RuPaul is the queen of all drag queens, but many of his fans might not know that that he has a king in his court – someone he calls his “partner for life.”
Ru stopped by Access Hollywood recently and chatted with Kit Hoover about the loves of his life, which include “Judge Judy,” burnt toast, a special someone named Jimmy and an unidentified partner.
“I have a stuffed donkey named Jimmy that I have slept with every night for the past 26 years,” the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” host and singer told Kit.
The 51-year-old star might have spent many quality years with Jimmy the donkey, but when it comes to really capturing Ru’s heart, that honor goes to a man with a bit of cowboy in him.
“There’s a man… we were committed for many years. We split up, but we’ve never really quite split up,” he explained. “He is the love of my life. He has a ranch in Wyoming.”
Ru said his idea of what exactly a relationship is has evolved over the years.
“As you get older, you realize that sort of the form that relationships take on, ones you grew up with, you grow out of that. You become more relaxed,” he continued. “He is my partner for life, but if I need to have burnt toast with another gentleman other than Jimmy and Judge Judy, then so be it.”
The star, who is not exactly known for his low-key ways, said he enjoys escaping to his partner’s ranch and kicking off his heels and tossing aside the wigs.
“It’s very quiet [there.] I get to read a lot, I watch a lot of movies. I don’t do any of the hard labor or anything like that,” he said with a laugh.
With a hit Logo series in its fourth season, Ru has not been able to do one of his favorite things, but that’s all about to change this spring.
“I’m going to be going to Australia in March and kicking off this tour… I’m excited, because the live connection with the audience and being able to look into their eyes and look back at their cell phones looking at me, going, ‘You’re going to be on YouTube in five minutes!’” he told Kit.
And despite the evolving music industry and its many financial challenges, Ru will continue to “work it” for years to come.
“There’s not a lot of money to be made in music right now. It’s very tough because everybody just downloads it for free,” he explained. “It’s my passion and I love it. I’ll continue to do it forever!”
Catch “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Mondays a 9 PM on Logo.