Andrews discovered her true parentage from her mother in ,   although it was not publicly disclosed until her autobiography. Barbara to Ted Andrews, in ,  and Ted Wells, in ,  to Winifred Maud Hyde Birkhead, a war widow and former hairstylist working a lathe at a war work factory that employed them both in Hinchley Wood , Surrey. Andrews lived briefly with Ted Wells and her brother John  in Surrey. In , Ted Wells sent young Julia to live with her mother and stepfather, who, the elder Wells thought, would be better able to provide for his talented daughter's artistic training. According to her autobiography Home, while Julie had been used to calling Ted Andrews "Uncle Ted", her mother suggested it would be more appropriate to refer to her stepfather as "Pop", while her father remained "Dad" or "Daddy" to her.
He is of Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry. He was raised by his grandmother, Sonja, who appeared on a special episode of Drag Race All Stars 2 for a makeover challenge. Roxxxy's drag mother was Erica Andrews — , Tandi's daughter. Roxxxy's drag son is Axel Andrews. Andrews won Miss Continental Plus in In November , Logo announced that Feliciano was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. In the lip-sync, Roxxxy pulled off her wig to reveal another wig underneath.