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RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Ross Mathews splits with Salvador Camarena

Josh Jackman November 26, 2018
Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena attend the 23rd Annual Race To Erase MS Gala

Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena during their 10-year-long relationship (Angela Weiss/Getty)

Ross Mathews has broken up with his partner of almost 10 years, Salvador Camarena.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge announced the end of the pair’s nearly decade-long relationship on social media on Sunday (November 25) at the same time as Camarena did, with Mathews writing: “After nearly ten years together, Salvador and I have decided that the time has come to part ways.

“This split is amicable and filled with kindness, compassion and a genuine love for one another. As we go forward, each of us feels as if he has a cheerleader in our corner—a family member for life.

“I’m so grateful with the time I’ve spent with Ross. He’s a wonderful human being!”

— Salvador Camarena

Instagram post by Ross Mathews telling fans about his split from Salvador Camarena
Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena posted identical Instagram messages announcing the break-up (helloross/instagram)

“We are happy. Thank you all for your well wishes and love.”

Is Ross Mathews single?

We can assume that he is, since Camarena posted the same message on Instagram, with the added hashtag “#consciousuncoupling,” in an apparent reference to Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s divorce in 2014.

The stylist, who dressed Mathews for the 2016 Emmy Awards and entertainment show Hollywood Today Live, also quote-tweeted his now ex-partner’s post and added: “I’m so grateful with the time I’ve spent with @helloross he’s a wonderful human being!”

Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena attend the launch of McDonald's Premium McWrap at Paramount Studios
Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena in happier times (Mike Windle/Getty)

The pair appeared together on House Hunters in 2013, when they were searching for a place in Palm Springs, and on Celebrity Family Feud earlier this year.

While any break-up comes with sadness, it appears that Mathews and Camarena’s split was mutual and good-natured.

Who is Ross Mathews?

Mathews, who commentated on the US’s coverage of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest alongside former Ru Pauls’ Drag Race contestant Shangela, experienced most of career’s successes alongside Camarena—and often, while dressed by him.

The 39-year-old, who rose to fame as “Ross the Intern” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, also hit the headlines last year when he got his own back on one-time alt-right leader Milo Yiannopoulos after the gay personality tried to shame Mathews for being “flamboyant.”

Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena attend NBCUniversal's 72nd Annual Golden Globes After Party
Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena have both said the split was “amicable” (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty)

In a video which has been viewed more than three million times, Mathews stressed that being “flamboyant or different” did not mean you should be “considered ‘less than.'”

He added that he was “unapologetically himself,” and that Yiannopoulos could say anything he liked, because he was “proud of who I am, even if it’s different.”

Mathews, who finished second on the US’s first-ever edition of Celebrity Big Brother this year, ended the the video by saying that his own mother was “proud” of him.

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