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Luke Evans reveals how his new boyfriend lovingly helped him become Gaston for Disney Family Singalong

Reiss Smith April 17, 2020
Luke Evans as Gaston and with his boyfriend

Luke Evans reprised his Beauty and the Beast role of Gaston with the help of his boyfriend. (Instagram/Disney)

Luke Evans’ boyfriend Rafa Olarra was roped in to help the actor reprise his role of Gaston for Disney Family Singalong.

Disney Family Singalong brought together stars from across the Atlantic – including Beyoncé, Ariana Grande and the cast of High School Musical – to recreate iconic musical moments from the studio’s history.

Luke Evans was joined by Josh Gad, who he starred alongside in the 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast, for a version of their duet “Gaston”.

Like the rest of the cast, Evans filmed his performance from home, and took to Instagram to show how his boyfriend had a hand in making it happen.

The adorable picture reveals Olarra was on camera duties, with Evans writing: “Now that’s Team Gaston!”

 

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Now that’s Team Gaston! #gaston #disneyfamilysingalong @abcnetwork @rafaolarra @joshgad @alanmenken

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Like the rest of the world, Luke Evans and his boyfriend Rafa Olarra have been quarantining for the past few weeks.

The pair’s Instagram accounts show that they have, at least, been holed up somewhere warm, and like many have turned to bleach in an effort to beat the boredom, giving themselves matching red dye jobs.

 

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#quarentine red x 2 @thereallukeevans

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Luke Evans’ boyfriend Rafa Olarra is an art director.

Evans first went public with his new boyfriend in February, sharing a picture of them while on holiday in Hawaii.

“He loves my Welsh humour,” he wrote. “No, honestly, he does!”

 

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He loves my welsh humour….no, honestly!! he does!! #hawaiimemories #happiness

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The actor came out as gay in 2002, but has mostly kept his private life to himself since.

In 2017 he addressed his approach with The Jackal magazine, saying: “There’s a dignity to keeping private.

“I’m trying to keep a bit of dignity to my private life and to protect the people in my life.”

Asked if being gay is a challenge in Hollywood, he said: “That question is difficult to answer.

“I don’t know how “Hollywood” as you call it, thinks. I don’t think about it. I don’t feel they’re connected. Talent, success, what you do in your personal life – I don’t see how one should have an effect on the other.

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