Secrets, secrets are so fun! RuPaul is a married man.
The Emmy-winning host of Drag Race confirmed the news to Hollywood Today Live on Wednesday, March 15, revealing that he secretly married longtime partner Georges LeBar in January.
“I’ve never said this on television before,” he noted on the show. “We are married.”
RuPaul recalled how he and LeBar first met back in 1994. At the time, the two were on the dance floor of a New York City club and it was LeBar’s birthday. The couple chose to marry on the 23rd anniversary of that fateful first encounter.
“We were looking into it really for tax breaks and financial things,” RuPaul added on Wednesday.
LeBar is the owner of a 60,000-acre ranch based in Wyoming, which RuPaul frequents with his now-husband. “He doesn’t care about show business at all,” he said on Wednesday. “He could care less.”
In an interview with BuzzFeed, RuPaul spoke out previously about characteristics he looked for in a life partner. “I remember praying, ‘I want a sweet, sensitive man,’ and I got an Australian who’s just lovely,” he said. “Is he devoted to me? Am I devoted to him? Oh, hell yes.”