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December 17, 2013

'I just feel that you just rise above it ... You can't believe anything you read'

With roles on stage television and in film, Cheyenne Jackson has long been one of the busier openly gay performers in show business.

But until this year, the actor best known for Xanadu on Broadway and 30 Rock on television had not had to deal with headlines about his personal life in tabloids and online sites.

The official announcement of his split from husband Monte Lapka after less than two years of marriage and a decade together was preceded by reports of a younger boyfriend. (He has since confirmed he is dating actor Jason Landau)

August 2, 2013

Spokesman: It's an 'amicable parting and, understandably, a private matter'

Cheyenne Jackson is getting a divorce.

A spokesman for the star confirmed today that Jackson and husband Monte Lapka have split after 13 years together. They were married in 2011 when same-sex marriage became legal in New York.

In a statement to Playbill, a spokesman for Jackson called it an 'amicable parting and, understandably, a private matter.'

March 12, 2013

Cheyenne Jackson takes place of Sean Hayes in 6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks

In what could be a Hollywood first, an openly gay star is replacing another openly gay star in a movie.

What in the name of Rock Hudson is going on here?

It was announced Tuesday (12 March) that Sean Hayes has dropped out of the independent film 6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks and is being replaced by Cheyenne Jackson.

August 17, 2012

'He isn't impressed by show business in general'

After 12 years as a couple, actor Cheyenne Jackson still gets a 'metaphysical boner' from husband Monte Lapka's wicked, dry sense of humor.

The Broadway and television star says one of the reasons his marriage to the successful physicist works so well is because Lapka is not an actor.

June 14, 2012

Out star would join cast that includes Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Rob Lowe

Cheyenne Jackson, the openly gay actor who has conquered Broadway (Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees, Xanadu), television (30 Rock, Glee) and recording (The Power of Two, Drive), is in talks to join the cast of a biopic about the late Liberace which is scheduled to begin shooting this summer.