Sharon Needles and Alaska Split

12/18/2013 at 07:00 PM EST

Sharon Needles and Alaska Split
Sharon and Alaska
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RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sharon Needles and her partner of four years, Alaska, have split.

Needles (real name Aaron Coady), who won season 4 of the show, and Alaska, who was a runner up the following season, announced their breakup "on good terms" in a tongue-in-cheek press release, and included their wish "to clarify their intentions to admirers who may question the reason behind this mutual decision not to continue their relationship."

"The survival of our partnership relies on simply changing the word 'boy' in boyfriend to 'best,'" Needles says. "And because of my severe vanity, I'd like to keep my social media as a place dedicated to my art, and not a place to talk about my personal life."

"RuPaul once said that people come into our lives for different reasons for different intervals of time," says Needles of her relationship, which began when they met in Pittsburgh. "I will treasure the four years we had together."



Alaska (real name Justin Andrew Honard), says, "I will always love Sharon and we will continue to be a part of each other's lives," adding that "authenticity and honesty to our fans is so important to us."

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