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They say that opposites attract and this has never been truer than with our list of celebrity opposites! Let’s find out who really puts on a show while they act.
A lot of people say that the Hyde in David’s name isn’t just a middle name and that he is in fact doctor Jekyll. Ok we made that up, but when recently asked if he would be friends with his Frasier character, David commented how Niles would probably annoy him and that he’d kill him in real life…
After years of speculation about his sexuality, David came out in 2007 and later confirmed that he and television writer, director and producer Brian Hargrove were actually a couple.
When accepting his Tony Award he earned for Curtains, Pierce thanked “my partner, Brian, because it’s 24 years of listening to your damn notes—that’s why I’m up here tonight.”
They married in California in 2008, just days before Proposition 8 was adopted as law, banning homosexual marriages in the state.
In 2009, while a guest on The View, he publicly announced his marriage to Hargrove and expressed his anger over the approval of Proposition 8.
Pierce and Hargrove now live in New York and Los Angeles.
He has spent years working with the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. He has even appeared in Washington D.C. to testify in support of funding for treatment, and he has publicly campaigned for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.
He told MSNBC in 2011, “It is up to us, to all of us, to the American people and to their representatives about whether we face the challenges and make all the effort necessary or if we ignore it and just let this sort of tidal wave crash over us.”