RuPaul’s Drag Race star Ross Mathews has tied the knot with fiancé Dr Wellinthon García in a beachside ceremony over the weekend.
The Drag Race judge got engaged to García last February and married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Saturday.
Mathews told People the location is special to them but the couple weren’t sure how many would make the trip for the destination wedding.
“So we invited 130 people, thinking maybe 50 people would come. But 110 people came and I’m thrilled,” he said.
After the couple spent the pandemic largely separated from each other, they ultimately decided to marry the Almar Resort, the LGBTIQ+ hotel where they met.
“It caused me such anxiety,” Mathews explained.
“But Drew Barrymore told us, ‘Do it where you’re supposed to do it, and the people who are supposed to be there will be there.’
“So we chose the place where we first met.”
Matthews gushed that pair’s wedding “is the beginning of something amazing.”
Mathews regularly appears on Drew Barrymore’s talk show, and he explained she was the couple’s flower girl at the nuptials.
“One day we were doing a story about weddings and she asked me, ‘Are you going to have a flower girl at my wedding?’ And I’m like, ‘Why? You want the gig?'” he said.
“And she was like, ‘Oh! Are you asking me to be your flower girl?'”
“I was like, ‘Do you want to be?’ She goes, ‘Are you serious?’ I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ And she’s like, ‘I’m so serious.'”
Ross Mathews and Wellinthon García got engaged last year
Last February, Ross Mathews announced his engagement to his boyfriend on Drew Barrymore’s talk show.
He explained that a year earlier, he had “met somebody who changed my life totally.”
“Beyoncé says, ‘If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it,’ … well, I did,” Mathews said.
The star added on Instagram, “Fiancé, you stay! 💍 I am so proud to announce that after over a year together – navigating a pandemic, quarantine and opposite coasts – the smartest, funniest and kindest man I’ve ever met said, ‘Yes!’
“Dr. García, I love you. A lifetime of adventure awaits.”
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