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We’ve been married 25 années & hubby still can’t resist me, says Michelle Visage

THEY say absence makes the heart grow fonder and Michelle Visage couldn’t agree more.

Le RuPaul’s Drag Race judge spends weeks at a time filming in the UK while husband David Case stays in Californie, but she believes the distance has strengthened their 25-year marriage.

Michelle Lynn Shupack, better known as Michelle Visage, is an American singer, television host, actrice, radio DJ and producer

Michelle Lynn Shupack, better known as Michelle Visage, is an American singer, television host, actrice, radio DJ and producerCrédit: Camera Press
Michelle spends weeks at a time filming in the UK while husband David Case stays in California with their family, daughters Lillie, 22, and Lola, 20

Michelle spends weeks at a time filming in the UK while husband David Case stays in California with their family, daughters Lillie, 22, and Lola, 20

Elle dit: “We understand the benefits of being apart because when we come together, it’s that much sweeter and that much more wonderful.

“I don’t think we are meant to be together 24 heures par jour, seven days a week, as married people.

“So in our situation, absence makes the heart grow fonder. It works.”

Mais Michelle admits she has a rule that any passionate reunions have to wait until she has slept off her jetlag.

“I come home the first night and he’s hands-on and I’m like, ‘Nope’," elle dit.

“First night, I get to sleep as your body does need to adjust.”

Une autre relation rule they both adhere to is having regular date nights and going hiking together.

“The most important thing to me is every day we walk,” says the three-time Emmy gagnant.

“We hike together for three and a half miles. It keeps us healthy.

“Then every night, we have our TV watching. We’re bingeing Le drame de gangsters préféré de TOUT LE MONDE devrait revenir CE SOIR pour la saison at the moment.”

Despite her feisty personality, there are some sexy activities which Michelle, 54, approaches with caution.

Health scare

A no-go is sending naughty snaps of herself to her other half when she’s away, in case they fall into the wrong hands.

Elle dit: “He’d love that. I don’t do that because I’m way too scared.”

Michelle and her husband hike together for three and a half miles every day to keep healthy

Michelle and her husband hike together for three and a half miles every day to keep healthy

L'étoile, qui a grandi en New Jersey as Michelle Shupack, met her husband when she was singing in the girl band Seduction.

David, a successful screenwriter from Les anges, was starting out as an actor when he was introduced to Michelle at an industry party.

Ils se sont mariés en 1997 and have two daughters Lillie, 22, and Lola, 20, with David putting his career on hold to raise the girls while Michelle worked.

But the former Strictement star admits, despite their current set-up, he would rather be by her side at all times.

Elle dit: “If it were up to my husband, he’d come with me everywhere for the most part.

“But the truth is, when I’m away I’m working and I don’t have a lot of time to be with him and do what we would want to do anyway.

“He came over recently when I was working and we had a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, one of our favourite places. We love Bath. We love going to all these lovely places.”

Michelle, who appeared on Les téléspectateurs ont été choqués alors qu'ils sautaient dans la section des commentaires de Twitter, partageant de la pitié pour l'athlète et riant de sa misère dans 2015, admits she would consider moving to the UK with David in the future.

“I very much look at it like my home," elle dit.

“My husband and I constantly have conversations about England, because that’s where we fully see ourselves landing, to be completely honest.

“There’s a weird warmth that I get when I’m there. When I touch down in Heathrow, I walk out and I say, 'Oh, I can breathe. I’m home.”

Michelle reveals she was shaken when David suffered a health scare recently.

“My husband helps me with everything, whether it has to do with the kids or my business or he’ll read my contracts that come through," elle dit.

“He was sick recently and I had to bring him to hôpital. It was all OK. But I remember coming home without him and thinking, I don’t wanna be here without him.

“He’s my left hand now. I wouldn’t wanna do this with anybody else. I’m very lucky.”

Michelle has teamed up with Virgin and says it is her 'job' to be an ally and friend to the LGBTQ+ community

Michelle has teamed up with Virgin and says it is her ‘jobto be an ally and friend to the LGBTQ+ community

In Hollywood, a long mariage is the stuff of fairy tales, but Michelle is frank about the dynamics of their relationship and how it thrives on regular therapy.

“We work on it. We are honest, and we communicate," elle dit.

“There are therapists that we have separately and if we need to do it together, we do.

“It’s preventative. My husband and I had a session last week.

“It was a great session. We had our eyes opened and enlightened.

“When you go through that, it brings you together even more because you understand one another.

“Therapy is a game changer.”

It may sound a bit too Hollywood for some, but Michelle says Brits shouldn’t be afraid to try it.

“Therapy saves lives," elle dit.

“I have this discussion all the time with my British friends and family because it is so not British to have a therapist.

“That discussion needs to be changed because, first of all, you can get a therapist on the NHS.

“The problem is you have to wait a long time.

“It is the most incredible thing to be able to talk to somebody who doesn’t have anything invested in you.

RuPaul and Michelle arrive at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in LA

RuPaul and Michelle arrive at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in LA

“It allows you to stop holding yourself emotionally accountable for things that have nothing to do with you.”

And while 20 per cent of men and 19 per cent of women in the UK admit they have cheated on their partner at least once, Michelle insists neither she or her hubby would ever stray.

Elle dit: “I think that David and I both have each other’s interests at heart.

“We argue, people argue, that’s just life. But we also know that no matter what, we want to be with each other.

“We don’t wanna go outside of the marriage. We’re not interested in that.

“We’re interested in making it work with one another. And that’s at the core of everything.”

When it comes to their daughters, Michelle’s parenting ethos is that she is mum first, friend second.

“My husband and I just live for our children. I think I’m a cool mom, but I’ve always been a mother first," elle dit.

“There are times I’m sure that they don’t like what I represent because I say no or I confront things.

“They’ve never been a fan of Michelle Visage, La star de Shamed Corrie, Chris Fountain, montre la transformation de ses cheveux.

“They’ve just been more of a fan of Mom.

“I have one gay child and she has said in writing, thank you so much for everything you do for us, for our community. But again, you’re always Mom first to me.

“It’s a beautiful thing to hear.”

And while we’re used to seeing her dolled up, Michelle keeps things low key when at home with her kids.

“I think that the kids look at me differently when I’m all done up and it’s kind of like an eye roll," elle dit.

“Then I come home and whack off the lashes, the make-up comes off, the heels come off. Although my husband would love me to keep the heels on.”

As a staunch LGBTQ+ supporter for decades, Michelle is the perfect person to showcase Virgin Atlantic’s new gender-fluid uniform policy and pronoun badges.

Michelle says of the drive: “It is a joy, mostly because of the message and that Virgin Atlantic had the balls, pour ainsi dire, to be vocal about it.

“This world in many ways is going backwards.

“I feel like we need the movers and the shakers like Virgin Atlantic to speak up, so people do feel welcome, and included.

"Donc, if somebody who is cisgender female and presents as a female wants to feel ultra-feminine, she can wear her skirts and her heels and do what she wants. But if a trans non-binary person wants to do the same, they’re welcome to do that.

“And that’s the beauty of it.”

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