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 1 year ago

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

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Nicole 1 year ago

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

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

kitty!!!!!

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Laura Ford-Everett 1 year ago

Love this ....<3 Freddie

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Marlous Princen 1 year ago

They look so happy, love it!

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Laura Ford-Everett 1 year ago

so handsome

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Lucybaby 1 year ago

Looks like the Kentucky Derby hats lol

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Sonja Götten 1 year ago

Oh, that's the famous geisha Mineko Iwasaki

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Nicole 1 year ago

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

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DT Waterfill 1 year ago

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

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Karyne Serret 1 year ago

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

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Jay Nash 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Aw! He's giving him THE look!

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Lorena Laniuk 1 year ago

Party on Garth !!! HA HA

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Friedlander Rosenzweig 1 year 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 1 year ago

That look ...♥

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Rebekah 1 year ago

So handsome.

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Lorena Laniuk 1 year ago

During or after a show....

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Nicole 1 year ago

I was born to love you ....

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Sarah Laurent 1 year ago

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

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Blue Cicada 1 year ago

We are the champions, my friend...

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Brandy Grote 1 year ago

Miss you so much, Freddie.

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