Sharon Needles and Alaska Split Up

The royal couple of RuPaul's Drag Race have split up, People magazine reports:

NeedlesNeedles (real name Aaron Coady), who won season 4 of the show, and Alaska, who was a runner up the following season, announced their breakup "on good terms" in a tongue-in-cheek press release, and included their wish "to clarify their intentions to admirers who may question the reason behind this mutual decision not to continue their relationship."

"The survival of our partnership relies on simply changing the word 'boy' in boyfriend to 'best,'" Needles says. "And 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."


  1. NoSurprise says

    Alaska has an out-of-control drug problem. This has been known for many years amongst those of us who know them personally. It’s been getting in the way of work (missed appearances, cancelled bookings, etc.) Truth be told, I’m surprised they lasted this long — but I suppose all the work (post Drag Race) has been a nice distraction for both.

  2. Christopher says

    Really? That’s a shame, and I hope he gets help if that’s true. While I thought both were great queens, I thought Alaska seemed nicer out of drag than Sharon (at least, as edited on the show).

  3. Brandon H says

    I’m not surprised. Even on Sharons season of DR there seemed to be a lot of tension and jealousy between them. Even with Alaska coming in second on her season, I think the damage was already done.

  4. MIke says

    Alaska was so cute with Jinxx after Roxxy said her favorite moment was “seeing you [Jinxx] in the bottom two” and Jinxx and Roxxy had their blow up and then Jinxx calmed and asked Alaska what HER favorite part of the season was and her answer was “seeing you in the bottom two”.

  5. Jerry says



    When will the media respect that?