Boy George is known for his controversial personality and unique style, and the “The Voice” judge made fans go wild a few years ago after he stated an alleged affair with Prince. He has friends from all over the entertainment industry, so he recently shared a photo with Luke Evans, proving their long-lasting friendship.
The 56-years-old British songwriter has been in the industry for over three decades, and he’s known for his controversial style and irreverent persona. However, his outgoing personality has given him friends in all corners of the industry, and he recently shared a throwback picture with a handsome actor.
Luke Evans, known for his roles in films such as “Clash of Titans,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Raven,” and most recently Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” established a friendship with George back in 2002, when they starred in the musical “Taboo,” for which George penned some lyrics.
Since then, the pair has maintained a close friendship. Both are out and proud gay men, but they have denied rumors of a relationship in the past. In the photo, shared first on Evans' Instagram and reposted by George, the pair is seen having dinner, and Luke couldn’t contain his emotions as she wrote in the caption:
“Some connections last a lifetime. 17 years on and our chat is still as fresh and as entertaining as ever. Good to know some things never change. See you soon @boygeorgeofficial .....swipe right for a blast from our past. X”
Boy George created quite the tumultuous two years ago in of the recordings of “The Voice,” as he was discussing with the rest of the judges, will.I.Am, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, about some of their most iconic collaborations.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, George said “I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson,” which prompted Paloma to try and one up him bringing up her collaboration with Prince.
To that, George allegedly replied:
“Forget that darling, I’ve slept with Prince.”
The live audience apparently went wild with the statement, and producers of the show had to go on stage and talk to George privately. After that, the singer started to backtrack his words, saying that he was joking and he only had Prince’s poster on his wall.
While we don’t know what the truth is, some people believed the eccentric singer’s words, and while the show producers chose to avoid any lawsuits from Prince’s estate, George wasn’t probably thinking about the consequences of his spontaneous statement.