Cape Town – Younger actor Nico Tortorella and his partner, Bethany Meyers, tied the knot in a stunningly beautiful courthouse gender-blending ceremony.
The newly married couple have been in a “queer polyamorous relationship” for 12 years. Nico identifies as pansexual while Bethany identifies as gay.
On Saturday, Nico and Bethany shared a gallery of photographs from their courthouse wedding, which took place at City Clerk - Marriage Bureau in New York on Friday, 9 March and they looked angelic.
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In a lengthy essay posted on them - Condé Nast's LGBTQ-centred online publication – the couple open up about their special day.
On the importance of their outfits…
Nico says: “Genderbending ensembles designed by our dear friend Andrew Morrison. Timeless androgynous paraphernalia mimicking Romanesque sculpture that fluidly blends masculine and feminine. In this relationship, we both wear the pants and the dress.”
On labelling their relationship…
Bethany says: “If you had to label it, Nico and I are in a queer polyamorous relationship. Labels that help people understand, but not labels that define us. Most think we planned this and one day decided we would be multiple-love kind of people. We didn’t. It’s just the way our relationship developed over 12 years.”
On ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ titles…
Nico says: “In hindsight I wish we would have asked Angel to use nonspecific gender titles, but so be it. This husband now had a wife, and this wife now had a husband. A bride becomes a wife and a groom becomes a husband, but what does a partner become?”
On sharing their love story…
Nico says: “We’ve been lovers, we are lovers, twin flames and we will forever be. We both realise that even the ability to share this story is a privilege we have for a number of reasons. Hopefully a piece of love has jumped from these words to your field. This is our now, shared with you, and tomorrow is a future for us all.”
READ NICO AND BETHANY’S FULL LOVE STORY HERE.
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