This list contains information about public figures and famous people who are asexual, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, comedians, and politicians identify themselves as asexual. Some of these celebrities had relationships early in their lives and later became celibate, while others have never had a romantic relationship of any kind. Who is the most famous person who is asexual?
Comedian Janeane Garofalo identifies herself as asexual in her stand-up act. She says, "I don't have a fear of intimacy, I have sort of a genuine lack of interest." Fashion consultant Tim Gunn is believed to be one of many famous asexual people as well. He has stated that he hasn't been in a relationship since the early 1980s. Other celebs who have claimed to be of asexuality include Paula Poundstone and Mike Skinner (who later married and had a child, so...). Featuring celibates and more, this list has it all.
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Fashion consultant Tim Gunn says that he's identified as asexual since the 80s, when he ended a nearly decade long relationship. After he found out that his boyfriend had been sleeping around, Gunn decided to take a long break from intimacy of that magnitude.
Gunn said, "One night he told me he’d been sleeping around. I could hardly breathe from grief, humiliation and despair. Much of my boyfriend’s 'I’m over this' was about sex. I’ve always been kind of asexual. That breakup was a cold shower to last a lifetime."
- Born: 1953-07-29
- Age: 65
- Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
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Shortly after she came out in 2015, Caitlyn Jenner told Diane Sawyer in an interview that she was going with "with ‘asexual’ for now," though she noted that she would learn more about herself in the year to come.
- Born: 1949-10-28
- Age: 70
- Birthplace: USA, New York, Mount Kisco
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Comedian Janeane Garofalo identifies herself as asexual in her stand-up act. She says, "I don't have a fear of intimacy, I have sort of a genuine lack of interest."
Garofalo went on to make light of her asexuality in an interview with PhillyMag.com, saying that she doesn't mind when people confuse her for being gay: "It makes me far more interesting than an asexual atheiest."
- Born: 1964-09-28
- Age: 56
- Birthplace: Newton, New Jersey, United States of America
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Comedian Paula Poundstone identifies as asexual. Poundstone says that she simply doesn't enjoy the act, and that she's not super interested in talking about it. It's not just that Poundstone doesn't enjoy the act; she doesn't want the demands of such a lifestyle, either:
"...it’s very messy,” she concedes. “It involves much more work than I’m willing to put out. The idea that I’d go to my room after everything else I go through in a day and that there’d be someone in my room that might expect something like that from me – I just can’t even."
- Born: 1959-12-29
- Age: 60
- Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America