'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: Widow Von Du opens up about mom's death, leaves fans in tears

Despite getting a part she didn't want, Widow Von Du stood out through the rehearsal


                            'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12: Widow Von Du opens up about mom's death, leaves fans in tears
Widow Von Du (Getty Images)

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 returned for an all-new episode on March 27 night. This week, we witnessed a lot of drama, entertainment, fights and even emotions. 

While we stay safe indoors, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' returned with a packed episode giving us a little normalcy. This week the episode was extra dramatic because the queens had to enact a parody of 'Grey's Anatomy' titled 'Gays Anatomy'. 

Gigi Goode and Nicky Doll won the game of chance and had to cast the other queens. While most of the queens got the role they wanted, there were a few who didn't get what they wanted, including Aiden Zhane and Widow Von Du. 

Despite getting a part she didn't want, Widow Von Du stood out through the rehearsal. While getting ready to perform in front of RuPaul Charles and the other judges, Nicky Doll opened up about how her mother does not know she is a drag queen. When Heidi N Closet asked Widow how was her relationship with her family, she opened up about her tragic past, which left everyone emotional.



 

'Talking about mom's has always been super hard for me. My mom died in a car crash when I was 17. Just knowing that she's never had the chance to see me live this dream, be who I am, and finally come out," Widow opened up. 

Continuing she said, "I have no relationship with my family. No one knows that I am married in my family. No one knows that I'm even here. I never got to come out to her. I never got to talk to her. We had an argument the day she died, and I never got to mend that."

In the confessional, Widow revealed that she stormed out of the house, and left with her friends. "The next thing I know, the police were knocking on the door and they say my mother passed away in a car crash. It felt like everything just went silent." 

This tragic revelation from Widow left fans emotional. Taking to Twitter a fan wrote, "So so so much love for widow!! thank you for sharing your story queen." Another said, "If y'all don't mind, I'm going to go hug my mom." 

"Im literally bawling :(" a fan shared while another said, "Widow's story about her mom had me reaching for all my tissues tonight. #DragRace." 

"Oh wow. That story about Widow and her mom is heartbreaking #DragRace," a fan said.

"Widow’s story about her mom..I’m literally crying. Whew.. #DragRace," a fan added. 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 airs every Friday night on VH1. Check your local listings for more information.

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