18 Celebrities Who Love Their Gay Brothers

Brotherly love at its best.

It always warms our hearts to see celebrities embracing their LGBT family members.

Here are some of our favorite stars and their gay brothers.

  1. Max Carver and Charlie Carver

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    It’s clear that the Carver twins have an unbreakable bond: They’ve been acting partners since their debut in Desperate Housewives, going on to work on popular shows like Teen Wolf and The Leftovers.

    When Charlie came out, Max was there to publicly support him, tweeting “love you always.”

  2. Colton Haynes and Joshua Haynes

    Even before the Arrow star came out himself, he was very close to his brother, Joshua, and Josh’s husband, Scott. Their daughter, Wren, refers to Colton affectionately as “Uncle Coco.”

  3. Chris Evans and Scott Evans

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    The Avengers star’s brother played gay cop Oliver Fish on One Life to Live, and popped up on episodes of Law & Order, White Collar, and VH1’s Hit the Floor. The two (pictured above with their mom, Lisa Evans) are super close.

    “They’re the funniest people I know,” Chris said of his brother and his friends. “[Scott looks like me], but he’s about an inch taller and about four shades tanner than I am. He’s a very fit young man. Believe me, he does quite well for himself.”

  4. Colin Farrell and Eamon Farrell

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    Colin Farrell was best man when his older brother, Eamon, wed boyfriend Steven Mannion in 2014. The brothers are apparently quite close: Colin even paid for the wedding and helped pick out the rings.

  5. Kevin Smith and Donald Smith

    “I know my brother; he’s a great guy—goes to church, doesn’t screw anybody over—and yet he’s still got some religious yahoos and politicos over to the side going, ’Change your ways; you’re going to hell!'” the Clerks director told Piers Morgan about his older bro, Donald. “Stay out of my brother’s bedroom, buddy.”

  6. Anne Hathaway and Michael Hathaway

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    In 2010, Anne Hathaway told British GQ why she’s no longer Catholic:  “Well, the whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out. Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?”

    The actress told Modern Bride that her favorite wedding moment ever was when Michael married his partner, Josh: “At one point, he and his husband were standing up there, and my mom got up to sing,” she recalled. “She was just beaming straight love into them, and everyone felt it, and it was just this really beautiful moment.”

  7. Mandy Moore, Kyle Moore, and Scott Moore

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    The This Is Us star is “extraordinarily close” to her family—including her gay brothers, Kyle (pictured above) and Scott, and their lesbian mother, Stacy.

    “I definitely won’t stand for [intolerance],” Mandy told People in 2017. “But I feel like we’re at a time in our culture when we’re able to have a much more open dialogue. I’m encouraged and excited that eventually we’re going to get to a point where none of this matters. Sexual preference or orientation just won’t factor in anymore. I think we’re inching closer to that.”

  8. Vanessa Williams and Chris Williams

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    The singer and Daytime Divas star is very close with her brother, actor Chris Williams, who starred in HBO’s Silicon Valley.

  9. Ariana Grande and Frankie Grande

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    The social media star and his pop star sister are best friends—to the point where she ran his Twitter account while he was in the Big Brother house in 2016.

  10. Adam Levine and Michael Levine

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    “I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired,” the Maroon 5 rocker told Out in 2011. “Trust me: you’re born with it. My brother [Michael] is gay, and we knew when he was 2. We all knew.”

  11. John Cena and Steve Cena

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    The WWE star is a supportive ally to his gay brother, actor Steve Cena. Steve even made a guest appearance in a 2013 episode of the E! series Total Divas, which starred John and his girlfriend Nikki Bella.

  12. Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight

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    In the 1980s and early ’90s, teenage girls threw themselves at both the Knight brothers, who were part of the hottest boy band of the day, The New Kids on the Block. Jonathan revealed he was gay in 2011.

  13. Ryan Kwanten and Lloyd Kwanten

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    “[Lloyd] was probably about 18 when he came out, and I can wholeheartedly tell you that from the day that he did, he was a changed man for the better,” the True Blood star told the The Advocate in 2010. “The sheer beauty of who he is really came through”

    And Lloyd, now a doctor, didn’t have a tough time coming out to the Kwanten clan. “My parents always encouraged an open channel of communication,” he said, “so we talked about that and everything else.”

  14. Catherine Zeta Jones and David Jones

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    Catherine’s brother, David, also works in the film industry, though his role is behind the scenes as a producer. The actress gave husband Michael Douglas a rest and took David to the 2018 Golden Globes in January.

  15. Richard Gere and David Gere

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    The Pretty Woman star has been a vocal ally to the LGBT community and cites his brother David, an AIDS activist and UCLA professor, as an inspiration: “My brother is gay and he got married in that brief period when gay marriage was allowed in California. He has two great kids and is a wonderful father.”

  16. Chloe Grace Moretz, Trevor Duke-Moretz, and Colin Moretz

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    “My gay brothers were treated horrifically until they grew up and understood how to deal with it,” The Miseducation of Cameron Post star told Seventeen magazine about Trevor and Colin. “I will delete you and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers.”

  17. Madonna and Christopher Ciccone

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    In addition to being Madonna’s brother, Ciccone worked as a dancer, stylist, director and interior designer for the Queen of Pop.

    The two have had a public falling out, unfortunately, exacerbated when Christopher released his scathing memoir, Life with My Sister Madonna, in 2008.

  18. Laura Ingraham and Curtis Ingraham

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    This conservative journalist and political talk show host might not be the most obvious LGBT ally: As editor of the Dartmouth Review in college, she outed her peers in a controversial article about the school’s Gay Straight Alliance. Laura has since apologized for her actions—and spoken out in support of her gay brother, Curtis.

    “I have seen [Curtis] and his companion, Richard, lead their lives with dignity, fidelity and courage,” she wrote in a 1997 essay for the Washington Post. “I now regret that at Dartmouth we didn’t consider how callous rhetoric can wound.”

Samantha Manzella contributed to this story.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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