The Boys in The Band, as a guest on the “HFPA In Conversation” podcast, Parsons shared, “This was a blind date set up by two friends of ours, one that was very close to me, Tammy who I went to grad school with, and [Spiewak’s] boss.

They happened to be friends. This sounds so whatever, but they each had a gay friend who was looking for somebody to go on dates with.

That’s how it happened.”Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi became acquaintances in 2000 when they met at a party. It was not until 2004 that they started dating after VH1’s Big in ’04 Awards Show.