Who is Georges LeBar?
Georges LeBar was born on 24 January 1973, in Australia, and is a painter, but perhaps best known for being the husband of drag queen RuPaul. They have been together for more than 20 years, and his wife is known for being the producer and host of the reality competition series entitled “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.
The Riches of Georges Lebar
How rich is Georges LeBar? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in painting. His net worth has also been elevated significantly thanks to his wife, who has a net worth estimated at $16 million. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Relationship with RuPaul
Information about Georges is very little, as he has lived his life without too much attention until 1994 when he was celebrating his birthday at a New York City club called the Limelight. This was the time that he and RuPaul met, leading to their eventual relationship. The two have stayed together ever since, but their relationship remained private due to conflicting opinions about gay couples in public. Marriage between men was also not widely accepted in the country during the time they started dating. While Georges focused on his painting career, his work as an artist never really took off, and he mainly stayed in the shadows while his partner continued with his success. He obviously didn’t mind, as they were together for the next 23 years, eventually deciding to marry in 2017. It was a very private affair, actually done in secret so that the media would not get any coverage of their ceremony. It was only later revealed during an interview with “Hollywood Today Live” that RuPaul talked about getting married. He revealed that they met while on the dance floor, and married on the anniversary of the night they met, 23 years to the date.
Husband – RuPaul
RuPaul Andre Charles is an actor, model, singer, songwriter, author and television personality. He is best known for hosting his own reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” which began in 2009, and which has various drag queens competing against each other; the show has earned three Primetime Emmy Awards. He is rated the most commercially successful drag queen in the US, and has even been listed as one of the most influential people in the world. He started out as a fixture in the nightclub scene, but earned international attention with the release of his single “Supermodel (You Better Work)” which was part of his debut album “Supermodel of the World”.
He became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics, the first drag queen to land a major cosmetics campaign. He also had his own “The RuPaul Show”, and continued his success as a recording artist. He’s released a total of 14 studio albums including “Glamazon”, “Born Naked’, “Champion”, and “Foxy Lady”. He’s also made film appearances, with projects including “The Brady Bunch Movie”, and “Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”, as well as appearances in “Hurricane Bianca” and “But I’m a Cheerleader”.
Impact of Husband’s Success
LeBar’s husband is responsible for creating an indifference towards gender specific pronouns without much of a preference on what he is called, as long as he is called. He has played men in several of his acting roles, appearing both in and out of drag even in public. He is credited for creating a wider exposure of drag queens in mainstream society, and is the reason why his television show continues to be successful. However, he mentioned that his relationship with the trans community is complex, due to differing philosophies. He mocks gender and identity through drag, while the Trans community takes identity seriously. He’s been criticized for the use of words such as tranny and she-male in his television show, but he later defended his moves, issuing a statement of love, acceptance, and understanding. He then criticized those who were trying to use his words against him. In 2018, he stated that he will not accept post transition trans-women in his show, comparing them to athletes who had taken performance enhancing drugs. His words caused a lot of negative reactions, and he then expressed regret for any hurt that he caused with his words.
Georges has mainly stayed behind the shadow of his wife, as s/he moves forward with his success. The couple run a 50 acre ranch located in Wyoming, where they reside most of the time. The couple were endorsers of Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US Presidential election, and expressed dismay after her defeat to Donald Trump. The two appear in public events together, though he rarely appears in public without his wife.
One of the reasons there is very little information about Georges is due to the fact that he doesn’t have any accounts on major social media websites, so is still partly surrounded with mystery. It is not known if he continues to do any painting work, as he isn’t promoted by RuPaul in any public appearances. The two often travel together to various locations around the world.