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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have changed dramatically.

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  • Hollywood’s longest LGBTQ relationships have evolved significantly throughout the years. 
  • Elton John and David Furnish have been together for over three decades and now have two children together. 
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been married for 12 years, and de Rossi looks quite different. 
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Hollywood’s longest LGBTQ relationships have changed dramatically throughout the years. 

Some couples started dating in the early 2000s, like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, while others met back in the ’70s, like Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner. Either way, these celebrity couples have evolved significantly between then and now. 

Take a look back at what some LGBTQ couples looked like when they first started dating and what they look like today. 

Actress Lily Tomlin and writer Jane Wagner met in the 1970s and are still going strong.

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Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner.

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Tomlin and Wagner starting dating back in the early ’70s after Tomlin reached out to Wagner for help with a character she was working on. In 2013, they tied the knot, and today, the pair is still going strong, while Tomlin remains in the spotlight for her role in Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”

Elton John and filmmaker David Furnish have been an item for three decades.

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Elton John and David Furnish.

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In 1993, John, a music icon, met director Furnish at a dinner, and they instantly hit it off. Twelve years later, the couple said “I do” in a civil partnership and then made it official in 2014 when same-sex marriage became legal in England. Today, the pair has two children together. 

Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi have been married for 12 years.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi.

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Although DeGeneres and de Rossi met in 2004, they tied the knot in 2008. Today, they are still a powerful Hollywood couple, as DeGeneres continues to host one of the most popular daytime talk shows. 

Actors David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris began dating back in the early 2000s.

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris.

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In 2004, “How I Met Your Mother” actor Harris and Burtka met on a street corner in New York City and slowly began dating after seeing each other at other social gatherings. In 2014, the actors got married, and today, they have twins together. 

Read more: THEN AND NOW: Here’s how the longest celebrity couples evolved over the years

“Sex and the City’s” Cynthia Nixon and activist Christine Marinoni have been together since meeting back in 2004.

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Christine Marinoni and Cynthia Nixon.

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Despite never dating a woman before, Nixon went all-in on her relationship with Marinoni after meeting in 2004 while advocating for state schools. In 2012, they tied the knot and now have one child together. The couple has been together through Nixon’s run for New York governor and through her return to the new “Sex and the City” revival.

Although “Modern Family’s”Jesse Tyler Ferguson and lawyer Justin Mikita met in a gym locker room 11 years ago, they’re still a couple today.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita.

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In 2009, Mikita, a lawyer, stopped Ferguson in a gym locker room to ask him how his new role was going on ABC’s “Modern Family.” After that, they started dating and said their vows in 2013. Today, “Modern Family” has come to an end, but the couple has just welcomed their first child together

Over a decade ago, “White Collar’s” Matt Bomer began secretly dating his partner, Simon Halls.

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Simon Halls and Matt Bomer.

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Since Bomer and publicist Halls have kept their relationship mostly private, it is unclear when or how the two met, but they had twins in 2008 and got married in 2011. Today, they have three sons together, and they can all be spotted on the red carpet from time to time. 

Read more: 74 of the longest celebrity relationships in Hollywood that prove that love can last

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