Pride

Katya Tweets Out Heartfelt Congratulations to Trixie Mattel: 'I Love Him So Much'

Trixie Mattel Katya Zamolodchikova
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Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova at Build Studio on Nov. 1, 2017 in New York City.

Ever since Katya Zamolodchikova returned to Twitter, fans have been anxiously awaiting to see if the drag star would say anything about her friend and former co-star Trixie Mattel’s win on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3.

Some fans went as far as to say that the two had a falling out, seeing that Katya had unfollowed Trixie on Instagram at the beginning of her drag hiatus.

Now, Trixya fans can officially rest easy. In a series of heartfelt sentiments tweeted early this morning (March 27), Katya congratulated her “brother” Trixie Mattel on her win and explained why she hadn’t tweeted sooner. “I have not watched all of All Stars 3,” she said. “I was in the damn loony bin.”

The star subtly addressed the online vitriol that has been thrown Trixie’s way after Shangela, the apparent frontrunner of All Stars 3, was ultimately voted out of the top two. She said that she was congratulating Trixie not because “she ‘should have won’ but because Brian [Firkus, Mattel’s boy name] is my brother and I love him.” She also tweeted her continued support for Drag Race, saying that she loves it “for what it has done for me and for all the little weirdos around the world.”

Katya also put rumors of a contentious relationship with Mattel to rest, unequivocally expressing her love and admiration for Trixie. “The man behind the mask of Trixie is one of the realest I’ve known because he has never judged me and never lied to me even once that I am aware of,” she tweeted. “That is the true gift of friendship and it lasts forever. I love him so much. For real.”

Mattel herself battled rumors of her friendship with Katya falling apart back in January. Talking to Life & Style magazine, the star said that the two were absolutely still friends. “We’re still cool with each other. I still follow her on everything,” she said. “I still call and text her every day.”

Last week, on an episode of her new podcast Whimsically Volatile, Katya explained her drag hiatus, saying that she relapsed, had a “total psychotic break” and had gone into rehab. “I couldn’t tell what was real or not real,” she said. “I thought it was just a drug problem. No, mama.”

While there’s still no news on whether or not Viceland’s The Trixie & Katya Show will be renewed for a second season, fans can at least count on the fact that the two stars are still friends.