The truth about the speculations whether Queen‘s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury had ever got married or not was revealed in an article on Express U.K.

The Queen icon Freddie Mercury sadly passed away in 1991 at the age of 45. Later, the cause of death was revealed as bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.

In an interview with The Times in 2006, Freddie’s partner at the time of his death, Jim Hutton, talked about his relationship with him. They met at a nightclub and spend the next seven years together until Freddie’s death. At the time, gay marriage was illegal, therefore they wouldn’t be able to take that step in their relationship.

However, the rumors of whether Freddie married his former lover Mary Austin was still a mystery. On his death, Freddie left Hutton only £500,000 while leaving the most of his wealth to the ‘love of his life’ Mary Austin.

The Express U.K. article shared quotes from Freddie during a 1985 interview and he referred to Mary as his ‘only friend‘ and ended the rumors about their marriage:

“All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary, but it’s simply impossible. The only friend I’ve got is Mary, and I don’t want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife.

To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that’s enough for me.”

Click here for the source of the interview with Freddie Mercury revealing the truth about his relationships.