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Sharon Needles and Alaska announce they’ve broken up

Sharon Needles and Alaska announce they’ve broken up
December 19, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Sharon Needles and Alaska

Personally, I wasn’t on the RuPaul’s Drag Race cruise earlier this month, but a lot of my friends went aboard and apparently, the big story was that Sharon Needles and Alaska had broken up sometime before the cruise. (Although from what I heard, Alaska was really just lovely and polite during her time at sea.) Anyway, after a lot of speculation, they’ve announced that they have indeed split up after four years together. Via Us Weekly

“This was coming, and it’s really sad,” a source tells Us Weekly. “Alaska and Sharon’s lives were really intertwined and they loved each other fiercely. But Alaska moved out over a month ago and is heading to live in LA.”

Sharon herself hinted at the change in living situation in the pair’s joint statement: “Due to the severe change not only in mine but Alaska’s life, the survival of our partnership relies on simply changing the word ‘boy’ in boyfriend to ‘best.'”

She added, cheekily: “Because of my severe vanity, I’d like to keep my social media as a place dedicated to my art, and not a place to talk about my personal life. RuPaul once said that people come into our lives for different reasons for different intervals of time. I will treasure the four years we had together.”

Awwwww, I’m sad now. It’s nice to see them at least being cordial about all of this. But que sera and all that. They’re both lovely people, but sometimes you just can’t make it work on that alone.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.