Talk about a dry spell.
Tim Gunn, of Project Runway fame, revealed on Tuesday's episode of ABC's The Revolution that he hasn't had sex in 29 years.
I haven't had sex in 29 years, Gunn, 58, said on The Revolution. Do I feel like less of a person because of it? No. Not even remotely.
Gunn, just like many victims of love, was scarred from a past relationship with a partner who was the reason he gave up sex.
He was impatient with my sexual performance, Gunn said.
Back in 2010, Gunn told the New York Post that he is actually asexual and has been celibate since his last boyfriend, whom he broke up with in 1982 when he took a job at Parsons the New School for Design.
I really have never talked to anyone about this, Gunn told Instinct in a 2006 interview. The biggest blow was the complete erosion of my relationship. It was abrupt. It was like a surgical strike. I still have a big raw spot on me from it...We were watching television in bed, and he just turned to me and said, 'I don't have the patience for you anymore.' I said, 'What do you mean? Do you mean you want me to leave?' And he said, 'Yes.' That night, I got all my stuff together and left.
Gunn admitted the end of his six-year relationship because he took a new job caused him to omit relationships from his life.
I'm about to break down, he said. I'm not gonna go through it again. I've never been in a relationship since and I never will be. It was so devastating that I can't possibly conceive of being more emotionally hurt and scarred than I was by that. I still love him, and I haven't a clue where he is now.
Gunn has had his share of issues over the years. In 2010, Gunn came clean about his past to the New York Post, admitting that he was so depressed when he was 17-years-old that he tried to commit suicide by swallowing pills. He said he has attempted several more times since the first incident.
I'm happy to be healthy and alive, frankly, Gunn said, as tears welled in his eyes on The Revolution.
According to Gunn, he does not believe sex is a factor to determine the success rate of a relationship, nor does he hold it high enough in his requirements for the basis of an intimate bond.
In all honesty, I'm a perfectly happy fulfilled individual, he told The Revolution though he does not completely rule out the act of sex from his life.
I just want to interject, Gunn said. I don't want to imply to anyone that I have a mandate that says no sex. I don't. I don't know what's around the corner.
ABC's health and lifestyle talk show The Revolution premiered last week starring Tim Gunn, fitness trainer Harley Pasternak, designer Ty Pennington, doctor Jennifer Ashton, and advice expert Tiffanie Davis.