Eureka O’Hara, whose real name is David Huggard, is a non-binary drag performer. Who featured in seasons 9 and 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race alongside All Stars 6. Just like with most drag queens, they have a drag family and a birth family. With drag families, the lines can get a little more complicated. With it not always obvious who is ‘related to each other. Leaving fans confused about who belongs to which drag family. Especially with so many queens who have the same surname. We did some digging to find out who is Eureka’s family? Keep reading to find out more.
Who is Eureka’s Family?
Eureka’s Real Family
Fans across the internet went wild after seeing what Eureka wore in the premiere of the All Stars season. The queens took part in the All-Star Variety Extravaganza, where the All Stars took to the stage to showcase their talents or skills. One cast member, in particular, used their time on stage to showcase a dress. But not just any dress. Eureka made a dress in memory of their late mom. Although it’s not obvious at first glance what the dress has on it. When the dates appear on the dress near the end, it all becomes clear. Back in 2019, Eureka! Shared a tweet regarding the passing of their mom. It was clear that Eureka and their mom shared a tight bond.
There is no information regarding their dad, any siblings or a partner.
What is a drag family?
Drag family is a huge part of drag culture and was explained in the amazing ‘Paris Is Burning’ documentary. Many queens are adopted by drag mothers and often take their surname. Giving them the association to more established queens. Another theory is around the stigma of being gay, with many people who participate in drag being rejected by their families. By being a part of a drag family, it gives them a sense of stability.
Eureka’s Drag Family
With Eureka having the surname O’Hara, she is often assumed to be a part of the O’Hara drag family. However, this isn’t the case at all. Asia O’Hara has a different drag family from Eureka. Just Jaremi (previously Phi Phi O’Hara) stated in a tweet back in 2017 that he and Eureka are not in the same Drag family.
No…..Eureka and I are not part of the same drag family……just like there are more than one Smiths in the world.
— Jaremi (@JustJaremi) April 3, 2017
Eureka has shared that their drag Mother is Jacqueline Presley- Grizzle, who has become a dear friend to the 30-year-old drag superstar, especially since their mother passed away. She has taught them so much during their drag career, with Eureka sharing a lovely tweet about their drag mom stating that she is beautiful.
My Beautiful Drag Mother Jacqueline Presley-Grizzle https://t.co/Ws4hE6zrDq
— Eureka! (they/them/theirs) 🐘👑 (@eurekaohara) March 31, 2017
According to People.com, whilst filming a HBO programme called We’re Here. Led to Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka creating their own extended drag family. With the show growing their bond closer than ever. With the second season of We’re Here airing in the autumn.
As far as Eureka’s drag family go, she has only ever been linked to those listed above.