Nowadays, coming out as LGBT can be a daunting experience but, for the most part, most people don’t lose their families, careers, or social standing. This is far from where it was even just decades ago, where someone coming out as LGBT could expect to lose almost everything. Many gay and lesbian people, in that case, ended up entering straight marriages in order to conceal their sexualities or because they didn’t know how they really identified. That isn’t good news for the people they married. Here are celebs who unknowingly married gay people:

Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd


Carrie Fisher was never legally married to husband Bryan Lourd, a talent agent. But the two seemed like they were a strong couple at the time. They even had a daughter together. Unfortunately for Carrie Fisher, Bryan Lourd was really gay and he left her for a man.