Luke Macfarlane is a 40-year-old actor from London, Ontario, Canada. He is a TV movie actor who is known for his Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel with Taking a Shot at Love being his latest. Luke is also gay and he has made reference to a boyfriend multiple times throughout his career.
Before becoming a Christmas fixture with Hallmark movies, Luke was known for his role as Scotty Wandell in the hit ABC series Brothers & Sisters. The finale showed Scotty getting married to Kevin Walker and the actor himself coming out as gay. The show holds a major significance in Luke’s heart.
The marriage between two gay men happened in 2008 and it was one of the few instances where a gay relationship was given such shine on TV. The moment was something that brought hope to Luke who spoke 12 years ago that he wished to be married to his boyfriend in the future. So a decade, we are here to find out who Luke Macfarlane is dating in 2021.
Luke Macfarlane Boyfriend – Came Out as Gay in 2008
Luke Macfarlane and his boyfriend Wentworth Miller were dating according to rumors. Luke wishes to be married in the future.
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Luke Macfarlane came out as gay in real life in 2008. In Brothers & Sisters, he played a gay character but by the time the series was coming to an end the actor revealed that he was gay in real life. The moment was both big and terrifying for the actor who thought work would dry up after he came out.
After Luke said he was gay there was a rumor floating around in 2008 that he was dating Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller. The rumor persisted for many years but it wasn’t till 2013 that Wentworth Miller came out as gay. He had not revealed his sexuality in 2008 when the rumor started.
Luke and his rumored boyfriend Wentworth Miller were heavily reported on before the 2010s. Neither party confirmed or denied they were in a relationship and we cannot find pictures of the two ever being together. They also have not appeared in a movie or TV show together.
According to a claim made by the Perez Hilton website, Luke Macfarlane and his alleged boyfriend Wentworth Miller were dating for six months. The report was published in June of 2007 and they quoted a source saying that the couple was looking to move in together.
Though we cannot confirm the relationship status of the actor, we do know for a fact that Luke desires to be married to his boyfriend one day. In an article published by The Globe and Mail, the actor played coy about his relationship status but filming the marriage scene in Brothers & Sisters made him hopeful that he will get married in the future.
But no matter his preference, Luke wants to keep his life private. “I feel strongly that there is a distinction between revealing my sexual preference and my most private thoughts. My sexual preference is one irrefutable aspect of me, like the color of my skin. I’ve never been interested in revealing intimate details about my life,” the actor explained to Juilliard journal.
So, Luke Macfarlane may be dating a boyfriend in 2021, it might as well be Wentworth Miller, but he wants to keep some space between the world and his intimate life. You also won’t find anything on his Instagram page, except for his woodworking skill.
Luke Macfarlane Plays Ryan Cooper in the Hallmark Channel Movie Taking a Shot at Love
Hallmark Channel is the defacto channel for most households during the holiday times. Their slew of holiday-themed romance movies makes for decent family viewing that is acceptable for all age groups. And this Christmas and New Year holiday season was nothing different.
Taking a Shot at Love is a new Hallmark movie that premiered on 2 January 2021. The story follows “Former professional ballet dancer Jenna works with NHL star Ryan Cooper to help him recover from an injury using ballet as therapy, and as they grow close, he helps her mend her injured heart.”
Luke Macfarlane plays Ryan Cooper in the Hallmark movie. Ryan is an NHL star who is injured during the season. As a way to mend himself, he enlists the help of ballet dancer Jenna. Together they try to fix each other and when Ryan has to move away from the small Connecticut town to jump-start his career again, love needs a miracle to blossom.
Taking a Shot at Love was released on 2 January 2021, premiering at 8 pm central time. The cast of the Taking a Shot at Love is led by Alexa PenaVega playing Jenna and Luke Macfarlane playing Ryan Cooper. Other actors appear in supporting capacity.