“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Judge Ross Mathews Splits With Partner of 10 Years

"Salvador and I have decided that the time has come to part ways."

On Instagram over the weekend, RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Ross Mathews announced he and his partner of a decade, Salvador Camarena, have decided to break up.

“After nearly ten years together, Salvador and I have decided that the time has come to part ways,” wrote Mathews. “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. We are happy. Thank you all for your well wishes and love.”

In addition to judging Drag Race, Mathews is also the host of two popular podcasts, Straight Talk and Pop Talk, and he came in second place on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year. Camarena is a stylist for TV shows including Hollywood Today Live. Mathews often spoke about his relationship on his Straight Talk podcast, calling Camarena “My Salvador.” The two appeared together on Interior Therapy, House Hunters, and Celebrity Family Feud.

Mathews can next be seen on the RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular, airing December 7 on VH1. He is also currently working on his second book, a follow-up to his 2014 memoir, Man Up!

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