Celeb boyfriends finding new openness?

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Ah, celebrities! We just can’t get enough of ‘em. We adulate them, imitate them, fantasize about them, and sometimes, yes, even ridicule them.

And now that more and more celebrities are bravely coming out, we gay and bisexual men and our supporters have more celebrities to fixate on than ever before.

But you can’t obsess over celebrities forever. Eventually the time comes to move on to other things.

What’s that, you say? You think I’m talking about our own mundane lives?

Don’t be ridiculous! I’m talking about these celebrities’ boyfriends!

But while lesbians have Ellen and Portia and Melissa and Tammy, gay and bisexual men have never had an openly gay power-couple, where both members of the duo are bona fide celebrities (and no, Lance Bass and Reichen Lehmkuhl don’t count). For all the openly gay celebrities to date, their other halves have been non-celebrities, mostly unknown to the public at large.

So what it’s like to be the gay wind beneath someone else’s wings?

It’s complicated, Neil Patrick Harris recently told Out Magazine. “If we walk hand-in-hand down the red carpet together, then he’s known as being linked to me. But if I walk down the red carpet and he goes ahead of me, then it looks like we’re not proud of being with each other.”

No doubt these relationships are complicated.

Given that so many of these celebrities and their boyfriends are so attractive, let’s face it: they’re also kinda hot.

Anyway, AfterElton.com decided to take a closer look at the mostly-unheralded folks who carve out their own careers in the shadows of their more famous counterparts!

Read the full story from AfterElton.com.


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