Kevin Spacey Has Had a Couple of Public Relationships but Has He Ever Been Married?

Kevin Spacey thanked his long-time girlfriend Dianne Dreyer during his acceptance speech after winning an Oscar in 2000.

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

May 14 2024, Updated 5:16 p.m. ET

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When Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him at a party in 1986 when Rapp was only 14 years old, it opened up a floodgate of sorts. In the BuzzFeed article heard 'round the world, Rapp said the Oscar winner picked him up, "placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance." Since this piece was published in September 2017, numerous men have come forward with allegations ranging from groping to assault.

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The day after Rapp's allegations came to light in the BuzzFeed article, Spacey took to Twitter to offer a half-hearted apology while also using that time to reveal he was gay. He received more backlash from members of the LGBTQ+ community who condemned the actor for perpetuating a tired stereotype that suggests gay people are predators. With this new information in mind, the world couldn't help but take a look back at Spacey's relationships. Was the actor ever married? Here's what we know.

Actor Kevin Spacey leaves Nantucket District Court after being arraigned on sexual assault charges.
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Has Kevin Spacey ever been married?

Spacey has never been married, and it's safe to assume the fact that he was in the closet for much of his career was undoubtedly a contributing factor. And while he has yet to tie the knot, he went into detail about his dating life while testifying during his civil trial in the United Kingdom back in July 2023.

According to Variety when Christine Agnew KC, the barrister for the prosecution, asked Spacey about whether or not he engaged in one night stands, he spoke plainly. "I have been very open about fact I was at times promiscuous," he said. "It doesn’t make me a bad person." He went on say, "I find being intimate with another human being remarkable and beautiful." Spacey simply said he was lucky to have a plethora of meaningful relationship that have spanned his entire life.

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ianne Dreyer and actor Kevin Spacey attend the First Annual Directors Guild of America Honors Gala on Nov. 21, 1999
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Kevin Spacey and his girlfriend of eight years, Dianne Dreyer, in 1999

Who has Kevin Spacey dated?

In July 2023, April Winchell went on the Smart Funny Tortured podcast where she spoke about briefly about Spacey. Winchell is a star in her own right. As the daughter of Paul Winchell, the original voice of Tigger, she has been part of the entertainment industry her entire life. Not only has Winchell had a successful radio show in the 90s based out of Los Angeles, but she once had a one-woman show produced by Lily Tomlin, and is the second person to ever voice Clarabelle Cow.

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While Winchell didn't mention how they dated after high school, while both in a production of Gypsy, she referenced an intimate conversation the two had years later. It was around the time when Spacey was nominated for an Oscar for The Usual Suspects, which he would later win. Winchell told Spacey about her successful advertising career and all of the other irons she had in the fire. He looked at her and said, "Your life has always been a series of highly lucrative contingency plans." She asked how he avoided that and he said he never had a contingency plan.

His longest public relationship was to producer Dianne Dreyer. According to the Daily Mail, the two met on the set of Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992 and dated for the next eight years. While accepting his second Oscar for American Beauty in 2000, he thanked Dreyer during his acceptance speech and said, "Dianne, thank you for teaching me about caring about the right things, and I love you."

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