'RuPaul’s Drag Race' Season 13: Who is RuPaul’s husband Georges LeBar? Secret to their stability is ‘open marriage’

RuPaul first saw the love of his life in a New York City nightclub in the 90s and he immediately knew he had to talk to him.


                            'RuPaul’s Drag Race' Season 13: Who is RuPaul’s husband Georges LeBar? Secret to their stability is ‘open marriage’
Drag queen RuPaul with his husband Georges LeBar (Getty Images)

'RuPaul's Drag Race' has returned with a new crop of hopeful queens and Season 13 is all set to premiere on VH1 on January 1, 2021, starting 8/7c.

Mother of queens and queen of drag RuPaul Andre Charles needs no introduction. The singer-songwriter and pop culture icon is a six-time Emmy winner who has brought drag performance into the mainstream with his show, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. Mother Ru single-handedly made a career in drag and further uplifted the culture and introduced it to millions of people around the world. A marketing genius that he is, the singer-songwriter and pop culture icon has his own recipe for a successful and stable relationship too. In fact, he has been in an unshakeable relationship with Australian rancher Georges LeBar for over 25 years. The secret being, unapologetically playing by their own rules and breaking societal norms.

Over the years, Ru has spoken publicly about finding the right relationship formula that works for him and LeBar, even if it may seem unconventional to some. Six-time Emmy winner told The Guardian back in 2018, their winning formula is all about trust — and freedom. “If [LeBar] needs to do something else somewhere else, I’m fine with that,” he said. “He and I know that on this planet where there are millions and millions of people, the person I have found on this planet that I like the very most is him. And I know that for him the person he loves the most on this planet is me. I know that; there’s no doubt in my mind.” He further explained to Vogue, “I love him too much to try to put shackles on him. Love is free..”

RuPaul first saw the love of his life in a New York City nightclub in the 90s and he immediately knew he had to talk to him. “I met Georges right on the dance floor at the Limelight disco at 6th Avenue and 21st Street on his birthday in 1994,” he recalled in a 2019 interview. The first thing that caught his eye was LeBar’s height — “He was 6’8'' at 12-years-old,” the TV personality quipped — and as he watched him “dancing like a maniac,” he was pulled towards him. 

Ru to Vanity Fair, “I had to go over and say, ‘Who are you?’ What are you doing?’ ‘Can I put my arms around you?’ Because I’m tall, I’ve never been able to put my arms around someone’s shoulders who was taller than me.”

Despite their 13-year age difference, (RuPaul was 34 at the time while LeBar had just turned 21) there were no doubts on either side that what they experienced was more than a dance floor fling, it was pure magic.

LeBar manages a ranch spread across 60,000-acre which spans across Wyoming and South Dakota and is the reason why they spend much of the year apart. “We see each other about every three weeks,” RuPaul, who works in Los Angeles, told Interview. He continued, “But, you know, we’re adults. We can handle it.” 

When asked about marriage in 2015, RuPaul has told Buzzfeed, “I don’t stand on ceremony, I never want to conform to anything… I never want to be like everybody else.” But in 2017 the couple said “I do” in a secret ceremony on the 23rd anniversary of their first encounter. Explaining their change of heart, RuPaul admitted it was primarily a business decision, proclaiming, “that paper don’t mean nothing… if you’re devoted to a person, nothing’s going to change that.”

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