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Designer Marc Jacobs to "Wed" Boyfriend Jason Preston?

Ben Widdicombe reports in his New York Daily News Gatecrasher column:

Preston_jacobs"A tipster who was at the Chelsea gentlemen's bar Barracuda on Saturday night ran into the designer's on-again boyfriend, former hustler Jason Preston. He was 'flashing a Cartier ring to his friends, telling everyone he was engaged,' says the snitch. 'Then out of nowhere Marc popped up, and they were all over each other, kissing and saying 'I love you.'' Neither Preston nor Jacobs responded to inquiries yesterday about the Cartier band. Though I hear the pre-nup is from Tiffany."

The reunion would seem to contradict Jacobs' recent remarks to OUT magazine:

"I had a relationship with him, and it was crazy, and sometimes it was a lot of fun, and sometimes it was not a lot of fun, and the biggest frustration was that I wanted him to be something he wasn't, and I don't mean on a social level, and I don't mean about his past or anything like that - I just mean that I wanted to come home and have somebody be available and have conversations and just to be there. And Jason is a young guy who wanted to go out and party and do his thing, and it just wasn't there. I don't think there was any chemistry - it's just that we both do enjoy each other's company on occasion. We're better off as friends."

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  1. It's always something with these two. I know he's a mess but Jason Preston is one of the hottest guys on the planet.

    Posted by: Davey | Aug 22, 2007 11:33:35 AM

  2. Can we please start ignoring these two now? They (and Preston in particular) seem intent on making us watch while they crash the car over and over again.

    Also, it's pretty depressing that a talented designer spent all that time and money making himself over so that he could be indistinguishable from any other gay man in NYC.

    Posted by: mp | Aug 22, 2007 11:34:51 AM

  3. ...totally off topic, but I love marc's "If it ain't STIFF, it ain't worth a fuck" tee shirt...the slogan of STIFF records from back in the day...remember Lene Lovich and her song "New Toy" (later covered by Nina Hagen in her sluttiest German)? ...she was on the STIFF records roster...sigh,...anyway, forgive the brain fart, back to your regularly scheduled program...soooo, Jason was a hustler? Marc was probably pulled in with the tina and great sex marathons, eh? meh...

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Aug 22, 2007 11:35:57 AM

  4. Ah... January-December romances.

    Posted by: anon ( | Aug 22, 2007 11:43:35 AM

  5. Ew. Both of them are vile. They deserve each other.

    Posted by: David | Aug 22, 2007 11:45:05 AM

  6. i really dislike everything about Mr. Jacobs in the new issue of Out. Seems like a stale, saltless cracker.

    "Also, it's pretty depressing that a talented designer spent all that time and money making himself over so that he could be indistinguishable from any other gay man in NYC."-well said indeed MP

    Posted by: bigggnasty | Aug 22, 2007 11:48:57 AM

  7. Jason Preston?? Hot?? Are you kidding DAVEY? Have you ever met him? He's the biggest girl I ever met.

    Posted by: JLS | Aug 22, 2007 11:52:29 AM

  8. yikes. evidently, the first real juicy gay divorce is all set to go... hold onto your flipflops, it's gonna be a wild and bumpy ride.

    Posted by: A.J. | Aug 22, 2007 11:53:52 AM

  9. i guess marc can't quit jason as easily as he could wheat, sugar, caffeine and cocaine.

    Posted by: huntley Hancock | Aug 22, 2007 11:57:15 AM

  10. These designers are nuts. Galliano runs miles and miles every day; he's totally, frantically obsessed with his body (see that New Yorker profile from a year or two ago). Marc Jacobs has elaborate eating and exercise rituals, many which have been described in previous blog posts on this site. Thierry Mugler has lost his mind and turned himself into a steroid-fueled Frankenstein sex pig. I'm sure there are a lot more to add to this list. Is this all coincidence or is something else at play?

