TV's Gay New Yorkers: Who Might Now Be Heading for a Wedding?
Diana Barrigan, White Collar
Just this summer, fans of the USA Network series met the FBI agent’s equally gorgeous other half (played by Israeli stunner Moran Atias).
Heading for a Wedding?: Very likely. In the glimpses we got into Diana and Cindy’s home life, they appeared very committed — certainly raising the bar for Neal and Sara’s nascent romance. Plus, anything that keeps Atias popping up on our screens now and again is a very good thing.
Eric van der Woodsen, Gossip Girl
Whereas Serena dates a lot of guys, her kid brother wishes he were so popular with the fellas. Then again, he’s only a few years out of the closet, so things could look up for the lad.
Heading for a Wedding?: Not likely, and certainly not any time soon — dude’s only in high school! Too bad, because a whirlwind romance complete with relocation would explain why Connor Paolo is spending this fall in the Hamptons on ABC’s Revenge.
Dr. George Huang, Law & Order: SVU
The shrink/profiler’s love life rarely merits mention, which is in keeping with the fact that it took some eight seasons for his sexual oreintation to even be noted.
Heading for a Wedding?: Toss-up. While, as we said, Huang’s personal matters seldom get play, we wouldn’t be surprised if off camera he’s been in a steady relationship. If so — and with portrayer B.D. Wong now committed to the NBC midseason drama Awake — maybe it’s time to tie the knot and make a home in the suburbs, away from nitty-gritty NYC.
Javier Clemente Quintata, Felicity
Long before he pounded grape as Cougar Town‘s Andy, Ian Gomez played Felicity’s best gay, a wedding coordinator/host with the most.
Heading for a Wedding?: Been there, done that. In the WB soaper’s Season 2 finale, Javier exchanged vows with partner Samuel — though now they might want to make things official, if only for tax filing purposes.
Justin Suarez, Ugly Betty
In the ABC series’ penultimate episode, the titular heroine’s teenage nephew finally came out to his family, having struggled with his identity for too long.
Heading for a Wedding?: Justin was only about 15 when Betty faded to black. We suggest that he wait a few years; he’s not a horribly misguided character on some MTV reality series, after all.
Marc St. James, Ugly Betty
Maybe if Marc had spent half as much time looking for love as he did plotting with Amanda against their mutual nemesis, Betty, he’d have enjoyed more than fleeting crushes over the ABC series’ run.
Heading for a Wedding?: Doubtful. Save for a personality transplant that makes him 70 percent less self-absorbed, we can’t imagine any guy signing up for a lifetime with this (albeit natty) fellow.
Serena Southerlyn, Law & Order
This ADA (played by Elisabeth Rohm) elicited a nationwide “Say what?” when upon being fired in her final episode, she asked boss man Arthur Branch, “Is it because I’m a lesbian?” Talk about burying the headline for four seasons!
Heading for a Wedding?: Likely. She’s gorgeous and successful, surely a catch among the Sapphic set. Maybe she can drop by SVU some day and deliver an update?
Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marentino, Sex and the City
Carrie’s best gay often clashed with Charlotte’s, resulting in truly catty fights. That’s why we were so surprised when, on the big-screen…..
Heading for a Wedding?: … the gents tied the knot, in Sex and the City 2! (That kiss at the end of Part 1 musta been something else.) As with Felicity‘s Javier, it’s just a matter of whether to make it official — not that either Stanford or Anthony would mind being the center of attention for a five-hour party.
Will Truman, Will & Grace
Grace Adler’s BFF through the years had trouble finding his other perfect match, this time of the male variety. But the guy sure dated well. McDreamy Patrick Dempsey, anyone?
Heading for a Wedding?: Most likely. When last we saw Will (in the W&G finale’s flash-forward), he had not only settled down with policeman Vince (Bobby Cannavale), but they were parents to a son. Let’s now give that lad some rings to bear!
Jack McFarland, Will & Grace
Whereas his best bud Will fell on one end (read: conservative) of the spectrum, “Just Jack!” proudly and theatrically flapped his flag alllll the way at the other.
Heading for a Wedding?: Hardly. (Or as Jack might say, “Hard Lee? Yesplease!”) Though we at times spied Jack’s quieter, responsible side when he’d connect with his long-lost son Elliot, he never struck us as the type to focus his attentions on one guy — unless it’s the one he sees in the mirror.
Carol Willick, Friends
Ross Geller’s first marriage proved as ill-fated as others that followed, when his schoolteacher wife took up with gym teacher Susan Bunch. Carol had just left Ross when the NBC series started, but then gave birth to their son — Ben Willick Bunch Geller! — near the end of Season 1.
Heading for a Wedding?: Been there, done that. Carol and Susan married during Season 2 (“The One with the Lesbian Wedding”), with Ross pitching in to walk his ex down the aisle when her disapproving parents were no-shows.