There were rumors earlier this year that Michael Stipe had secretly tied the knot with his artist partner, Thomas Dozol.
The REM frontman stepepd out for the 3rd Annual Mario Batali Foundation Benefit Dinner in Los Angeles, wearing what appears to be a wedding band. Rumors true?
The singer attended the benefit on Sunday evening wearing a gold band on his left hand.
Michael and Thomas have been dating for over a decade.
Stipe officially “came out” as a gay man back in 2001 when he revealed he was a “queer artist”, who had been in a relationship with a man for three years.
His statement came after years of rumors that he had Aids and fans wondering about his sexuality.
He said the time felt right to reveal that he is homosexual.
Stipe stated, “I was being made to be a coward about it, rather than someone who felt like it really was a very private thing”.
In 2011 he told The Guardian, “On a sliding scale of sexuality I’d place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women. I had sex with, and enjoyed sex with, women until I met someone that I fell in love with, and who is now my boyfriend.”
Michael adds, “That’s the only real news in the last 12 years, but when it’s a slow news day I get dragged out of some closet again.”
If they are truly married, congrats!
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