One Of Savage Garden Gay Marries His Boyfriend

Darren Hayes gay Savage Garden MarriedIt's OK, we know what you're thinking. You're upset that Oprah Winfrey isn't gay, aren't you? We know, it's hard to take. but here's a kind of commiseration – Darren Hayes from Savage Garden is gay. Oh come on, like you didn't know.

You must remember Savage Garden – somehow, 23 million of you bought their Affirmation album and billions more of your will have suffered through appointments at hairdressers while their songs blasted in your eardrums. Anyway – Darren Hayes, the Savage Garden singer, has come out to his fans. And just to make it kind of official, Darren Hayes married his boyfriend. A month ago.

A few years ago, you couldn't move for Savage Garden. Turn on the radio and there was Savage Garden. Turn on your TV and there was Savage Garden. Walk into any shop and there was a stack of Savage Garden CDs. And even more ubiquitous than Savage Garden were all the girls stumbling around the streets oblivious to everything other than their deep love for Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes. It was as if Darren Hayes was singing "If love was red then she was colour blind/All her friends they've been tried for treason," directly at them. Girls, prepare to be heartbroken.

Darren Hayes just can't go on living a lie – he's decided to come out as gay. Some would argue that going to a registry office a month ago and getting married to his long-term boyfriend would constitute coming out, but nobody seemed to take any notice of that, so Darren Hayes has left a message on his website where he comes out all over again:

"As so many of you have given me your heart and soul over the past 10 years I thought it only fitting that I too return the respect and inform you of the most significant event in my life. On June 19th 2006 I married my boyfriend of two years, Richard, in a Civil Partnership ceremony in London. I can honestly say it was the happiest day of my life. I feel lucky to live in an era where my relationship can be considered legally legitimate and I commend the UK Government for embracing this very basic Civil Liberty. I'm proud of who I am, and after what felt like an eternity, I'm finally in a place where my heart is secure and content. And I can finally make sense of all of the searching."

So Darren Hayes is gay and Oprah Winfrey is straight. What a crazy, mixed up world we live in, eh? Now that Darren Hayes is being honest and open about his personal life, you'd expect him to feel the same about his professional life. Since Savage Garden split up, Darren Hayes has embarked upon a mediocre solo career which has only thrown up one top ten single in four years. But, in his coming out speech, Darren Hayes said of his new album:

"I've been moving toward a career that is more closely aligned with 'art' than it is 'commerce'."

It's a bit of a shame that he can't come out and say he's not expecting to sell very many records, isn't it? 

Read more:

Savage Garden Singer Marries Gay Partner In UK – Retuers

[story by Stuart Heritage] 


  1. Charlie says

    Dude. The other guy is married to a famous t.v presenter in australia who’s now 8 months pregnant and about to drop their first baby. You should get your facts right if you’re going to take the piss. And Darren Hayes never lied. Do some research.

  2. Horstv says

    Hi Darren,

    Gay or not is irrevelant… We are in the business of making Films and music does come a part of things…I hope that Brisbane becomes your safe -haven when people become sour grapes…


    Hope to see you soon!

  3. BreAnn says

    That is really shocking! And really sad, too. I have been a Savage Garden fan for over 10 years, and I think Darrem feels more confortable about himself. I never pictured him gay, though. Maybe Daniel the guitarist, but not sweet sexy Darren! Omigosh, I heard this story on the Howard Stern Show last year. I didn’t believe it. I still think Darren Hayes is a very handsome man. I would like to have him as a boyfriend. But now that he’s married to a man, my teenage romance fantasy is shattered. I wish Darren and his lifetime partner a happy relationship. Did Wikipedia write an article on Darren Hayes supposedly “coming out”?

  4. says

    Darren, you are great singer. i like your music.whoever you marry,i bless for your happiness. My friends on are your fans. We support you for ever

  5. rebkka says

    I think that it is nice that i has got married because that he is gay done’s not mean that you can’t like because i like him and i he has got the geatest funser ever so

    rebekka prestwood

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  7. Cassie says

    Haha, that was so obvious =)
    I think I love him even more since he came out, since he’s being true to himself <3

  8. Jimmy Dean says

    I love it when someone insults music and the people who make it so they can pretend they have better taste than the rest of the world.

    So, dear writer, please tell us what you listen to. I’m sure we’ll all bow to your superior opinion and agree, without prejudice, that it’s the best music ever, at the same time turning our backs on our own CD collection, embarassed to the point of nausea, and donate them to any old church rummage sale that can use a few extra pennies.

    Shut your cake hole.

  9. Karrie O says


    It shouldn’t matter whether your gay or not! You are an incredible singer and you make some of the most awesome music. I grew up listening to you guys and I wouldn’t of had it any other way… I still live you guys no matter what!!