Dear 2021, please protect these couples at all costs 

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

If you’re anything like us here at DIVA, there’s nothing you love more than a celesbian romance. There’s so many power couples showing us why they’re the ultimate relationship goals on their social media, it’s difficult to keep up these days. 

Here are 12 of the most pure, adorable and downright enviable examples of LGBQTI love in the media right now. 

Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Let’s start with what’s probably the longest lasting lez/bi relationship on this list. Lily and Jane married in 2013 after spending an impressive 42 years together. This love isn’t going anywhere.

Elliot Page and Emma Portner 

Juno star Elliot Page started dating his wife Emma Portner back in 2018 after he saw a video of Emma dancing online and immediately formed a connection with her. The couple have been going strong ever since, posting numerous adorable pics and videos of the pair dancing together to social media. 

Wanda and Alex Sykes 

Wanda is a queer icon and legendary stand-up comic and after her first marriage she got divorced, came out of the closet, married a gorgeous French woman called Alex and adopted two children. Life goals, or what? 

Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli 

After meeting on set of Orange Is The New Black, this pair spent three years together before deciding to get married in a totally magical fairy-tale wedding. 

CLAY and Maise Richardson-Sellers

Kissing Booth star Maisie has been in a relationship with LA singer CLAY for almost four years now after the two met at a party. The two teamed up in 2019 for CLAY’s Project 5 music video, highlighting the LGBTQI community, which Maisie directed and edited. Name a more talented couple. We’ll wait. 

Rose and Rosie Daughton 

We’ve been following the love story of YouTube’s finest lez/bi couple Rose and Rosie all the way back to their early days. Now with a marriage, a house, two dogs and a baby on the way, I think we can confirm this pair have an everlasting love. 

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor 

Normalising age-gap relationships, Hollywood actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor have been going strong for almost six years. The internet practically explodes every time there’s a new picture of them together or they gush about one another online and we hope there’s plenty more of that to come. 

King Princess and Quinn Wilson 

A more recent power couple to enter the game, but just as strong nevertheless. KP and Quinn Wilson (Lizzo’s creative director) are constantly making us jealous with their couple snaps and the music videos they’ve created together during lockdown. 

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird

After first meeting at the Rio Olympics back in 2016, queer sport icons Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird announced their engagement in November with an image capturing the special moment. Let’s hold onto the hope that they manage to tie the knot this year! 

Gigi Gorgeous and Nats Getty 

Gigi and Nats are a match made in heaven. Both completely obsessed with each other, they’re living out a real life queer fairytale. We can’t wait to see what 2021 holds for them!

Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne

Anyone who has worked with a partner will know how difficult it can be to keep the love alive, but Stephanie and Tig seem to manage it effortlessly. The pair met back in 2013 and have been madly in love ever since, supporting each other no matter what life has thrown their way. 

Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts 

The internet blew up back in August when Niecy Nash, star of The Claws, surprised fans by announcing she had married Jessica Betts in an Instagram post. Niecy had never come out in the public eye before this and had previously been married to a man. She said in an interview following the wedding: “She is the most beautiful soul I have ever met in my life. I was no suppressing my sexuality my whole life. I love who I love. At one point in my life, I married twice and I love those people. And today I love this person.”

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