Leslie Jordan Dating: Leslie Jordan Secretly Fell in Love With a New Man Just Months Before His Untimely Death at the Age of 67?
Leslie Jordan, an acclaimed actor, singer, dramatist, and LGBTQ hero died in a car accident on Oct. 24 at the age of 67, Variety reports. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his automobile collided with the side of a building at Cahuenga Blvd. and Romaine St. in Hollywood on Monday morning, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Variety, he may have suffered “some sort of medical emergency” that caused the crash.
According to a recent interview, LESLIE Jordan discovered love with a new man just months before his sad demise.
In February, the Will & Grace star, who died in a vehicle accident on Monday, gushed about his boyfriend.
Leslie, 67, made the remarks during an interview with Pride Source, in which he discussed his difficulty taking accolades.
He did, however, explain that a new individual in his life was assisting him in overcoming this condition.
“‘When someone compliments you, Leslie, you compliment them back,’ my boyfriend always says.
“And I answered, ‘No, no, I’m too busy…'” explained the actor, waving his arms.
“But he’ll say, ‘Own it, and by the way, you….’ and that’s what you do,” Leslie added.
“I’m looking into that.” “I’m working really hard on that,” he said.
Although the Call Me Kat actor mentioned his partner during the interview, he was never photographed with him on social media.
Leslie, who was openly gay for the majority of his adult life, was largely reserved when it came to dating and relationships.
In 2017, he did, however, speak about a relationship he had with a man “20 years younger” who had a “passion for silver-headed men.”
He told The Gay Times that they intended to marry, but it looks like things did not work out between the two.
Leslie also talked about how he used to date straight men, saying, “My generation did it… I worked for one for ten years.”
The Tennessee native died on October 24 as a result of a catastrophic vehicle accident.
Leslie was driving his BMW when he apparently had a medical issue and slammed into a building in Los Angeles at 9.30 a.m., according to TMZ.
The driver of the BMW was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the LA County Coroner’s Office.
“The love and light that Leslie shared will never go out, and we invite you to share your memories and comfort one other at this time,” a publicist for the American Horror Story star wrote on Instagram.
“In the coming days, we will reveal a sneak peek at a project Leslie was extremely proud of and eager to share with the world.”
Leslie found a new enterprise during the Covid-19 pandemic, becoming a TikTok sensation with his funny videos, in addition to making his reputation on the small screen.
His Instagram following grew from less than 100,000 to over five million.
His secret to success, he previously told TMZ Live, was simply being himself, a “silly, humorous, goofy, happy-go-lucky elderly person.”
Jordan appeared on several great TV shows throughout his long career, including Will & Grace, Reba, Star Trek: Voyager, American Horror Story, and Hearts Afire, among others.
Jordan’s net worth was reported to be $2.5 million by Celebrity Net Worth. Jordan most recently appeared as a recurrent baker on the Fox sitcom “Call Me Kat,” starring in all five episodes of the most recent season. On the long-running sitcom “Will & Grace,” he was perhaps most recognized for his portrayal as Karen’s wealthy foe Beverley Leslie. In 2006, he won an Emmy for the performance.
Jordan impacted even more hearts and garnered a new audience on Instagram in 2020 when he started an account that shared quirky, amusing videos. He has a total of 5.8 million followers.
Jordan’s résumé spans five decades and includes roles on iconic shows such as “The Fall Guy,” “Night Court,” “Newhart,” “Ally McBeal,” and “Boston Legal,” as well as a role in the campy made-for-TV movie “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time” in 2018.
His abilities extended beyond film and television to the stage as well. He received positive reviews for his off-Broadway production “Hysterical Blindness,” which he wrote, directed, and starred in the early 1990s.