Billy Porter’s Husband Threw Him An Iconic Birthday Party Ahead Of The Emmys

Ahead of the 71st Emmys, Pose star and nominee Billy Porter found a way to make sure he was celebrated for his achievements on the screen — and in life. And Porter has his husband, Adam Smith, to thank.
Smith bravely threw Porter a party for the century in honor of Porter's actual half-century (his 50th birthday) only a few days before the award show, attracting such guests as Ricky Martin, Hustler's Trace Lysette, and Miss J Alexander, who also DJed the event. And while we know that Smith is quite the party planner, what else do we know about Porter's husband?
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Well, the two have quite the love story that goes back longer than you may think. The two first met in February of 2009, according to PEOPLE, through a mutual friend. They dated for a little, but finally split in 2010. It just wasn't the right time. Cut to 2015: Porter and Smith find each other once again — this time at a brunch. 
“I felt it, and the tears came, and I pulled over, and he said, ‘I love you, and I’ve always loved you, and if there’s any chance, I would like another shot — I would like us to have another shot at this,'” Porter told PEOPLE earlier this year. “He was the one that got away — so it wasn’t hard. The yes came easy and immediately!” The two got married two weeks later in January 2017.
In addition to being one-half of the best love story you'll hear today, Smith is also the co-owner of Native Ken, a luxury eyewear brand based in NYC. He also knows how to style an A+ disco outfit. 
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