Michael Kors and longtime boyfriend Lance LePere are getting married!
Life & Style writes that the couple was spotted at City Hall in Manhattan on Wednesday, getting their marriage license. A passerby told the tabloid, "They were both very casually dressed. [Kors] was really nice and let the girls at the office take his picture."
A rep for noted designer and "Project Runway" host Kors confirmed the good news to Women's Wear Daily and Page Six, releasing the following statement on the designer's behalf: "Lance and I are very excited to finally be able to have the opportunity to marry in our home state after many years together. "We have no plans for a major party, but we will be getting married privately."
It was in Paris that he and LePere fell in love. They'd known each other since 1990, when LePere joined the company as an intern, but there was something about being together abroad that solidified things. "We share a certain level of taste," LePere says, "an American point of view, and I think we like to play with Americana. Over the years and the day-to-day process of dreaming together, things just naturally fell into place." They started taking their meals together at the Parisian outpost of Joe Allen. "We could have quesadillas, they had cranberry juice," Kors says. "I don't know that either of us was really accepting the French lifestyle.
The writer added that the pair has a house on Water Island, part of Fire Island, where Kors loves hosting LePere's nieces and nephews, once buying them an ice-cream maker. They also enjoy going to the theater.
Check out some photos of the happy couple.