‘Younger’ Star Dan Amboyer Came Out as Gay and Married His Boyfriend This Weekend
Dan Amboyer, the 31-year-old actor who plays the twin characters of Thad and Chad Weber in the TV Land dramedy series Younger, married a 37-year-old financial planner named Eric P. Berger in New York City this last Saturday.
How Dan Amboyer met his husband
The couple met through an online dating site 10 years ago and have lived together for the past nine years. Berger proposed to Amboyer on top of Overlook Mountain in Woodstock, New York on a zero degree day in February 2016.
Amboyer told People magazine:
I was like, “This is the coldest day of the year! Why are we hiking up this mountain right now?!” I was so confused why we were the only people on the trail but when we got to the top, he turned around and had this nervous look in his eye…. and then he pulled out the ring. It was very sweet – and also very cold.
A peek inside dan Amboyer’s New York wedding
The two married at Marble Collegiate Church, a Protestant church near 5th Avenue and 29th Street where they’ve attended for the last nine years. They held a casual “house party” reception in the Meatpacking District afterwards, and their first dance was created by Jeffrey Page, a choreographer for Beyoncé.
Although Berger said that it was sometimes difficult dating Amboyer, a somewhat well-known celebrity, without his being publicly out, Berger added, “I’ve never pushed him to come out publicly.”
Amboyer said that he felt inspired to come out thanks to the comings out of other actors like his Younger co-star Nico Tortorella, who came out as bisexual in an October 2016 interview.
“I look up to them and see how them being so open affected other people and the country’s perception of gay people,” Amboyer said.
He continued, “Being a young actor in the industry, I had a lot of people who strongly advised me to stay quiet [about my sexuality]. That was hard to live with… I want to live my life moving forward with integrity and pride.”
Featured image via Dan Amboyer’s Instagram