From singing in the glee club on Glee to receiving Emmy and Golden Globe awards, Darren Criss is a fan favorite. In January 2018, he announced that he and his girlfriend, Mia Swier, were engaged. Has Darren dated anyone else?
Before he and Mia began their nine-year-long relationship, Darren was busy making his name in the musical theatre world. While Darren was a student at the University of Michigan in 2009, he and his friends wrote and performed Harry Potter: The Musical, now known as A Very Potter Musical. After the musical’s success, his career only grew, from playing Blaine Anderson on Glee to starring in musicals on Broadway. Most recently, Darren received an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his part in The Assassination of Gianni Versace. So with all of this career success, has Darren had time to date?
In Glee, Darren played the talented Blaine Anderson, the on-screen boyfriend of Kurt, played by Chris Colfer. During the run of the show, many fans wondered whether Chris and Darren were dating in real life. In a 2016 issue of Out magazine, Darren explained that he isn’t gay. He stated, “I think it’s more empowering to everybody, including myself, if I’m articulate about identifying myself as a straight male playing a gay character.”
However, in 2018, Darren revealed in an interview with Bustle that he would no longer play gay characters. He explained, “I want to make sure I won’t be another straight boy taking a gay man’s role.”
Mia Swier, 2011-present
In Darren Criss’s Emmy acceptance speech, he ended by saying, “You roll the windows down and pump the music up in my life.” If you’ve been looking for something to write in a Valentine’s Day card, this is it.
Mia Swier, Darren’s longtime girlfriend and current fiancee, is also involved in the entertainment industry. She’s a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Media Studies and Television Production and she’s worked for Fox and Showtime. She and Darren co-own a Los Angeles bar, Tramp State Granny’s, where Darren sometimes plays piano and Mia sings.
Darren and Mia haven’t spilled any details about their wedding, but it’s clear the power couple isn’t going anywhere.
Mia Swier 2019-Present
Darren Criss tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Mia Swier on 16th Feb 2019 at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans.