Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall fell for her boyfriend after seeing him in drag

Catherine Earp
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Photo credit: Jade Thirlwall - Instagram
Photo credit: Jade Thirlwall - Instagram

From Digital Spy

Jade Thirlwall has opened up about her relationship with boyfriend Jordan Stephens.

The Little Mix star has been rumoured to be dating the Rizzle Kicks singer since May, but confirmed it in an interview with Cosmopolitan.

Interviewing Drag Race host RuPaul for the magazine, she explained: "It's really important for me that whoever I find relationship-wise loves drag culture.

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Photo credit: @LiamcBakes - Twitter

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"When I first started talking to my boyfriend, I discovered he did a movie where he played a drag queen and I was like, right, that's it.

"He's perfect. Sign me up! A straight man who's willing to dress in drag and loves being queer and feminine."

"I love Drag Race for that reason," RuPaul added. "Watching these men give themselves permission to behave in ways that society would not let them and then watching the emotions come up."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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Jordan previously acted in the drama Tucked, where he plays a young queer performer who is befriended by an older drag queen.

Previously speaking about his role to inews, he said: "It appeared at an interesting time in my life when I was actively questioning a lot about myself.

"I was really developing an interest in the politics of gender and self-discovery and sexuality.

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Photo credit: Instagram

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"But I'm conscious of representing an entire demographic of society. I wouldn’t want to misrepresent.

"The fact that he [Faith] is gay in this, even though it's not explicitly shown, I was kind of tentative. I've always been comfortable with all spectrums of sexuality. But representing it on screen, I've seen it done questionably. You've got a big weight on your shoulders."

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