    Posted by: Dan | Aug 22, 2007 12:12:49 PM

  11. And this, kids, is the very reason you should never do crystal meth...

    Posted by: Kamasutra Jones | Aug 22, 2007 12:20:37 PM

  12. Re:Dan

    I wouldnt single out fashion designers-I have encountered plenty of urban gay guys that are just fucked up like that-i.e. body obsessions, body dysmorphia, sex addiction, drug use, OCD, and on and on. And they are around each other all the time, so there is no one outside the "scene" to suggest that they are screwed up-they just reinforce one another.

    Posted by: Charles | Aug 22, 2007 12:35:52 PM

  13. Not to be judgemental or anything, but wasnt Preston confirmed to have done bareback porn not so long ago?

    Posted by: Charles | Aug 22, 2007 12:37:14 PM

  14. God, why do I think that alleged crackhead and assured Douchebag/Sissyfag is so cute?? I need deprogramming.

    Posted by: Naha | Aug 22, 2007 12:38:21 PM

  15. Who gives a rat's a$$? I've heard of Marc Jacobs but never the other guy.

    Maybe it's a NYC thing.

    Posted by: ATLSteve | Aug 22, 2007 12:47:24 PM

  16. This gives the Radical Right loads of ammunition for their fight against marriage equality.

    Posted by: Gans | Aug 22, 2007 1:13:33 PM

  17. I remember when Marc Jacobs was hot. Oops...I'm showing my age.

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 22, 2007 1:53:50 PM

  18. The world can be a lonely, miserable place to live in so I hope they find happiness together. As far Preston's past - everybody has one, especially in this city, so who cares - it's not where you've been but where you are going that counts most.

    Posted by: Giovanni | Aug 22, 2007 1:54:09 PM

  19. to: yeahisaidit, what a blast from the past your observation was. i saw lene lovitch perform live in austin. great show! she autographed an album (remember those?) for me and my partner, but she misspelled my name -- she wrote mic instead of nic. she had major b.o., but that's a european thing, i guess. nevertheless, good times, goodtimes.... oh and the marc jacobs thing? what a snore fest.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 22, 2007 2:00:32 PM

  20. nic...i love lovich's "stateless" lp through and did me one better as I never had the opportunity to see her, you know i'm totally to her misspelling your name, karma's a bitch, since you just misspelled you said though good times...legendary...BTW I live in Austin currently so i'll keep an eye for if? right?

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Aug 22, 2007 2:19:27 PM

  21. These two are so over, it's like Y2K. Uhm Davey, I guess you haven't seen many guys in your day. And Jason P., ain't no guy!

    Posted by: max | Aug 22, 2007 2:37:19 PM

  22. yeahisaidit,
    yeah, i wagered on my spelling of her name, and got shot down. shame on me for being lazy, and shame on you for calling me out. just kidding.

    Posted by: nic | Aug 22, 2007 2:43:02 PM

  23. I think Marc would be much hotter if he wasn't so desperate. Jason Preston is a really lucky guy.

    Posted by: michael | Aug 22, 2007 2:52:44 PM

  24. Sad...just sad.
    You read the article in OUT and think one moment that Marc might have it together & then see them again & think he probably doesn't (but this pic might be from before, so who knows).

    Yes, the world can be very lonely and cruel..especially to creative types (god knows to those with unresolved problems or loose screws or substance issues), but it'd be much better to just be alone than to be with a loser or someone that would set you BACK many years.

    There's just too much you can do to keep yourself occupied than to use the "lonely" excuse. It seems Marc might know a lot of "therapy speak", but he might not have taken it to heart. I wish him the best, though it all seems to scream mid-life crisis.

    Posted by: Jordan | Aug 22, 2007 3:28:59 PM

  25. "I know he's a mess but Jason Preston is one of the hottest guys on the planet"

    -- Marc Jacobs, stop trolling and posting on this website, lol!

    Posted by: Joe | Aug 22, 2007 5:44:13 PM

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