Fellow bandmates Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, guitarists for the riot-grrrl-inspired band Sleater-Kinney, found themselves in each other’s arms when they put the guitars down. The world learnt about their relationship through a now-infamous article that Corin then trashed as pure gossip.
The smoldering tension between the two musos burnt out when, according to Carrie, the duo realized that they were “more in love with the band than with each other.” Fortunately, not only did they remain collaborators, they used their relationship and subsequent breakup as creative material for their music. Corin had initially come out as lesbian but today identifies has bisexual.
Taryn Manning & Anne Cline
We’ve been very frank about our feeling that long distance is the great undoer of relationships. We’re now becoming suspicious that marriage might do the same! "Orange Is the New Black" actress Taryn Manning and musician Anne Cline sealed the engagement deal in a venue full of spectators. Taryn said afterward “It was the easiest yes I’ve ever said!”
Three months later Taryn then possibly said the hardest “no” she ever had to when she called the entire engagement off. Insiders say that Taryn ultimately felt unduly pressured to wed. Anne proposed to her while they were at a bar in Panama City. Taryn appeared to have said “Yes.” Sources close to her later revealed that she said “Yes” only because she had been put on the spot.
Carrie Brownstein & St. Vincent
Musicians Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent are thought to have had a fleeting involvement way back in 2012. The two had been fast friends for a long time but was it more than that? The press often spotted them together at numerous events. Speculation may have been rife but neither has confirmed that this was the case.
Let us also point out that neither has denied it either! The pair did come back together though to film and produce a 2020 mockumentary featuring themselves. In the movie, St. Vincent refers to Carrie as her “best friend.” Enough to lay any rumors to rest?
Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena
A decade of love down the drain! These two decided to end their relationship after 10 years of being together. Is love even real anymore? It seems like only yesterday when they began dating, sold their LA home together, and bought a new one for the mountain views. It sure seemed like happily ever after back then.
Mathews, who is most notably known as a RuPaul's Drag Race Judge, had said that the break-up was "amicable." He said they were leaving the relationship feeling like they had a cheerleader in their corner forever. Well, here's hoping because that’s incredibly touching.
Kate McKinnon & Bari Weiss
"Saturday Night Live" actress Kate McKinnon and notable New York Times columnist Bari Weiss may seem to be the unlikeliest of pairings but the two had a long-term (well, as long-term as can be when in college) love affair when they were both students at Columbia University.
Bari has stated she has not felt the need to overtly discuss her relationship with Kate as she doesn’t want to “trade on” her sexual identity to gain “political points.” She said it was “lame” and just not her style. The columnist has made a name for herself sticking to her convictions. She was not looking to demand any more rights than what she already had. Kate has remained largely mum on the episode.