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American Idol‘s Jim Verraro Is Getting Married on Sunday!


Take that, Marc Jacobs! American Idol‘s first openly gay contestant Jim Verraros will marry partner Bill Brennan on Sunday, the singer announced via Facebook. No, the pair can’t legally marry in Illinois, but when did that ever stop us from getting hitched?

You’ll recall that during the first season of Idol, Fox made Verraros scrub any mention of his gayness from his show-sponsored website. But the Internet wasn’t all bad to Verraros: That’s where he met Brennan four years ago; they were engaged in December 2007. On MySpace. Read their full love story here, but allow us to excerpt:

Bill is quite honestly the most loving, loyal, funny, warm, personable, honest and caring human being I’ve ever met and because of his years, I’ve been able to learn and grow so much as a person since we’ve been together. I think that’s what life is about, essentially; being able to grow with your partner, not away from them.

I knew with Bill that I wanted to “marry,” him. I put “marry,” only because, sadly it isn’t legal in Illinois yet, but we’re hopeful that the time is near. Looking back on our four years together, we’ve come so far and grown so close together. He’s not only my partner, but my confidante, my soul mate, my best friend, and the love of my life. When we’re apart, I miss him and when we’re together, I think to myself how lucky I am that our paths have crossed and intertwined.

People ask me how I knew that Bill was the one, and I always say the same thing: “I just knew. When you KNOW, you know.”

Congratulations to you both!

(NB: We’re loving the Elvis soundtrack on their wedding page.)

On:           Sep 4, 2009
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    • Mike

      Congrats to them both! I hope they have a wonderful life together. Jim has always seemed like a funny and down to earth person.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill S

      So adorable together!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • naprem

      So who’s top and who’s bottom? Do we need to ask?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lloyd Baltazar

      Congratulations. May you have many years of Gay happiness and a long-lasting commitment to each other. :)

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gk

      “because of his years” – what is he, Yoda?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er

      @gk: Ha. So, I wonder how old is Mr. Years anyway?

      well, it’s nice for anyone to find true love and happiness.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cheesus

      ugh, lost another one to the leave it to beaver types…

      Sep 4, 2009 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      Congratulations to the both of you. Many years of happiness together.

      Sep 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      @naprem: No, we don’t. Nor do we ask a straight couple how and where they like to fuck.

      Sep 5, 2009 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tommyb

      aww what a sweet love story – they are both so cute!

      Sep 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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