 1990s sitcom Ally McBeal, and TV show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres have been together for seventeen years. And these remarkable women have been happily married for thirteen out of those seventeen years!
Neil Patrick Harris, the star of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, is a happy family man, unlike his popular character. David and Neil met in 2007 and have been married since 2014. They are proud parents of twins Harper Grace and Gideon Scott, and their adoring and incredibly creative Halloween family photos have a tradition of going viral!
Television and film star Sarah Gilbert, and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Linda Perry, formerly the lead singer of 4 Non-Blondes, began dating in 2011. They got married in 2004, only three years after dating, and have a son together named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry. Phew, now that's a long name! Sadly, they are now separated, but they could get back together.
Melissa Etheridge came out in 1993 and has since been in several high-profile relationships, including a marriage to actress Tammy Lyn Michaels from 2003 to 2010. Etheridge married writer and actress Linda Wallem in 2014, and they are still together. Etheridge has four children from different relationships.
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor began dating in 2015. Since then, this couple has been drawing a lot of attention due to their high-profile status and the 32-year age gap between them. You can catch up with Taylor in the Netflix series, Hollywood, and with Sarah, in Mrs. America and Ryan Murphy's Ratched.
Michael Stipe, the lead singer of the legendary pop-rock band R.E.M., and his partner Thomas Dozol have been together since 1998. Since Stipe keeps everything private, there was no official announcement of their marriage, but the couple has been seen wearing wedding bands since 2014, which speaks for itself.
Kruger and Reedus met on the set of the indie film Sky in 2015. Throughout the months that followed, rumors swirled about the pair, fuelled by the fact that Kruger had recently broken up with her ten-year partner, Joshua Jackson. The couple got married in 2016 and welcomed their first child, a daughter, in November 2018.
Cynthia Nixon, the Sex and the City actress, had only been in heterosexual relationships before her relationship and then marriage to education activist Christine Marinoni. Nixon and Marinoni met each other in 2004, have been married since 2012, and have a child together. However, Marinoni also has two children from one of her previous relationships.
Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, and actress and model Cara Delevinge broke up after six months of dating in 2015. Vogue dubbed Delvingne's relationship with St. Vincent as a "phase," to which the beautiful model replied that her sexuality is not a phase and announced publicly that she’s bisexual.
Wanda Sykes and Alex had been dating since 2006 and married two years later in 2008. Then, one year later, they expanded their family by having twins. Wanda Sykes is an American model and actress and one of the first African-American women to come out of the closet.
Robin Roberts, a well-known news reporter, and her partner, Massage Therapist Amber Laign have been together since 2005. Sadly, life took a tragic turn for Roberts in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she has been cured of both breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome, and she can now live happily with her partner.
Actor Hyde Pierce and Writer-Producer Brian Hargrove began dating in the 1980s, which makes them one of the most long-lasting couples in Hollywood. The two got married in 2008 after approximately thirty years of dating, as soon as the state of California legalized same-sex marriages.
Anderson Cooper, one of the most well-known TV journalists and anchor, and Benjamin Maisani, a nightclub owner, began dating in 2015 but split up only after three years of togetherness in 2018. Cooper maintained a low profile about his personal life until 2012, when he decided to open up a little more to the media to avoid feeling ashamed of his sexuality.
Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser met while playing secret lovers on the series Mad Men, and they have been together since then. Despite a few red carpet appearances, their coupling was a piece of news to some when they got married in 2014. The couple welcomed their first child, a boy, in 2015.
Amanda and Thomas’s on-screen chemistry was so intense that they started an off-screen relationship after working as co-stars in the film The Last Word. The couple married in March 2017 after dating for less than a year and welcomed their first child, Nina, in April 2017.
While many people were unaware of Stone and McCary's relationship before the news of their engagement hit the internet, these two have been reportedly dating since December 2016. The duo had kept their relationship under wraps, with their first red carpet appearance in January 2019 at the SAG Awards.
Everyone’s favorite goofy genius, the Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has been in a relationship with art-director Todd Spiewak since 2002. As of now, this long-married couple leads a normal, peaceful life, which Jim Parsons mockingly refers to as "a regular life, a boring life."
Actor Elliot Page has been an outspoken and committed LGBT activist since coming out of the closet publicly in 2014 with a touching and widely quoted speech. He was often spotted with the artist Samantha Thomas, and the two turned out to be a couple. They have been together ever since then.
Potentially one of the most secret off-screen romances, Waterhouse and Pattinson have been romantically linked since 2018. Despite never formally addressing their relationship status, the pair have started to spark engagement rumors after appearing as a couple at Waterhouse's birthday party in January 2020.
Jackson and Smith's relationship was so secretive that only a few people realized they were dating until they were spotted getting married in August 2019. Reportedly, they met at Usher's 40th birthday party in 2018 and rapidly became one of Hollywood’s it-couples. The duo became proud parents of a daughter in April 2020.
Pop Icon Elton John and Filmmaker David Furnish have been together since 1993. They entered a civil partnership in 2005 and finally got married in 2014 as soon as gay marriages became legal in England. David and Elton are one the most famous gay couples, and they also proud parents of two sons.
