Kai kai alert!
During episode three of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season four, contestant Pixie Polite revealed that she dated season two star Tia Kofi for five years. Many Drag Race fans knew that Polite and Kofi were two thirds of a girl band called The Vixens when Kofi first competed in the series, but many viewers weren’t exactly aware of their romantic entanglement.
Polite explained in the episode:
“Me and Tia Kofi from season two, we used to be in a relationship. We were together for about five years. And because of mistakes that I made, we are no longer together. And there’s a lot I’ve still not processed from it.”
In the werkroom, Polite told Drag Race UK costar Danny Beard that she hadn’t been in a relationship with Kofi for a year at the time when season four was filmed. And yet, Polite still called Kofi her “biggest cheerleader” despite their breakup – which made the situation even more heartbreaking for her.
Kofi has indeed been nothing but supportive when it comes to her former bandmates from The Vixens. As expected, the season two star has said very nice things about Polite following her casting in season four. When Polite’s Meet the Queens video was shared on social media, Kofi wrote in a tweet:
It’s unfortunate that Kofi and Polite have broken up, but we can still celebrate their five-year relationship and the fact that they’re always rooting for each other!
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season four airs Thursday on WOW Presents Plus.