It’s official! This weekend, country music star and long time supporter of GLAAD, Ty Herndon and now husband Alex Schwartz said “I do” at a beautiful farm ceremony.
“We like to call it country chic,” Herdon said in an interview with People Magazine. The joyous occasion was celebrated with over 300 guests including Kristin Chenoweth and her fiancé Josh Bryant, as well as GLAAD’s Vice President of Communications & Talent Anthony Allen Ramos.
“We just wanted a space and a place that could accommodate our eclectic group of friends and family to celebrate love, life, and our future together. That was the main thing that was important to us — and that everyone have a lot of fun,” Herndon told People.
“I love his goofiness, his heart, his loyalty, the way he looks at me, the way he holds me, and the way I feel safe with him,” says Herndon told People about Schwartz. “And I pray to God that I am all those things to him. He has taught me how to love better and how to be a better human.” Herndon met his husband at a mutual friend’s dinner party in 2022 and the rest is history.
In a 2022 interview with GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos, Herndon spoke about his deeply personal album “Jacob” and being “crazy in love” for the first time in his life.
Herndon has dedicated much of his career to making the country music world a more safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ people. Since 2015, Herndon has joined forces with GLAAD annually to host the “Concert For Love & Acceptance.” Each year in Nashville, Herndon and an all-star lineup of country music stars take the stage to celebrate the LGBTQ community and raise awareness and support for Herndon’s Foundation for Love & Acceptance.