Summer of Love Lost? Gay Celebrity Couples Are Splitting Up All Over

Fashion designer Christian Siriano has split from his husband of two years, music producer and singer Brad Walsh. Siriano has been in the spotlight a couple of times in the last year, when he made a dress for Leslie Jones and was included on the 2018 TIME 100 list. Walsh is known for his pop music remixes of Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, and lent music to Siriano’s Fashion Week show this past fall.

Walsh announced the couple’s break on social media.

“Bit more than a month ago my husband and I separated,” Walsh wrote in his post. “I was contacted by a writer for a website who somehow found out, so rather than let them break it, I’m telling you myself. It’s nobody’s business and I don’t want to discuss, but that’s what’s up.”

This was further confirmed by a Siriano rep for US Weekly, who said: “They were together for 11 years, love each other very much and request privacy at this time.”

Siriano and Walsh are not the only gay couple to split up recently. Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham ended their six-month marriage in May. Rumors circulated that the break was caused by Leatham’s having cheated, as Haynes released a song about infidelity around the same time as the split.

Haynes clarified in a tweet that Leatham “would never cheat” and that the song was about a past relationship.

Then Daniel Franzese from Mean Girls and his partner Joseph Bradley Phillips have decided to end their engagement, Franzese announced today in a People exclusive.

“Sometimes shooting stars shine so brightly that they burn out and now we must go separate ways but I hope my path always crosses with his,” Franzese said in a statement. “Joseph Bradley Phillips and I have decided to part ways, break our engagement promise and continue on into the future as friends.”

If you told me 10 years ago that not one, not two, but three famous openly gay couples would break up, I wouldn’t have believed there would be three famous openly gay couples at all. Although it’s sad that these pairings are ending, it’s pretty cool that they could have their relationships in the public eye.  The downside: public breakups.

Photos by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Bottomless Closet, Amanda Edwards/WireImage, and Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic


Ryan Khosravi

Ryan Khosravi is a culture writer based out of New York, and his thing in the world is beating unsuspecting straight men at Super Smash Bros.

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