RuPaul’s Drag Race gave us several memorable queens. Among them, Sharon Needles and Alaska were arguably the most entertaining. The two first met in Pittsburgh where they started a band called Haus of Haunt. Everyone’s favorite drag queen power couple Sharon Needles and Alaska applied for a spot in season four of the show.
Sadly, only Sharon was selected and Alaska was left out in the cold. Luckily, Alaska was chosen to be a participant for the following season. The changes to both the queens’ lives were immense and their relationship suffered as a result of it. As Sharon said, “…the survival of our partnership relies on simply changing the word ‘boy’ in boyfriend to ‘best’.”
Joe Exotic & Dillon Passage
The Tiger King himself, Joe Exotic, made the announcement on social media that he was separating from his husband Dillon Passage. Naturally, though, Passage (who is more than three decades younger than Exotic), was furious about the public announcement. He even commented on the post saying that it wasn't the right place to share such private matters.
In a backtrack of sorts, a day later Dillon made his side of the story known by affirming what Joe had said. “…yes, Joe and I are seeking a divorce” read his post. Dillon then posted images of his new beau. Divorce proceedings began even as Joe was serving his ongoing prison sentence. Although they had officially split a year before, Passage had not used the right legal channels to serve divorce papers. Both parties seemed keen on getting some closure and moving on to live and love freely again.
Lambda Garcia & Luja Duhart
Devilishly handsome Mexican actor Lambda Garcia and his ex-boyfriend, Mexican singer Luja Duhart, stole hearts internationally and then broke them as their relationship came to a crashing halt in 2020. Lambda wrote on his Instagram that ending the relationship wasn’t in anyone’s head. It just happened.
“You cannot be a prophet of your own fate,” wrote the actor. While that might’ve been true, what came next raised a few eyebrows all around. With a dash of scandal, Lambda is now dating Diego Oseguera, a friend of Luja’s that introduced the two when Luja and Lambda were still together. Lambda insists that his split with Luja was not initiated by Diego and that the two only really got to know each other long after he bid farewell to Luja.
Jonathan Van Ness & Wilco Froneman
Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness had to groom his broken heart. Jonathan had been dating South African rugby player, Wilco Froneman, for a few months in 2018 before announcing it to the Instagram world. With much dismay, less than three months after the announcement Jonathan hinted at the fact that Wilco has been unfaithful.
In a somewhat passive-aggressive move, the reality TV star had previously used the hashtag #cheatersneverprosper on the same post, but promptly deleted it later. Jonathan urged his fans to “not go in on Wilco” further elaborating that “he doesn’t need the anger.” Sounds like a bit of a dog whistle to us! Wilco also spoke about their break up on Instagram and said that he would always love Jonathan.
Cara Delevingne & St. Vincent
Cara Delevingne must have something utterly irresistible about her. We’ve seen her with a string of A-listers and now added to the mix is musician St. Vincent. She was particularly gushy when it came to Cara and said that their two-year love affair was so impactful that she wrote (slightly mysterious) lyrics about it for her album.
"Dating Cara was a big part of my life,” the musician confessed. One of the reasons for the break up was the constant long distance which reportedly became “too much.” Even though they decided to call it quits, they hoped to work things out and remain friends since they really did love each other.