Alan Cumming married his long-time partner, Grant Shaffer, in NYC

Call me crazy, but I kind of thought that Alan Cumming was mostly straight. Sure, I knew he had sex with men, but I thought that his bisexuality swung more towards lady-love than dong-love. I was wrong. Alan has been with the same dude for years and years. They had a civil partnership ceremony five years ago, and for their anniversary, they just got married!!! Mazel tov!

Actor Alan Cumming has married his long-time love Grant Shaffer for the second time. The couple celebrated the fifth anniversary of their civil partnership in London by exchanging vows in New York this weekend.

The 46-year-old Scot revealed the news on Twitter, writing: ‘I just got married!’ He posted a picture of the overjoyed couple embracing after the nuptials, held at the Soho Grand Hotel. In the picture, Cumming and Shaffer are seen smiling and hugging while their are applauded by their friends and family.

The Good Wife star wrote later: ‘On the 5th anniversary of our wedding in London Grant and I tied the knot again in NYC!!! #eatmericksantorum’

His message ‘Eat me Rick Santorum’ refers to the candidate Republican nomination for president, who is vocal in his opposition to gay marriage.

The couple, who reside in New York, were first married at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich on January 7, 2007 after two years of dating. At 21, Cumming married his RSADA classmate Hilary Lyon. They split eight years later, and Cumming was later engaged to his Circle of Friends co-star Saffron Burrows.

The X Men star, who was awarded an OBE in 2009, has labelled himself as bisexual in previous interviews. Speaking to Oasis magazine in 2007, he said it had always been known among his inner circle, but he felt the need to ‘come out’ publicly.

‘It was all sort of there, but when you become more famous then you realize you’ve got to say something… just to clarify it and talk about it, and make sure it was talked about in terms that I approved of because people try and claim you, I think. The gay community tries to claim you, the straight community tries to claim you. But I felt that was more for press stuff, because I just felt I was being misrepresented a lot of the time, mostly with people saying I was straight. It is confusing for people because I’d been married before. Now I’m married again, to a man, but I’d been married to a woman, and gone out with women. And then, I hadn’t really had regular relationships with men, long-term ones, I mean. But amongst my friends, amongst people I’d known, I was always bisexual.’

[From The Mail]

You know what? I would still hit it like a house on fire. I think Alan is so sexy, and he seems like a hoot too. I’m strangely happy to learn that he’s been in a committed relationship with the same man for so long, though – and it’s so amazing that Alan and Grant were finally able to marry. Yay! Oh, and EAT ME RICK SANTORUM.

PS… I can’t even describe how much pleasure I got from these photos. Alan’s eye makeup is so much better than Duchess Kate’s.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Alan‘s Twitter.

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  1. Ctgirl says:

    If the photo with the crazy black and white print pants and shirt isn’t an optical illusion, his husband is going to be very happy ;-)

    • Carrie says:

      I see it too. Ha, ha. Good for them congrats.

      • rita says:

        Ah…Alan…he and Rupert used to be my dream sly Brit Menage…til Rupert went all…YUCKY on me!!!ßlaçkŵhÎte´ρlanet–čˇō/Μthe most effective place in the world to connect with, to find intimate encounters.There you may easily have free contact with charming girls or handsome men….Hope you like it!Good luck!
        ++++++Life is short. Enjoy yourself.Anytime I see Alan is in anything, I watch it. Yeah, I love Alan Cumming. Always have.

    • mia girl says:

      Congrats to them both!

      I love Alan Cumming and think he is one of the most refreshingly candid and classy actors around. And, after seeing what @ctGirl pointed out, maybe one of the most well hung!


    • gg says:

      Dude. Those are just normal sized balls and you can’t even see the weenie. Next. (See, Keith Richards’ book’s comments on Mick’s package.)

      I love Alan Cumming and his gorgeous dimples though.

  2. Sassy says:

    Alan Cumming is so awesome! Congrats!

  3. INeedANap says:

    I love him, he can pull off the most ridiculous stuff with class and a wink. Congrats to the happy couple!


  4. WaywardGirl says:

    How could you possibly think Alan Cumming was into ladies? Really?

    • ponytail says:

      Because he was married to a woman before ? Because his marriage broke up because he had an affair with another woman ? Two very good reasons for believing he was into the ladies – and possibly still is.

    • janie says:

      …because he is. He said he is bisexual, not gay.

    • Nick says:

      He was married to a woman for 8 years, and had other long, romantic relationships with women throughout his life, as well as men.

      Alan Cumming is the best example of an out bisexual male celebrity I know. His dating history is perfectly split. You cannot credibly say he isn’t bi. A human being cannot possibly be more bisexual than this person.

      His life is awesome. It is a giant middle finger to socially-reinforced sexuality boundaries.

      Plus he’s a damn good actor. I have endless respect for the guy.

  5. carrie says:

    his red pants are absolutely awfully glorious!

  6. Agnes says:

    Eat me Rick Santorum – hahahahahaha! Awesome. Congrats to them. (And I’m surprised that he’s described himself as bi, actually. I thought he was straight-up gay.)

  7. Obvious says:

    Congrats to the happy couple! I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness and lord only knows what else. Alan Cumming is just fantastic and I adore him so much.


  8. Renee says:

    That’s awesome. How can you not love Alan Cumming? He’s amazing.

  9. I like Alan Cumming. He scared the crap out of me in “Titus.”

  10. bea says:

    you thought who was wha??!!!

    Love him and all the Rick Santorum comments!

  11. arock says:

    i love this man. he is incredibly talented and wears is personality on his sleeve. hooray for love!

    ditto on rick santorum- he can suck it.

  12. bettyrose says:

    Kaiser I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in my Alan Cummings love. I’ve always found him sexy and thought maybe I was just weird. As for whether he desires men or women more, it’s possible he leans more towards women but fell in love with one man. Although, I’ve never had the impression he was into women.

    Edited to add: I just saw ponytail’s explanation of his formerly womanizing ways. I had no idea, but I still say it’s possible to find your soulmate in a gender you didn’t expect.

  13. taylor says:

    He’s such a great actor! And so charming in interviews. And I love the #eatmericksantorum That’s hilarious.

  14. QQ says:

    All this Eat me Rick Santorum is giving me life, i love Celebitchies

  15. Girl says:

    I’m completely the opposite. I never knew he was into women at all. I guess you learn something new every day.

    And yes, the funny plus the sexy is a winning combination here. I’ve always liked him.

    Congratulations to the happy couple.

  16. misspdx says:



    Somewhere Dan Savage is toasting Alan.

    Yay for true love:)

  17. misspdx says:

    *santorum grrr typos

  18. Lisa says:

    Ah…Alan…he and Rupert used to be my dream sly Brit Menage…til Rupert went all…YUCKY on me!!!

    Let’s see…favorite A.C. movie…LOVED him and Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Anniversary Party”…which they both wrote and directed and had all their friends starred in…probably for free booze and food…


  19. I totally thought he was straight! Especially after “Romy and Michelles High School Reunion.” BEST movie ever!

  20. Therese says:

    I have always loved Alan Cumming. For so many years. He is the presenter for Masterpiece Mystery, and even if I didn’t want to watch the show, I must see his presentation. It always tickles me to death. Anytime I see Alan is in anything, I watch it. Yeah, I love Alan Cumming. Always have.

  21. Onyx XV says:

    I have always found him to be creepy as hell, so I can’t say I’m a fan, but I do support gay marriage with bells on – so good for him!

  22. betty says:

    First remember him from Circle of Friends where he was creee ppppy. Loved him and the entire movie of the Anniversary Party. LOVED it.

    Romy and Michelle, awesome.

    His performance in the Good Wife can only tie the Anniversary Party. Love the nuances.

  23. Shona Spurtle says:

    You all love the guy, you should check out some of his earliest (and IMHO opinion) best work, a Scottish sitcom called The High Life

  24. Trashaddict says:

    I love Alan Cummings for taking so many fashion risks. I wish more men would. He is never boring.
    It’s so nice when people can just be who they are.