Is Peter Porte Gay and Does He Have A Wife?

Peter Porte is gay and is married to husband, Jason Villere. Villere is a New Orleans native, and he and Peter began flaunting their romance on social media around 2017. They later tied the knot in October 2018 in New Orleans.  The couple remain together to date and have an enviable relationship going on.

Peter Porte is an American actor cum model that is most famously known for being on the cast of the hit TV soap opera, The Young and the Restless. He was also among the cast of the popular TV shows Devious Maids and Baby Daddy. With a couple of screen appearances since he began his career, the actor has drawn some media attention to himself. Here, we will be looking at his background, career, and family life.

Peter Porte is a Native New Yorker 

Porte was born on the 31st of March, 1985, in Greenwood Lake, New York. His father is of Italian origin, while his mother has her roots traced back to Poland. His love for theatre was apparent from an early age as he acted in his first play when he was in third grade. He also went on to act in a series of plays while in high school.

After graduating from high school, Peter realized his passion for acting and enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2006, he moved to London and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he majored in classical drama. After returning to the United States armed with his degrees, he started working at various theatres before finally securing a job as a cast on the show Mamma Mia! with the Broadway National Touring Company.  Porte later moved to Los Angeles and performed five seasons with the critically acclaimed company For the Record. 

Is Peter Porte Gay and Married?

In 2013, Porte made a guest appearance in an episode of the television series The New Normal, which chronicled the life of gay couples. His brilliant and convincing impersonation of a gay stripper on the episode sparked rumors that Porte might actually be gay. In 2014, the actor and his male friend and fellow actor Constantine Rousoulli posed for DNA Magazine’s Tahiti Honeymoon Edition.

The photoshoot featured pictures of the two men clad in tiny underwear that left little to the imagination. A particular shot in the magazine even showed the men locking lips with arms around each other.

The photoshoot certainly helped to fan the rumor flames. Even though Peter Porte has dated several women in the past, he finally put rumors to rest when he married his gay partner in October 2018.

Peter Porte
Peter Porte with husband, (far right) and family

Well, if you have been reading between the lines, you know by now that Peter Porte’s ‘wife’ is actually his ‘husband’. Porte’s partner, Jason Villere, is a New Orleans native, and the two love birds had been flaunting their romance on social media for over a year before finally tying the knot in October 2018 in New Orleans.

Some Social media pictures shared by Porte show the couple with Porte’s parents, and the group looks as happy as ever. Seems that Porte’s parents are definitely okay with their son’s choice of a romantic partner. The couple kept their relationship very private, and very little is known about their lives together. Their wedding pictures are yet to make a web debut.

Peter Porte’s Personal Details

Name Peter Porte
Age (as of 2023) 39
Date of Birth March 31, 1984
Profession Actor, model, TV personality
Education BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London
Sexual Orientation Gay
Public Confirmation of Sexuality Openly gay since before 2018
Roles Supporting LGBTQ+ Community Ricky Williams in “The Young and the Restless”, Dimitri Von Leuschner in “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem”, Character in “Dashing in December”, and Josh in “Uncoupled”
Advocacy Active supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, involvement in projects promoting positive representation like “Bros” and several LGBTQ+ rom-coms
Marital Status Married
Husband’s Name Jacob Jules Villere
Wedding Date October 7, 2018
Husband’s Background Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the mid-1980s, Attended The Woodlands High School, Degree in accountancy from Louisiana State University, Senior Vice President at Capital One
Rumors or Speculations N/A (Based on the given data)
Media Impact Role in 2022’s “Uncoupled” Chapter 5 highlighted him further

Timeline of Peter Porte’s Relationship

Before 2018: Throughout his acting career, Peter Porte has taken on roles that resonated with the LGBTQ+ community, including his portrayal of Dimitri Von Leuschner in “Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem”. He co-starred with Neil Patrick Harris in the Netflix comedy series “Uncoupled”, where he played Josh. This, along with other roles, fueled speculations about his sexual orientation. Porte was also involved in the romantic holiday film “Dashing in December” in December 2020, representing a gay love story.

By 2018: Peter Porte has confirmed he is gay and has been open about his sexual orientation.

October 7, 2018: Peter Porte marries Jacob Jules Villere in a lavish ceremony in New Orleans. The couple showcased their love and commitment in front of close family and friends at the Latrobe On Royal venue, opting for a navy and cream color aesthetic for their special day.

After 2018: Peter Porte continued his advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, taking on roles that support the community in media. He starred opposite Luke Macfarlane in “Bros” and has been a part of the new Hallmark LGBTQ+ rom-com.

By 2022: Peter Porte starred in the 2022 TV episode “Uncoupled” Chapter 5, which drew further attention to his personal life and openness about his sexuality.

As of today: Peter Porte and Jacob Jules Villere remain happily married, often sharing glimpses of their life together on social media.

Peter Porte’s Previous Relationships

The Young and the Restless star allegedly dated Arizona-born actress Chelsea Kane in 2015, and the couple even made several red carpet and public appearances together. The two also worked together briefly on the set of the sitcom Baby Daddy. Even though the couple were spotted on various romantic getaways together, they always denied that they were a thing and constantly maintained that they were just really good friends. They finally went their separate ways towards the end of 2015.


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