Sean Hayes of ‘Will & Grace’ engaged to longtime partner

Sean Hayes, right, and Scott Icenogle are engaged.
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Sean Hayes is going to be a married man: The “Will & Grace” alum is engaged to longtime boyfriend Scott Icenogle.

Hayes’ rep confirmed the engagement to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday after the actor appeared on “The Talk” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” wearing a silver band on his left ring finger. He did not discuss the news on either show. (However, he did discuss how he came about kissing his “The Millers” costar and best friend Will Arnett.)

The private “Sean Saves the World” star, 44, has been with the music producer/composer for about eight years, his rep told RumorFix, adding that the men had been affianced “for quite some time.”


The comedic actor came out in 2010 when speaking about his private life and his relationship with The Advocate.

“I spend time with a special someone in my life,” he said, presumably about Icenogle. “That’s it. That’s all I need. I don’t need events. I don’t do a lot. I live my life like an 85-year-old man. I’m just quiet. It’s fantastic.”

This will be the first marriage for the actor.

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