Unlike the chaotic and dark characters he plays on “American Horror Story” and “The Sinner”, Matt Bomer actually leads a very quiet and private life.
Hollywood celebrities are known for lavish wedding ceremonies and drama-filled romances, but Matt and his husband, Simon Halls, like to keep things quiet. Until recently, many fans did not even know that this talented actor has been married for more than ten years.
Here are some interesting details about their silent relationship.
These days, it seems that celebrity relationships don’t have a very long shelf life. But Matt Bomer and Simon Halls are here to prove otherwise.
These two first met in 2008 when Matt hired Simon as his publicist. Both talked about experiencing an “instant connection” and it wasn’t long before the two started dating.
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Matt Bomer and Simon Hall’s wedding
In 2011, the couple decided to get married, but kept it a secret. It was in 2014 when they decided to publicly reveal their marriage. Unlike other celebrities, these two opted for a small and private wedding with only their closest friends and family in attendance.
When asked about legalizing same-sex marriage in 2014, Bomer said, “I feel a sense of security knowing I’m not doing anything illegal.”
The two have three children together, but when they met, Simon already had a 3-year-old son. Interesting fact, Simon Halls was actually one of the first people to speak openly about surrogacy experiences. Their two other children are twins Walker and Henry and they were born in 2008.
Matt came “out of the closet” in 2012. He said it was the influence of his husband and son that led him to take this step. “I felt this was the right thing to do for both Simon and my children.
We all want to live with integrity and not hide that we are who we are. Why should we?” he said in an interview with Out magazine.
While some of you may find it hard to believe, Matt is 43. But we have to admit, his timelessness and stunning looks make him look at least ten years younger. Meanwhile, his husband is 57. This is certainly not the biggest age difference between celebrities, but it is an interesting difference.
Simon Halls may seem a little understated, but he’s actually a Hollywood publicity mogul, and a famous one too. Some of his A-list clients include Jude Law, the Coen brothers, and Sarah Jessica Parker. He also led the Oscar campaigns for some major projects such as “American Beauty”, “Gladiator” and “Brokeback Mountain”.
Halls even worked with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Given the strong resumes of these two men, there is no doubt that they are one of the biggest Hollywood power couples.
So what is the recipe for a successful marriage for these two? Matt said it’s a philosophy he inherited from his grandparents. “My grandparents had been together since they were teenagers and when I asked them for advice, all they said was ‘one day at a time’. Since then I have always tried to implement this philosophy.”