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RuPaul's Drag Race star Tina Burner recalls romance with Graham Norton

"I love how you say 'fling' - it was a relationship"

2021-02-22

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: WoW/BBC

RuPaul's Drag Race star Tina Burner has opened up about her relationship with old flame Graham Norton.

The star dated The Graham Norton Show host back in the 00s, even moving to London to briefly live with the TV icon before their split in 2006.

Speaking on the last episode of the show, the SE13 contestant reflected on the on-again, off-again romance while chatting with the other contestants in the werkroom.

"I love how you say 'fling' - it was a relationship"

Rosé brought up the "fling of some sort", saying: "Miss Tina, didn’t you date somebody rather famous in the UK?"

Tina - real name Kristian Seeber - replied "I love how you say 'fling' - I was in a relationship."

The star continued: "Graham is so famous, he’s at that level where your life is just like put on a platform. He’s such a great guy and it never ever got to him. It was the most amazing thing."

"I remember people passing judgement on me right away when they don’t even know: 'Are you after his money? Are you this? Are you that?' I mean people want to draw their own opinions."

Graham, 57, wrote about the relationship in his 2014 autobiography The Life and Loves of a He Devil.

“The experiment lasted for about six months and it was a disaster,” Norton reflected of he and Tina's time living together.

After their break up, he described "finding some comfort in the fact that a man in his mid-forties could still feel such heartache.”

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