2016 was one wild ride for queer celebrity romance.
Going off Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile’s relationship drama alone, I could write a lengthy dissertation and Off-Broadway show on this crazy year in girl-on-girl love. Let’s just say there were numerous times this year when I wondered if I was witnessing a Grey’s Anatomy plot unfold or actual real life.
A particular breaking point for me might have been when Kristen was first spotted with St. Vincent… that was quite the plot twist I did not see coming. Never did I think Ms. Annie Clark would swap out Cara Delevingne for Stewart following their two-year romance!
Despite the insanity of this year, there were are a lot of grounding moments, like when Sarah Paulson FINALLY confirmed her relationship with Holland Taylor (AKA the gift that keeps on giving). These two are everything and then some!
Without further ado, check out our recap of queer celeb love in 2016!
*more queer crickets*
Sarah Confirms She’s Romancing Holland: While this one wasn’t a surprise considering rumors about the two had been out there for a while, it was nice to hear the actress admit to the romance.
In a conversation with the New York Times, Paulson declared:
As for the duo’s age gap, the actress had these words of wisdom to say:
What a gorgeous sentiment.
Jillian Michaels Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend Heidi Rhoades: Following two kids and many years of dating, Jillian proposed to Heidi after gifting her with a romantic video depicting the best moments of their relationship. The fitness trainer then went on to air the proposal on an episode of her reality show Just Jillian. Spoiler alert: Ms. Rhoades said YES.
Hannah Hart & Ingrid Nilsen Part Ways: Ah, the YouTube couple we all were rooting for. After almost a year of dating, the power couple announced they had quietly split on the DL. The two vowed to remain friends… yada yada.
Kristen Stewart Begins Her Fling With Soko: This pairing was the rebound to end all rebounds. From excessive PDA to international boning sessions, we were all riveted by this fling which we all knew was destined to crash and burn in a spectacular queer ball of fire.
Unfortunately for the actress’ ex Alicia Cargile, she had to watch the romance play out before her very own eyes.
In the devastating tweet (below), Cargile was every girl who has ever been heartbroken.
Kristen & Soko Split: Surprise, surprise! After rumors that Kristen’s friends were suspicious of Soko’s intentions, the lovers abruptly ended things.
Shortly after the breakup, the singer posted this not-so-cryptic and bizarre message to social media:
Alright… you do you, Soko!
Kristen & Alicia Get Back Together: It’s safe to say shippers of this relationship were THRILLED when Kristen showed up with Alicia to the premiere of American Honey at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. It gave us hope and lured us into what turned out to a false sense of security…
Ingrid & Jules Kutner Strike Up A Romance: Though it looks like these two aren’t together anymore, these ladies had a little summer lovin’ following Ingrid’s split from Hannah.
Check out a photo of the two locking lips:
Ruby Rose Starts Dating Harley Gusman: So I have no idea how these two met, but it was nice to see the model find love again after her broken engagement. Not to mention the couple gifted us with a lot of adorable pics and relationship moments throughout their time together.
Cara & St. Vincent Spark Engagement Rumors: After Cara was spotted with a giant sparkler on THAT hand (see pic below) everyone thought the pair were in it to win it. While this was a rumor I would have loved to see come to fruition, the model definitely has too much life to live to settle down anytime soon… she’s just 24, after all!
Kristen Declares She’s “Really In Love” With Alicia: I think queer ladies everywhere breathed a collective sigh of when the actress finally proclaimed her love for Alicia. It was the first time the star was direct and affirmative about her relationship with Ms. Cargile amid all the years they had been together.
Speaking to Elle UK, the 26-year-old gushed:
Ruby & Harley Call Things Off: While this low-key breakup wasn’t too surprising, it was a bummer since the pair made a cute couple. At least Harley got to attend Taylor Swift’s 4th July party before the two called it quits!
Cara & St. Vincent Breakup: Despite the engagement rumors, this beloved couple split after not being seen out together in public for months. While it’s not clear why these two are over, it’s most likely due to the ladies’ hectic schedules… there’s only so long you can make a long distance relationship work until something has to give!
Kristen Stewart & Alicia Cargile Breakup… AGAIN: I guess this one just wasn’t meant to be! Just a few months after Kristen proclaimed her love for Alicia, the two had an amicable breakup. As of now, it’s still unclear why the ladies called it quits.
Kristen Stewart & St. Vincent Start Dating: Wait, what?! While a lot of us did not see this one coming, it looks like the two are in it for the long haul. From attending New York Fashion Week together to recently collaborating on Stewart’s short film Come Swim, it appears this pairing is NOT just a fling. Sorry, Cara!
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli Get Engaged: After dating for two years, Lauren proposed to the Orange Is The New Black star while the two were on vacation in Palm Springs. The pair’s engagement announcement continues to give me all the feelings and I eagerly await this wedding as if it’s my own.
Ruby & The Veronicas’s Jessica Origliasso Reconnect: Could there be a more perfect couple than Ruby and Jessica? After first meeting in 2008, the two engaged in an on-and-off relationship before finally reuniting after Rose’s breakup with Harley.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Origliasso revealed:
*queer celebs are currently in hibernation*