Now regarded as a gay icon, Farrokh Bulsara, more widely known as Freddie Mercury mostly kept his sexuality and relationships secret. Maybe that's why when you look at these candid photos of the famous singer and his last boyfriend Jim Hutton, you can't help but feel a sense of intimacy that reveals the real beauty of the gay couple's love.

The Queen vocalist began seeing hairdresser Jim Hutton in the mid-1980s, but the start of their relationship was rocky. Freddie approached Jim on two different occasions at a club, and both could be considered unsuccessful. It wasn't until the two met a third time at the same club (about two years after the initial chat) that Mercury's persistence won Hutton over and the two got together.

im moved into Garden Lodge with Freddie about two years later and stayed together until the artist's death in 1991. Once diagnosed with AIDS, Mercury even offered his partner an exit on their relationship, but he declined. "I love you, Freddie," Jim recalled his own words in a documentary. "I'm not going anywhere." And he didn't - Hutton nursed the love of his life and was there when Freddie released his last breath.

Scroll down for the heartwarming photos of a genuine relationship between the famous musician and the love of his life below.

(h/t: vintageeveryday)

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Featherica 2 years ago

The only triggering thing in those pics is the same mustache on both of them X)

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Nicole 2 years ago

I love this pic...seeing Freddie happy is amazing

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Ok Ha-Neul 2 years ago

kitty!!!!!

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Laura Ford-Everett 2 years ago

Love this ....<3 Freddie

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Marlous Princen 2 years ago

They look so happy, love it!

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Laura Ford-Everett 2 years ago

so handsome

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Lucybaby 2 years ago

Looks like the Kentucky Derby hats lol

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Sonja Götten 2 years ago

Oh, that's the famous geisha Mineko Iwasaki

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Nicole 2 years ago

I love this one....what an amazing person....I will always miss him

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DT Waterfill 2 years ago

What a stupid insensitive thing to say, Nigel Brown. Do you shame cancer victims and diabetics too?

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Karyne Serret 2 years ago

A couple who shaves together, stays together <3 :)

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Jay Nash 2 years ago

Freddy always said that even though he was gay he could never Love a man like he Loved Mary Austin and he considered Mary his common law Wife ,leaving the bulk of his Estate to Mary including his home and all future royalties to come.... Jim passed awysin2001.

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P.Brux FHell 2 years ago

He looked good in jeans. He looked good white pants and yellow jackets. He looked good in women's clothes. And he looked good in pressed pants. You were the real king of rock, Freddie. King & Queen!

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Sylvia Ow Yang 2 years ago

Aw! He's giving him THE look!

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Lorena Laniuk 2 years ago

Party on Garth !!! HA HA

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 2 years ago

He's just looking at the camera and you can tell he is thinking "I just love this sh*t, I am soooooooo lucky to be here now." I wish he still was...

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Brenda Olano 2 years ago

That look ...♥

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Rebekah 2 years ago

So handsome.

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Lorena Laniuk 2 years ago

During or after a show....

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Nicole 2 years ago

I was born to love you ....

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Sarah Laurent 2 years ago

In Montreux, Switzerland ^_^ He was such a nice human being....

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JP 3 months ago

Japan

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Blue Cicada 2 years ago

We are the champions, my friend...

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Brandy Grote 2 years ago

Miss you so much, Freddie.

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