Perez Hilton claims his reputation makes it ‘really hard to date’ and says he hasn’t had sex since 2016
Perez Hilton has said that the reputation he has earned as a gossip blogger has made it “really hard to date” and claimed most gay men “don’t like” him.
Hilton, who has made a career out of spreading celebrity gossip through his website, made the comments on a podcast for Australia’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, on which he is a contestant.
He told host Tanya Hennessy that his reputation as a salacious celebrity gossip blogger has followed him in his dating life – and many men just don’t want to know.
Perez Hilton: ‘Baggage’ of being a celebrity gossip blogger makes it ‘really hard to date’.
“The baggage that I constantly carry with me that’s so visible and heavy, because of who I am and what I do, it makes it really hard to date,” he said.
“The overwhelming majority of gay men don’t like me,” he added.
“That’s hard. I believe everybody deserves love and companionship.”
“I know that I’m a great partner and when I have – in the past – been in relationships, I’ve been an amazing boyfriend.
The baggage that I constantly carry with me that’s so visible and heavy, because of who I am and what I do it makes it really hard to date.
“But it’s really challenging dating when you’re Perez Hilton.”
The blogger also revealed that he hasn’t been on a date in some time, and noted that he hasn’t had sex since 2016.
Despite this, Hilton said he has a “happy life” and doesn’t feel “deprived”.
He said that he is “a very ambitious person” and he wants “love and companionship and a partner” – but he doesn’t want to find it on dating apps.
Hilton said in 2018 that he wouldn’t send his son to dance classes because he might become gay.
Perez Hilton has a long history of courting controversy. In 2018, he said that he wouldn’t send his son to dance classes because it would lead to a 50 per cent chance he would “end up being gay”.
Speaking in a YouTube video at the time, Hilton said: “I would say a good amount — maybe like 50 per cent or more — of little boys who take dance class end up being gay.”
The gossip reporter pleaded: “I don’t think that’s a homophobic thing to say.
“Just like I don’t think it’s a homophobic thing to say that a disproportionate amount of male singer/actor/dancers on Broadway are gay.”