LGBTQ+ celebrities who got married or had kids this year

LGBTQ+ celebrities who got married or had kids this year
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2022 has been a real year of love. We’ve had plenty of LGBTQ+ marriages and engagements, not to mention the birth of babies to queer parents. The community has blossomed in many ways, and it has touched all of our hearts.

So, what better way to celebrate than to look back on the LGBTQ+ couples who either wed or welcomed new life in the past 12 months?

From Rebel Wilson’s surprise surrogacy announcement to Frankie Grande’s Star Wars-themed nuptials, what a spectacular year it has been for queer love. 

Ross Matthews and Dr. Wellington Garcia


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TV host Ross Matthews wed Dr. Wellington Garcia in May after announcing their engagement in February last year.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge and his husband tied the knot at Almar Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – the exact place where they met two years previous, in a romantic full-circle moment.

In an elaborate ceremony, they invited 110 close relatives and friends to celebrate their marriage beachside.

Oh, and Drew Barrymore was their flower girl, because, of course.

Christie Murphy and Jamie Martin

Big Brother alum Christie Murphy and her wife Jamie Martin celebrated their engagement in Paris in 2021. In December that year, they got their marriage certificate in New Jersey.

But eight months later, they tied the knot properly in a romantic ceremony in Tulum, Mexico, which had always been a dream.

“Our plan to have a Tulum wedding was talked about literally on our seventh date – in Tulum,” the brides previously told Us Weekly.

Frankie Grande and Hale Leon

Dance star and older brother to Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande had an epic Star Wars-themed ceremony with Hale Leon.

The wedding was officiated by Grande’s mother, Joan, and the couple announced their new relationship status in a surprise Instagram post, declaring themselves “Mr. and Mr. Grande.”

“Hale and I were married at a small intimate galactic ceremony in my family home in Florida on May the 4th be with you, cause we really are both that nerdy,” Grande wrote on Instagram, sharing snaps from the magical day.

Jonathan Bennett and Jaymes Vaughan


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Remember Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls? Well, he finally got his own romantic happy ending as he tied the knot with Jaymes Vaughan in March, following Jaymes getting down on one knee in November 2020.

The husbands wed at a Mexican resort and, after exchanging personalized vows, partied with loved ones and enjoyed a feast at the Unico Riviera Maya Hotel.

To make the day even more special, as the two walked down the aisle, the original song Jaymes proposed with played – how sweet!

Adam Rippon and Jussi-Pekka Kajaala

Figure skating champion Adam Rippon had a spontaneous New Year’s Eve wedding to Jussi-Pekka Kajaala – so we’re saying this counts for 2022!

The Olympian later said in an interview with People that he and the real estate broker are an “unpredictable” couple.

Of their wedding, he added: “I think everybody knew that we were going to do it, and I think nobody knew if we were going to give them a heads-up or not.

“And I guess we didn’t even know if we were giving ourselves a heads-up. We always wanted to do something simple and just the two of us.”

Anthony Rapp and Ken Ithiphol


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When it comes to babies of queer couples, Rent star Anthony Rapp became a parent with partner Ken Ithiphol this year.

Announcing their bundle of joy on December 5, he wrote on Twitter: “Ken & I are thrilled to share that our family has grown! Our son, Rai Larson Ithiphol, was brought into the world on Friday, December 2, 2022, by an incredibly generous surrogate, to whom we’re eternally grateful. (Rai is pronounced like “rye” or “chai.”) We love him very much.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita


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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita also expanded their brood this year by welcoming their second child together.

They announced the birth of Sullivan Louis via Instagram on November 15, praising their “incredible surrogate” and medical staff.

“We are overjoyed to be a family of four,” they wrote sweetly.

Rebel Wilson and Ramona Agruma


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After a turbulent year of coming out before the Australian press outted her, Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson ended 2022 in the most beautiful way.

Wilson revealed via social media on November 7 that her daughter, Royce Lillian, was born via surrogate days earlier.

Sharing the cutest photo of her little girl, Rebel wrote: “Beyond proud to announce the birth of my first child, Royce Lillian, born this past week via surrogate,” describing her as a “little miracle.”

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