RuPaul is an American who has become so famous as a drag queen that he is now a ‘drag’ standard, winning Emmys and getting named on high profile lists for his drag performances. Well, if you guessed that he might be gay, you are undoubtedly right: he has a husband named Georges LeBar. RuPaul is already well-known, but not quite many people know about his husband, the almost seven feet tall man that got the legendary RuPaul Andre Charles to say ‘I do.’
The showbiz icon surprised his followers the day he announced his marriage to Georges LeBar. The news was shocking, but even more impressive is the fact they have been together for years. Read on for more shocking revelations about the couple.
Georges LeBar is a Media Recluse
Georges is a Wyoming-based Australian rancher, born in Australia on January 24, 1973. He is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds Australian and American nationality. Although overwhelming reports on him show that he is super-rich, Georges LeBar has been living a low profile life away from the media spotlight. But, that was until he became associated with the media superstar, RuPaul.
The Rancher came to the public’s attention in 2017 when RuPaul finally revealed him as the man behind his smile. Though his husband does not seem like much of a religious, LeBar is said to be a Christian.
According to RuPaul, Georges LeBar owns a 60,000-acre ranch located in Wyoming and South Dakota and is, therefore, too busy with his business to care about the media. Thus, LeBar has no social media presence like his partner.
His First Encounter with RuPaul was on the Dance Floor
So, while we are still digging up details about Georges’ life and concerns before being associated with RuPaul, let us get busy with what we can know for now. Georges is reportedly 13 years younger than his partner RuPaul, who was born on November 17, 1960. According to the drag icon, the couple met on LeBar’s birthday in 1994. Shortly after he had prayed for a sweet and sensitive partner, 34-year-old RuPaul walked into a dance club in New York and met the love of his life.
At the time of their meeting, Georges LeBar was 21 years old, but the age gap did not deter them from starting what would become a lifelong relationship. It was LeBar’s 21st birthday, so he was welcoming adulthood in full swing on the dance floor of Limelight disco club when RuPaul entered and spotted the tall dancing man. RuPaul is 6 feet 3 inches, but an even taller LeBar drew him, and the attraction, as he said, was instant.
A week after their first encounter, the two were already flying across Europe together in a private jet. A romantic start to what has now become an over two-decade-long relationship. Twenty-three years down the line, the two married each other again on LeBar’s birthday in 2017. Their wedding was a private affair. So, the media was oblivious to it until two months later when RuPaul made it public in an interview.
How They Have Stayed Together So Far
When RuPaul was asked the secret for their incredibly stable relationship, the multiple Emmy winner said it was all about trust and freedom. Openness is what upholds Georges LeBar’s marriage to RuPaul, and is what has kept them together for so long. According to LeBar’s hubby, the two love each other and have found a formula that works for them, unconventional as it may seem to many.
In RuPaul’s words, he loves LeBar too much to put shackles on him, love is free, so if his husband needs to do something else with someone else, he is okay with that. With RuPaul being the non-conformer he is, their marriage must have come as a shock to many, especially since the pop culture star has made his stance against marriage known. Their change of heart reportedly came as a business decision.
The devotion to each other transcends just a piece of paper, a trait the Georges LeBar and RuPaul find handy in their marriage since both of them spend a significant part of the year apart. Interestingly, despite the unconventionality of their arrangement, it might not be so unique in Hollywood. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Ethan Hawke and Ryan Hawke, Dolly Parton and Carl Dean are some of the major Hollywood celebrities who are reportedly also in an open relationship.
They are Emotionally and Financially Successful
Georges LeBar is said to be a painter, an author, and a rancher. He reportedly wrote at least two books that we know about, namely, Six Inches Away and Pillowtalk. While he undoubtedly has been making good money from these sources, we have no way to know the figures precisely. However, considering his status as a ranch owner, we can make an educated guess.
According to a 2016 Chron’s analysis based on figures from the Census Bureau, male ranchers and agricultural managers in the U.S. earn as much as an average income of $55,803 per year. Then, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers earn a median annual income of $69,620 per year and $33.47 per hour. Their earning, however, fluctuates based on factors such as tax policy and economic indices that may affect the overhead cost of running the ranch.
In any case, the above figures give us more than a rough idea of how much Georges LeBar has earned over the years. As we do not know other facts and figures (like how many years he has run the ranch and the liabilities he has incurred), we are not able to compute the exact value of his wealth. All the sources we have consulted have not been helpful in this regard.
Well, we told you the man is very much a private person. So, while we still dig, LeBar’s net worth remains under review. On the other hand, LeBar’s popular husband has amassed a considerable fortune from his showbiz career. We may not have the figures for his husband’s wealth, but RuPaul is estimated to be worth a whopping $16 million.