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After 33 Years, Richard Chamberlain Chooses His Career Over His Partner

I’m sort of loving how ballsy actor Richard Chamberlain still is at 76, splitting with his partner of 33 years Martin Rabbett (they’ve been together for 43 percent of his lifetime!) and up and leaving their pad in Hawaii. Funny, because earlier this month, as reports surfaced of Chamberlain moving back to LA from Maui because of new work opportunities (like a gig on TNT’s Leverage), the actor was talking about how he and Rabbett would have to engage in a “a relationship by commute” because Rabbett was staying on the island and pondering a move to San Francisco.

Damn. Remember Chamberlain back in the 60s?

And remember when he came out?

By:           editor editor
On:           Apr 27, 2010
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  • 17 Comments
    • brandoise
      brandoise

      Are there any gay couples left that a young guy can look to for hope? G-D its depressing! Go Ellen and Portia I guess.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      @brandoise: It’s not reasonable to call 30 years a failure.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SugNight
      SugNight

      WHAT career?

      Apr 27, 2010 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      I say good for him. Even in paradise it can get pretty boring, and he has so much talent it’s a shame not to use it.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 10:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eli
      Eli

      @brandoise:

      And Neil and David – They are hot together and They have been together longer than Ellen/portia.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gollygeegaygoy
      gollygeegaygoy

      I have never forgotten how he pushed himself into the front of the queue for the slide, in Towering Inferno, to get out of the burning building..’women and children first, fuck that’. He seemed so believable.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john
      john

      WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO POOR STONE PHILLIPS WHO GOT THE BOOT FROM

      DATELINE VIA NBC A FEW YEARS BACK ??? HE WAS A PILLAR ON THAT

      SHOW !

      Apr 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Funny, I thought his career died 33 years ago………….

      Apr 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      I must say, I’m not really familiar with any of this. Then again, I’m an 80s kid.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rudy
      rudy

      Chamberlain was never any kind of role model, profile in courage, and his acting was WAY overrated.
      But yes, he was pretty when he was young.

      Apr 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • maximien
      maximien

      old queers squabbling over RC … he’s a real star, no matter what you say, dears!

      Apr 28, 2010 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Freeman
      Freeman

      @brandoise: I know what you mean. It seems like there are very few gay male couples that stick it out. There really aren’t that many examples, and the community doesn’t seem to support long term relationships.

      Apr 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Guy Atlanta
      Gay Guy Atlanta

      Oh well, another day another dick for Richard. It’s been 50 years since he was a twink. Get the check book out queen!

      Aug 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OrchidIslander
      OrchidIslander

      @Gay Guy Atlanta: You should be so lucky to live as long and as well as he has. Besides, there’s more to life than being a twink and/or paying for sex, but the jaded and low-browed among us fail to realize that.

      The tacky and mean-spirited comments gays are so willing to make about each other is really fucked up.

      Gay Community anyone??

      Dec 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdB
      EdB

      @brandoise: You don’t need role models. Barack Obama didn’t see any black presidents. The need for role models is overstated. Please don’t assume you need one to do what you wish to do. That is one of the biggest myths & excuses

      Dec 29, 2010 at 1:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @brandoise – what EdB said. And if you are looking for hope from other couples, the entertainment community is a bad place to go.

      Dec 29, 2010 at 5:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      I don’t know if RC said this in 2010, but he said in a number of sources that I looked at that he really isn’t splitting up with Martin. Martin just doesn’t happen to like LA. Seems reasonable that after 30 years together you could trust a 76 y/o and RC did say Martin might be moving to San Francisco. As others have said, 30 years isn’t a failure anyway.

      Jul 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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