After a week of voting, we’ve tallied up your picks and are ready to present to you the top five lesbian couples you chose as the hottest. The number one and two couple were only a few hundred away from one another, blowing the competition out of the water. But numbers three, four and five did not make a poor showing: they still brought in the votes to bring them above the twenty other partnerships on the list.
It’s interesting to note that at least three of these couples are married. There’s also a lot of blonde going on, with every pairing having at one fair-haired woman. They range from models to musicians to actors to fitness gurus to comedians to activists, so you also seem to appreciate variety when it comes to talents. But above all, they’re hot, and that’s why your votes placed them all so high on the list.
Some other things we noticed: Whitney and Sara are your favorite hot couple from The Real L Word and when it comes to the later-in-life lesbians, you thought Meredith Baxter and Nancy Locke were just a little bit hotter than Kristy McNichol and her gf of 20 years. Also we can’t help but wonder if Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula didn’t come in too high because you’d rather see your name next to Maddow’s on that list. (It’s OK — we feel the same way.)
Without further ado, here’s your top five.
After their wedding Puerta Vallarta, Lacey told Equally Wed, “We feel remarkably different after the ceremony. You feel more bonded to your partner. It’s hard to describe if you haven’t gone through it.”
4. Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey
The couple/bandmates (Uh Huh Her) released a statement about their Southwest Airlines debacle last year that included: “We have always promoted tolerance, openness and equality both as a band and as individuals. We both come from loving homes where our parents not only love and accept us, but are also proud of who we are. We are responsible adult women who walk through the world with dignity.”
3. Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer
Chely told People of her bride, “The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren – the most amazing woman I’ve ever known.”
2. Amber Heard and Tasya van Ree
Despite persistent rumors of a break-up, there have been no public acknowledgements from the women themselves that these two are off. The actress and photographer are both pretty private people, but they are also a gorgeous couple, something in which we all seem to agree. Amber says of her love, “She is beautiful — I mean, you’d have to be crazy not to want to go out with her.”
1. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Portia has said of meeting her wife, “I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that’s that.”