Not everybody is fortunate enough at the first attempt to find the right partner, someone they are destined to spend the rest of their life with. For Alan Cumming, it turns out second time's the charm. The actor is married to Grant Shaffer for over a decade.

How is the married life of this fabulous actor? Who was he previously married to? How many affairs has he had? Scroll down to learn answers to all of these.

Alan Cumming's Married Life

Alan Cumming is married to his husband Grant Shaffer since 7th January 2007. The couple tied the knot at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich in London after dating for two years.

However, this was not the only marriage between the pair as the duo married for the second time in 2012 while celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage. They took wedding vows once again, but this time in New York City.

Alam Cumming with his husband Grant Shaffer
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The actor tweeted:

"On the 5th anniversary of our wedding in London Grant and I tied the knot again in NYC!!! #eatmericksantorum"

The hashtag was a dig at Rick Santorum who was vocally opposing of gay marriage. Meanwhile, Alan is openly bisexual in interviews. In fact, he came out in 1998. The actor claimed it was always known among his circle, but he felt the need to come out publicly.

The actor was previously married to a woman so he was regarded as straight. That's how people used to interpret him. Therefore, he felt the need to clarify the fact that he was bisexual and open to dating both men and women.

Currently, Cumming is in a happy married life with his partner which has lasted for over a decade. They live in New York City with their two cute dogs, Honey and Leon. Although their life is hectic, Alan finally wishes to adopt a child.

Alan Cumming's Past Relationships

Alan Cumming was married to Hilary Lyon, his classmate from back when he was studying at Royal Scottish Academy in Glasgow, Scotland in 1985. The pair was married for eight years and divorced in 1993.

Alan Cumming with his first wife Hilary Lyon
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Apparently, the relationship died when the couple was trying to have a child. As parenthood loomed, Cumming became increasingly anxious as he realized he hadn't escaped the dark shadow of his own father, that involved routine physical violence and verbal criticism.

When the actor was 28, he endured a nervous breakdown as documented in his book Not My Father's Son where Alan along with his brother, Tom Cumming received child abuse from their father while they were kids.

This horrible experience led him to believe he's gonna be just like his dad. Tom could never shake off this scar which proved to be fatal for his marriage with his first love.

Meanwhile, Alan's former spouse, Hilary Lyon is married for almost two decades to Matt Ponting. The couple tied the knot in 2001 and share two children.

Besides his first wife, Cumming is known to be in a relationship with Saffron Burrows for two years as well as a six-year relationship with theatre director Nick Philippou.

Alan Cumming: Quick Facts

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  • He was born on 27th January 1965 in Aberfeldy, Scotland.
  • His birth sign is Aquarius.
  • His parents are Alex Cumming and Mary Cumming.
  • He briefly worked as an editor and columnist of a magazine called TOPS.
  • He played the character Nightcrawler in the movie X2.
  • He won two Emmy awards for his performance in The Good Wife.
  • He worked with Stanley Kubrick, the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as the Spice Girls.
  • He voiced Gusy in the 2011 film The Smurfs which also starred Katy Perry.
  • He became an official US citizen in November 2008.
  • His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.