It was a quick engagement for Tony Award winner Billy Porter and his fiancé Adam Smith. The two were married at a friend’s Chelsea penthouse apartment on January 14.
The two were engaged on December 29, 2016, after Porter popped the question while the two were in London. Smith told People magazine, “We were discussing, and Billy had actually brought up to me that it’s important for us to get married [while Barack] Obama is still President and before January 20.” Porter and the co-owner of eyewear company Native Ken first met in 2009. They dated for a year before breaking up, but reunited in 2015. The two exchanged Cartier wedding bands in a small ceremony before enjoying the company of 45 of their close friends.
Porter won a Tony for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. He played Aubrey Lyles in 2016’s Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed alongside Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, and Adrienne Warren.
Of his marriage to Smith, Porter said, “I finally found—we finally found—the thing that has been so elusive, and I’m so excited to share that.”