“Alex is taking care of everything that goes in, and I handle everything that comes out,” Wanda joked.
It all unfolded gradually on camera as a close friendship became something more.
“I was falling in love with her,” Stephanie recalled, “and I didn’t know how to identify it because I thought I was straight.” The pair felt comfortable teasing each other from the get-go, never taking offense to any joke.
In October 2015, the couple got married, and in July 2016 they brought home newborn twin boys, Max and Finn.
“Once you follow your heart, it’s all of a sudden so easy,” Stephanie said of her journey into Tig’s arms.
The couple became well-known advocates who fought for decades to legalize gay marriage.
Although they moved in together and had lived in domestic bliss since 1953, it wasn’t until 2004 that they were able to marry in California — a marriage that was later voided by the California Supreme Court.
Jodie may value her privacy, but she can’t hide the adoring way she looks at Alex, which is why these two lovebirds made #2 on our list.
Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were a cute lesbian couple before it was cool.
“Del would leave her shoes in the middle of the room, and I’d throw them out the window.” When Wanda Sykes came out at a Las Vegas Proposition 8 rally in 2008, she said she felt like a unicorn — a lesbian of color.