Rumors about the Saturday Night Live alum, Bill Hader, and The O.C. star, Rachel Bilson, started in December 2019 after their outing to Starbucks in Tulsa, Oklahoma (also known as Hader’s hometown). The next month, the couple made their red carpet debut when they attended the Golden Globes, surprising us all. However, they broke up only after six months of dating.
This couple met on the set of Glee in 2014, where Paltrow was a guest star and Brad was the show’s co-creator, and they started dating in April of that year. However, they didn't disclose their relationship until they'd been dating for over a year. They were both previously married, so they took their time getting married and now live in a unique situation where they’re only together four nights a week.
Taylor and Joe met back in October 2016, but they didn’t confirm their relationship until May 2017. And it wasn’t until June 2019 that they were photographed together. As of now, they don’t want people to know what they’re up to. And honestly, we can’t blame them. Swift has been through all the public attention that didn't comfort her at all.
Harrison and Calista met at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002 and have been together since then. The duo got married a year after getting engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2009. Despite the 22-year age gap, the couple seems to make it work, thanks to their laid-back lifestyle and unwavering love for one another. Ford, who has children from a previous marriage, has adopted Flockhart's son, Liam.
The duo confirmed they were dating after meeting on the set of The Oranges in 2011. In February 2014, they married in a private ceremony and welcomed a baby girl in August 2015. They have always tried to keep their relationship under wraps on purpose. Brody had a public breakup with Rachel Bilson in 2006, and Meester had a public breakup with Sebastian Stan in 2010.
All of us know that Hayek and Pinault met at a charity gala in Venice in 2006 and that they announced their pregnancy and engagement at the same time in 2007. However, they are reluctant to share any information about their personal life with the public. “It's such a romantic, amazing story, but it is mine. I don't want to vulgarize it by making it into a story to make myself interesting,” Hayek told Town and Country in 2019.
Kravitz and Glusman were introduced to each other in 2016 via mutual friends. She was instantly smitten, and the two have since exchanged adorable love notes on Instagram that have made our hearts melt. However, they shocked everyone when they made their wedding announcement in May 2019 because people had not expected them to tie the knot anytime soon.
This pair met on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, an Oscar-winning biopic, in 2018, where they were in an on-screen relationship. And although the pair shone during the 2019 awards season, things seem to have cooled down for Malek and Boynton. They've since traded red carpet photo ops for casual strolls through New York City.
Former *NSYNC member Lance Bass came out of the closet more than a decade ago in 2006. And six years later, he started dating artist Michael Turchin. The couple finally got married in December 2014 as the very first gay couple to get married on a TV show in the United States.
Jodie Foster came out of the closet at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards by using her speech to reveal that she was lesbian. Just a year later after this announcement, the courageous and charming actress married Director and Photographer Alexandra Hedison. Jodie is also a proud parent of Charles 'Charlie' Foster, born in 1998, and Christopher 'Kit' Foster, born in 2001.
The Modern Family star Jesse Tyler and Lawyer Justin Mikita began dating in 2010 and got married in 2013. Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a theatre actor who has appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway and So, You Think You Can Dance, as well as an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls titled "Jesse Tyler Ferguson."
This adorable duo has been inseparable since their first encounter on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2014. They announced their relationship a year later with a red carpet appearance at the Cinderella premiere. However, the couple prefers to keep their relationship private while living a seemingly normal life in London.
Brosnahan and Ralph reportedly met for the first time in 2015, but the stars have remained tight-lipped on how they met. After Brosnahan's popularity rose with her performance on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, there were reports that the couple had married in 2018. Later, it was found out that the duo had been married for a long time, but they didn't reveal how long.
Alice and Swiis started dating in 2008 and got engaged two years later. Keys is the stepmother to Kasseem Dean’s (a.k.a. Swiss Beats’) three children from a previous marriage, and the couple has two children of their own. However, the duo prefers to keep their personal lives to themselves.
This adorable pair started dating in 2013 and got married in the same year, although Saldana claims they had known each other for years.“I met my partner when I was in a really beautiful place in my life. It was like I found all my answers with him, not in him. I was finding my answers on my own,” she told Fashion magazine.
Burton and Morgan began dating in 2009, but it was not until 2010 that they made their red carpet debut (which was after they welcomed their first child together.) The couple got married in an intimate yet gushy ceremony on 5th October 2019.
This duo got engaged in August 2011 after five months of dating and got married in April 2012. Fun fact: They met when they were pen pals as children and reconnected several years later. Mulligan gave birth to the couple's first child in September 2016 and was on a press tour just five weeks later, with Mumford present but mostly behind the scenes.
Amber and David got engaged in August 2011 and married on October 6, 2012, but their first encounter was on a flight. Yeah, you read that right! Tamblyn was Cross’s fan, and she kept staring at him until she was given a chance to switch her seat and sit next to him. Well, the rest is history!
The duo met on the set of The Mexican in 2000 and got married in 2002. They have three children together - Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry Daniel. Roberts has a history of public relationships (she was engaged to Kiefer Sutherland, married briefly to Lyle Lovett, and dated celebrities such as Benjamin Bratt), but her 19-year marriage to Moder is notoriously private.
Did you have several moments while reading this article when you thought to yourself, "Oh no, how did I not know this?" If yes, then we’ve been successful in bringing you "some of Hollywood's most hidden couples." By the way, which one was your favorite couple? Do let us know! See you soon. Until then, keep reading!