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.
Alaska & Sharon Needles
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’.”
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.
Dulceida & Alba Paul
2021 heralded the end of many an LGBTQ+ relationship. Catalonian influencers Dulceida and Alba Paul took to everyone’s favorite podium, Instagram, to announce what would be their inevitable divorce. The much-beloved European vloggers posted very lachrymose stories to their Instagrams to describe the impending doom and crisis in their marriage.
After agreeing on a split in 2021, the couple had taken a few months to “heal” in order to hopefully salvage their relationship. They remained cordial and loving, at least on social media. Fast forward to 2023, all signs point to a possible reconciliation after an extended and emotional break up. Here’s hoping!
Zachary Quinto & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
If only this had more meat on its bones! Rumors long did the rounds that actors Zachary Quinto and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were dating. An eye-rolling Jesse has consistently denied the rumors and emphatically stated that he and Zachary never dated.
Jesse elaborated, “Zachary Quinto and I never dated, but the report makes us happy because we love each other — as friends!” Friends…with benefits, we wonder? The two have famously got along, attending several events together where the press never stopped speculating. Some reports even went so far as to compare Jesse’s husband (Justin Mikita) to Zachary. Their point? Justin looked far too much like Zachary. They might be on to something.