'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 13: Michelle Visage and husband David Case's love finally broke the 'Strictly curse'
For everything that Michelle Visage does, there is a sweet man who is her pillar of support, and that's her husband
RuPaul’s right-hand woman Michelle Visage has been on the judge’s chair on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and it’s spinoff ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars’ for nearly a decade now. In 2019, the ‘Seduction’ singer added another feather on her cap when she became one of the most popular contestants on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
During the coronavirus lockdown, Visage virtually opened the doors of her family home and invited everyone to her weekly house party with her BBC Three series ‘How’s Your Head, Hun?’. For everything that Visage does, there is a sweet man who is her pillar of support — her husband. But who is Visage’s husband? David Case gets a fair number of cameos in ‘How’s Your Head, Hun?’ (because usually he is behind the camera filming), but we want to know more about him.
Turns out, Case is an author and screenwriter. Having moved in similar glamorous circles as Visage at a young age, he met the Drag Race judge through a mutual friend. In an interview with Newsweek, Visage revealed that Case was attending Juilliard, a performing arts school in New York City, when they first became acquainted.
"He was an actor and he was confident with who he was. What I loved most about him was he didn't stand for my b******t. So when I met David, it was a connection, but it was also like a partnership. I just knew immediately that he was definitely the one."
The pair got married in 1997 and now have two teenage daughters, Lillie and Lola.
Since his wife joined Strictly, David has thrown his weight behind her many times, taking to Twitter to cheer her on. From cheeky tweets like: "Congrats! I know she's a handful but she's such a dynamo! You're a fabulous partner!" to retweeting Michelle's dance partner Giovanni and supportive messages from fans, it seemed David is the ‘RuPaul’ star's biggest supporter.
Congrats! I know she’s a handful but she’s such a dynamo! You’re a fabulous partner!!! https://t.co/N74ILBaeQw— David Case 🇺🇸 (@ReadDavidCase) September 28, 2019
On their 22nd anniversary, Visage posted a picture of them from when they were just getting to know each other with a beautiful caption that said, "This was a date night. I was at a club gig for my job on @1035ktu and he wanted to come along to see what I did at night. A week later we were engaged. Today is our 22nd anniversary and I have no idea where the time went, however, I know where my boobs went! To my love @jaxspenser thanks for the years and the hard yards you've put in (figuratively AND literally) I wouldn't want to do this thing called love with anyone else. HAPPY 22ND!”
However, did the couple fall victim to the infamous ‘Strictly curse’? The ‘curse’ is a phenomenon that reportedly hits celebrities and their dance partners during their time on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Due to the harsh schedules, sexy dance moves and close quarters with their partners, their off-screen romances sometimes suffer as a result.
Strictly became regarded as "cursed" after a series of very public break-ups from show participants, and since then, more and more fan favourites have succumbed to the so called curse. Over the course of 18 seasons of the BBC favourite, nearly a dozen couples have split up, thanks to their time on the show.
According to Visage, the pair didn’t have any worries about the infamous curse. Speaking to The Sun, the RuPaul star admitted that she could see how people fell victim to the curse, explaining: "I can see how it does happen. If you are missing that physicality and contact and touch in your life, then maybe."
The star however added that it certainly won’t affect her marriage, and that husband David isn't worried at all. The 51-year-old explained: "My husband knows me and loves me. We have been married for 22 years. When I told him I was with Gio, I said to him: 'Look how hot he is! And he was like, 'He is hot, go Giovanni!'" Michelle added: "So yeah, Giovanni is hot, but nothing is going to happen." Visage and Case have been going strong than ever since they got married, and no curse is powerful enough to break their amazing relationship.