NEW YORK – After keeping his private life out of the spotlight for years, David Hyde Pierce has announced his marriage to longtime partner Brian Hargrove.
The former “Frasier” star spoke candidly in an appearance on ABC’s “The View.” Wearing a wedding band, Hyde Pierce revealed they tied the knot “very quietly” in California on Oct. 24.
The actor and Hargrove, a producer, are still legally wed despite the California Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to uphold Proposition 8. The gay-marriage ban was approved by voters in November, stopping legal nuptials going forward.
Angered by the ruling, Hyde Pierce said Thursday: “It’s like, `Oh great, we made the cut.’”
Seriously, is this a huge surprise to anyone? Anyone? I mean, I do a pretty good “effeminate guy”/”flaming homosexual” imitation, but it came so naturally to this guy on “Frasier” that his normal conversational tone an d rhythm on that show made my gayest gay man impersonation sound like a scratchy John Wayne flogging Japanese soldiers dead on Iwo Jima with a fist full of severed heads and the other fist full of Christina Aguilera’s hair while he rode her from behind. He just sounds that naturally gay. Again, I don’t really care what floats your boat, but don’t make it sound like some big, shocking surprise that he’s not only gay, but gay and married, and gay and married and angry at Prop 8.
By the way I wouldn’t care if every retarded skank on The View slipped under a tanker truck… except the lovely Miss Elizabeth Hasselbeck, of course.