Tim Gunn on his 29-year dry spell
We thought we couldn’t love Tim Gunn any more than we already did after watching him play something of a kindly expert uncle on Project Runway for years, drawing others out of their shells while lending a supportive ear. But on today’s episode of ABC’s The Revolution, which focused on jumpstarting your sex life, the very private style guru put himself out there, revealing that he hasn’t had sex in 29 years. Yes, 29 years. Watch the clip after the jump.
While we’re shocked by the sheer length of time, Gunn had no trouble dropping that bombshell and definitely wasn’t feeling bad about it: “Do I feel like less of a person for it? No! Not even remotely.” But when it came time to talk about why it was so, he became emotional, citing a former partner’s impatience with his “sexual performance.” It was a bit disconcerting to see the normally stoic Gunn looking so vulnerable, seemingly shaking a bit, as he talked about this time that he describes as “the cusp of AIDS.” He went on to say that “a lot of people retreated, concerned about their health. I know I certainly was. I’m happy to be healthy and alive, quite frankly.” So no, while still reeling from the revelation, we’re not going to feel sorry for Gunn, who, as his cohost Dr. Jennifer Ashton says, could have a line of suitors out the door. “I’m a perfectly happy fulfilled individual,” he says. And if it’s not bothering him, it’s not bothering us. But we would like to have a word with that ex of his….