Lena Dunham & Jack Antonoff Are Super Excited About Marriage Equality, So Are There Wedding Bells In Their Future?
There's no doubt that the Supreme Court's amazing decision on Friday, June 26 to legalize same-sex marriage in all states means major things for the many, many people who have waited a long time to express their love for each other in an "official" way recognized by their state. Moments after gay marriage was declared a constitutional right, thanks to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling, couples from Texas and Colorado to New York and Pennsylvania lined up to apply for their marriage licenses and celebrate this incredible victory. But several heterosexual couples — including Lena Dunham and her long-time love Jack Antonoff — may also see their lives change in big, beautiful ways because of the court's decision. And Dunham didn't hide the fact that the legalization of gay marriage could spell the end of her days as a single girl.
Allow me to explain: Dunham believed so strongly that the Supreme Court would reverse the decision made by the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to leave decisions about marriage in the hands of each state that she was willing to bet her relationship on it. OK, that might be a bit dramatic, but the fact remains: her sister Grace is gay and, up until today, she was prohibited from marrying the woman she loved, an injustice that convinced both Dunham and Antonoff to take a stand and agree not to tie the knot until everyone — whether gay or straight — was granted the freedom to do the same.
Now that the historic day is here, is Dunham celebrating by going wedding gown shopping? Judging by this tweet, she is just waiting for Antonoff to say the word.
The actress famously explained her intention to stay single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in March when she said, "Well, it's something that… the idea of having a celebration that can't be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn't really feel like a celebration at all. So, until that's something that everyone can join into with no sense of being left out on any level, politically, emotionally, it's just not something that we're gonna do."
Antonoff, an indie rock musician with the band Bleachers, began dating the star in 2012 after they met on a blind date. In an interview with New York Magazine, Antonoff 'confessed to falling head over heels with the Girls star and writer from the beginning, as reported by Vulture, but explained their reluctance to stay single for the time being in a way that (I swear) doesn't make it sound like a crappy excuse:
I think all people in relationships that last longer than a year start talking about that stuff. It’s hard to imagine when the right time is because things are so crazy at the moment.
In the same interview, he also made it crystal clear that he is feeling his biological clock tick-tick-tick away and that he wants children. So, let's do this, guys. Let's make this happen. The world needs a perfect, intelligent, creative Dunham-Antonoff baby.
Of course, Dunham was also excited on Friday for reasons that had nothing to do with her own fate.
And Antonoff is as equally thrilled.
The groom-to-be has yet to respond about his own upcoming wedding — but I'll give him a few days to shop for a ring.